CHILDREN TO GET INSIDERS' LOOK AT FILM FESTIVAL FILM FESTIVAL FIELD TRIP SET.
Byline: Sharon Cotal Staff Writer
SANTA CLARITA Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, - Children attending the sixth annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival will meet a child actress of one of the films, a multi-talented makeup artist and will be treated to four short films selected by the local PTAs.
It's all part of SCIFF's Educational Outreach Program and this year promises to be the best ever in terms of the quality of the films, the personal appearances and the educational workshops being offered to local high school students for the first time, said Deborah Hofstedt, the festival's director of youth programs.
More than 1,400 fifth- and sixth-graders from across the valley will be bused to the Edwards Cinema in Valencia March 13-16. They will be greeted at the door by special creature and makeup effects artist Todd Tucker Todd Tucker (b. 1979, Louisville, KY) is a Washington, D.C.-based policy analyst who is research director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. His work focuses on the legal, economic and political implications of the WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA and other trade , dressed as ``Wolvy,'' a character he created for one of the films.
Tucker, who has worked on such films as ``Mask,'' and ``Stuart Little,'' also will demonstrate his style of creature makeup in workshops March 14 at Canyon High School Canyon High School can refer to:
Fifth-grade child actress Janelle Ginestra will be on hand at the festival to
meet the children and talk about the short film, ``A Mile In My Shoes,'' which stars Janelle and was filmed locally. It tells the story of an Oklahoma family who migrates to California during the Dust Bowl period in the 1930s.
``It's a beautiful, heartwarming heart·warm·ing or heart-warm·ing
1. Causing gladness and pleasure.
2. Eliciting sympathy and tender feelings: a heartwarming tale.
Adj. 1. film, and we chose it because it immerses children in a slice of California history,'' Hofstedt said. ``Janelle does a great job and gives a very natural performance.
``I think it will be a real treat for the students to meet Janelle and be able to hear directly from her what it's like for someone their own age to act in a film.''
In addition to ``Wolvy'' and ``A Mile In My Shoes,'' the kids will see ``What's in Heidi's Head,'' a five-minute short film that takes viewers on a trip through Heidi's mixed-media world, and ``The Ghosts of Dickens Past,'' which shows what some children's lives were like during the Victorian era and may help the children appreciate the advantages that they have today, Hofstedt said.
Santa Clarita schoolchildren schoolchildren school npl → écoliers mpl;
(at secondary school) → collégiens mpl; lycéens mpl
schoolchildren school are not the only kids who will have an opportunity to attend the festival.
Thirty inner-city children will ride the Metrolink train from Los Angeles on Saturday as part of the TransitPeople program, a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. that arranges weekend trips for disadvantaged kids, using public transportation.
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Graphic: no caption (Film reel and filmstrip film·strip
A length of film containing a series of photographs, diagrams, or other graphic matter prepared for still projection.
filmstrip n → tira de diapositivas showing stylized styl·ize
tr.v. styl·ized, styl·iz·ing, styl·iz·es
1. To restrict or make conform to a particular style.
2. To represent conventionally; conventionalize. film noir couple.)