Whimsical Times Film Festival seeks submissions for local children’s film festival



Wilmington, NC—Cucalorus,  in collaboration with DREAMS Center for Arts Education, is now seeking film submissions for the upcoming Whimsical Times Film Festival, to be held at Jengo’s Playhouse in downtown Wilmington, NC on May 7, 2023. This student-run film festival is seeking original short films created by children, for children, under 10 minutes in length. Submissions can be from the following categories: drama, comedy, action, animation and suspense. 


Whimsical Times Film Festival is organized by the students participating in Movie Madness: Making a Film Festival class at DREAMS Center for Arts Education, facilitated by Cucalorus Executive Director Dan Brawley. This class gives students the opportunity to learn about all aspects of film festival organization including fundraising, marketing, public relations, programming, logistics, projection, box office, and facilitation.


“I’m so happy to be back at DREAMS, where I taught filmmaking, photography and mosaics almost 20 years ago,” shared Dan Brawley. “The students make all the decisions which makes this so much fun and very authentic. We hope to see lots of local films submitted this year by any kids in the area who are making short movies.”


Cucalorus works with community organizations, like DREAMS Center for Arts Education, to bring exceptional films to distinct and often underserved communities through a variety of educational programs. The primary objective is to promote media literacy  and to cultivate opportunities for all people, regardless of age, race or socioeconomic class, to explore the arts.


The deadline for film submissions is March 31, 2023. For more information about Whimsical Times Film Festival, visit https://filmfreeway.com/WhimsicalTimesFilmFestival


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