*The deadline to submit short films made by and for youth (up to age 18) for the 4th annual “Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Fest” (ILICFF) is February 15, 2020, and the “late deadline” is March 6th with notification of acceptance on March 22nd.
Films from Germany, United States, Spain, Japan and Australia join the submissions from Canada, Lebanon, Slovakia, Taiwan, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
With almost 100 entries to date the film fest is sure to be another successful community event hosted by radio personality Doresa Harvey (Magic 95.9FM) and festival founder multi-award winning filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs (ImaginationLunchbox.com). It will be held Saturday April 11th at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center (847 N. Howard Street, 21201) from 1 – 3pm.
The ILICFF is held in partnership with Imagination Lunchbox, LLC, the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center, and The Baltimore Times Foundation, Times Community Services and admission is free.
Winning categories will include “Best Film Made BY Kids,” “Best Film Made FOR Kids,” “Film Festival Favorite” and “Most Uplifting Film.” The ILICFF was founded by Baltimore prodigy award winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs (Anthony-Michael.com) who has three multi-award winning short films produced by his company Imagination Lunchbox. LLC (One Nation, Naga Pixie, Agent Hollywood). As an actor he has garnered over eight awards for his skills. In 2013 he represented the PBS Network 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), which starred 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). A model also, Hobbs has worked on the national campaigns for Finish Line Athletics (in-store and catalogue), Villa Sportswear and Toys-R-Us. He has starred in commercials and television segments (some are still running) for Comcast Xfinity, Sprout Network, United Way and Claritin Kids Allergy.
“I was honored and excited to have my film included as one of the selected films for the 2019 festival. To be able to share this film with so many school kids was exactly what I had envisioned when making it! Thank you ILICFF,” said Monica Huntington (“Gadget Crazy”) at FilmFreeway.com in July, 2019.
“Such a friendly, creative film festival. Was a wonderful experience,” said Charlotte McLaverty at FilmFreeway.com in May, 2019.
“Very communicative and you can tell they really care about their audiences!,” said Brett Jubinville at FilmFreeway.com in April, 2018.
“A great film festival with a great mission! Glad to be a part of the 2017 festival,” said James Eimmerman at FilmFreeway.com in May, 2017.
For more information about the 4th annual “Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival” or to submit a short film made by a youth or for youth you can visit www.ImaginationLunchbox.com/ILIC-Film-Festival.html. You can also contact ILICFF at ImaginationLunchbox@gmail.com.
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