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Call For Enties Open For 2013 Kidz Filmz

July 20, 2012

Garden State Film Festival and Algonquin Arts Theatre To Present Unique Festival For Second Straight Year in February 2013; Deadline for Entries is Oct. 15, 2012

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MANASQUAN, N.J. (July 15, 2013) � Kidz Filmz, a film festival for the young and young a heart, has opened its call for entries for the second-annual weekend festival which will be held from Feb. 8-10, 2013.

Filmmakers can submit entries created for children or by children online at until Oct. 15, 2012. The selected films will be presented at Algonquin Arts Theatre in a festival-style event that will include adjudication for any film entered into competition categories such as: animation (short and feature length), documentary (short and feature length), Narrative (short and feature length) and music videos.

A joint venture by Algonquin Arts Theatre and the Garden State Film Festival, Kidz Filmz is looking to capitalize on a successful launch in 2012 that saw more than 1,000 patrons view approximately 40 films from around the State of New Jersey and around the world. The program's mission is to provide educational enhancement as well as an outlet for creativity and enrichment through the presentation of films that are the very finest in entertainment for children as well as by children.

This event serves to use the cinematic arts as a means of sharing information, broadening horizons, spotlighting creativity, and bringing cultural understanding in a festive environment. In addition to film screenings appropriate for children and families activities will also include a hands-on children's film making workshop.

For more information on the event or how to enter, visit or contact Diane Raver at 732-528-9293 or [email protected]. The 2013 festival is also seeking program advertisers, sponsor and volunteers.

In 2012, New Jersey native Andy Milkis' feature documentary '5,6,7,8' won the audience choice award as "Pick of the Flicks," besting the other 37 films competing in the first annual Kidz Filmz at Algonquin Arts Theatre.

"There's something kind of magical, really, about the film festival environment, having the filmmakers here and all of the question and answer sessions that happen," Milkis told The Asbury Park Press. "It's a great opportunity, especially for kids, to get to see who makes the movies."