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Breckenridge Film Fest: Children’s program features interactive elements

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When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: 'Gone fishing. Back in a week. — Gabe.' What will Ethan do without his nighttime friend and foe? 'I Need My Monster' is one of three short films that will be featured at the Breckenridge Film Festival’s free Community Children’s Program.
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If you go

What: Breckenridge Film Festival Community Children’s Program

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20

Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge

Cost: Free

More information: Tickets and lodging discounts are available online at www.breckfilmfest.com, as well as opportunities to support the free Children’s Program through sponsorship of all levels.

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Supported by Climax Molybdenum, Whole Foods Market, the University of Colorado Denver Digital Animation Department and Little Earth Studio in Frisco, the Breckenridge Film Festival’s free Community Children’s Program is a chance for youngsters to both view and interact with film.

The program features three short films, including “Blue,” “Lady B’s First Winter” and the award-winning animated short “I Need My Monster,” followed by a presentation by Lady B and her handlers, as well as a storyboarding art exercise with the University of Colorado Denver Digital Animation Department staff and students.

The UC students animated “I Need My Monster,” which is acclaimed by monster-loving kids of all ages. It’s based on the children’s book written by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam and published by Flashlight Press; it’s the perfect balance of giggles and shivers for the young and young-at-heart.

The Digital Animation Center offers a rigorous, production-based, three-semester/22-month capstone studio class series in which students are required to make a high-production-value animated short film. The students will be on hand to guide children attending the program through a storyboarding exercise.

It all takes place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Children and adults alike will enjoy the stories told on film and the interactive components. A cash bar is available for the adults, with art demonstrations from Little Earth Studio following the program.


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