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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year: A Message to Children


A wish for children from a couple of two impressive young filmmakers

Brother - Sister filmmaking duo Aissa (13) and Kahina (11) offer a message to other children in the world, to inspire them to engage in something that interests them. 
Their film THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED a short documentary exploring the history of Morocco, is making its festival rounds now. 

Aissa and Kahina, with their father Youssef present the value of international films for language learning in FINDING FELIX www.findingfelixproject.blogspot.com