[Set in Villa Park, "Concrete Dreams" will be shown at the second annual Dox on the Fox, and a co-director will attend.]
Dox on the Fox returns for a second year with even more short documentaries in the film festival taking place April 26 and 27 at the Albright Theatre in the Batavia Government Center.
The fest's director, Charles Klein, said he and fellow organizers were pleased to receive double the submissions.
"I think we have a really good, diverse slate," Klein said, describing it as an interesting collection of films from around the world, including New Zealand, Iran, India, the United Kingdom and Singapore.
The format changes this year, so that both evening showcases at 7 p.m. will screen the same selections. Different films will be shown during the day Saturday, including an hour-long block appropriate for children of all ages at 11 a.m. In addition to the three short films, some activities for kids also are planned. It's free to children accompanied by an adult.
At 1 p.m., the theme is hope and family in a life-affirming collection of short films conveying a message of hope about people who have overcome obstacles, Klein said, calling the selections uplifting.
He and fellow organizers carefully are curating the films as they grow the festival.