Youth International Film Festival

The Youth International Short Film Showcase, hosted by the Footcandle Film Society and the
Greater Hickory International Council, will take place on Thursday, September 21st.  This free
event will screen several short films from different countries, all with an intended audience of
children ages 9 to 14 and their families.  This year’s film selections were chosen from over 100
film submissions and represent a variety of countries and cultures through both live-action and
animated storytelling.  There will be two screening times on September 21st, showing the
program at both 4:30pm and 7:00pm at the Hickory Community Theatre in Downtown Hickory.
Students from across the county’s three public school systems and all area independent/private
schools are invited to attend the 90-minute festival event. In past years, over 3,000 school
children had a chance to see the variety of films that were selected.

Two awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the Hickory Community Theatre on
Sunday September 24 at 8:00pm. The first is the judges’ award and the second is the audience
award. Each winner will receive $500 and a Footcandle award.
To view the full Footcandle Film festival schedule (all 8 days) please