The first St. Louis International Children's Film Festival continues this weekend with a free "Wolf Children" Japanese anime film showing at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, an all-day animation workshop for teens at the St. Louis Art Museum, and other programs and free international and American-independent features and shorts programs at various St. Louis venues.
Programs are suitable for children and young teens age 6 to 16, or target a specific age range.
Cinema St. Louis Lifetime Achievement Award winner Michael Sporn, an animator with a distinguished career in family filmmaking, will present programs of his work on the evening of Aug. 2 and afternoon of Aug. 4 and offer an animation workshop on Aug. 3.
"Wolf Children" will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.
The SLIFF/Kids film programs are free for children and adults. No tickets are required for any show, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so early arrival is suggested, particularly for groups of three or more.
For the screening of "Disney's Planes" at Ronnies, attendees should go to the box office when they arrive at the theater to obtain complimentary tickets.
The Filmmaking Camps in live action and animation are free, but participation is limited and advance sign-up is required; call 314-289-4153 to inquire whether any space remains available.
(*225*) The Teen Workshop in animation drawing costs $75 ($50 for Saint Louis Art Museum members), but all art supplies will be provided. To apply, visit the St. Louis Art Museum at www.slam.org and click on the "Education" tab; in the Education section, click on the "Adults" box and then click on "Learn more about upcoming Classes, Seminars, and Workshops."
Full details of the SLIFF/Kids program, including descriptions of the films and ticket information, can be found at the Cinema St. Louis Web site: www.cinemastlouis.org.