The eighth annual INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SILENT FILM FESTIVAL opens with screenings of the top films entered in this year’s Pacific Northwest Regional competition. Filmmakers are all under twenty years of age, and use one of ten original musical themes composed for the festival by Nathan Avakian. Mr. Avakian will also perform live, accompanying each film screened on the theatre organ. Filmmakers compete for prizes, and first prize is $1,000!
The greatest gift any young filmmaker can have is an audience for their film, so come and experience silent movies newly conceived and created for the festival competition!
Children under 12 years and students with valid IDs attend for free, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The International Youth Silent Film Festival was founded in 2009 by Jon “JP” Palanuk after he attended a live theatre organ concert. So inspired by what he heard, he decided to “ create a competition where young filmmakers can create their own silent movies.”
Silent films are the most classic form of movie entertainment and the easiest to create using modern technology – no sound editing, no problem
OMPA is an in-kind sponsor to the International Youth Silent Film Festival