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CinemaKC will host Best of Reel Spirit: Young Filmmaker Showcase 2010/11 at the Screenland Crown Center Theatres on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The program includes a brief reception beginning at 6:00 pm followed by the screenings and a Q&A with young filmmakers starting at 6:30 pm.

Celebrating local young filmmakers from second grade through middle school in the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond, Reel Sprit is the youth alliance for AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest, the region’s largest film festival. The Reel Spirit Showcase provides an authentic competitive opportunity for children to create, write, act, direct, film, edit and produce their own video productions and have winning entries shown on the big screen.

Best of Reel Spirit: Young Filmmaker Showcase 2010/11 highlights young filmmaker winning productions across several genres including animation, documentary, public service announcement, commercial and comedy.

Included in the screening will be the mini-documentaries created by eleven year old Gigi Harris. Her award winning productions San Mateo and San Mateo Part 2: Building the Road have been the catalyst for the building of a road in the poverty stricken village of San Mateo in Belize.

The imaginative and visual artistic endeavors of these young filmmakers offers the film community of Kansas City the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what might be in store with these future “Steven Spielbergs”.

CinemaKC is an initiative of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, connecting with movie lovers since 1991.

Admission will be $5, for more information contact Reel Spirit President, Barbara Noble at 816-554-6881 or info (at) reelspirit (dot) org or Cathy Runyan- Svacina at 816-520-9919 or themarblelady (at) aol (dot) com.

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