*Short films made by children and made for children (up to age 18) from the U.S.A., Australia, Japan and Russia will be screened and awarded at the 3rd annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF) April 13 – 18, 2019. ILICFF is presented in part by The Baltimore Times Foundation Times Community Services and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School (OLV). The free event will start Saturday April 13th at the Baltimore Shake & Bake Family Fun Center (1601 Pennsylvania Ave, 21201) from 1 – 3 p.m. for a public screening and awarding. It will end Thursday April 18th at Our Lady of Victory Baltimore Catholic School for a private screening and awarding.
Winning categories will include “Best Film Made BY Kids,” “Best Film Made FOR Kids,” “Film Festival Favorite” and “Most Uplifting Film.” On the opening day Saturday April 13th at the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center free Krispy Kreme donuts will be on hand (while supplies last) as the audience laugh and cry their way through the short films presented.
ILICFF was founded by Baltimore’s award winning actor/filmmaking prodigy Anthony Michael Hobbs (Anthony-Michael.com) who has two multi-award winning short films completed (One Nation, Naga Pixie) via his own production company Imagination Lunchbox. LLC (ImaginationLunchbox.com). As an actor he has garnered over eight awards for his acting skills. In 2013 he represented PBS at the Emmy Awards for his role as a young Frederick Douglass in their Special Mini-Series “The American Experience: The Abolitionist” (http://video.pbs.org/video/2321796209) starring actor/director Richard Brooks (“Law & Order”). He also starred in the DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc). As a model he has worked on the national campaigns for Finish Line Athletics (in-store and catalogue), Villa Sportswear and ToysRUs. He has starred in commercials and television segments for Comcast Xfinity, Sprout Network, United Way and Claritin Kids Allergy. OLV is his school and after screening the ILIC Film Fest short films, the school will conduct activities for the students that correspond to each country where films are showing – US, Australia, Russia and Japan. All classes, grades Kindergarten through the 8th, will attend the private screening.
The Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Fest will be hosted by radio personally Doresa Harvey and Anthony Hobbs. Sponsors include Krispy Kreme, ThePulseofEntertainment.com and the “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) entertainment conference – for the “Most Lifting Film” award. ULMII arrives at the Security Square Mall the following week Saturday April 20th from 1-4pm offering a panel discussion on the business of entertainment, which will include Hobbs on the panel of eight experts, and a talent showcase/competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting).
For more information about the 3rd Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival visit www.ImaginationLunchbox.com/ILIC-Film-Festival.html. You can also contact ILICFF at [email protected]
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