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EMISSARY, THE
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EMISSARY, THE
NIGHT SKY VENTURES, INC
Series: FEATURE, AGES 8 - 18
Description - Jim, a curious engineer and scientist, is beginning to learn mindfulness mediation, and drags two of his friends into the woods for a sunset "awareness" walk. They accidentally meet a mysterious spaceman named Koyper, who has travelled to Earth from a secret alien-built colony of humans living on the edge of the solar system. His mission: deactivate a worn-out alien power generator, lost decades before during the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald...but get in a round of mini-golf, eat ice-cream for the first time and drive go-karts while he's at it.
Runtime: 99 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

REJECTED/ACCEPTED
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REJECTED/ACCEPTED
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES MOVING IMAGES PROGRAM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 18
Description - Getting accepted into High School is always stressful- especially when you're competing against your best friend! Alex and Jerry find out that sometimes, what you want and what's best for you are not the same thing.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CUDDLEFISH
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CUDDLEFISH
CHERYL BRIGGS
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 5 TO 18
Description - Cuddlefish is the story of Viktor, a daring Viking on the adventure of a lifetime. His travels come to a grinding halt when he meets the adorable love-sick kraken, Kaimana, who falls in love with the anchor on Viktor's mighty ship. The two face off in an epic conflict of wit which teaches both of them that love is blind as far as the eye can "sea."
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DREAMWEAVER
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DREAMWEAVER
CHERYL BRIGGS
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 5 TO 18
Description - The Chippewa tribe believes that Asibikaashi, the spider woman, protects children from bad dreams at night by weaving dream catchers to hang above their heads while they sleep. In Dreamweaver, she teaches Namid, a scared eight year old Chippewa girl who suffers from nightmares, to overcome her fears.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SENTIMENT
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SENTIMENT
HARRISON FULLER
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - This is a 2 minute short film depicting the courage of a young man realizing that too often, we don't appreciate important people in our lives until it is too late.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WHAT DO WE WISH FOR THE WORLD?
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WHAT DO WE WISH FOR THE WORLD?
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Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-18
Description - Luzia, also called Luz, is a shy young girl who has a very creative and good-humored imagination. Due to a school project, she is faced with the challenge of interacting with her classmates to create a music project. From then on, Luz expands her creativity and materializes her ideas.
Runtime: 110 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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(STOP) CYBER BULLYING!
KELLI GAUTREAU
Series: SHORT, AGES 8-15
Description - (Stop Cyber Bullying! is a silent film that uses dance as the medium to tell the story of the negative effects cyber bullying has on children and /teens.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WHO STOLE FIFI'S FRUIT-EATING GENE
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WHO STOLE FIFI'S FRUIT-EATING GENE
PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE, TAIWAN
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 12
Description - Fifi doesn't like to eat fruit but her twin brother loves all kinds of fruit. The grownups wonder why the twin are so different and whisper "the brother must have eaten up her fruit-eating gene." Wondering what "fruit-eating gene" is, the brother comes up with an operational plan to save his sister's "fruit-eating gene."
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HORACIO QUIROGA, STORYTELLER
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HORACIO QUIROGA, STORYTELLER
IRENE BLEI
Series: STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10-18
Description - A journey through the life and work of the writer Horacio Quiroga: his stories, passions and time. Collaboratively developed by children and adults - parents and teachers included - at "El Mate" Cinema Workshop, a film school for children in Argentina. The film is a profuse narrative and visual "collage" that seamlessly brings together fiction, documentary material and animated sequences transiting cities of Uruguay and Argentina.
Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PROBABILITY OF LOVE, THE
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PROBABILITY OF LOVE, THE
GAYLA GOEHI
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 13
Description - A Saturday pool party at the multi-million dollar home of the school's prettiest and most popular girl. A young mathlete who only recently learned to shave and just recently stopped wearing white socks with most of his outfits. What is the probability of love?
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-13
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CHATTER GROUP OF MOMS AND GRANDMAS, THE
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CHATTER GROUP OF MOMS AND GRANDMAS, THE
PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE, TAIWAN
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 12
Description - There's a spring fountain besides the Land Good Temple (Tudigong) in Yilan. The spring is a unique place to rest with the waters warm in winter and chill in summer. Many women, young and old alike, start gathering around here when the dawn breaks everyday. What's the magic of the spring fountain that attracts the moms and grandmas all year round?
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NANHI NEEND (MOM)
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NANHI NEEND (MOM)
JIENDRA RAI
Series: SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Nanhi Neend' is a film I have made with the intent of highlighting the role that our mothers play in our lives. It is some times easy to take our mothers for granted because of their selfless love towards us, and this is what I've tried to bring out with this short film. I find this is the right time to pay my humble tribute to mothers everywhere - just a little 'thank you' for everything they've done for us.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

STUCK
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STUCK
SHAELYN KOOPS
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 14
Description - What can go wrong with true love's first kiss?

Director Biography: Samuel Parker can be seen this summer in the Paramount movie Transformers 5: The Last Knight. He recently shared the small screen with Conan O'Brien, and with Elizabeth Banks for realtor.com. Other TV work includes NCIS: Los Angeles, Married, and numerous commercials. His feature films include Nosferatu, City of Dogs, and Vermin Town. He also served as the lead host of the popular YouTube series LEGO: The Build Zone (2015). Sam is a SoCal native and an avid skateboarder, video gamer, and writer.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


GEEZ LOUISE
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GEEZ LOUISE
MARY KERRIGAN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A rollerblading 9 year old, has a knack for creative danger. Her kooky Grandma and brothers spend the day searching for the family's escaped pet bird but Louise has other plans inside the neighborhood construction site. While innocently swinging from the beams of a half built home Louise manages to make the biggest mistake of her life. She must confront her crazed community and the realities of messing up. A family film.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SHORT SILENT SCENES
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SHORT SILENT SCENES
THIAGO MONTELLI
Series: FOREIGN INDI SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Short Silent Scenes is an animated series with puppets and cinematographic language inspired by silent movies. Each episode is a different story, mixing the most divers styles of live action animation: puppets, shadows, toy theatre and "th�atre noir". From Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WHALE RIDER
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WHALE RIDER
SHOUT! FACTORY
Series: DVD, AGES 8-18
Description - On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
Runtime: 101 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.99
Media: DVD

ADVENTURES OF TRACY & FELT, THE
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ADVENTURES OF TRACY & FELT, THE
ELIZABETH SCHIFFLER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 8-15
Description - A mini-web series following two explorers learning the magic of science. Director Statement: The Adventures of Tracy & Felt was born out of a desire to work with talented young Washington filmmakers, writers, and artists to ground work in the location we love and learn from. Developed on Whidbey Island, WA we challenged ourselves to create a story full of laughs (mostly our own) and exploring the magical and not-to-distant world of science and nature.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ALBEDO ABSOLUTE
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ALBEDO ABSOLUTE
TATIANA CHKHOVA
Series: SHORT AGES 8-18
Description - This film is a fairytale adventure of Violet and Savannah, two sisters who disobey their parent's warning by venturing into a brooding forest. There, they discover a large plug wedged into the forest floor. What lurks beneath the plug? The girls cannot resist finding out. Their curiosity sends them down a kaleidoscopic drain pipe and into a strange and startling journey of no return.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BONECA DE ATAURO: SEARCHING FOR THE LOST LOVE
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BONECA DE ATAURO: SEARCHING FOR THE LOST LOVE
DAVID PALAZ�N
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 8-15
Description - 'Boneca de Ata�ro: Searching for the Lost Love' is the first stop-motion film coming out the young nation of Timor-Leste. On this non-stop laughter and action-packed film, the main character--a handmade rag doll called Ataurina--while looking for her abducted partner, takes us into an adventurous journey through some of the most beautiful locations in Ata�ro island (a new eco-tourism paradise destination in South East Asia). During the trip, Ataurina travels by all means encountering unexpected dangers and meeting curious characters across the island in a mission to get her loved one back. The Boneca de Ata�ro (Ata�ro's Doll--in Portuguese) is a well-established women cooperative producing for the last 10 years the most well-known handicraft brand in the young nation of Timor-Leste. The cooperative produces intricately handmade embroidery dolls, handbags, toys, housewares and educational products. Based in Ata�ro island--25km north off the coast of Dili--it is one of those projects truly born out of love, passion and hard work, providing income to over 60 families in the island. The film was made totally pro-bono by award-winning filmmaker David Palaz�n, co-written by Karen Reidy and Swiss artist Ester Piera Zuercher (the founder) and co-produced in collaboration with the women at the cooperative.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

4 TO 5
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4 TO 5
CRAIG KNOWLES
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 4-18
Description - On the eve of his 5th birthday, a young boy discusses his last day of being 4.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

INTERROGATION, THE
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INTERROGATION, THE
ALEXANDER SMITH
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A spy is captured by his arch enemy, but has a few tricks up his sleeve that befuddle his captor.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 14-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

RESOLUTION, THE
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RESOLUTION, THE
SEAMUS HYMAN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-14
Description - A old fashioned story about two men brawling over a woman.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

THE SWATCH
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THE SWATCH
ERICK HATTER
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - A bullied teenager creates a super watch that gives him super powers.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DEAR HENRI
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DEAR HENRI
MATTHEW SANDAGER
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, 5-12
Description - Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply, and his sudden absence raises the question: can their correspondence continue, and if so, how? Henri is old enough to anticipate what grown-ups might say, but young enough to imagine there might be a way. Over the course of one summer day in Brooklyn, Henri "sends" a series of letters in imaginative ways--nested in the basket of a handmade air balloon, folded into an origami boat that sails into the tunnels under the city--and with each attempt, she imagines the magically circuitous route her message takes to reach her grandfather. DEAR HENRI, combines live action with animation to depict the vivid inner world of a young girl grappling with cosmic questions. Will she ever receive a response?
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

KCKPL'S STORIES: MATT DE LA PENA READS LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
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KCKPL'S STORIES: MATT DE LA PENA READS LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
ERIC J. SMITH
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 4-10
Description - KCKPL's Stories on the Bus: Matt de la Pe�a Reads Last Stop on Market Street: Watch as Matt de la Pe�a's award winning book comes alive! This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pe�a's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations. "Last Stop on Market Street" is the winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal; a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book; a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book; and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ONLY ONE YOU
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ONLY ONE YOU
MADISON DURAND
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 2-8
Description - Grammy-winning Danny Weinkauf delivers a great, and rather catchy, message about being yourself. Video created by 15 year-old Madison Durand.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

THANK GOD FOR JELLY
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THANK GOD FOR JELLY
MARCI KROWN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 6-18
Description - A girl's mission is to carry out her father's values on gratitude and goes on a journey with her stuffed rabbit, brother and two friends in order to do so. What she finds is clearly unexpected.
Runtime: 21 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GO CART, THE
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GO CART, THE
KAILYNE WATERS
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A lone shopping cart injured and seized for scrap breaks free and navigates a world of danger, changing his fate and bringing happiness to those he encounters.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-13
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE
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ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE
SINKING SHIP
Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12
Description - Odd Squad: The Movie is a live-action comedy featuring government agent kids who investigate weird and unusual phenomena in their town and put things right. The kid agents are up against a group of grown-ups called Weird Team who runs Odd Squad out of business and the agents are forced to retire and become regular kids again. All seems lost until Odd Squad discovers Weird Team is not actually solving problems and they are up to no good. Armed with only their wits, the kids regroup and break into their old headquarters to save the day. The movie features big action set pieces, odd creatures, and even a trip to space. There's lots more action, problem solving, great visual effects and even a trip to outer Space! This film is targeted to children ages from 5 to 10. Adults may also enjoy!
Runtime: 65 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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ONCE UPON A SIGN: THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
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Series: DVD, AGES 5-12
Description - An off-the-grid village in the Southwest is preparing to celebrate their Juice harvest. Their friend Wolf helps by bringing the Juice to the city to sell, and upon his return, the annual celebration kicks off. Small One is responsible for alerting the village of Wolf's return but will he remember the complicated directions?
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I think this is absolutely brilliant. I have never seen anything from Once Upon a Sign before this and, the wait was well worth it. The actors are artists with their sign language. They really have the body language and visual expressions down. The voice over work is great and its lovely that I can enjoy something like this as well. I was actually catching on to some of the ASL and I looked up more of their videos afterwards. The animation is really cute and blends great with the live action actors. I recommend this for ages 5 to 16 and, as I said earlier, I enjoyed it as well. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Juror
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Runtime: 25 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15.95
Media: DVD

BOSS BABY, THE
KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
BOSS BABY, THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18
Description - A hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - "Where do babies come from?" is a question that children ask adults, parents and anyone willing to take a stab at an explanation. The Boss Baby, a Dreamworks Animation film gives us an unexpected answer to this question. We find ourselves looking through the eyes of a very imaginative seven-year-old boy, Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi). Tim is happy and has a very vivid imagination which we see him use to overcome obstacles. The film is very colorful, funny and includes elements of nostalgia with the music.

The Boss Baby is a family comedy that addresses issues of sibling rivalry. Tim, as the big brother, fears that he will have less love from his parents because of the new baby. The Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. This film shows a view of the culture of the corporate world in a most humorous way. For example, the Boss Baby holds a meeting with a group of the neighborhood babies and talks about plans to carry out his mission. The parents (Lisa Kudrow and Steve Buscemi) have no clue about what is happening with the children.

My favorite scene is when Tim discovers that his baby brother can talk and sets about to prove it to his parents. We see chases, just-in-time escapes and some scary scenes from the imagination of 7-year-old Tim such as creepy hallways. Once Tim learns about his baby brother's mission, the two work together to defeat the evil plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

The Boss Baby addresses issues around sibling rivalry as well as the importance of team work and the fact that there is enough love for everyone in a family. Because of some scenes with rude humor, some mild violence and the display of baby body parts, I recommend it for ages 6 to 18. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars! It opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 31, 2017! Be sure to check it out.

Reviewed by Juanita Seon Leary, KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Dreamworks' The Boss Baby, is an extraordinary, fun and lighthearted animated film based on an award-winning picture book by Marla Frazee.

7-year-old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) had the perfect life and the full attention of his parents until one day, a new arrival took it all away and became the Boss of his family. Tim and Boss Baby face sibling rivalry, trying to both win the affection of their parents. Much to Tim's surprise, the two bond when they join forces to uncover the evil plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. And in the midst of it all, Tim and his new brother Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) learn the true meaning of the love of family.

The Boss Baby is fabulously directed by Tom McGrath, who you might recognize from his work on all three Madagascar movies and Megamind. He says that the movie is partially an apology letter to his own brother for all the grief he put him in when they were young.

My favorite character is Boss Baby. Alec Baldwin voices this character with great panache. His witty personality mixed with a take-charge attitude bursts through the screen. I feel that Baldwin's voice talent in this is one of the key reasons this movie shines.

My favorite scene is when Tim and Boss Baby work together to sneak into Puppy Co. and attempt to steal the secret file. Watching a working large scale replica of one of my favorite games when I was young (Mouse Trap) was particularly fun. Also, there are many toys from the 70s and 80s included which I enjoyed. Several times I found myself times trying to find them in the scene. There are so many magical moments throughout. As an only child, it's funny that there are times the movie made me want to have a brother and, other times, I'm happy to be an only child.

The Boss Baby is an enjoyable film safe to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained. Director Tom McGrath states "I want this movie to draw you in and make you move to the edge of your seat, not pull away from the screen" and I believe he achieved that goal. It is rated PG for mild humor and I recommend it for ages 6 to 14, although the whole family will enjoy it. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars. It opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 so, go check it out.

Reviewed by Tristan T., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14

The Boss Baby is a hilarious movie about a boy named Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) who has a pretty great life with his parents, until one day he gets a baby brother (Alec Baldwin) who wears a suit and tie. Tim is very skeptical about this new baby brother, but eventually he works with his baby brother to help stop the antagonist, the CEO of Puppy Co.

This film is very funny because Tim and the baby are always fighting. Sometimes they put scenes in slow motion which makes them extra funny. In one scene, the babies are going against Tim and everything is over exaggerated. I went with a 6-year-old and she and the rest of the audience laughed a lot.

The animation in this movie is very detailed and brightly colored. The creative use of so many colors help give each scene a happy feeling. There is a lot of detail in this movie such as the characters' hair. You can see little strands of hair and each individual eyelash. Having so much detail on each character helps make it more realistic.

The moral to this film is "don't judge a book by its cover." Although Tim is right to be skeptical about the new baby, he doesn't get to know the baby before judging him and jumps to the conclusion that he is bad. My favorite scene is when Tim tries to show the parents that the baby can talk. This is a very funny scene because everything is so over-the-top and the slow motion parts are hysterical. The music is primarily one song, Black Bird. This song is sung throughout and is Tim's favorite song. Black Bird brings a sweet mood to the film whenever it is sung.

I recommend this film for ages 4 to 14 because. It is a pretty funny movie parents can take their kids to, but you should know that there is a reference to killing people which might be scary to little kids. I rate this movie 5 out of 5 stars, because the plot is really developed and it is very funny. Go see The Boss Baby in theatres when it opens March 31, 2017. I think you will love it!

Reviewed by Mia A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 13

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


MAKE A WISH, MOM
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MAKE A WISH, MOM
DIANA SCOTT
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10 - 18
Description - Sweet and touching birthday wish from young Lily to her mom.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BLANCHE'S BICHON BUZZ
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BLANCHE'S BICHON BUZZ
ISSYSHARPRADIO/PINK POODLE PRODUCTIONS
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 7-18
Description - Following in the footsteps of acclaimed, indie, found-footage, big screen treatments (think Blair Witch, Unfriended, and Paranormal Activity) comes the parody short Blanche's Bichon Buzz. Buzzworthy Bichon Frise' Blanche DuBois Sharp accidentally unleashes her bladder on the pristine floor of Grandma's house. In order to escape her soap-and-watery fate, Blanche must outrun her pursuers. Her journey proves to be an authentic, cinematic, epic nail-biter and possible head scratcher. However, the best cinema is that which makes one think about adorable animals! Important production note: Blanche's Bichon Buzz proudly shot on location at Grandma's actual house in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WATER PATH FOR A FISH
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WATER PATH FOR A FISH
PROMOFEST
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - It's a starry night when Oscar sees from his window... a little goldfish jumping on a dirty puddle! Two cats are watching from the shadows. Oscar will help the goldfish through a rampant adventure in a nighty Latin American, with the lack of water as a backdrop
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

KUKUSCHKA
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KUKUSCHKA
PROMOFEST
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Kukuschka is a bird, who follows the sun. It seems to her as if she already could touch It, but the Sun is still far away. Suddenly she is not alone anymore, but for two it's even more difficult to keep going so fast. She will reach the Sun, may be tomorrow may be the day after. Best Short Animated Film, Cesate Short Film Fest; Best Animation, Festival Internacional De Cine de Pasto; Special Jury Mention, Festival Internazionale del Cinema Di Frontiera, Special Prize, from Masters, Open Russian Festival of Animation Films
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PLASTIC IS FOREVER
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PLASTIC IS FOREVER
DYLAN D'HAEZE
Series: STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL
Description - An in depth look at plastic pollution from a kid's perspective, and what kids can do to solve the problem.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DOCTOR MONSTER
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DOCTOR MONSTER
GUSTAVO TEIXEIRA
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATIED SHORT, AGES 8-15
Description - Dudu has already chosen his future profession, now will have to face his fears to become a doctor of monsters.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
JOYCE FITZPATRICK
Series: SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Someone new moves into the neighborhood and doesn't make friends easily; one kid is curious to find out why.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CHILDREN OF THE NOON, THE
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CHILDREN OF THE NOON, THE
DIEGO FIORI
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18
Description - Deals with the universal subject of life. Time passes for a group of children in an orphanage in Nchiru, a small Kenyan village. We observe the orphans' condition and poverty they share. A sudden death of one of them changes all points of view intertwining a dense web of pains and joys, friendships and hopes.
Runtime: 1:5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-19
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

EYES IN THE BACK OF HER HEAD
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EYES IN THE BACK OF HER HEAD
MADISON DURAND
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A little monster wonders if his well-meaning mother is hiding an unusual secret. Music by Grammy-winning Danny Weinkauf; video created by 16-year-old Madison Durand.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ADVENTURES OF TRACY & FELT, THE
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ADVENTURES OF TRACY & FELT, THE
ELIZABETH SCHIFFLER
Series: SERIES, AGES 8-12
Description - A mini-web series following two explorers learning the magic of science. This mini-webisode series was conceived on Whidbey Island, WA with a team of talented artists.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Web Series

LUCIA
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LUCIA
FRANCESCO FONTANA ANTONELLI
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT PRODUCTION, AGES 12-18
Description - Lucia is a young woman who cries the loss of her beloved one. She is prostrated in pain in front of the grave of the departed. Because of the unbearable pain she plucks her eyes in front of the burial, and faints, unconscious. She will encounter a mysterious woman.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PLANET 98475
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PLANET 98475
NOAH ZIELINSKI
Series: STUDENT PRODUCTION, MIDDLE SCHOOL
Description - This story is about the argument between a flesh and blood human and a artificial intelligence robot. The man and robot argue about who is human and who is not, while being stuck on planet 98475 by them selves. They have to learn how to get along.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BAD LITTLE FAIRIES
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BAD LITTLE FAIRIES
GAYLA GOEHI
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 7-12
Description - A group of young fairies must train to fight the evils trying to make their way into their beloved Fairy Fairy land.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ACTING HUMAN
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ACTING HUMAN
GAYLA GOEHI
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Immortals, weird, strange and unusual beings want fame too, so they go to an elite Hollywood acting school that teaches them to be more like humans...sort of.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CUP OF TEA, A
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CUP OF TEA, A
JITENDRA RAI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A young photographer stands at the edge of a lake as she takes pictures of the beauty surrounding her. She breathes in the clean air and closes her eyes as she takes it all in, forgetting her troubles for a moment. She notices a young village kid smiling at her. She smiles back. Suddenly, she's jolted back to reality when the young delinquent picks up her bag and makes a run for it. She chases him through the beautiful landscape as he whips through jungles and open fields and villages. He's very familiar with the place and she doesn't have a chance. Just when hope seems to be at an end, she finally finds the kid, and what she sees overwhelms her and melts her heart. 'Cup Of Tea' is a short film about the potential we all have to change someone else's life, and while you're doing that, might as well change it for the better.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

JJ PROJECT, THE
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JJ PROJECT, THE
MATTHEW STARR
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-18
Description - Overcoming brittle bone disease and life in foster care, eleven-year-old JJ House inspires a community and directs his first musical.
Runtime: 1:3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MYSTERY OF GREEN HILL, THE
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MYSTERY OF GREEN HILL, THE
ANKICA JURIC TILIC
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 8-12
Description - oko and his friends are spending summer vacation on the shores of a lake near the idyllic Green Hill, hanging out and playing. The magical countryside is disturbed by unusual events which alarm the children as well as the locals: under cover of night, burglars break into one house after another, stealing anything valuable they can find. When the police turns a blind eye to denunciations by adults, the children decide to take matters into their own hands and unmask the burglars.
Runtime: 1:2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

INCUBUS
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INCUBUS
JACOB CHANG RASCLE
Series: STUDENT PRODUCTION, HIGH SCHOOL
Description - Incubus tells the story of a boy who sets out on an amateur archaeology assignment with his dad. After he finds a mysterious key, the day takes a turn for the worse, as supernatural powers turn a pleasant afternoon into a nightmare. Director Jacob Chang-Rascle was 14 years old when he made this film.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LIGHT SIGHT
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LIGHT SIGHT
SEYED M. TABATABAEI
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT PRODUCTION, COLLEGE, ANIMATION
Description - M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle in his way.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO



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