Film fest includes activities for youngsters

Film fest includes activities for youngsters

CHARLESTON — The ninth annual Embarras Valley Film Festival "Documentaries" will once again feature activities for youngsters on Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gabe Przygoda will lead a free workshop for youths ages 9 to 14 in which they will create stop-motion animation segments. It will meet at the Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston.

The sequences will be edited by Przygoda and screened at 2 p.m. the following Saturday in Tarble's atrium. Following the screening, there will be screenings of short, student-produced documentaries by area middle, high school and college students.

The filmmakers, their families and the public are all invited.

To register for the stop-motion workshop, call 581-2787 or send an email to Please include the student's name, age, parent name and contact information. If possible, participants are to bring a digital camera.

The film festival will take place Nov. 7-9 on the EIU campus. The annual event honors a person or theme relevant to the Embarras Valley, which encompasses much of East Central Illinois.

For more information, visit the festival website at

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