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Young filmmakers compete in Cleveland International Kids Film Festival

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 18:41:56-05

CLEVELAND — Young filmmakers are taking their talents to the screen in the Cleveland International Kids Film Festival.

It's part of the Young Filmmakers' Academy.

That's a nonprofit organization focused on helping kids use film to express themselves.

Those kids are getting the chance to learn screenwriting and editing with top filmmakers from Hollywood.

“What we've heard from the kids is they appreciate that they're working with people who do this for a living and not just academics that teach it in theory,” Eric Swinderman, executive director, Young Filmmakers Academy, said.

There are 17 films from eight different countries in this year's festival. You can support the festival by watching one film for $1.99 or all of them for $25.

The film that gets the most downloads will get a movie camera and a filmmaking grant.

In the meantime, the Young Filmmakers' Academy is welcoming donations and volunteers to its program.

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