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RIGHT FOOTED
NICK SPARK
Series: INDIE FEATURE, AGES 9-18
Description - Jessica Cox was born without arms as a result of a birth defect, but managed to overcome many physical and emotional challenges to become fully independent. She learned to type with her toes, drive a car with her feet, and amazingly -- fly an airplane with her feet. Right Footed follows Jessica as she transforms from a motivational speaker to a mentor, and eventually into a leading advocate for people with disability. http://rightfootedmovie.com/. Screenings and awards include: Best Documentary Film, Mirabile Dictu Film Festival, Rome; Best Social Action Film 2015, Hollywood Film Festival; Best Documentary Film, International Film Festival Manhattan; Best Documentary Film, Offshoot Film Festival; Best Documentary Film, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival; Platinum Award, Spotlight Documentary Film Awards; Audience Award, Awareness Film Festival; Audience Award, Atlanta DocuFest; Audience Award, The Loft Film Festival; Audience Award, Kansas International Film Festival

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-18
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Media: FeatureFilm

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MACHINE, THE
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 3-8
Description - Don Juan is a very funny inventor who lives with his young son Diego, who loves nature. After testing his latest machine for making cakes, Diego amazed to see the terrible consequences that his father's invention causes to the environment and the waste it produces. Could Diego help solve the problem?
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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BARNYARD ACES
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Avelita, a mischievous chick, wants a jukebox. Her grandpa wants a musician to brighten the atmosphere of his restaurant. In Spanish with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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WAVES FROM THE SKY
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 3-10
Description - Pedro, a bird who cannot fly in sync with his flock, decides to branch out on his own. After plummeting to a beach, Francisca, the friendly sea turtle, will teach him to connect with rhythm and harmony. In Spanish with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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PORT CHOPS
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The only relief to Valentina�s solitude is an imaginary friend, until the arrival of Pork Chops, a pig who is destined to become her best friend, as well as her family�s Christmas dinner. In Spanish with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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TRUMPETEER, THE
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A trumpet player is trapped in an army marching band in the epitome of authoritarian control and fear. His nature prevents him from playing the note he's being told to play, and he is punished as a consequence. In his recurring arrest and, after engaging in a musical dialogue, he recognizes his creative power; it's in his confinement where he finds freedom to play his own music. Once he is deprived of his instrument, he finds another expression: a brave and disobedient act that will provoke an awakening in the conscience of his platoon and result in his subsequent freedom.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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PICKMAN'S MODEL
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 13-18
Description - In his quest to obtain a painting by his favorite macabre art painter, Richard Pickman, art collector, Thurber Phillips, unlocks the mystery behind the artist's work.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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TEACHER AND THE FLOWER, THE
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - In a selfish and violent world, where everyone is against everyone, a teacher finds refuge taking care of a delicate flower, to which he tells his dreams and desires. Nevertheless, one day he stumbles upon a pretty young woman, and falls in love with her. Without money and not much else to offer, he decides to give this young woman his most precious possession in an attempt to win her heart.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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MISTER MIRROR MAN
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 6-12
Description - A stubborn fish collector faces his own boundaries in this maritime history.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
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Media: VIDEO

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LOST IN SPRING
FRED WALL
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 6-18
Description - A confidence stricken seven year old, embarks upon a journey to self belief.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Accepted! This is exactly the kind of film that KIDS FIRST! champions. This short film tells a simple story with honesty and a touch of humor. The main character is a young girl who is smart and capable but lacks confidence. This film is about the girl overcoming her fears and gaining confidence. Through her journey, we see her meeting adults who help her find the courage to own who she is and who she wants to become. The teacher is a positive character and other students are presented in a genuine light. This film features strong performances from both children and adults, and effective cinematography. It is a well-made film that audiences of all ages can enjoy together. Both boys and girls can relate to the main character. For example, in math class, Rosie tells the teacher that she doesn't know the answer when, in fact, she knows the right answer. There is an added element that children will enjoy when Rosie takes a walk in the park and meets a film crew where the lead actress welcomes her and inspires her to dream of being an actress because "she can become anyone". It makes her happy. The story has a solid structure, with a beginning, middle and end. It makes sense and flows smoothly. The language, concepts and vocabulary are appropriate for its audience. It is well directed, has strong performances from both the adult and child actors, simple and effective cinematography, good sound and a simple but effective music track. Recommended for ages 6 to 18.
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Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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VOM SMOLICEK
BARBARA LACKERMEIER
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The little laddie Smoli k lives with his grandfather in a cottage on the edge of a dark forest. A spell forces the grandfather to delay his existence as a deer. He exhorted Smoli k to lock the door well and not to let anyone in. All goes well. Up to the day a creepy old forest fairy is knocking...
Runtime: 23 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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YOU ARE NOT DREAMING WITH ME
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - After his mother's death, Tosni, a child of the Seri tribe, must complete the ritual that allows the soul of his mother transit to the after life. It's not easy for him to let go.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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HOLE, THE
MARIBEL SUAREZ
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - A little girl comes out to play in the garden and discovers a hole. She begins to take care of it and wants to play with it. As nothing happens she gets very mad, until one day a tiny leaf pops up and she became very happy to see that her efforts have been rewarded.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR
ANNA PIETKUN
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 13-18
Description - For 11-year-old Lukas, an incredible adventure begins the moment he and his mom set off on a long awaited summer holiday trip. The joyful travel is suddenly interrupted by a car accident that results in the boys and his mom hospitalization. When it turns out Lukas' mom is in a coma, the boy must be taken care of by his only relative - aunt Agatha, whom he gets to meet for the first time in his life. Agatha brings the boy to her own pension by the seaside, and places him in a room his mom used to live in. It's the room where Lukas accidently discovers a secret passage to a different dimension and soon learns what amazing and yet frightening mysteries the newly disclosed world hides. This experience will challenge the boy confronting him with the difficulties of his situation; his fears, loneliness, helplessness and longings.
Runtime: 84 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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NOTORIOUS CORN
MALLORY GROLLEAU
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory. He's going to succeed but unfortunately...
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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ZTRIPES
NICLAS WARNER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 8-15
Description - Ziggy is the coolest zebra on the savannah. All the other zebras worship him. You cannot wash black with white so when Ziggy goes for a dip in the water hole, he takes his stripes off. To his utter horror the stripes are stolen, and can he now return to the herd? Does it make sense to say that you are a zebra if you have no stripes?
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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GERM
ZOE COHEN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-14
Description - A germaphobe embarks on an adventure in the real world as he attempts to solve an unfortunate problem.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-14
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Media: VIDEO

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LOOP
ZOE COHEN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - In the future technology of virtual reality, a man breaks the law to experience the thrill of other worlds.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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Media: VIDEO

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ANAA
ASAL GHARIB
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10 - 18
Description - In a stricken village by earthquake, a boy with his friends search an intact television to watch football match. ( This innovative documentary focuses on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in East Azerbaijan. We follow the lives of several children in the temporary camps set up to provide relief to those who lost their home in the village of Bajeh Baj. Interestingly, the children themselves take control of the sound and filming, creating a first-hand glimpse of the disorder their lives have become. Director Asal Gharib's interactions with the children and other villagers provide additional insight into the realities of coping with a major natural disaster. )
Runtime: 50 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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FEAR
JANAM PATEL
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A teenage girl walking out of a shopping mall, finds herself being followed by a dangerous looking black sedan with headlights that keep blinking. In a bid of escaping from a confrontation, she tries other exits but this mysterious car keeps appearing as if it is stalking her. 'No matter how many exits you try to escape from, FEAR keeps chasing you'.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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SNEAKY
MATT SADOWSKI
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Boy loses cat. Boy meets girl.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HALF TICKET
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HALF TICKET
SAMIT KAKKAD
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - A film about desires and the yearning for the unattainable, Half Ticket is a story of two slum kids who are fascinated with the arrival of a new pizza shop in their locality. Expensive beyond their means, they long to try one. But, fate has a different game in store for them. Weaving a story of myriad relationships in the world of the Have Nots, Half Ticket interlaces the story of the kids' desires for a Pizza with a mother's desire to bring her husband back home and a low-rent thug's desire for easy money. The film also metaphorically accounts the world of the 'Haves' and their desire for the little things in lives that eludes them and the desires invoked by television, which teaches us to salivate over things we never knew, otherwise existed. In a world divided, the desires explored through the film showcase a world filled with expectations and aspirations -- an entry ticket to an Exclusive Club.
Runtime: 100 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: NY TIMES V. UNITED STATES
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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: NY TIMES V. UNITED STATES
THE DOCUMENTARY GROUP
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18
Description - This documentary examines the First Amendment's protection of a free press as well as the historic origins of this right and the ramifications of the landmark ruling in New York Times v. United States, the Pentagon Papers case, in which the Supreme Court ruled that prior restraint is unconstitutional. Justice Hugo Black wrote: "Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government..."
Runtime: 25 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

STELLA AMORE
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STELLA AMORE
OH!PEN ITALIA
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 8-18
Description - Stella Amore is a girl and her shoe size is 28 and a half. Today is a very important day for her, because she's about to fulfill her greatest dream: being an actress. But the magic world of cinema is not as magic as she thought, it is also made of people that no longer believe in dreams, and on the contrary some of them like to destroy them. How will Stella react to this new cruel and silly reality?
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WHAT'S WEARING MUMMY
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WHAT'S WEARING MUMMY
MARIANA NASCIMENTO
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - What's Wearing Mummy? tells the story of two little sisters, Sofia and Matti, who believe their mother has been taking over by aliens due to her suspicious behavior, and will do anything in their power to get mummy back.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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Media: Website

PRIYANATH
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PRIYANATH
ANIETIE ANTIA-OBONG
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Six year-old Priyanath imagines himself to be a superhero taking down imaginary villains with his extraordinary powers. But when he learns of a real danger near his home, Priyanath must decide if he's actually got what it takes to be a real life superhero.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

VISIT TO AUSCHWITZ, A
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VISIT TO AUSCHWITZ, A
LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10-18
Description - This is a documentary about a group of middle school students traveling to Poland with Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. The video is from the kids' perspective. It includes highlights of the trip and reflections of what they learned.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ONE FRIEND
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ONE FRIEND
LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - This is an animation created by middle school students out of duck tape that shows the power of one person standing up for a victim of bullying / exclusion. It is a PSA reminding the viewer the power of one person standing up for another person has.
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ELIMINATE HATE IN ONE GENERATION
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ELIMINATE HATE IN ONE GENERATION
LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - This is a video about how hate causes a lack of peace in the world and leads to wars and genocides, Hate is learned and students encourage others to teach their kids to not hate so we can repair the world.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

VOICE OF VISIT
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VOICE OF VISIT
YASER TALEBI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Roya is a small rural girls who wishes for her family to reunite. Her father is a coal miner who works far away from home. Her hardworking mother weaves rug and Roya helps her. One day, the postman delivers a letter from Roya`s father and everything changes. Director's Biography: Mitra Roohimanesh (Persian: ????? ???? ???) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Roohimanesh was born 1969 in Tehran, Iran. Roohimanesh began her artistic career as a director of photography. She entered the world of cinema as a director and later as an Producer of documentaries. His works have often received admiration in national film festivals.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ANAA
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ANAA
ASAL GHARIB
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 9-18
Description - In a stricken village by earthquake, a boy with his friends search an intact television to watch football match. ( This innovative documentary focuses on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in East Azerbaijan. We follow the lives of several children in the temporary camps set up to provide relief to those who lost their home in the village of Bajeh Baj. Interestingly, the children themselves take control of the sound and filming, creating a first-hand glimpse of the disorder their lives have become. Director Asal Gharib's interactions with the children and other villagers provide additional insight into the realities of coping with a major natural disaster. )
Runtime: 50 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

SLEEPTALKER
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SLEEPTALKER
JILLIAN LEBLING
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A group of girls go to a sleepover. There is one girl that doesn't quite fit in, but maybe the sleeptalker can help with that.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

SUMMER WITH MONKEY KING
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SUMMER WITH MONKEY KING
EWING LUO
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - A five-year-old Chinese girl's dream to become a "boys-only" superhero.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

CHASING RABBITS
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CHASING RABBITS
JACOB SMITH 2017 FF
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Thirteen year-old Ericka suspects her mom might be a spy and launches her own espionage effort - with her best friend - to find out what's really going on.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

MALTESE GUINEA PIG, THE
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MALTESE GUINEA PIG, THE
LUKE GRANDMONT
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 7-18
Description - When the grade 4 class pet goes missing, self-proclaimed sleuth, Samuel Stapleton takes the case, uncovering playground secrets and classroom conspiracies in his search for the beloved guinea pig. From Canada, in English.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

MY HAGGAN DREAM
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MY HAGGAN DREAM
STEPHANI GORDON
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - On the island of Saipan, a young girl's mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that live around her home. Join her adventure to find turtles, which leads to a wonderful birthday wish.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

DRIFTING AWAY (A LA DERIVE)
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DRIFTING AWAY (A LA DERIVE)
FABIAN DRIEHORST
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Paul dreams to go sailing with his father one day. But his father tumbles into a depression and literally dissolves right before his eyes. The film is pervaded with a sense of melancholy, but also hope, as the son helps his father along the elder's journey, thus pulling the entire family out of its lethargy. In French and Spanish with English sub-titles.

World Premiere, Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival; Kosovo Premiere, Anibar Animation Film Festival; Serbia Premiere, Animanima; Animasyros Animation Film Festival; Anima Mundi Animation Film Festival; Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival; Cinekid Film Festival, Cinemagic Chilcren's Int'l Film Festival, Nordic Film Days; Los Angeles Children's Film Festival and more.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


LONELINESS OF THE SHORT DISTANCE RUNNER, THE
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LONELINESS OF THE SHORT DISTANCE RUNNER, THE
BEN JACOBSON
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 12
Description - A young girl dreams of competing in the Olympics and a local fun run offers her a first opportunity to prove herself. This short comedy was 100% improvised by the lead actor (also the director) when she was just 11 years old.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

CAN YOU DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THE WORLD
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CAN YOU DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THE WORLD
MARCELINA MARTIN
Series: INDIE ENVIRONMENTA SHORT, AGES 6-18
Description - Sawyer Miller is part of a year long program for kids in Lake Okoboji, Iowa to create projects that help change the world to make it a better place. The kids decided on their own what they would do. Sawyer discovered a Non Profit organization in California that builds and places beach clean up stations around the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii. All One Ocean has now created an educational program to teach children about taking care of our oceans. This is Sawyer's story about how he became "the littlest activist" and engaged his community in the process.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD

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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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 studying at New York Film Academy.
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



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