The third annual Dominican International Film Festival, which takes place Nov 8-11, will host two children's film workshops on Nov 9 and Nov 10.

Hosted by native Dominican actor Manny Perez, the programs will be open to 12 future film-makers between the ages of 5 and 17 per session.

The sessions, which will allow children to experiment with digital film and imaging software and hardware, are being organized by non-profit The Elliott Foundation and The Director's Cut, a Canadian studio dedicated to children.