Museum of SFV hosts youth animation film festival

By Katie Bernardo

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has partnered with the Public Arts Initiatives and the Quaran TEENS Network to host a youth animation film festival on March 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The festival is open to current and upcoming youth animators between the ages of 10 and 16. Interested filmmakers should submit their work by March 1 through the museum’s website. The festival calls for a five minute animation that will be presented at the festival. 

During the festival, participants will get the “red carpet treatment” with photographers as they enter. Participants will also be interviewed for a new streaming channel for kids by Roku and Amazon called “The Quaran TEENS Network.”

Along with being able to show off their animations, participants will have the opportunity to network with animators from Disney, Nickelodeon and video game companies. These animators will answer questions and provide guidance for the aspiring animators. The keynote speaker will be visual effects artist Ron Friedman, who has worked on movies such as “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Disenchanted,” and “Ms. Marvel.” 

The festival will be a true celebration with food, games, and activities such as face painting. The event is free, though the museum suggests a two dollar donation contribution at the door.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, located in Northridge,  has artwork from local artists . They have a diverse collection with artwork from many ethnicities, races, and religions. . After relocating two  years ago, the museum has also been able to gain more outdoor space for sculptures and other outdoor exhibits. 

The museum is also host to many books, pictures and stories of the early San Fernando Valley. 

The museum works to not only educate the community on what makes the San Fernando Valley unique, but also to involve them in the process through their community events.