Sean Donnelly, a professional animator based in Brooklyn who just finished work on the new Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) film, Waiting For Superman, is the guest filmmaker at the 2010 Louisiana Film Festival – Student Division, says Chris Jay.
Donnelly will host an animation showcase on Friday night at 7:30 PM, and will lead a stop-motion animation workshop on Saturday, March 27 at 12:30 PM. Both of those events are great for young people who are interested in film making and are absolutely free and open to the public.
"We’ll also be screening 30 original short films created by kids. The student films screen from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, with the Winner’s Showcase being held at 3:15 PM," says Jay.
"A film by two great local kids," continues Jay, "will be kicking off the festival at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning. It’s called Fried Night and it’s a horror/comedy about French fries by Sammy and Peanut McCrary (see photo above). Sammy and Peanut are Robinson Film Center regulars and two of the youngest cinephiles I have ever met."
The full screening schedule:
www.lafilmfest.org or www.robinsonfilmcenter.org.