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BURBANK, CA – Aug. 28, 2015  – The 168 Film Festival will host a very special free event for at-risk and homeless children ages 5-15.   Through a continuing partnership with the Union Rescue Mission, the 2nd annual “168 KIDS!” event is open to these children and their families from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Saturday, August 29th at Regal Cinemas LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015.  
“168 Kids!” is a family-fun event where children are the VIPs. Kids are invited to a special screening with popcorn from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. From there they will get to walk the Kid’s Red Carpet and take pictures with celebrities from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
The films presented at “168 Kids!” were created specifically for young audiences attending the 168 Film Festival, including a twice-nominated film by seven-year-old writer/director Rachel Lowry.  These powerful and positive family messages are sure to delight young minds.
According to Reverend Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission, "Stories really do fascinate kids, that's why we are excited that the 168 Film Festival has reached out again this year to include our children in this fun-filled day of activities. This will perhaps inspire the next generation of positive actors, directors, writers and producers!"
The “168 Kids!” event takes place during the 13th Annual 168 Film Festival. Highlighting the power of story to change culture, the 168 Film Festival showcases the work of worldwide filmmakers competing for top honors and more than $25,000 in cash and prizes. 
The festival is presented each year by 168 Film, an organization founded by John David Ware in 2003 to train and equip filmmakers in the how-tos of making faith and family films. Special thanks to “168 Kids!” partners, including Union Rescue Mission, Icthus International, and Operation Christmas Child.
The “168 Kids!” event is free and open to all families.  Please call for free tickets: 818-557-8507. Tickets to attend the entire 168 Film Festival are $20-49 and are currently available at:  168 Film Festival runs from Saturday August 29 to Sunday August 30th