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Light House Studio Hosting 13th Annual Youth Film Festival

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A Charlottesville nonprofit is gearing up to showcase some top films created by students in the community. You still have time to buy tickets for the 13th annual Youth Film Festival hosted by Light House Studio.

The event is the group's largest fundraiser of the year. More than a dozen films will be shown on a big screen to celebrate the students' work.

Light House Studio has selected about 20 films to feature in the festival. The stories were picked out of more than 100 films made by students who took workshops at the studio over the past year.

Organizers say there's a big range of topics including a film about epilepsy to one featuring a feud between two friends who have lemonade stands.

The films also highlight different relationships between nonprofits in the community such as Habitat for Humanity and the City of Promise. Light House Studio partnered with 35 other organizations and schools last year.

Light House Studio Program Director Zoe Cohen said, “I think it's really important that youth are able to express themselves and through film is a really great way to get creative with expressing yourself.”

The films shown in this festival often go on to different national and even international events.

The Youth Film Festival will be held at the Jefferson Theater on Friday, September 12. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour for adults and pizza and popcorn for the kids. Screenings will start at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $75 for adults and $25 for children. Click here for more information.

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