Thanks to the Phoenix Film Festival for sponsoring this post. I received complimentary tickets to the Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom screening to host a giveaway for my readers in exchange for this post. All opinions and ideas are my own. #PFF2015
I’m a mom to a very busy six year old with a lot of interests. She just recently started asking questions about how movies are made and refers to actors with a reference of all their starring roles. She has appeared in several news segments and was very intrigued by the behind the scenes process during her last appearance with me on an Arizona morning show, ABC15’s Sonoran Living. The countdown to live streaming, the green room, the camera crew and even the news set were all parts of the experience she had questions about when we left the studio. She noticed sometimes a script was being read for voiceovers and other times, like when she was part of the segment, there was no script. At just six years old she noticed all the details, big and small, and sought out answers. With so many curious little minds like hers, I’m excited the Phoenix Film Festival is hosting a free kids day Saturday, March 28th during the event. The Kids’ Day at the Phoenix Film Festival is a great opportunity for children to learn about the film making process and be encouraged to use their creativity.
Join us on Saturday, March 28 from 9am to 2pm for Kids’ Day. Kids’ Day is a free event and a great way for children of all ages to come out and experience the festival. They can select from a series of hands-on activity stations focusing on different aspects of film production and geared to various age and ability levels.
From coloring black line reproductions of the festival poster for the youngest to acting and creating their own short films for the oldest, kids will love this action-packed morning. Everyone will get a kick out of the soundtrack station, where they create a musical soundtrack to a fun film, and the screenwriting station, where they write a script “Mad Lib” style.
Stations are age-appropriate and run the full gamut of the filmmaking process. At the conclusion of the activities, the whole family is invited to view the family-friendly film screenings that morning and afternoon.
The Phoenix Film Festival is Arizona’s largest film festival and has been recognized as one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine. The festival schedule includes film screenings, seminars, and plenty of networking with industry stars.
The Kids Day is full of events for the entire family and could end with a special screening of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom.
The film opens in theaters April 17th but you could enjoy a special screening with your family during the Phoenix Film Festival. We are particularly fond of all the Disneynature films because of the great conservation and research efforts to animals provided by Disney with the sales of movie tickets.
Plan to enjoy a day with your curious child(ren) at the Kids’ Day at the Phoenix Film Festival Saturday, March 28th and enter to win four tickets to be included in the special screening of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom later that afternoon!