Roger Ebert, Beware — Next-Gen Film Critics Convene in Chicago16 Aug, 2004 By: Brendan Howard
Eight days. More than 100 films. Not a critic over 13 years old.
Kids ages 7 to 13 will be voting Aug. 10-13 and Aug. 17-20 on kid-friendly films to be included in the 21st annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival Oct. 21-31.
The festival is produced by the Chicago-area Facets Multi-Media, a not-for-profit film and video organization whose Cin?math?que hosts films during the festival and at other times.
Awards will be given to festival winners Oct. 31 in such categories as “best live-action feature film,“ “best animated short film” and “best child-produced film.”
Just a few of the films up for consideration are Zulaika, the first live-action feature film from Curacao; the LeVar Burton-directed Blizzard, starring Christopher Plummer as Santa Claus and Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of Blizzard; and Let's Love Hate, directed by 18-year-old Shia LaBeouf (Holes and the Disney Channel's “Even Stevens”).
Visit cifcc.org for more information.