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Film festival's Family Day draws creatures great and small

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Cami Kielbasa (on floor) uses a "worm's-eye view" to film Sage Tanguay (from left) and Maisie Finley as they perform improvised movement during a workshop at Family Day, part of the Virginia Film Festival, at the University of Virginia on Saturday.

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A giant bug stomped through a field of toddlers. Kangaroos and kookaburras threatened to leap out of computer screens. Bassoons and oboes shrieked like wild animals.

It sounds like a chaotic scene from a movie. But the cacophony of children’s voices on the University of Virginia’s Arts Grounds on Saturday morning was anything but scripted. It was the sound of learning, discovery and creativity -- the sound of Family Day at the 26th annual Virginia Film Festival.

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RYAN M. KELLY/THE DAILY PROGRESS

Cami Kielbasa (on floor) uses a "worm's-eye view" to film Sage Tanguay (from left) and Maisie Finley as they perform improvised movement during a workshop at Family Day, part of the Virginia Film Festival, at the University of Virginia on Saturday.