Join Celebrities at Fox Studios to Honor Los Angeles Foster Youth Filmmakers

"Modern Family" star and Kids In The Spotlight ambassador Ty Burrell visits the White House for the 2016 South By South Lawn Film Festival with foster youth filmmakers Leanne Caldejon, Angel Velasquez, Jevonne Davis and friends

Los Angeles is a city of great diversity – one moment you could be driving down Rodeo Drive in one of the wealthiest parts of the country and the next you could be passing through Skid Row witnessing the poverty and struggles many people face in their day-to-day lives.  But then there is Kids In The Spotlight, an organization working toward a better tomorrow by merging the foster youth of today with Hollywood professionals to write, cast, produce and even star in short films.

To honor the young filmmakers, applaud their imaginative works and recognize their talents, Hollywood’s moguls and influencers will join Kids In The Spotlight at Fox Studios on Nov. 5 from 2-7 p.m. for the 7th Annual Movies By Kids Screening and Awards. Television stars and entertainment vets will announce winners of best film, best supporting actor, best ensemble cast and best screenplay/story.

This year’s honorees include Leanne Caldejon, Angel Velasquez and Jevonne Davis, who recently returned from Washington D.C. where they attended the first ever South by South Lawn White House Film Festival.  Their film, “Time for Change,” will conclude the line-up of original short films.

Team Spirit – When a young girl loses her mother right before a game, it takes her teammates to help her pull through.

Fade Away – A teenage kid is released from his treatment center only to find out that everyone close to him can’t stay connected with him anymore.

I’m Not Normal – A teenage boy is tormented by guilt after the death of his sister.

Intertwined – The lives of three girls intersect in a way that will forever alter their perspectives on love, friendship, and freedom.

The Struggle – A group of girls in a group home build a sisterly bond and began to share with each other their dreams for the future.

Life Through My Eyes – After a girl runs away from the group home, her found diary help the girls in the home learn they are not alone.

Blind, But Now I See – A group of Catholic school girls exploring sneaking out to a party and finds out partying is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Death’s Possessions – A group of girls in a group home start to see and hear sprits in the home.

Life is A Dance- A movement to success.

Time For Change – Depicts historical characters and poses the question, “what world do you want to live in?” With the underlying message, “be the change you want to see in the world.” (South by South Lawn, White House Film Festival 2016).

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Instagram: @kidsinthespotlight

Twitter: @KidsInSpotlight

About RJ Frometa

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