- Film Guide
Today’s blog day, and I’ve been trying to come up with just one topic for a blog about kid’s movies. We’re in the programming stages of the Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival, accepting submissions for The Milwaukee Youth Show, and gearing up for a screening of Mia and the Migoo at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum this Friday, April 20, at 1pm as part of an Earth Day celebration! We’re also working with a number of partners on Global Youth Service Day, so there’s a ton going on! Thus, you get two mini-blogs.
Mia and the Migoo, which played during the 2011 Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival, is an animated French film about a little girl searching for her lost father. Along the way, she encounters magical forest creatures called “Migoo.” She travels with them, and a newfound friend named Aldrin, to an enchanted forest and protects the creatures of the earth. Mia and the Migoo is an all-ages film, and the English-language version will screen at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. The event is free with regular admission to the museum, so it’s a great way to spend a Friday!
On Global Youth Service Day, youth work together to improve their communities through service projects or service learning. It’s a great way for students and groups to get together and give to their communities while learning the value of volunteerism and community involvement. What does this have to do with film? Well, this year the Milwaukee contingent has added a video component to the program! Individuals or teams participating in Milwaukee’s GYSD 2012 can create a video that tells the story of their activity… which is fun enough, but that’s not even the best part. One chosen video will win $500 to be donated to the school or non-profit organization of the team’s choice! AND the videos will screen as part of a GYSD celebration on Sunday, May 20, 1 – 3pm at Discovery World. There is still time to register, so please help spread the word!
Finally, if you’re an Aardman fan, The Pirates! Band of Misfits starts April 27. That’s less than two weeks away from fun with the creators of Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, and last year’s (underrated) Arthur Christmas. Enjoy!