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TWO FOR ONE
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TWO FOR ONE
TERRI TREAS
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-13
Description - A middle school campaign for class president turns ugly when the students take to social media to support their favorite candidate. The teacher and high school mentors come up with a clever solution to teach the true meaning of co-operation or bi-partisanship to the student body.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-13
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

HOOT QUARTERS: LACHANOPHOBIA
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HOOT QUARTERS: LACHANOPHOBIA
JOEL DANIEL
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 3-8
Description - Hoot Quarters is an episodic series staring, The Hoots, a band who write, record and perform original music for the young and old(er), and Oliver t. Owl, a purple owl who thinks he knows everything, but whose knowledge is almost always a little off. Hoot Quarters is the name of the tree house where The Hoots hang out and rehearse. The built said tree house in a tree where Oliver was already living. Oliver decided to move into the tree house - preferring it to the knot hole abode he was previously occupying. After spending just a little time with Oliver, two things were clear: 1) he is extremely lovable, and 2) as previously mentioned he has some rather curious views of the world. Specifically, he seems to think he knows a lot more about just about everything than he actually does. Because of this, The Hoots and their friends often find themselves having to steer Oliver's slightly misguided-self back on the right course. In doing so, they realized there was an abundance of excellent teaching moments and opportunities that could benefit not just Oliver but the rest of community and world at large. Each episode of Hoot Quarters focuses on one of these lessons. They primarily focus on music education and healthy lifestyle choices. They are shot in the same style the band writes their music: in a way that the young and older can appreciate and enjoy. The lessons are never too overt and/or presented in a way that speaks down to their audience. In the Sea of Bees episode the band Sea of Bees visits Hoot Quarters and shows Oliver that sometimes it's okay to play in the dirt (even if one has lovely purple feathers). In Lachanophobia, Oliver learns the importance of trying something before you decide you don't like it, because you never know until you try!
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

GENERATION STARTUP
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GENERATION STARTUP
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Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18
Description - Generation Startup takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it's an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action-with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country's economic future is at stake.
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KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you started a business from scratch? Or, are you thinking of starting a new business? If so, this is the film for you. The startups in this film are being built in Detroit which is a tough town to either make or break it. This film shows how hard people have to work to succeed and make their dream of owning a business come to life.

Award winners Cynthia Wade and Cheryl Miller Houser filmed this adventure over a period of 17 months. A lot happens within this short time period. Susan Margolin is the executive producer with mega experience in film distribution. Lauren Zalaznick is also the executive producer and has an resume having worked at NBC Universal, Sundance, Cannes and many more companies. These four women definitely comprise a power house and are great role models.

Andrew Yang is the founder of Venture for America which has placed college graduates at startups in 15 different cities over 2 years. He is also an adviser though out this film. Will they have the guts, determination and drive to succeed? That is what this film is about. The ups and downs and mistakes you go through to make it. Pamela Lewis is the director of the New Economy Initiative and she is another adviser to this film.

The storyline is very interesting and told in documentary style. I love watching films with real people about real lives. This film follows six people trying to open new startup businesses from scratch. Brian Rudolph, Avery Hairston, Labib Rahman, Dextina Brooker, Kate Catlin and Max Nussenbaum are the six people that we follow on their journey. Will they make it? We are always on the edge of our seats wondering if they will make it because it could go either way. I think that this documentary really captures all the hard work, determination and perspiration you have to put into making your dreams come true. It takes a lot to start a new business. There is a ton of effort that goes into a little thing such as paste that I love to eat. No sugar coating here, they have many failures and successes.

All six people have different goals and different obstacles they have to overcome. No spoilers, but not all of them make it and some decide to take another path. They are all exceptional students. People like this hold the world's future in their hands. This is a small sample of the people who will be creating jobs, products and inventions for our future.

My favorite scene is when Max Nussenbaum and a bunch of his friends are in a house that has no heat, poor insulation and it is in the dead of winter so they have blankets, tents and space heaters all around them. I love this scene. It is hilarious as they all try to find warmth in the little establishment that they set up. Indoor camping, yeah! They said that, as difficult as this was, they miss this part the most. They have come a long way since then.

One of the great ideas I like is a spoon is covered with cereal that you dip into peanut butter and eat. You can do it while sitting in a car. I am going to try this. Other companies I found interesting were a chickpea noodle company, an on-line property management company, a website to encourages women mentors and more.

I recommend this film to ages 11 to 18. Adults will like this too. Kids will be inspired and will want to start their own business. Children are creating and starting businesses when they are very young, so who knows what this might inspire? Adults will think that the story is informational and intrigued to see who will make it. You should know that there is mild profanity but, it is story of determination and what it takes to accomplish your dreams. I give this 4 � out of 5 startup rising stars.

By Morgan Bertsch, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 11

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


LOVE SONG OF THE DRONE
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LOVE SONG OF THE DRONE
BRIAN LARSON
Series: INDIE ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 3-10
Description - An animated music video about the life (and love) cycles of a drone bee. Director's Statement: This film is a labor of love; my wife is a beekeeper and I was fascinated by the world of bees, especially the different roles and jobs each member of the hive has. It just seemed natural to have a song written for them! The world of beekeepers is full of really talented, creative and caring people!
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

I AM NOT A MOUSE
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I AM NOT A MOUSE
EVGENIA GOLUBEVSA
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT SHORT, 3-8
Description - Every time Lucy is called 'Mouse' by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is Lucy going to do? Available with French/Italian/Russian/Spanish subtitles. Email us to request the details!
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

BLACKMAIL
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BLACKMAIL
STEPHEN BURHOE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 7-12
Description - Siblings learn life lessons, as one tries to extort the others weekly allowance from him. When the prospective victim threatens to bring their police officer father into the fray, the tables are turned.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

PAPAVERI E PAPERE
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PAPAVERI E PAPERE
ADELAIDE DANTE DE FINO
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM, AGES 5-12
Description - 1952, De Gasperi visits Sassi di Matera, the ancient part of Matera city. The town is bubbling with energy. Two rival families are getting ready for the most important singing competition of the year. All the adults' recent and passed contradictions and oddities are shown up through the eyes of little girl Chico. In Italian with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 24 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 14-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

ANIMAL RESCUE
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ANIMAL RESCUE
L'OEIL CINEMA
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8-12
Description - Lea have a homework to do about her father's job. She think her father's job is boring but she will find it more admirable after following him through a working day. Festival play: FIFEM, Montreal, Canada, 2015
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

REBELLION
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REBELLION
STEPHEN BURHOE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Two siblings argue over their behavior towards their parents and each other in this coming of age story.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 11-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

DREAMSCOPE
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DREAMSCOPE
ANNA ANTONOVA
Series: INDI SHORT, AGES 6-12
Description - Have you ever think about, How these strange ideas and questions come up to children mind? I have theory that children with emotional inner world and huge imagination all over the world are connected with each other somehow. 2 worlds. 2 cultures. 2 little kids. What this experience could give them more? Director bio: Graduated Moscow Art Theatre University in 2010. Was working in several theater festivals, than decided to study cinema. Graduated Russian All-state Cinematography University as director of editing, and Moscow Cinematography School as DP. First fairytale for children participated in International film festival 19th Children Film Festival in Hyderabad, India, where I started my next project DreamScope. Currently study in New York Film Academy. Direct and shoot by myself. Ratings Rate this Project This project has not yet been rated. Notes Ranny Levy on September 20, 2016 This title is very unique. It has outstanding visuals and concept. It is a very interesting title that has a place in a film festival. The only unappealing thing is that it is somewhat confusing for some to understand what the point of it is. I had to watch it a second time to fully grasp the concept. The idea is about children's imaginations so any child with an active imagination should enjoy it. It flows well and, for the most part, makes sense. The vocabulary and concepts are suitable for the intended audience. I recommend it for ages 6 to 12. Reviewed by Michael O., KIDS FIRST! juror. Delete Ranny Levy on September 20, 2016 � Shared with Submitter This title is very unique. It has outstanding visuals and concept. It is a very interesting title that has a place in a film festival. The only unappealing thing is that it is somewhat confusing for some to understand what the point of it is. I had to watch it a second time to fully grasp the concept. The idea is about children's imaginations so any child with an active imagination should enjoy it. It flows well and, for the most part, makes sense. The vocabulary and concepts are suitable for the intended audience. I recommend it for ages 6 to 12. Reviewed by Michael O., KIDS FIRST! juror. Delete Add a note about this entry. Send a copy to the submitter. Add note Screenshot Download Trailer
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST
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MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST
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Series: TV SERIES, AGES 12-18
Description - What happens when you cross a choir nerd and a dead fashionista?

A makeover from hell, and a Beverly Hills murder mystery going nowhere good. Except maybe the mall...

Sari Coogan is a lonely nerd from New Jersey. But when she moves into a Beverly Hills mansion haunted by teen heiress Missy Palmer, Sari must get in with the rich and famous to solve Missy's murder.

Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, New Media Film Festival 2016 After facing the socialites and billionairesses of Beverly Hills Senior High, Sari quickly realizes that almost everyone had a motive to kill Missy. And if she can't figure out WHO killed Missy Palmer - and soon - she just might become the NEXT MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST...
Runtime: 240 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


CHARMING
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CHARMING
TOM ALBANESE
Series: SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Prince Charming recounts his disastrous search for true love in a re-imagining of classic Grimms' fairytales with a contemporary touch.

Director's statement: Who is Prince Charming? As a kid, I always remembered him as the guy who swept in at the end of my sister's favorite movies to kiss the princess, save the day, and ride off into the sunset, leaving everyone to live happily ever after. But why was he kissing all these princesses? What happened after the prince and princess rode off into the sunset? Can everyone really live happily ever after?
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


BRUNO
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BRUNO
ANDREA HINTERMAIER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Bruno catches his best friend Rick kissing his sister Jo. He�s more than angry, although nobody understands why. In his pain Bruno turns to his mother for help, but she is busy with her own divorce. Bruno takes revenge on his sister and the family situation escalates. Finally Bruno decides to make a bold decision. Maybe he can confess his love to Rick. Bruno is the story of a 15-year-old boy who escapes from his torn up family and learns to trust himself. A Coming of Age story about love, trust, honesty and forgiveness. Dialogue is in German with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

1ST SEM
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1ST SEM
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Series: INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 12-18
Description - The love-hate relationship between mother and son intensifies when the latter decides not to pursue his promising college education in the city after suffering from separation anxiety.
Runtime: 103 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

I AM YOU
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I AM YOU
AJIT GIRI
Series: INDEPENDEN FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-5
Description - The film is an abstract depiction of a child's perspective of the outer world. The struggle of the kid to come in terms with the surrounding and the desire to liberate himself from its clutches.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

SENI
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SENI
AJIT GIRI
Series: INDEPENDEN FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - Seni is all about cutting all the web that hold us from being Winged. It's how a kid makes a unique bond with an ant, he pampers, plays, feeds and takes outmost care of the ant. However at the end the ant leaves the kid for his world, while making the kid realize the value of freedom.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

KEEPIN' IT WEIRD TV- EVEN THE KIDS ARE WEIRD
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KEEPIN' IT WEIRD TV- EVEN THE KIDS ARE WEIRD
KEEPIN' IT WEIRD TV PRODUCTIONS
Series: TV SERIES, AGES 8-12
Description - Meet our Keepin' It Weird Youth from Austin, TX with a collection of sketches where they poke fun at the world around them!
Runtime: 16 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

ITIME TRAVEL
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ITIME TRAVEL
LESLIE BLOOM
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT. AGES 12-15
Description - Young Jake, played by Teddy van Ee (Captain Fantastic) finds a time travel app conveniently placed for his use, he can't resist the urge to press the button. He finds himself 30 years from now wondering how he (played by Tony Award winner, Corey Brunish) got so messed up.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

LIGHT DRIFTER
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LIGHT DRIFTER
YU TING CHENG
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Light Drifter by Yu-Ting Cheng is a 2D animation that uses a flowing pastel and watercolor style to tell a poetic visual narrative based on the filmmaker's childhood nighttime sleepwalks. Created at the intersection of dreams and reality, the audience is lead on an imaginary journey through mysterious spaces that are shaped by light.

Director's Bio: Yu Ting Cheng received an M.F.A. in Computer Art with a concentration in 2D animation from the School of Visual Art in New York (2016). Her creative and animation practice includes computer animation, concept design and storyboard design for visual concept development. She has worked as a 2D animation assistant at Bill Plympton Studios in New York (2015) and as an assistant instructor in stop motion, animation and watercolors at Taipei Contemporary Art Association, Taiwan (2013).

Director's Statement: I'm a dreamer. In my 2D animation Light Drifter, I invite the viewer into my dream world through a visual m�lange of watercolor and illustration. As a child in rural Taiwan, I played and drew in my grandfather's garden. Surrounded by farms and animals, I recorded what I saw. Light Drifter is a visual narrative of my dreams realized in a surreal world populated by monsters, birds, fish and magical creatures. For me, reality and dreams can merge. In the imagination of a child, the boundaries between the known and unknown are fluid. Ever since I was young, I have sought to share this mysterious reality with others. Light Drifter, a story of an impish creature who ventures into the seemingly friendly mouth of a monster, invites a suspension of logic as the viewer enjoys a tour of the unknown. As a child, I remember being startled and disoriented by the darkness as I awoke from my frequent nighttime sleepwalks. Light Drifter is a visual response to lessen the fears associated with these early nightmares. Through a strong use of light, I transform unpredictable and intriguing shapes into candy that lures the viewer. Ku Yan-Ren, a Taiwanese watercolorist has remarked, "Each stroke and color in Yu Ting's work reveals her powerful imagination. Visual discoveries await her viewers." Through my inventive use of color, I convey a positive energy to the world.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


TEACHER X-GIN'S LESSON IN DISCRIMINATION
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TEACHER X-GIN'S LESSON IN DISCRIMINATION
PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE, TAIWAN
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-18
Description - The one-day teacher of this episode is Gin Oy, a writer and model. When she was younger, she was discriminated and bullied because she was a plump girl with tattoos, which caused her to suffer from major depression in her adolescence. So she intends to let the kids know what discrimination can do to hurt someone's feelings. She divides the students into two groups, according to the unchangeable hereditary characteristic of their earlobes. With a made-up experiment, she convinces the kids that those with free earlobes has better self-control while those with attached earlobes have to stay inside the classroom during the breaks to study harder. Being tagged as someone born to be worse than the others, what will the kids react to this discrimination?
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

LAKOTA GIRLS
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LAKOTA GIRLS
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Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 8 - 18
Description - This is a historical drama about Mato Win, an eight-year-old Native American girl who lives at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She is sent to live with a white family at a horse ranch in the Black Hills. She stays with Clara, an eight-year-old white girl and her family, but Mato Win is determined to get back to the reservation. She runs away to the mountainous forest, but is found. Mato Win is afraid she will be kept from her parents and does not trust Clara's older brother Cavan. Mato Win questions Clara about an old photo of two Indian men in her home. Clara tells the story of her great-great grandma, Emylon, who rode the train from Indiana to teach there, a hundred years ago. The girls discover they have more in common than they knew.
Runtime: 94 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

S.O.S.
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S.O.S.
JOAN KIM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 6-10
Description - A story about a mischievous young boy and his relationship with his protective older brother, centered around a lovely day at the beach.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

LABELED (2016)
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LABELED (2016)
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES MOVING IMAGES PROGRAM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 11 TO 15
Description - New student Lizzie finds out that your label does not define you.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

NOTEWORTHY
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NOTEWORTHY
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES MOVING IMAGES PROGRAM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 15
Description - Courtney is too shy to tell Sonja she has a crush on her, but writing a note might just work.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

LAKOTA GIRLS
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LAKOTA GIRLS
MOLLIANNE CAMERON
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 8 - 18
Description - This is a historical drama about Mato Win, an eight-year-old Native American girl who lives at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She is sent to live with a white family at a horse ranch in the Black Hills. She stays with Clara, an eight-year-old white girl and her family, but Mato Win is determined to get back to the reservation. She runs away to the mountainous forest, but is found. Mato Win is afraid she will be kept from her parents and does not trust Clara's older brother Cavan. Mato Win questions Clara about an old photo of two Indian men in her home. Clara tells the story of her great-great grandma, Emylon, who rode the train from Indiana to teach there, a hundred years ago. The girls discover they have more in common than they knew. U.S. Premiere, People's Choice Award

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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Media: FeatureFilm

SHREK (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
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SHREK (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
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Description - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Shrek! In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group. Shrek is based on the children's book by William Steig, and features additional voice-work by Vincent Cassel, Cody Cameron, and Kathleen Freeman.
Runtime: 89 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-15
Suggested Retail Price: $ 17.99
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AFRAID OF THE DARK
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AFRAID OF THE DARK
OYVIND MIKKELSEN SAUGERUD
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8 -12
Description - This is a small film in every way. Limited in space and time, dealing with the oh so insignificant troubles of a father whose son refuses to go to sleep. Director's comment: I wanted to make a warm film about something that really is so insignificant, yet can be so frustrating when you are in the midst of it. How we handle it might not always be the best way, neither for the kids nor for ourselves. The story is inspired by the classic bedtime story "Can�t you sleep, Little bear?" In Norwegian with English subtitles.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

HEY DEER!
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HEY DEER!
ORS BARCZY
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Short Animated Film about an adorable, cocoa-drinking deer who is eager to tidy and shoveling in front of his house every day. However, there is a suspicious earthquake all night which causes the mess day by day and make unbearable our fella's life. Between two cups of cocoa the amazing truth comes out which change the deer's life forever.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

CANDY GIRL, THE
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CANDY GIRL, THE
JOSHUA COSTEA
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 15
Description - The Candy Girl clandestine business has been operating smoothly in school until the principal infiltrates an undercover spy in the group. Would the infiltrator betray them?
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

BLUE BEYOND, THE
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BLUE BEYOND, THE
BLUEWAVEFILMS
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10 - 18
Description - The Blue Beyond takes us on a journey straight into the blue of the beautiful Maldivian islands and under the surface of the Indian Ocean. There we meet giant manta rays, sharks, moray eels and many other inhabitants of our seas. From Germany in English. Big and small, colorful or well hidden fish and other creatures just wait for us to be discovered.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

ATTACHED AT THE SOUL
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ATTACHED AT THE SOUL
WILLIAM LEON
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Donald Kline struggles with having to leave his wife Margie's death bed in order to attend a ceremony where he and his wife will be honored for their life time achievements, which include promoting diversity, equal rights, and acceptance. Donald's daughter, Theresa, however, convinces him that going to the ceremony is the right thing to do. Donald reluctantly goes to the ceremony, but he is only there physically; mentally, he is back in time to the 1950's when he first met Margie. We see their struggles as two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds growing up in the racially divided South. They open their hearts to find acceptance, friendship, compassion, and love. When Donald finally becomes both physically and mentally present, we realize just how close and attached he and the love of his life, Margie, really are.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

YOUNG VOICES FOR THE PLANET: 10 SHORT SUCCESS STORIES
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YOUNG VOICES FOR THE PLANET: 10 SHORT SUCCESS STORIES
LYNNE CHERRY
Series: STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10-18
Description - Young Voices for the Planet is a compilation of 10 stories of youth solutions to the climate crisis. The youth in the YVFP films learn about climate change, are concerned, and take action to reduce CO2. Their passion, commitment and earnestness give the films an emotional punch: they move adult audiences to tears, but they affect young people differently empowering them to act. The films provide replicable templates; reduce CO2 emissions, save the environment, save money, save humanity. For example, Dreaming in Green documents 4 students who learn that Miami will suffer serious economic loss from sea level rise; their school energy audit reduces C02 emissions and saves the school $53,000 in energy bills. In Plant for the Planet, 11-year-old Felix plants millions of trees to take up CO2. Olivia's Birds and the Oil Spill documents 11-year-old Olivia who raises $200,000 to clean oiled birds after the BP spill and speaks to her congressmen about supporting renewable energy. And in We Sing Out! , the Rivertown kids sing with folk legend Pete Seeger and speak out musically; about a renewable-energy-powered future. Climate change can be doom and gloom but these films are about HOPE and EMPOWERMENT.
Runtime: 59 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

BOX, THE
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BOX, THE
ISAIAH FERGUSON
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - A boy's imagination takes him places when he discovers an ordinary cardboard box in the streets of his neighborhood.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

INSTA TREE, THE
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INSTA TREE, THE
ISAIAH FERGUSON
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - An animated "commercial" that advertises an all new growing alternative to vegetation.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

MAN'S BEST FRIEND
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MAN'S BEST FRIEND
ROB SPRACKLING
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - 10 year old Zach loves his football - and his football loves him back. They enjoy playing in the garden, going to the park and spending time together, just like a boy with a faithful dog. But when his ball gets lost, Zach must team up with his neglected Mum, to find his best friend. In doing so, Zach and his Mum re-find each other.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

HIGHWATER
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HIGHWATER
KHAREN HARPER
Series: INDI SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - HIGHWATER is a drama based on true events. Six at- risk teenagers, two ex-prisoners - cum trainee artists and three passionate, na�ve community artists have the daunting task of establishing an alternative school in a conservative border town of Australia. All of these kids' lives are predicated on poverty, drugs and crime. All are heading to become yet another teenage statistic; a juvenile justice case, a young mother, junkie - dead. These are the kids society doesn't want to know about, the smelly kids who don't fit into a neat box, won't do as they are told, are labeled 'drop kicks' 'ferals' or in funding terms: 'units.' Creativity is their equal meeting ground. A performance is booked... Can this unruly bunch of misfits rise to the challenge of staging a theatre performance for the wider community? HIGHWATER offers a glimmer of hope of what tomorrow could bring.
Runtime: 48 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

BEAUTY OF THE SANDS
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BEAUTY OF THE SANDS
BRIANNA PLATT Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Mystical dream sequence set in the Moroccan Sahara and ancient Fez. Epic quest for the hidden jewel of the sands.

Director's statement: Filmed on location in the Moroccan Sahara and ancient Fez, a mystical dream sequence and search for the lost jewel of the sands.

Director Bio: Brianna Platt has been making movies since she was 9 years old. She's now 13 and lives in Bellevue, WA. Her collection of videos are featured on her YouTube channel, Brianna Caroline. Several of her videos have been featured as the 'Best of LittleBits Projects of 2013/14'. She was accepted to Prodigy Camp at the age of 13, where she had her first taste of making a full-fledged movie production.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


THEN AGAIN
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THEN AGAIN
BRIANNA PLATT Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - When an annoying classmate falls in the lake, Lucy ponders whether he's worth saving.

Director's statement: Whether it be helping someone potentially drowning in a lake, or simply holding the door open, one of the best things you can do is to help other people, despite previous experience or consequences.

Director's bio: Brianna Platt has been making movies since she was 9 years old. She's now 13. Her collection of videos are featured on her YouTube channel, Brianna Caroline. Several of her videos have been featured as the 'Best of LittleBits Projects of 2013/14'. She was accepted to Prodigy Camp at the age of 13, where she had her first taste of making a full-fledged movie production.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


OTTER OF THE UNDERGROUND
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OTTER OF THE UNDERGROUND
CHRISTINA BENENATI
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - When their gold mine experiences a mysterious power outage, Otter and Mole's journey to restore the mine spirals into a wild adventure. Director Bio: Christina Jean Benenati is a story developer, fabricator, and animator. She recently graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in May 2015, with a degree in Film & Television and a focus in Animation. She is currently working as a Puppet Fabricator at Laika Inc. Christina has always enjoyed making art and began her storytelling adventures at an early age. She has a strong interest in creating children's media and particularly enjoys stop-motion animation. Her film, Otter of the Underground, was completed for her advanced senior project at NYU.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

JAMMIES, TEETH, PRAYERS & BED
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JAMMIES, TEETH, PRAYERS & BED
T. GREG MERRION
Series: SHORT, AGES 2-5
Description - This short, animated film is about the trials a dad experiences trying to put his four kids to bed one evening.

Director's statement: This is a fun, rhyming, animated short that young parents and their children will relate to very well. Instead of plopping in the recliner to work his crossword puzzle, relax and visit with his wife, this young father ends up spending the entire evening putting his kids to bed... and he wouldn't change it for anything in the world!
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-5
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


BIG ENERGY DEBATE, THE / EL FUTURO DEL C�MBIO CLIM�TICO
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BIG ENERGY DEBATE, THE / EL FUTURO DEL C�MBIO CLIM�TICO
JAVIER ANGELES
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - During recess, three little kids discuss about their recent lecture about renewable energy. Each with their own particular understanding.

Director's Statement: I direct and produce this film to try to make an impact in the audiences about renewable energy and the cost of having fossil fuels as one of the main energy sources and its cost. From Mexico. In English, also available in Spanish
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


DEDE: MEHMET WITH THE YELLOW BOOTS
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DEDE: MEHMET WITH THE YELLOW BOOTS
NATHALIE FREY
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - By chance, 11 year old Dutch Merel discovers a big family secret: her biological grandfather is Turkish. Against her mother's wishes, Merel and her new friend Emre, start a quest for her mysterious grandfather Mehmet. During this adventurous journey, Merel meets remarkable persons and gets caught up in funny and difficult situations. To find out in the end that true family is closer than she thinks. Dutch with English sub-titles
Runtime: 25 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

BRAVE BUNCH: CHILDREN OF WARSAW UPRISING
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BRAVE BUNCH: CHILDREN OF WARSAW UPRISING
ZOFIA PREGOWSKA
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18
Description - A group of children run through the streets of modern-day Warsaw; the city their playground. One of them spies a discarded journal and they are transported back to August 1944. As the children enter the Warsaw Rising Museum, the exhibits soon step out of the past. Based on fact, with a sprinkling of magic realism and driven by the children's curiosity, Brave Bunch. The Uprising through children's eyes relates tender, often moving accounts of those who witnessed the uprising as children themselves, drawing a line between past and present with playful dexterity. From Poland in Polish with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

SONIC BOOM
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SONIC BOOM
SEGA OF AMERICA Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: SHORT, AGES 7-15
Description - "Sonic Boom" is the funny bone of the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog universe, which began as a Sega video game 25 years ago. This 52 part TV series follows team Sonic, including the Blue Blur himself, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and Sticks, as they cleverly battle nefarious genius Dr. Eggman and his hench bots.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

AWESOME BEETLE'S COLORS
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AWESOME BEETLE'S COLORS
JANIS ZARZECKIS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 2-7
Description - A short, fun and educative plasticine animation. A nearly impossible story, supported by a catchy melody, guides us through the ABCs. There are many letters in the Alphabet and in the process of learning they are usually linked to nouns. The filmmakers have created a link between all the letters of the Alphabet using nouns, adjectives and verbs. Most importantly, this offers visual, audial and kinesthetic associations that help children in the process of learning. Children's brains will make the necessary connections on their own and complicated things will be learned easily and effortlessly. In Latvia all kids have learned the alphabet by the Latvian counterpart of "Awesome Beetle's Colors", written by the artist Indra Sproge who is the director of this new animation. This project is now available in English so that children all over the world can learn Alphabet with great fun and ease! From Latvia. Film language: English.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-7
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

LEARNING ALLIANCE, THE
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LEARNING ALLIANCE, THE
MUHAMMAD UMAR SAEED
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10-18
Description - Collecting garbage for earning and paying their fees for school. Three brothers who are changing their future by studying and at the same time selling garbage in Lahore, Pakistan. The Learning Alliance is a portrait of children with dreams and their struggle towards achieving it. Director Bio: After graduating in film production, Umar started producing documentaries and short films which have been screened in many reputable film festivals around the globe. Umar was the part of Sesame Street production in Pakistan (A project by USAID). He is also curating and programming film festivals in Lahore. The Learning Alliance is his latest documentary. From Pakistan. In Urdu with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

BULLETPROOF KARMA
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BULLETPROOF KARMA
HALONAH ABRAHAM PAISS
Series: STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10-18
Description - This is a true story about Barry Shoda, a man diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and a deadly brain tumor. His doctor told him he had only a short time to live. Barry did several things to save his life, including taking a CBD oil made from hemp. This documentary provides hope that people with cancer can have an effective alternative to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Screenings at: Boulder International Film Festival Youth Pavilion; Niwot Student Film Festival ; Longmont Front Range Film Festival
Runtime: 9.5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

MY JOURNEY: FINDING WATER SPRINGS
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MY JOURNEY: FINDING WATER SPRINGS
FAUZI SAAAD
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE, AGES 10-18
Description - Four young people; Chinta, Cindy, Tasya and Celine intend to fill their holidays with friends drove from New York named Lucas who are interested in the environment, especially the water springs. They are desperate to roam the wilds find a spring that allegedly are increasingly rare becauseof the development of civilization. In Indonesian with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 95 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

GONE WITH THE TIME
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GONE WITH THE TIME
AMOPIX
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Gone with the time humorously tells the story of two archeologists sent out to a site to carry out a thorough analysis. Their investigation leads them to the remains of a 2500-year-old Gallic village.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

POLKA DOTT
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POLKA DOTT
CPCOLLABORATIONS
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - Dott has a wild and wonderful imagination. She likes to be silly and she enjoys a good homonym. She can "knot" say "know" to ice cream. Sometimes she imagines being a very spoiled princess. Occasionally she plays the flute with a hummingbird. Every so often she floats like a mermaid up into a tree. Then Dott gets another idea: How about a party? Dott and all her friends gather to dance the afternoon away!
Runtime: 6.5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD



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