By Caroline McCarthy

The Kids Film It Festival was started three years ago by a student named Ryan Levine who is now a freshman at Hawken. It was started to give kids a chance to express themselves through film while benefiting a great cause. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is committed to finding a cure for Parkinson’s through a well-funded research program and ensuring better therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. All benefits from these films go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. If you are looking to get involved in this festival here is some information on how you can enter.

The 3rd annual Kids Film It Festival is now open for submissions! Submit your films by December 31st to win fantastic prizes. All the films will be judged by Hollywood executives including Todd Lieberman producer of Wonder and Beauty and the Beast and Anthony and Joseph Russo producers of Captain America Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Age groups are 8-11, 12-14, and 15-18. Categories are short film, animation, and music video. All films must be 5 minutes or less. An exciting new category is the Vineyard Vines video! Incorporate their motto “Every Day Should Feel This Good” in a one minute or less video and have chance to win a $500 Vineyard Vines gift card! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The festival will be held Oscar weekend, February 22nd, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All submissions are due by December 31st, 2018. For more information visit the website here.