For the past couple of years, UT's Cinematexas International Short Film Festival has offered a small-fry workshop called Cinemakids. With UT Film prof Mary Celeste Kearney in the director's chair and a supporting cast of local filmmakers and film students, local kids who sign up for this annual gig enjoy not only a non-competition program of short films, videos, and computer animations created by peers 18 and younger from around the world, they actually learn how and get to create a film themselves. We can't imagine anything more inspiring to budding young Spike Jonzes and Spike Lees than actually seeing the work of budding young Spike Jonzes and Spike Lees.
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