SYRACUSE — The Chautauqua Fun Film Festival will debut at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Pickwick Theater, 108 W. Main St., in Syracuse. Attendance is free, but popcorn and other concessions are not.
The festival consists of video clips shot by Syracuse-area residents of fun family times around the lake or home.
More than 50 clips were submitted by area residents showing dogs having fun in the water, kids doing silly things, bouncing and flipping tubes, fireworks, biking and other family fun times. The videos were collected and submitted during the last 45 days, orchestrated by Chautauqua-Wawasee, and produced into a fast-paced film by Ryan Snider and Matt Wuthrich, recent Wawasee High School graduates, who will be majoring in film at Huntington University in a few weeks.
Following the viewing, awards will be presented in five categories: Fun with pets, kids fun, biking, tubing and a wildcard category. The public is invited to this one-time community event 10 to 10:30 a.m.