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National Film Festival for Talented Youth begins April 29th

If you know (or are) a young filmmaker, budding movie fan, or if you're at all curious about the future of film, we suggest you spend the weekend at the 2010 NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR TALENTED YOUTH. The four day festival, held (with a few exceptions) at SIFF Cinema and the Experimental Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle Center, showcases over 100 movies made by filmmakers 22 and under. Thursday night's Opening Gala starts at 7:30pm at the Cinerama and features seven short films made by youth from around the country, including Evening Music by 13-year old Elle Gold. The party then moves down the monorail tracks to the EMP/SFM for a fancy reception where you can watch aerial acts perform in the Sky Church while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and champagne punch. Friday, Saturday & Sunday are filled with films from a wide range of genres: documentaries , animation, horror, music videos and inspiring just to name a few. Along with the screenings are panels to assist young filmmakers in their craft, such as "Directing the Actor," "Green Screen on a Budget" and "Finding Your Success in Hollywood." If you're looking to mingle with the filmmakers and fellow festival goers, head to Friday's NFFTY Happy Hour starting at 4:30pm at SIFF Cinema for fun films (and Mac & Jack for those of you of age) or Saturday night's Vitaminwater After Party with dancing & Vitaminwater mock-tail sipping at 10pm at Seattle Center's super awesome all ages venue The Vera Project. The festivities come to a close on Sunday at 6:30pm at SIFF Cinema with Washington Scene, a collection of ten short films made by our state's finest young directors. The festival Award Ceremony immediately follows. For more on this year's films and all the necessary ticket information, check out the full festival guide online or pick one up here at the store. We at Scarecrow salute the next generation of auteurs and look forward to seeing their work on our shelves in the future.