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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 castle.eiu.edu/~evff/