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FREE WORKSHOPS! FREE FILMS!

FREE KIDS’ FILMS ARE AT PATHWAYS GATHERING SPACE, WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE ART ROOM AT THE CHILMARK SCHOOL


FRIDAY, MARCH 22


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THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES
FEATURE FILM | 6 PM | 83 MIN. | ALL AGES

From the creators of the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits: a fox who mothers a brood of chicks, a rabbit who plays a baby-delivering stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. This film has the pacing and spontaneity of Looney Tunes shorts, but underneath the gags (and there are plenty) it offers a sensitive portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.


SATURDAY, MARCH 23


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A BARREL OF LAUGHS
SHORT FILMS | 9:30 AM | 60 MIN. | ALL AGES

Start your day with a smile. From CGI to hand-drawn, these spectacularly animated films will put the whole family (yes, even parents) in a good mood. These films challenge perceptions and excite the imagination, while never failing to elicit good giggles.


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SHOOTING FROM THE HIP
WORKSHOP | 12:30 PM | 120 MIN. | AGES 6-10

Students from the Island elementary schools have written a story together. We now have the challenge of making it into a movie. Kids ages 6 to 10 will work with professional filmmakers and actors to plan, shoot, and perform in this short film. Each student will have an opportunity to be a camera operator, sound technician, and in front of the camera. Come be part of the fun and then see your film premiere the following day!


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FILMING ON THE FLY
WORKSHOP | 3 PM | 120 MIN. | AGES 11-18

Join a crew of professionals from New York for fast-paced moviemaking. We will write a script, shoot, and perform in a short film inspired by a story that Vineyard elementary school students wrote. This advanced workshop will have you experiencing every aspect of filmmaking. Come be part of the fun and then see your film premiere the following day!


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UP TO THE CHALLENGE
SHORT FILMS | 5:30 PM | 70 MIN. | AGES 8+

Join the incredible adventures of the brave young people making courageous choices in these films. In a comical fantasy, two kids find a way to send messages back and forth in time. A daring girl walks a tightrope in a stunning film set in turn-of-the-century Paris. Then there is the boy told he’d never walk or talk, but now facing his biggest challenge…dating.


SUNDAY, MARCH 24


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BIG QUESTIONS
SHORT FILMS | 10 AM | 60 MIN. | ALL AGES

What if you were in charge of making the sun rise every morning? What if the world were made of wool? What if you wanted to be a pilot but were afraid of heights—or if you were a princess but really wanted to fight monsters? The characters in these films from around the world explore answers to these and many other questions.


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THE FINISHING TOUCHES
WORKSHOP | 12:30 PM | 90 MIN. | AGES 6+

After the film shoot, see how the magic is made. Work with professional editors from MVFF Productions as we piece together all footage from the day before. Watch each take, rearrange the shots, and consider different angles to shape the story. Older students will have a hands-on experience, while younger ones will get to witness and help guide the post-production process. The finished film will premiere later this day.