Hickory – The Greater Hickory International Council and the Footcandle Film Society are providing students across Catawba County with the opportunity to watch short films from around the world as part of the 2021 Children’s International Film Festival.Students Learn About Cultural Diversity

This year’s festival includes thirteen short films meant for students ages 10-15, all under 15 minutes in length and made by filmmakers from a variety of different countries. The films are available to watch online at no charge so that students and their families can enjoy the films from home. To watch the films visit the GHIC website at https://hickoryinternationalcouncil.com/childrens-international-film-festival. The films will be available through August 15th, 2021.

This year’s films were selected from over 300 submissions by filmmakers around the world. Members of the Greater Hickory International Council and the Footcandle Film Society reviewed all submissions and selected this year’s group of films. This year’s films include live-action, documentary-style, and animated selections, all helping viewers experience different cultures and filmmaking styles.

The mission of the Greater Hickory International Council is to promote goodwill, cultural awareness, cooperation, education, and mutual respect through partnerships and community events. For more information about the Greater Hickory International Council, go to www.hickoryinternationalcouncil.com.

The Footcandle Film Society provides film screening and educational opportunities to residents of Catawba County, North Carolina and the surrounding area. The society holds an annual film festival to showcase local and national filmmakers, and partners with local schools and nonprofit groups for special events and film screenings. For more info., about please visit www.footcandle.org.