As you know, Kid Vid Fest celebrates youth animation, and it was created to cultivate kindness and creativity online. We’re excited to announce our inaugural festival event!
Our Inaugural Kid Vid Fest Event
An Event for the Whole Family
This free, fun event is perfect for the entire family, and a great way to celebrate ARTober. Come enjoy animated films from around the world and learn about filmmaking programs for youth in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Kid Vid Fest sponsors, Five Nations (published by Tumble Creek Press) and the Kindness Academy of Pennies of Time, are providing goodies that will be given out to the audience at random throughout the event. Giveaways include T-Shirts, Posters, Trading Cards, Books and Kindness Kangaroos provided by the two sponsors.
Kid Vid Fest Event Participants
Participating organizations whose student will work be featured include: Inner-City Arts, Calibraska Arts Initiative, Spotlight On Hope Film Camp (SCV-based Think Ten Media Group’s free film camp for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings), Venice Arts, Floating Space Workshop, Camp Reel Stories, ANÍMATE, ASIFA-Central and ASIFA-South.
The Kid Vid Fest Experience
Kid Vid Fest Co-Founder and SCV-Based Filmmaker and Teaching Artist, Jennifer Fischer, will emcee the event along with Nadine Promes, a Venezuelan artist, animator and storyteller. Nadine tells stories with messages that serve to help, heal and reflect. She has served on the ASIFA-South committee as an animator, jury and outreach coordinator since 2015, and helped co-found the Hong Kong based Rooftop Animation Studio which recently hosted “ANÍMATE Educational Program” in Puerto Rico this summer.
Showcase Your Work!
The Santa Clarita Kid Vid Fest event is also the launch of Kid Vid Fest’s Instagram campaign, which will showcase children’s animation all year round on Instagram. Short animation projects by youth shared on Instagram with the hashtag #kidvidfest will have the chance to be featured on the Kid Vid Fest account as well as at an upcoming Kid Vid Fest event.