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|Short animated films for children which can educate children about different cultures either silently through visual aesthetics, music, and and or language
|Short films for children which can educate children about different cultures either silently through visual aesthetics, music, and or language
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Montana International Children’s Film Festival provides Montana children and their families the opportunity to watch family films from all over the world. The festival's purpose is to bridge international professors and students at the University of Montana to share their culture heritages with Montana families, together creating a festival where participants gain a sense of international awareness through mutual understanding and respect for one another.
The Theme of this Year's Festival is Dance and Movement!
We are looking for films or shorts that celebrate or promote dance or movement for kids of all ages. If you have a film like this please share it with us!
- To teach children to value their own culture as well as other cultures.
- To expose children to different languages and cultures through film and other cultural activities.
- To bridge University of Montana international students with elementary and secondary school language teachers and their students.
- To provide economic and social support to language teachers and their students.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The First Annual Montana International Children’s Film Festival was held in March of 2011 followed by producing an event at the Wilma Theater to benefit international students at the University of Montana whose families were effected by the Fukishima Nuclear Disaster. This event included a celebration of Japanese dance and a print by local Artist Monte Dolack entitled “East meets West.”
In 2012 MICFF produced a panel discussion about children and the media at the Wilma Theater featuring University of Montana Professor Udo Fluck. MICFF featured films from Missoula, China, Japan, France, Germany, Latvia, the UK, USA, Turkey, Canada, Germany, Australia.
Montana International Children’s Film Festival helped to raise money for both public and private schools to promote international understanding. Language clubs, Language stuThe Montana International Children’s Film Festival is located in beautiful Missoula, Montana, a picturesque college town nestled in Western Montana’s breathtaking Rocky Mountains. The festival started in 2011 with an event held in Missoula’s Roxy Theatre through grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange and International Programs at the University of Montana. The event expanded to include screenings at Missoula’s historic Wilma Theatre to benefit the international students at the University of Montana whose families were affected by the Fukishima Nuclear Disaster. It has since grown to become the most influential Children’s Film Festival in the inland Northwest.
The festival's mission has grown along with it. Our mission is to bring international professors and students at the University of Montana together with Montana families to share their culture heritages, and creating a festival where participants gain a sense of international awareness through mutual understanding and respect for one another. To achieve this mission the MICFF has joined with the University of Montana Food and Culture Festival to celebrate different cultures and educate children and their families about those cultures through film and related events.
The festival engages our attendees with wide range of events including:
- Screenings often include in-person discussions. Panel discussions lead by University of Montana professors, cultural leaders, and subject matter experts compliment the movie experience and have included topics such as:
o Media and its effect on children and society
o Indian Coming of Age ceremonies
o Arabic, Jewish, and French culture and traditions
- Open workshops or live performances are also often paired with screenings and have included
o Story boarding and animation workshops
o Japanese Taiko drumming performances
o Traditional Indian musicians and serenades
o Stop motion workshops
o International Learning and Students Abroad Programs
The Montana International Children’s Film Festival has the support of the Modern and Classical Languages Program at the University of Montana, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana International Programs, The University of Montana Food and Culture Festival, the Alliance Francaise, Humanities Montana, the Confucius Institute, Japan Friendship Club, Global Gateway.
Expected line up of events will depend upon films chosen, as we work to pair our speakers and events to compliment the films shown in the festival. See our website for examples of last year’s events.
Contributing film makers have the opportunity to be a part of a community of people who strive to create international understanding through viewing short films from around the world. Ten short Films will be chosen to be in a MICFF International Kids Film Fest in the Wild Wild West Compilation, from those ten short films which promote international understanding, a film will be voted people's choice. That film will win a cash prize.
dents and their teachers participated in this film festival to promote opportunities to promote learning about other languages and cultures.
In 2012 MICFF produced in coordination with the Roxy Theater a Stop Motion Workshop with the film Village Au Panique in part sponsored by the Alliance Francaise and the French American Culture Exchange.
Montana International Children’s Film Festival would like to acknowledge the support of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Montana, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, International Programs, and The University of Montana Food and Culture Festival, as well as the Wilma Theater, The Roxy Theater.
MICFF has received support from: The Alliance Francaise, The Tournees Film Festival, Humanities Montana, International Programs, and the Confucius Institute and Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US.
Carl Clark; Christy Ann Brown (Founder); ChristyAnn Brown (Director and Festival Administrator)
Foreign language dialogue or narration must be subtitled or dubbed in English. Entries may be submitted on a playable DVD (NO Data DVDs) or online screening link, accompanied by a completed Entry Form and Entry Fee. If submitting a link to an online screener, ensure that it does not expire and provide any necessary passwords. Please include available promotional materials such as: high-resolution stills, production credits, director's biography, and press reviews.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submissions will be accepted beginning October 1st, 2017.
Entry and Entry materials will not be returned. You will be contacted by MICFF only if Entry is selected for participation. The 2018 Festival lineup will be posted at MTICFF.com in March, 2018.
Once submitted, Entries may not be withdrawn from participation. In the event of selection, Entrant agrees to arrange and pay costs to deliver an HD digital video file of the Entry by electronic file transfer or on a physical digital storage device.Acceptable format for exhibition is HD ProRes QuickTime File (Preferred) or HD H.264 QuickTime File.
By submitting a film, Entrant irrevocably grants MTICFF the following rights with respect to the Entry on a "free-use" no-fee basis: the exclusive right within the greater Montana area to exhibit the Entry publicly one or multiple times during the MICFF 2018 annual event and for a period of six weeks thereafter; the right to present or allow others to present excerpts of the Entry up to a total of three minutes in length in any medium for promotional purposes; to incorporate and use stills, art, biographical material, names and likenesses from the Entry for promotional purposes; to provide DVD screeners of the Entry to journalists for review; to exhibit the Entry at press and promotional screenings; to loan copies of the Entry to US schools for educational in-class use or promotional purposes; to electronically duplicate the Entry for the purpose of compiling a screening master for projection; to make the Entry available for public exhibition at US theaters nationally for a period of twelve months following the festival as part of the touring festival; to exhibit in online Festival; to use in limited run DVD compilation; to retain any and all revenues from ticket sales, merchandise, rental fees, and sponsorship associated with Entry's participation in MICFF or these associated events.
MICFF shall use best efforts to ensure correct title and credits are listed on festival materials but shall not be held liable for inadvertent errors and omissions. MICFF reserves the right to adjust dates and times of film screenings and shall not be responsible for delays or cancellations due to equipment failure, shipping delays, inclement weather, or for any reason outside the control of MICFF, MICFF reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for herein.