Children’s International Film Festival
Hickory Public Schools: April 16 & 18, 2019 (Drendel)
Catawba County Schools: April 30 & May 1, 2019 (MHS)
Newton-Conover City Schools: April 15, 16, & 17, 2019 (NCMS)
All Private Schools: April 30, 2019 (Drendel)
Drendel Auditorium, Maiden HS, and Newton-Conover MS
Attention Filmmakers! Submit your film for free through FilmFreeway to be considered for this year's Children's International Film Festival. All entries must be 15 minutes in length or less and must be appropriate for children ages 10 through 14.
Children can learn about cultural diversity at the 7th Annual Children’s International Film Festival!
The Hickory International Council (HIC) and the Footcandle Film Society of Catawba County are presenting the 7th Annual Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) between April 15 and May 1, 2019 at the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block, Maiden High School Auditorium, and Newton-Conover Middle School Auditorium. The emphasis is on children in 4th – 6th grades. Additional emphasis on 7th & 8th graders will be premiered in 2019 as a trial.
The focus of the HIC is to promote cultural awareness of Catawba County’s diverse population. “It is important to highlight cultures from outside the United States and to work together to understand and accept the similarities and differences” said Hani Nassar, HIC Chair.
The 2019 CIFF films to be shown at the event will be announced at the end of March after all schools have approved their list.
Additionally, the HIC will involve the students in the event by incorporating a poster competition. The competition rules can be found HERE
“The mission of the HIC is to act as a forum for the local and global international community and to act as a liaison between that community and the city government in order to promote goodwill, mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect among citizens.”