Thursday, September 16, 2010

Coming Attractions: Kuki's Children's Festival; 'Sing China!' at the Hammer; California Documentary Grant Workshop

Kuki's Playshop in Burbank will be hosting its inaugural Children's Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18, to celebrate the early childhood play center and boutique's grand opening.

From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., kids can meet characters, listen to stories, play games, show off their costumes and watch a storytelling performance from The Library Fairy at 11:30 a.m.

Created by early childhood education expert Aimee Hui for children ages 3 and under, Kuki's Playshop specializes in developmental programming for little ones, focusing on arts-integrated imaginative play. (And how adorable is Kuki, the gingerbread baby?!)

Kuki's Playshop is also offering 2 free sample sessions of themed programs for the end of September. Click here to register.

Kuki's Playshop
1036 N. Lake St.
Burbank, CA 91502

Children's Festival: September 18; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free


Hammer Kids Family Flicks Series Hosts 'Sing China!'

Hammer Kids Family Flicks Series will present documentary "Sing China!" on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m., about the Los Angeles Children's Chorus' trip to Beijing for the pre-Olympic International Youth Arts Festival.

The film's director Freida Lee Mock, as well as members of the chorus, will also be on hand at the screening.

The Hammer Museum

"Sing China!"
Sunday, Sept. 19; 11 a.m. Admission: Free Parking: $3 for 3 hours


Film Independent's Filmmaker Tuesdays: California Documentary Grant Workshop

If you're looking to make that documentary about being a mom in Los Angeles, Film Independent's California Documentary Grant Workshop should be a great place to start. After all, when it comes to filmmaking, money is certainly a huge consideration.

On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. as part of Film Independent's Filmmaker Tuesdays program, the organization has invited the California Council for the Humanities to provide information about its competitive 2010 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant.

According to FIND's website, "CDP supports film, radio and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians."

There are two types of grants: Production (grants ranging from $20,000-$50,000); and Research & Development (grants up to $7,000). The application deadline is Nov. 1.

"Everday Sunshine," a documentary that screened in this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, received a grant from the program.

Filmmaker Tuesdays: California Documentary Grant Workshop
Film Independent
9911 W. Pico Blvd., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Tuesday, Sept. 21; 7 p.m.
Reservations required: 310-432-1222 or
Admission is free to Film Independent members.

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