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Phinney’s own Kendra Ann Sherrill takes the helm of the Children’s Film Fest

The new Executive Director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle is Phinney’s own Kendra Ann Sherrill. A filmmaker herself, Kendra is dedicated to bringing energy and fresh ideas to this year’s17th annual event, from February 11-20, 2022  

Nearly 160 animated and live-action films from 43 countries tailored for families to enjoy at home and in the theater. The best in global children’s cinema will feature in-person screenings hosted at Northwest Film Forum and virtual screenings that are $5-$25 on a sliding scale. Festival passes are also available for families and individuals. Learn more and buy tickets here.

Kendra is passionate about all things children’s films. As a filmmaker, she enjoys creating whimsical stories including her short film A Dreamer’s Melody, which screened at over 20 children’s film festivals around the world. She is also the Editor of the award-winning local children’s television series Look, Listen, and Learn. Kendra’s extensive experience with film festivals and arts organizations include being the Director of the Spokane International Film Festival, serving on the Industry Advisory Board for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), and being a founding board member for the Spokane Film Project. Kendra is giddy with excitement to join the Northwest Film Forum team as the new Director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, where she hopes to continue its legacy with a little bit of sparkle.