Finding Felix Project

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Berlin, Germany
The Finding Felix Project is a work for screen and publication from Katy Kavanaugh, a curator and filmmaker (www.catapultproductions.net). A fellowship from Stanford University and The Freie Universität- Berlin allowed her to return to the Berlin Film Festival's 35 year-old Generation (formerly Kinderfilmfest) to collect evidence of the directive impact that international films seen in childhood can have toward shaping the breadth of a person's view of the world and the decisions they make. This investigation focuses on one eleven year-old film festival-goer whom Kavanaugh met while serving on the Kinderfilmfest's international jury in 2001. Ten years later, Kavanaugh wants to know how a childhood full of international films influenced Felix's life so far. Meanwhile, with help from Media Consultant Tina Toepfel and Gintare Malinauskaite, PhD History at Humboldt Universität, Felix has been found and is now in post-production. To help meet its completion goal, please consider contributing via our fiscal sponsor, Cinefemme.net.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

What Mom couldn't find at Cannes is at the Berlinale for her children.

videoFabienne was more than delighted to find the Berlinale's Generation programming for young people especially because she didn't have this opportunity when she was a child. She noted that she could not find this type of programming at her home festival in Cannes. She is so enthusiastic that she organizes groups from her daughters' school when the teaching staff is unable to. At ages nine through twelve, these children have grasped two languages and working on the third.

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