LYNNFIELD — “Project Donuts,” a film made by Lynnfield students, will be screened at the Somerville Theatre on Sunday afternoon as part of the Boston International Kids Film Festival.
The short film will be part of the 1:30-3 p.m. block showcasing movies made in Filmmakers Collaborative Academy programs. Michaelann Herook, director of Lynnfield Community Schools, which offers before-school and after-school care programs, as well as fun activities throughout the year, said Filmmakers Collaborative hosted day-long Filmmaking Camp for two weeks in July at Lynnfield High. One week was for those in grades three to five, the other for students in grades six to eight.
Herook said Anne Petralia, whose son Matt participated in the filmmaking program, approached her three years ago about adding the camp as a summer offering. Student participation has increased each year, she said, especially with the younger age group.
Students learned script writing, storyboard sketching, character development, improvisation, and camera skills. The kids did it all, writing, shooting, starring in and editing the film, Herook said.
“Project Donuts” is a fun, goofy six-minute film about aliens invading classrooms in search of doughnuts. For a complete film festival schedule and tickets, go to bikff.org.