Kids fest bows Oct. 3

The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.”

Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve kids as associate producers and participants, not just as audiences.

In addition to screenings and Q&A sessions moderated by Santa Barbara high school students, two seminars will take place Oct. 4: “Kids on Acting,” in which current child actors will discuss their experiences in the film industry, and “Kids Talk About Violence in the Media,” a discussion in which local high schoolers will take part.

The annual Santa Barbara Festival runs March 5-15.

More Film

  • Michael Apted

    Michael Apted to Receive Directors Guild's Honorary Life Member Award

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • caa logo

    CAA Promotes Ten Trainees

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Danielle Feinberg Coco Movie Lighting Design

    'Coco's' Special Lighting Illuminated by Inhouse Coding

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Beanie Feldstein Lady Bird

    Scene Stealer: Beanie Feldstein Is the Best Friend We All Want In 'Lady Bird'

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Regina Hall Shaft

    Regina Hall to Co-Star in 'Shaft' Sequel With Samuel L. Jackson (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets Toward $425 Million Global Launch Weekend

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content