The ninth annual INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SILENT FILM FESTIVAL opens with screenings of the top films entered in this year's Pacific Northwest Regional competition. Filmmakers are all under 20 years of age, and use one of 10 original musical themes composed for the festival by Nathan Avakian. Mr. Avakian will also perform live, accompanying each film screened on the theatre organ. Filmmakers compete for prizes. First prize is $1,000! The greatest gift any young filmmaker can have is an audience for their film, so come and experience silent movies newly conceived and created for the festival competition!