Approximately 3,000 area school children participated in the Saugatuck Children's Film Festival
this year, nearly triple our previous record. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts was also able to expand into the Allegan community by taking the ‘Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour’ on the road and make the films available to over 1,000 kids.
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) pioneered this new model that allows for kids to experience great films in their area and allow for the Children’s Film Festival to reach even more kids year after year.
A partnership with the Ottawa County Intermediate School District connected the SCA with more teachers and schools and allowed to help schools to bring their students into Saugatuck by funding their transportation.
Foundation and business partners year after year make the program available free of charge for kids in Allegan, Ottawa, Kent, and Van Buren counties. Without their support, this program would not be possible.