Kids control the silver screen at Riga International Film Festival

The weekend of September 9 and 10 sees a special focus on children's films at the Riga International Film Festival, currently taking place in the Latvian capital. 

Meanwhile on September 8 film-makers got to pitch their projects to a panel of multilingual juniors in order to get feedback and story ideas.

"We need new and young people to fall in love with the beautiful world of cinema! This is an honest answer as to why it is so important to have a whole weekend dedicated to films for the whole family, why it is important to provide additional captivating pastimes as well… Two fascinating days of a cinematic adventure for schoolchildren, pre-school kids and their kin," says the film festival website.

Kristine Simsone told LSM more about the initiative and the important role young people have to play not only as consumers of film but as part of the creative process.

Kristine Simsone on kids and filmMike Collier/LSM

    You can see full details of the program for kids HERE.

     

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