8 Nov 2015

olan Gould (L) and Ty Burrell (R) attend the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards at Fox Studios on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California Image: GettyImages

Nolan Gould (L) and Ty Burrell (R) attend the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards at Fox Studios on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California Image: GettyImages

The 6th Annual Kids in the Spotlight “Movies by Kids, for Kids” Film Festival & Awards Celebration took place November 7, 2015 at Fox Studios Zanuck Theater in Los Angeles, California.   The event was a red-carpet affair with screening, awards and a reception celebrating teens in foster care and the amazing stories they tell.

Hosted by Modern Family‘s two-time Emmy winner, Ty Burrell, the event had all-star presenters and attendees including Julie Bowen, Rico Rodriguez and Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner (Black-ish), Kendrick Sampson (How to Get Away With Murder), Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game), Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show), Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome), Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Alley), Skai Jackson (Jessie0), Aylssa Diaz (Ray Donovan), Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Phineas & Ferb), Emma Kenney (Shameless), Mateus Ward (Murder in the First) and more!

Kids in the Spotlight’s “Movies By Kids, For Kids” Film Festival is the non-profit’s fifth annual red carpet event that showcases and awards 10-minute films written by, casted by and starring under-served youth. This event is our version of the “Oscars” for our participants. Kids from the ages of 11 to 18 are trained for 10 weeks in the essentials of filmmaking using the Final Draft software and equipment used by professionals in the industry. The safe and creative environment fosters teamwork and discipline, resulting in a better self-image and a sense of accomplishment for kids who may not have the same opportunities as their peers.  Kids in the Spotlight stimulates a greater belief in their ability to rise above social and economic conditions.

The film festival serves to celebrate the participant’s hard work as well as raise funds to continue the program and benefit more kids. Many of these films depict the harsh realities faced by the pre-teen and teenage screenwriters who produced them. Some material was warned may not suitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion was advised.

All Kids in the Spotlight films are available  for check out at:
Los Angeles Public Library Central Office
Teen Scape Dept.
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

 

See Gallery of Red Carpet Arrivals:

Ty Burrell attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Ty Burrell attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

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Nolan Gould and Ty Burrell attend the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

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Ty Burrell attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Rico Rodriguez (R) and Raini Rodriguez attend Kids In The Spotlight Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Rico Rodriguez (R) and Raini Rodriguez attend Kids In The Spotlight Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Marcus Scribner attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Marcus Scribner attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Kellee Stewart attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Kellee Stewart attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Andrea Navedo attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Andrea Navedo attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Marsai Martin attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Marsai Martin attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Nick Ballard attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Nick Ballard attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Miles Brown attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Miles Brown attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Dr. Dre attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Dr. Dre attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Nadine Ellis attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Nadine Ellis attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Aisha Hinds attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Aisha Hinds attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Andre Robinson II attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Andre Robinson II attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

ammy Townsend attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

ammy Townsend attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

 Bobb'e J. Thompson attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Bobb’e J. Thompson attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Salli Richardson Whitfield attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Images: GettyImages

Salli Richardson Whitfield attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Images: GettyImages

Lela B. attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Lela B. attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Angel Parker attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Angel Parker attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Joshua Rush attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Joshua Rush attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Bret Green attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Bret Green attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Skai Jackson attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Images: GettyImages

Skai Jackson attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Images: GettyImages

Reggie Gaskins attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Reggie Gaskins attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Emma Kenney attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Emma Kenney attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

 Rae Dawn Chong attends the Kids In The Spotlight's Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

Rae Dawn Chong attends the Kids In The Spotlight’s Movies By Kids, For Kids Film Awards Image: GettyImages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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