LANTERN & LIGHT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
A festival of films made by young people aged 6 – 18
11th & 12th September 2021
“Giving voice to our children for their future”
The LLICFF is a festival of films made by young people. The inaugural festival was held in 2019 when three days of International and Australian short films specifically made by young people were officially selected and screened, with prestigious awards given to the best film in various categories.
The 2021 festival is even bigger and will feature more films and special events. It also has a special regional focus with schools and individual young students encouraged to participate, a great opportunity for the regions budding filmmakers.
This is a very exciting initiative being pioneered by Ranges Academy of Performing Arts ( RAPA) Inc. and it’s director, Rainsford Towner.
The word ‘festival’ draws from the Latin ‘festum’, which means celebration, joyous, festive. This festival is a celebration of the visions of young people and to uncover their voice the world over, to empower them to talk about their future and bring their films into the light. The festival is a focus for individuals, schools and youth organisations to embrace the stories of their young people and see them realised for the BIG SCREEN.
SO COME, PARTICIPATE,HAVE FUN.
The Yarra Ranges is a wonderfully rich cultural area of Australia.
We will be honored to welcome you.
The Belgrave Lantern Parade is an exciting community event held on the solstice each year: 19th JUNE 2021
LLICFF runs parallel to this beautiful community event where thousands gather to display and parade their lanterns, and the streets of Belgrave are flooded with extraordinary lantern creatures and other imaginative lanterns, some massive, some as a small as a ball. Families come for miles to enjoy this event.
The LLICFF is proud to hold a special FREE EVENT after the Belgrave Lantern Parade. Screenings of the finalists in the festival will be up on the big screen at 7.30pm on Saturday 20th JUNE so head to the Cameo Cinema after the Lantern Parade with all the family and enjoy watching the best short films made by young people from around the world.