Comic-Con 2011: Sunday’s Official Film Schedule Led by Children’s Film Festival, Star Wars Crafts

The final day of events, traditionally dubbed ‘Kids Day,’ features several family-friendly films.

The Comic-Con schedule for Sunday, July 24, has been posted. While the line-up for TV-related features is again much heavier than the film side, the offering for movie fanatics on Sunday is geared towards the kids.

The Hollywood Reporter has been sifting through the four-day schedule for the best events offered each day.

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Below, the final day’s film highlights:

10:00-5:00 San Diego International Children's Film Festival— The 8th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival opens today, with more than 60 short films from around the world -- animation, live action, and documentary -- that are great for film fans of all ages. Animators, filmmakers and actors will appear throughout the day to talk about their work and give advice on education and creative careers in film and animation. Room 9

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con Film School 104: Post Production and Distribution— The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget moviemaking will revolve around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of post-production on your home computer, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visualFX, and finally, how to burn your finished product to DVD and upload it to the Internet. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer of Goth Girl), Edward G. Negron (director of Safehouse), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica). Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:00-12:00 Wearing Two Capes: Storyboard Artists Who Moonlight as Comic Artists— Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series), Gary Hartle (Ultimate Avengers), Dell Barras (G.I. Joe: Renegades), Jeff Wamester (Ultimate Spider-Man), Justin Copeland (Ultimate Spiderman), and moderator Frank Forte (The Super Hero Squad Show) discuss dynamic storytelling, filmmaking, and creating characters in the mediums of animation and comics. Yes, you can do both! This panel includes an audio/visual display of comic art trailers and storyboard animatic demos, plus interviews and a Q&A session. Room 4

11:05-11:55 CCI-IFF Awards Presentation— The films have been shown, now it's time to give the recipients of the 2011 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival Awards their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con's Gary Sassaman talks to this year's trio of judges, Michael Gross (art director, producer, Heavy Metal, Ghostbusters), Eric Vespe ("Quint" on Ain't It Cool News), and the producer of last year's CCI-IFF Judges' Choice and Best Documentary award-winner and Kevin Walsh (Marwencol), about this year's films. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:00-1:00 Star Wars Crafts— Give in to the power of the crafty side! Find out how to turn felt and googly eyes into a Jedi Master with this fun, hands-on puppet tutorial. The Star Wars Craft Book (Del Rey/LucasBooks) author Bonnie Burton shows fans of all ages how to make a simple Yoda puppet from her new book. Bonnie is also the author of You Can Draw Star Wars (DK Publishing) and Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books). Room 30CDE

1:40-5:00 CCI-IFF Award Winners Showcase— Stay tuned for an afternoon of great indie entertainment as the CCI-IFF rescreens the award-winning films from this year's Festival! Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:00-3:00 Max Brooks: Zombie Survival 101— Max Brooks, screenwriter and author of bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, is the world's leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks comes to Comic-Con to share his insight into the rotting minds of the undead, reveal how the Zombie Survival Guide came into existence, and field questions from zombie-phobic fans. You dare not miss this lecture -- your very life may depend on it! Room 7AB

2:00-4:00 Browncoats— Fans of Firefly and Serenity are welcome to join the California Browncoats. You can expect announcements about new happenings from all over the 'Verse, including shindigs, products, and Browncoats: Redemption. Then stick around for some entertainment provided by Browncoat-friendly musician Marian Call. You never know what else might happen! Room 32AB

3:00-4:00 Keenspot 2011: Vampires and Zombies and the Moon!— Pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot returns for their unfathomable 11th annual Comic-Con panel! Creators scheduled to appear include Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), Brion Foulke (Flipside), John Joseco (The Lounge), David Campiti (Exposure), R.C. Monroe (Out There), and tentatively, writer/director Jay Weisman (Shockwave Darkside). Additionally, Aimee Schoof (Red Giant Media), co-producer of the upcoming shot-in-3D war on the moon feature film Shockwave Darkside as well as the movie adaptation of the Keenspot webcomic Last Blood (after zombies take over the Earth, vampires must protect the last surviving humans so they can live off their blood), will bring previews and announcements about both projects. And everyone who attends will receive a free...something. Room 4

3:00-4:30 Starship Smackdown XIIX: 10th Anniversary: Ultimate Platinum Collector's Edition— The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate conflagration for the highly coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con's most scholarly and serious panel. Will the Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? And what exactly is the "Captain's Courageous" lightning round anyway? Expert spaceshipologists who attempt to outwit, outplay, and outphaser include Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Andromeda, Deep Space Nine), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales), along with some very special surprise guests and the lovely spaceship chaperone, Madison Dylan. End your weekend the San Diego way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All-new ships, all-new quips for this special 10th anniversary edition! Room 7AB

3:30-4:30 Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz Premiere Screening— Be among the first Munchkins to see the live premiere screening of this unforgettable adventure as Tom and Jerry join Dorothy, Toto, and other beloved characters in a new animated retelling of the classic tale. Produced by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Animation, Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz finds the famed cat and mouse team going paw to paw against a legion of flying monkeys on a heroic, dangerous quest to return Dorothy and Toto safely back to Kansas -- because after all, there is no place like home! This exciting new story is full of heartwarming and hilarious moments and beautiful songs, including the memorable "Over the Rainbow." Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz will be available from Warner Home Video's on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 23, 2011. Room 6A

3:45-4:45 The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child, Animated by a Child— Bill Plympton (two-time Oscar-nominated animator, Idiots and Angels), 11-year-old prodigy animator and child film critic Perry Chen, his mother Dr. Zhu Shen (producer), Karina Bessoudo (Toon Boom Animation, vice president of marketing and communications), and Kevin Sean Michaels (director) share insight and a sneak preview of the film Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest and the cross-generational collaboration that was formed to create it. The short animated film illustrates the miraculous true story of the late actress Ingrid Pitt (Where Eagles Dare) who, in 1945, escaped at age 8 from a Nazi concentration camp in Poland to later become one of the UK's biggest movie stars. Also screening will be a trailer for the new documentary on animator Bill Plympton, Adventures in Plymptoons! Moderated by Pat Swinney Kaufman (executive director for the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television Development) and Lloyd Kaufman (president/co-founder of Troma Entertainment, author of Sell Your Own Damn Movie). Room 5AB
 

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