Anthony Hobbs

Multi-awarding winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs is the founder of film production company, Imagination Lunchbox. His film “Naga Pixie” (Imagination Lunchbox) was winner of the 2017 Bonita Springs International Film Festival “Kidz Shorts” Award. Hobbs who has garnered six awards from Global Stars Network for his acting skills is best known for his role as a young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 PBS special mini-series “The American Experience: The Abolitionist” Courtesy Photo/Imagination Lunchbox

The 5th annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF) will be held virtually on Saturday, August 7, 2021 via Zoom from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Presented by the Eubie Blake Center and The Baltimore Times Foundation, Times Community Services, Inc., the film festival will award films in four categories— Best Films Made BY Kids; Best Film Made FOR Kids; Film Festival Choice; and Most Uplifting Film.

The Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival will be hosted by ILICFF founder and multi-award winning SAG/AFTRA actor (DreamWorks, PBS); and filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs and radio personality Doresa Harvey (Magic 95.9FM/Praise 106.1FM).

Selected short films that will be screened and potentially awarded, are from around the world, including: United States; Australia; Canada; Germany; Korea; Iran; Netherlands; Spain; China; Jamaica; India; and Jamaica. This is the second year that ILICFF will present the event via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has allowed ILICFF to be a worldwide event, attracting attendees from as far away as Spain and Japan.

Attendees will select the Best Film by Kids and Best Film for Kids Awards; and founder Hobbs will select the Film Festival Choice and the Most Uplifting Film Awards.

The Most Uplifting Film Award is sponsored by the “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference, which is celebrating 22 years of service to the community. (www.upliftingminds2.com)

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