Building Community and Opportunity for Young Filmmakers
To provide an online community that gives youth an opportunity to explore creative expression, tell their stories, practice the art of filmmaking and engage in friendly competition.
How We Got Started
As a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Arts Partner, CEO and Master Teaching Artist, Ms. Bancroft has taught hundreds of students how to bring their stories to life on video through redballoonplayroom.com. KMF is an extension of her dedication to motivating & engaging students in the process of storytelling through movie making.
About Kids Movie Fest
Today’s world is heightened by new social norms and challenges. Now, more than ever, youth need an outlet to express themselves, which is instrumental to their development. KMF provides an online community that gives them an opportunity to explore creative expression, tell their stories, practice the art of filmmaking and engage in friendly competition.
Meet the Team
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Phyllis is a multifaceted creator who has directed and produced numerous award-winning short films and theater performances in NY & LA. Including the Emmy-nominated web-series, “Send Me,” and “SPENT,” which won the BET Lens on Talent Prize of $100,000 for Best Film.
Social Media Coordinator
Carson Alexander Lewis
Carson Alexander Lewis is a sound designer based in Los Angeles. While he’s a lover of all things sound, he has a specific passion for video game audio. Carson holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design from Savannah College of Arts and Design and a Bachelor of Science in Music Composition & Technology with a Minor in Music Recording from Northeastern University.
Jackson Lewis is an incoming sophomore at Fordham University Lincoln Center. Majoring in theatre, he works to sharpen his performative talents. Week-to-week, however, he most looks forward to learning about his community. His primary aim is to push humanitarian and environmental work at his school forwards.
Web Marketing Manager
Zshekinah Collier is a New Haven, CT native, and a 2020 graduate from American University where she received a B.A in Justice and Law with a Criminology concentration and a Communication minor. She was also a Community-Based Research Scholar and Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Blackprint Magazine.