Westlake High School freshman Katie Cirincione’s animated short film, “Checkers the Cat,” was accepted and is part of this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF40), which runs March 30-April 10 at Tower City Cinemas.
Her stop-motion animation film is about a drawn cat named Checkers who comes to life. The piece was created when Katie was in Pre-engineering teacher Kurt Thonnings’ Electronic Communications class.
Screenings of Katie’s film will take place April 3 at 11:30am and April 9 at 11:30am. Her two-minute film is part of the Family Shorts Program 1, FilmSlam International Shorts Program, and FilmSlam Shorts Program for Middle School Students. Learn more at www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2016/checkers-the-cat