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By Ioannes Palomaria
If you are interested in free and large-scale film festivals, look no further than Enimation. Enimation, held in Maribor, Slovenia, is one of the largest international youth film festivals in the world, with over 350 submissions from all over the planet—Croatia, Ireland, Spain, Thailand, Russia, Hong Kong, Belgium, India, Slovenia, Portugal, Greece and many other countries were represented. Of all the competing films mine was the only one from the United States. As a thirteen-year-old, I was put into the 11-14 age group in which tons of films were entered. My decision was to enter five films I was very proud of, Like Father, Like Son, A Modern Lynching, The Murder of Emmett Till, Mathew Brady: The Father of Photojournalism, and Hubble: a Space Odyssey. All of them were accepted and screened during the festival. The film I am proudest of—Like Father, Like Son—was accepted into the award competition, and, although the festival is over, it is still being judged for awards.