Kids With Cameras to Feature Zoom SuitFestival to Offer Free Autographed Posters by Mail

 March 29, 2006 -- Modesto, CA. -- Over 40 films have been selected from 14 different countries to be featured in The Kids With Cameras Film Festival. The festival is being


held April 22, 2006 at MJC West Campus in Modesto California. The films range from award winning animated superhero shorts to "Through the eyes of a child" documentaries. The festival will be held at the Mary Stuart Rogers Center at MJC West Campus on Blue Gum Road in Modesto.  The Kids with Cameras Film and Photo Festival is an annual, competitive film festival presented by the Fireside Foundation, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation of independent film through education and exhibition. The  Festival set an internationally recognized standard of excellence in film production for children/teens and encourages the development of excellence in the production of film by and for children and teens.   The event is sponsored by Fujifilm USA. The Festival, an extension of the eminently successful Kids With Cameras program, which provided cameras and instruction on their use to 40 under priviliged kindergarten children. These cameras were used as part of their regular studies, complementing the written and oral materials on energy and the environment. For more information on The Kids with Cameras Film Festival please visit  About Zoom Suit:

Zoom Suit has appeared in over 64 festivals since the world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 18, 2005 where it won “Best Animation” from the Palm Beach Film Society. Since then Zoom Suit has been featured in film festivals across the country, including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Michigan, San Francisco and San Diego where it was an official selection of the 2005 San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Zoom Suit has garnered numerous awards including “Best in Show,” “Grand Festival Award,” and multiple “Best Animation” awards. At the current rate, Zoom Suit will be viewed by over 500,000 fans of comics and animation. Zoom Suit the comic, written by John Taddeo with art by Billy Dallas Patton and featuring covers by Gene Colan, Jim Starlin, Bob Layton and Bart Sears, is planned for release in April, 2006. For more information or artwork, please visit the Zoom Suit web site at