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BILLIE
MAKI YOSHIKURA
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The Labradoodle Billie's happy life comes to a sudden end when one morning her beloved owner doesn't wake up anymore. She is taken away to a place she does not recognize. She is sad and lonely until one day her life takes a new turn...
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What's not to like - dogs and happy endings! It's heartwarming to see how dogs enrich our lives. Billie the pooch gets so attached to his new owners as he learns to love them like he did his original owner. Show him a walking cane and he'll show you some great affection.

Billie's original owner, who walked with a cane, dies suddenly in his sleep. Billie has fond memories of playing ball with that owner. When a new family adopts him, their ball toy doesn't seem to interest Billie. But the grandmother, who walks with a cane, gets his spirit going again.

This short has some issues with continuity. Jump cuts take place that move the story along very quickly but make it a little hard to follow at times. I liked the zooming-in special effects that highlight Billie's facial features and the curly patterns of his fur. Also, the visual effect of the thrown ball rolling into a washed-out, featureless wasteland emphasizes Billie's initial feeling of loneliness after his original owner dies.

My favorite part is when Billie warms up to the new family, after Grandma shows up with her walking cane. The message of this film is to give dogs and other shelter animals a chance. They can very easily learn to love again.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 12. It would make a lovely addition to a film festival for youth and families, especially one that showcases the importance of animals in our lives. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
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Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!
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ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!
MOHAMMAD BAKHSHI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can't keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FROGSPAWN CODE, THE
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FROGSPAWN CODE, THE
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Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 12-18
Description - Milton Riggles, age 14, nerd, loser, president of the Frog Club becomes involved in a life and death situation when his science teacher and mentor disappears and weird sightings of humanoid frogs jumping around the neighborhood. Milton and his side-kick Jenny begin to focus on the Frogspawn Laboratory Industry. When our undaunted duo begin their investigation they encounter the evil Doctor Prince, head of Research and Experimentation at the Frogspawn Corporation headquarters. A villain ready to cash in on gene splicing with a miracle drug that can change the course of human evolution and the coming of global warming. Now Milton and Jenny are in a nail-biting situation to stop the sinister Doctor Prince from turning the world into evil huphibians. Sometimes evolution makes a giant leap, sometimes it just takes a hop.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - A definite yes. This is an interesting and engaging story and the characters are a very strong part of the screenplay. There are a couple of subtle messages for teens about not judging others too quickly and getting to know them, but most of its value is entertainment. The story flows well and there is conflict and resolution with a good ending. It is a bit predictable, but I think it would be well received by teenagers. (mine enjoyed the story) Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Juror. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Ranked 4 out of 5 stars.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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Media: Screenplay

FAMOUS LITTLE GIRLS
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FAMOUS LITTLE GIRLS
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Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-10
Description - Jenny is a 7 years old girl that is suffering bullying at school. Her life changes after she starts to dream of little girls - her fanciful version of famous, powerful women that she is reading about - visiting and talking to her.
Runtime: 18 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

TREASURE HUNT
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TREASURE HUNT
RUSTY RHODES
Series: STUDENT FEATURE, AGES 8-13
Description - Three desperate treasure hunters form an uneasy partnership to find hidden bank robbery loot. The difficulty of their quest escalates each moment because the married couple might lose their home, the wife doesn't trust her philandering cousin, there's a desperado in hot pursuit, and someone plans a betrayal.
Runtime: 90 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-13
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GIVE AND TAKE, THE
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GIVE AND TAKE, THE
ANNA HOPKINS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - When eleven year old Amy finds an old eighties video game magazine she dials the phone number displayed on the back, and in a strange cosmic glitch gets connected to Caesar Spinone, a video game call center employee in the year 1989.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FOLKTALE
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FOLKTALE
AJITESH SHARMA
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A young Indian boy's idea of heroism depicted in fables is challenged in the real world as he takes up a journey with his little Russian friend, who he believes is a fairy.
Runtime: 23 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GRIZZY AND THE LEMMINGS- TELEPORTATION'S THE WAY TO GO!
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GRIZZY AND THE LEMMINGS- TELEPORTATION'S THE WAY TO GO!
JOSSELIN CHARIER
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 6-12
Description - As soon as the Forest Ranger is away, GRIZZY feels it's only natural that the Ranger Station becomes his territory. And no other animal dares to contest this privilege. Except the LEMMINGS! They are small, but there are a lot of them - and they want their share of the Eldorado! Grizzy finds two identical vases that are actually communicating vessels in a Native American Indian chest. If he sticks his hand in one, it comes out the other, regardless of the distance between them. This should satisfy Grizzy's natural lazy streak, unless the Lemmings realize the incredible games they could play with the magic vases. by Victor Moulin, graduate of Supinfocom in France.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BLUE TOES
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BLUE TOES
ISOBELLA ANTELIS
Series: STUDENT FILMS 8-16
Description - Blue Toes is a story that fights to break the rules of gender normative behavior between kids. It follows a young boy named Mickey, who is teased for liking things boys usually don't like. In the beginning we establish that Mickey does not have many friends, and is often alone. The one place where he feels accepted is afterschool with his swim team. He is one of the best swimmers on the team and feels a part of the group. Mickey also has an older sister that helps him express himself whether it be through trying different kinds of makeup, or throwing on an old dress of hers. The point of the story is to show that kids should be accepted, no matter what their interests are, regardless of their gender.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

KYLE & CAPTAIN COURAGE
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KYLE & CAPTAIN COURAGE
AARON HOWARD
Series: SHORT, AGES 9-14
Description - Kyle, the cutest 1st grader ever, realizes his favorite comic book superhero, Captain Courage, is real & gets caught up in the next issue. Directed by Aaron Howard, an award-winning photographer and filmmaker from Dallas.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PIGTAILS
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PIGTAILS
CAITLYN CHASE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 2-12
Description - A pig in a pet store only wants to be adopted, but doesn't realize he only needs to be himself to do it. Directed by Caitlyn Chase, graduate of Huntington University.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FEARLESS AND FLUFFY
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FEARLESS AND FLUFFY
DILPREET KAUR WALIA
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-18
Description - The friendly Grim Reaper Junior is not a chip off the old block, leaving his dad open to being hoodwinked by the evil Birthday Candlewicks.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This screen play is not what I expected and I mean that in a good way! The ones I thought would be bad are the good guys and the ones I thought would be good...are bad. This is a refreshing change! I really like the imagination and creativity of the characters and the story line and could see this as a movie that tweens and teens would enjoy. I recommend it for ages 8 through 18. I also like that it is entertaining but has a message about not changing for others and being yourself. I give this 4 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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Media: Screenplay

MINNIE NOIR
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MINNIE NOIR
KATIE GROTZINGER
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 5-8
Description - Minnie Hughes is a hardboiled noir detective that also just so happens to also be the shortest girl in the fourth grade. When a candidate for class president's show and tell South African ostrich egg goes missing, Minnie jumps on the case. Meanwhile, she also deals with her best friend Lincoln Park feeling under appreciated after she calls him her secretary and struggles with asking her crush, Vijay Sampat, a kind of male femme fatale, to be her dance partner for gym class.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The script was enjoyable to read. The term Film Noir (French for suspense film) is most likely a double-entendre since the main character is African-American and is a mystery solver. Strengths- Multicultural cast of characters, main character is an African-American female, which is unusual for any story. Weaknesses - One character is a bit stereotyped. Yes because the WHODUNIT mystery theme is very universal and the school setting makes it relatable to most viewers. Theme- Helping another out in a time of crisis and helping them receive justice. In an increasingly terrifying world and last years headlines exposing injustices against women, Kids need to know that they can attain control over some situations and feel empowered. Plot and Structure- Narrative Logic: A good example is when the viewer can sense that Minnie will get to dance with Vijay when in gym class by the end of the story. Emotional Impact: the best example is when the viewer wonders where Minnie's parents are (or what happened to them) at the synopsis' conclusion. Dramatic drive: a good example is when Vijay kicks open the bathroom door and Dash appears with a bloodied nose. Structure of the storyline: Introduction of characters and story, mystery to be solved, finding the culprit, and conclusion are clear and straightforward. Characters and dialogue: Minnie is the most thoroughly developed character because she is the main protagonist. She is quick-witted and adept, yet comes across as bashful to her crush Vijay, and is annoyed/irritated by her ally in crime-solving, Lincoln. The characters, such as Lincoln and Dash, are not as fully drawn out. They can be described as geeky and devious, respectively. Dialogue- an example of the wittiness, humor, and power in the dialogue includes Lincoln injecting comments at Minnie which irritates/annoy her, but makes the audience laugh. Rhythm/ pace: script does not seem to lag and is easy to read from beginning to end, making it a good film production choice (viewers would not zone out.) Tone of script is light-heartedness. Narrative voice: Minnie is the type of character who is driven and will fight for justice of the deserved and will not stop until she finds the justice. Nothing will get in her way. Highly recommended for ages 5-8. Reviewed by Kimberly M., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
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Media: Screenplay

FEET OF FIRE
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FEET OF FIRE
AMANDA ABICALAFFE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - When a fiery pair of red dance shoes unleash a burning passion for contemporary dance, an obedient ballerina stands up to her cold controlling mother in order to become her new true self.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PIGJUICE
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PIGJUICE
CASEY LAING
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-12
Description - A young girl fights to save her town from an evil farmer who wants to transform it into a giant pig farm, while rediscovering her mother, who died when she was just a baby.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This screenplay is very engaging. It has great characters, a story line that flows well and a happy ending. I also like the subtle way a young girl and her father are able to bond over the past death of the mom / wife in a more positive way. The dialogue is natural and realistic and I can see this on a big screen. There are few grammar and spelling mistakes and over all it is entertaining and has lessons to be learned.

The characters are my favorite, especially Emma and her dad Basil. The dialogue is done well and, although it is a bit predictable at times, it does hold your interest. I wanted to keep reading to discover how it ends. The one weakness is that I wasn't quite sure how the bad guy ended up with the winning pig that belonged to someone else. I suspect that he paid Percy's father for it but would have liked for this to be clearer.

I believe it has commercial potential and like that there is a soundtrack and descriptions of the scenes. It's a realistic theme that resonates with today's environment, where the rich and powerful try to own everything, yet it ends well. It does have conflict and resolution, and the story line is done quite well. It flows well and the characters are natural and realistic. It has a bad guy but he actually changes at the end, which is a nice twist.

I liked how well the dialogue is formed and how natural it seems. It fits the characters and flows well.

I like that one of the main characters, Emma is persistent and does not give up easily. She is a good role model. I also like that the rich and powerful do not always win.

Kids could be asked what they learned from the story and who their favorite character is and why?

I would possibly make it a little more straight forward about how Bulbous Swigbottom (what a name!) gets hold of the pig that wins. Did he steal it or did he pay for it?

I found very few grammar and spelling mistakes. On page 11 there is one sentence that needs correction: She is doesn't seem to know anyone. But, over all there are few mistakes. YES ! Highly recommended. It meets or exceeds the KIDS FIRST! criteria, is appealing and engaging.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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Media: Screenplay


GHOST, THE
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GHOST, THE
GARRICK HAMM
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A true story of a boy's search for his father, a footballing legend.
Runtime: 23 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HARVIE AND THE MAGIC MUSEUM
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HARVIE AND THE MAGIC MUSEUM
MARTIN KOTIK
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 5-18
Description - Harvie is a smart but a bit lively boy with one ambition, to finish the last level of his computer game. Once in the Gamers Hall of Fame, his absent-minded father, Mr. Spejbl, would finally be proud of him. But finishing the game turns out to be only the start of a real adventure that takes Harvie, his dog Jerry, and his friend Monica deep into the forgotten realms of the city's old puppet museum.
Runtime: 85 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-19
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LAND OF WOGE, THE
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LAND OF WOGE, THE
UNITED AUBURN INDIAN COMMUNITY MEDIA
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 4-8
Description - In a time before humans inhabited the Earth, the animals could talk to each other. They taught each other through music and dance. Led by Little Big, of the Big Foot clan, the animals of the Redwood Forest teach each other how to be kind and caring. "The Land of Woge" is an educational children's TV program based off an old Native American legend: An ancient space creature comes to Earth to teach the plant people, rock people, and animals about the humans who would be arriving to Earth. The show is geared towards young children, ages 2-6, and focuses on teaching about gratitude. The show is musically charged, with lots of fun song and dance numbers, as well as encourages reading skills, cultural appreciation, and social intelligence skills.
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GOOD GIRLS DON'T
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GOOD GIRLS DON'T
ANA DE LARA
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 11-15
Description - A comedic short film about a Filipina-Canadian girl who defies her mother's warning that she will turn into a boy if she plays basketball.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 11-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DANIELLE'S BOAT
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DANIELLE'S BOAT
SHAELYN KOOPS
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 10 TO 18
Description - Fourteen-year-old Danielle moves with her family from the city to the country. Lonely and missing her former friends, Danielle builds a boat. As she does, the neighborhood bully continually seeks to thwart her plans and make life difficult. But after an unexpected near tragedy, and a closer look at the neighbor bully, Danielle learns that to have a friend, one must be a friend.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

TOGETHER NATION
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TOGETHER NATION
MARK BIGGS
Series: SHORTS 10-18
Description - Together Nation is an engaging and entertaining TV pilot where kids and puppets teach adults life lessons on how to behave better. This adult "kids show" will challenge you to thing about how you interact with others, and encourage you to to treat all people with respect, tolerance and compassion.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WE ARE ERCOLINI
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WE ARE ERCOLINI
GIACOMO DEL BUNO
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-16
Description - the history of the first youth soccer team made up of young Roma, dreams, expectations and hopes of a group of young players towards integration.
Runtime: 52 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GIRL WHO TALKS TO THE MOON, THE
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GIRL WHO TALKS TO THE MOON, THE
FREDERICK KROETSCH
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 4-7
Description - The Girl Who Talks to the Moon is a web-series funded by the CBC in Canada. It follows the adventures of an inquisitive girl named Harmony who lives on the magical island of Haida Gwaii. Every night before she falls asleep, the moon gives Harmony a fun task, like learning how to make a kite. In her dreams Harmony completes the task with the help of friendly animals. Along the way she learns about the ancient Haida language through song and play. The show is a combination of stopmotion animation, live action and hand puppets. Pilot Episode Synopsis: Wanting a new toy, Harmony learns how to make a kite from �uuya the Raven.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-7
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BIG PASTA
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BIG PASTA
CHARLES MANDRACCHIA
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 13-18
Description - Wise-Guy boss Big Pasta and his crew of Goumbas wipe out Ignorants.
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

OUR WAY TO FALL
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OUR WAY TO FALL
ZOEY PECK
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 5 TO 12
Description - A young girl on the playground is unsatisfied with her life until she encounters a girl who changes her perspective.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ALL IN GOOD TIME
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ALL IN GOOD TIME
DYEHOUSE FILMS
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGE 8-12
Description - All In Good Time is a comic fantasy for children. It's about the friendship that develops between Mal, an Irish boy who lives on the west coast of Ireland in 1918 and Sam, an Indian-Irish girl who lives in the same place in 2018. They are magically able to communicate across the ages through messages in a bottle they throw into the sea. Their parents are too busy or sceptical to believe them but they don't care. They're having too much fun learning about each other's world and sending each other things through the bottle. Sam is also able to help Malachy confront the older boy who bullies him with the help of some modern intervention. But when Sam's Dad tells her they have to move away due to financial difficulties Malachy and Sam hatch a time-twisting plan to solve the problem. This is a visually-driven story with an emphasis on fun about the culture clash and unique friendship that develops between two mismatched kids who come from different worlds.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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Media: VIDEO

FINDING SHAKESPEARE
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FINDING SHAKESPEARE
MARGARET MCGOLDRICK
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Maeve, a thirteen year old student whose teacher, Miss Hayes, is determined that she and her class understand the triumph of literature that became William Shakespeare, urging them to look beyond the aged dialogue and see at the heart of each Shakespearian sonnet and play is a story than transcends the time it was born to. Unbeknownst to her, Miss Hayes has a surprising ally and one which is only visible to Maeve. Puck, our mischievous partaker and audience narrator from Shakespeare's own A Midsummer Nights Dream takes it upon himself to show Maeve that the even famed bard himself drew inspiration from the lives and histories around him. And that maybe she should look to the same.
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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Media: VIDEO

MARY AND THE ALEBRIJIE
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MARY AND THE ALEBRIJIE
PAOLA ALVARADO AVILA
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A young woman who lives trapped inside her own house, guarded by a monster to which she must defeat to get her freedom.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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Media: VIDEO

RAIN TOWN
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RAIN TOWN
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGE 7-18
Description - Carmen and her grandparents live in Oaxaca�s mixtec region. When a drought threatens her family�s crops, Carmen finds a way to make it rain.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HORSE'S STONE
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HORSE'S STONE
MEXICAN FILM INSTITUTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGE 8-14
Description - Matilde, a dying Little girl, will search for the Stone that will not only allow her to fulfill her dream of becoming a horse, but also, perhaps, even cheat death.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-14
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Media: VIDEO

HALKAA (PICHKU'S DREAM)
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HALKAA (PICHKU'S DREAM)
NIL AMADHAB PANDA
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 10-18
Description - This is a portrayal of eight-year-old, Pichku and all the questions about his basic existence as a child and his questions to adult. Growing up in one of the oldest slum in Delhi. His existence becomes more important, when he realizes, that he is a big boy (9 year old) now and cannot roam around naked. And the intolerant nose, which can't breathe the filthy smell of the community, where he lives! This realization leads to the unusual decision of not defecating in open, where it is a common practice every morning in his community on the railway tracks. The story is about a child's thought, translating and unfolding inner mysteries of the world in their own way and on their own terms. Pichku knows he lives in an isolation inside the community because he is different from the others. But he knows there is nothing called miracle. He himself has to do something to end this misery. All he realizes that he has to fight over it. From India, directed by Nilamadhab Panda
Runtime: 110 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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Media: VIDEO

CONFIDENCE, THE
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CONFIDENCE, THE
VICTOR KLIMYCHEV
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 13-18
Description - Vasya, a diffident young man, asks his smart friend Jenya to help him impress a cute girl Vika who is Vasya's dream woman. Jenya offers Vasya to protect Vika from a fictional abduction with abductors being Jenya's friends. Our friends couldn't even imagine that alongside their fictional abduction 2 real criminals with nicknames Mathematik and Tychok want to abduct Vika in real time. Vasya's confidence in dangerous and complicated situation will allow him not only to beat the criminals, but also win Vika's attention.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BREAKFAST CHICKEN
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BREAKFAST CHICKEN
THOMAS KASTRATI
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 7-18
Description - Life from the point of view of an egg.
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
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Media: VIDEO

STRING OF BUTTERFLIES
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STRING OF BUTTERFLIES
RUOLIN XU
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A story about the friendship between a lonely little girl and a grotesque narcissistic monster
Runtime: 18 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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Media: VIDEO

GREENHOUSE ACADEMY
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GREENHOUSE ACADEMY
ADDY RUOTOLO-PERETS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-14
Description - After losing their mother, two siblings arrive at a boarding school for gifted future leaders. They join two competing houses at school and become rivals. Soon, mysterious events draw both groups into a secret investigation and uncover a deadly plot to destroy the planet. They must come together to save each other.
Runtime: 25 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GLASSES
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GLASSES
MINA AMINI ABCHOOYE
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 7-12
Description - About two children Saeed and Sara who break their grandmother's glasses. As they look to repair her glasses they get acquainted with an Afghan boy.
Runtime: 75 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BICYCLE LIFE, THE: A DUTCH LOVE OF PEDAL POWER
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BICYCLE LIFE, THE: A DUTCH LOVE OF PEDAL POWER
SHAKE JONES
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-18
Description - Arriving Amsterdam, I was mesmerized and awe struck by the shear number of bikes. They were literally everywhere: chained to every lamp-post, tree, other bike, on bridges, outside restaurants, super markets & every now and then, a bike rack and the list goes on! In Amsterdam, a bicycle is just part of every day life! A bike is a real form of transport, not just a recreational toy. In fact, a bicycle is the primary means of transport in Amsterdam and in most Dutch cities. Cycling is just a fundamental part of life for the Dutch. A bike is used for every day activities like getting groceries, taking and picking up the kids from school, running errands, meeting up with friends or just going to visit family! A bike is truly the smartest and fastest way of getting around town. Best of all you have freedom, complete utter freedom, to stop and go - as you wish! This film was shot in Amsterdam over the course of 6-years beginning June 2012. Were we completely immersed ourselves in Amsterdam's bicycle lifestyle and culture. Via this deeper understanding we present our story to you. We hope our film will inspire and resonate with children of all ages and their parents. Encouraging families to make cycling a viable, integral part of their every day lives. Never before has the distinction between what most Americans focus on - exercise, versus what we should do more of, physical activity - been so crystal clear. We can learn a thing or two from the experts themselves, The Dutch.
Runtime: 74 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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MARBLES
HALLIE FARMER
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A young witch and her curious cat go on an adventure through enchanted marble worlds.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WASH DAY
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WASH DAY
CHRISTA CARR
Series: AFRICAN AMERICAN, SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - In a daydream, a young girl parallels her natural hair care routine to the taming of an intergalactic beast. Although the process is strenuous, tedious, and lengthy, she wouldn't have it any other way.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

EQUAL
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EQUAL
MELIH KOSIF
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18
Description - Teaching how to take photos with semi-pro equipments, which they may not experienced before, to kids who have been educated in village and by doing that trying to see what they can see, to show people what they are capable of and show these images to crowds by organizing an exhibition is solely purpose of this documentary.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

URBAN LEGENDS/ AUNTIE VERONICA
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URBAN LEGENDS/ AUNTIE VERONICA
MARIA BOROS
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - A story about auntie Veronica, to whom Jesus had appeared many times in various forms and poses.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GYPSY TALES/ THE FIERY RED SNAKE
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GYPSY TALES/ THE FIERY RED SNAKE
MARIA BOROS
Series: EPISODICS
Description - The events of a little boy's life usher him into the world of life among the gypsies, where he seeks unconditional love, and his closest family members are put to the test.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

IN THE TREES
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IN THE TREES
WILL NORDSTROM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 10 TO 18
Description - Teenagers on a school field trip become lost in the woods and disturbing things start to happen. A stranger is watching them. In The Trees blurs the line between paranoia and reality.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

OLD BLOO
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OLD BLOO
JACK NORDSTROM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 10 TO 18
Description - Idaho teenagers start an unconventional rock band in their garage. It proves to be more complicated and challenging than they expected.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MYTHATANIA (2018)
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MYTHATANIA (2018)
NICHOLAS JULIUS
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 11-18
Description - Scottish siblings, Erin and Owen Macdonald, are swallowed by The Loch Ness Monster and brought to the magical land of Mythatania where all creatures heard of in Myth and Folklore have gone to escape the outside world. There they meet THE MYTHFITZ, a group of mythical youngsters and embark on a wonderful adventure.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 11-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Screenplay

TENKARA KID
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TENKARA KID
MARK STEUDEL
Series: SHORTS 5-18
Description - For many of us, we work hard all year and then only get to spend our two weeks of vacation on fly fishing. We fly hundreds of miles to rivers that measure fish-per-mile in the thousands and have elusive new species to catch. We spend thousands of dollars on gear to maximize our precious time on the water. This film hearkens back to the time in our youth when our fishing gear was easily carried in one hand, when we measured our trips in steps, where each fish mattered and every species was relished.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ASTRONAUT, THE
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ASTRONAUT, THE
ADAM MURRAY
Series: SHORTS 5-12
Description - Jacob's dream of becoming an astronaut may be at risk.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SGT STUBBY - AN UNLIKELY HERO
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SGT STUBBY - AN UNLIKELY HERO
RICHARD LANNI
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 6-12
Description - With World War I looming, a young Army Pvt. Robert Conroy is adopted by a stray, stump-tailed terrier. Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a family, and a chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. The two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history. French soldier Gaston Baptiste befriends the duo and accompanies them along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.
Runtime: 90 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CHEAT CODE KIDS
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CHEAT CODE KIDS
JUDAH RAY
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-18
Description - Bug wants nothing more, than to earn the respect of his big brother, Tobi, and his friends. Eager to prove that he can hang with the big kids, Bug uses a cheat code, for their favorite video game, that he found online. Instead of instantly making him a master of the game, however, it transports him, and his brother, to an elaborate, virtual world, where they meet new friends, and battle strange, and powerful adversaries. Now, they must learn to believe in themselves, trust in each other, and ultimately win as a team, in order to beat the game and return home.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Screenplay

HER MOVE NEXT
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HER MOVE NEXT
IAN PHILLIPS
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 7-18
Description - The top all-girls scholastic Chess Team in the USA is profiled in this short documentary by Ian Phillips.
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO



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