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RAG DOLLS
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RAG DOLLS
ABOVE THE LINE ENTERTAINMENT
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 4-14
Description - Playtime turns into uncontrolled shenanigans when a young girl discovers rag dolls in an antique chest. For the dolls' very real counterparts, self-control is out of their hands.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PROSPERITY
PROSPERITY
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Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18
Description - Dr. Pedram Shojai is an author, filmmaker, founder of Well.Org, Urban Monk, husband and father. PROSPERITY is a feature documentary about his journey across the Americas to discover a more sustainable way for us all to do business and thrive on our Planet. 'The Urban Monk' tracks the organic roots of Rodale Publishing; the food revolution of Whole Foods Market; Guayaki's waged war for rainforest redemption; Terra Cycle's scheme to drain the oceans of plastic; architect CookFox's carbon-reducing skyscraper design, alongside many others. Through these companies and more, the documentary explores an exploding conscious business movement, one fueled by social responsibility, transparency, millennials, and the realization that business-as-usual can't go on. The film unveils effective ways for everyone to be a part of this movement and really drive the positive change needed in the world.

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

FLOWER'S EYES, A
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FLOWER'S EYES, A
XILANG PRODUCTIONS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Eight students of different ethnic background are learning Mandarin at a tuition class. They are behind in their Chinese schoolwork but are learning happily with their gentle, caring tuition teacher in a colorful natural environment. A beautiful and harmonious bond awakens a pure heart.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

COSMOSPENGUIN IN SUSHILAND, THE
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COSMOSPENGUIN IN SUSHILAND, THE
RUSLANA BERNDL
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 2-6
Description - The adventures of the Cosmospenguin (which is just on diet) lead him from his home planet Jupiter up to the light years distant, praised Sushiland. In search of a treasure he meets the frog (which suffers at iron deficiency). His trip to San Francisco ends in the chaos. In his visit in Vienna he saves together with the frog the squirrel (which can shout very loudly). On his odyssey in the desert he hits on the camel Simon (who needs no gasoline). For what is looking the Cosmospinguin on the Sushiland, seems at first unclear. Only after he has travelled around half a planet, finally, the sense of his trip becomes by him conscious ...
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-6
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BIBI FUN PARK
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BIBI FUN PARK
JOEL STUTZ
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 2-5
Description - Children see the world as a big fun park. Everything is exciting and adventurous. The loss of a soother is a big tragedy for our small Bibi friends. In this big world, characterized by the unreachable tall tower, Bibi's mother becomes the most precious support children have to grow with happiness.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-5
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DRAIN RANGERS: EPISODE 4
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DRAIN RANGERS: EPISODE 4
FAITH HANEY
Series: SHORT FILM, AGES 5-12
Description - Too much stormwater can be a big problem! This educational stop-motion animation series illustrates the causes of - and solutions to - dirty stormwater runoff. Join the Drain Rangers as they discover ways we can all help keep our lakes, rivers and streams clean.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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MELTDOWN
ZOE COHEN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 13-18
Description - In this comedic thriller, two guys try to escape from a basement by deciphering hidden clues. Tension heightens when the clues become more and more personal.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MATHXPLOSION
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MATHXPLOSION
HODA ELATAWI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - Math is everywhere! In fact, outside, inside, everywhere, and every day is a mathXplosion! In each exciting, entertaining, and funny math-short, 'mathemagician' Eric shares secrets from the not-so-hidden world of math, such as measuring the height of a tree using your thumb -- no ladder, no measuring tape, no kidding! But make no mistake, it's not magic, it's math! Discover your own amazing mathematical abilities. Guided by Ontario's elementary mathematics curriculum, these fun math-shorts will give children aged 6 to 8 and beyond, the tools to thrill family and amaze friends!
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DOCTOR
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DOCTOR
YAVUZ UCER
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 13-18
Description - Turkoman Besir and his family forced to flee to T�rkiye from Syria because of their village was bombed in the civil war of Syria. Besir's dream because the civil war was being a doctor and helping people, but after , he Is just smiling and not answering to the question "What's your dream?". The family which fell apart and living different cities because of the T�rkiye's living conditions, trying to continue their lifes. Besir have to work, away his mother and without see her. Then he started to mix trashes and collect waste papers and cardboards.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DOGS OUT
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DOGS OUT
TONY PAPA
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A man changes the outlook of a small town by convincing everyone to push their dogs out
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

YOU GOT A PROBLEM...
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YOU GOT A PROBLEM...
CHARLES MANDRACCHIA
Series: EPISODICS
Description - Uncle Louie and his Italian-American Paisanos solve a problem that the Pizza Man is having with a bunch of kids from a Brooklyn neighborhood. You got a problem, no problem...just call uncle Louie. He'll take care of it! No Problem!
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BEGGARS
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BEGGARS
RAVINDER DHAKA TELEFILMS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-15
Description - Desire to live with Self esteem and pride awakes in his heart. When thinking of a person starts changing that thought affected his society as well . Then, along with the man he seems to change the society. In our film "Beggars" a boy has changed the attitude of his beggars society .He taught them and People of his age to live with dignity and pride.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CONNECTED: THE FUTURE
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CONNECTED: THE FUTURE
ANGELA VAULT
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-12
Description - Two years ago, Alexa Payesko created 'Connected', a documentary about four adorable seven and eight year-old girls who discuss what technology means in their lives. The charming, funny, future rock stars, artists, and teachers explain how iPhones, iPads, and LeapPads inform and dominate their lives. Now, two years later, and two years older, Alexa went back to find how their views on technology have changed. 'Connected: The Future' looks at each girl to see if they are really connected with their technology. They all love their selfies, but as one girl noted in 'Connected', "too much technology isn't good for the brain." Is that how they still feel?
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BOY BY THE SEA, THE
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BOY BY THE SEA, THE
VASILY CHUPRINA
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - The story of an unlikely friendship. A young boy sitting by the sea, watching the stones he throws disappear beneath the surface. An old lighthouse keeper. A different truth beyond the water.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SCARLETT-ANGELINA
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SCARLETT-ANGELINA
LORETTE BAYLE
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-15
Description - Scarlett-Angelina is a little girl who knows how to take care of herself, much to the dismay of the small-time crook who kidnaps her. Never underestimate a little girl with good manners.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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UNDEBATABLE
GAYLA GOEHL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10 - 18
Description - Julia has cerebral palsy (played by Julia Illy who really does have cerebral palsy) but that's not going to stop her from walking on-stage for the school's debate to be the next sixth grade president. It's undebatable that Julia is the best candidate yet does everyone see her qualifications or her disorder.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CRUSHED
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CRUSHED
GAYLA GOEHL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-14
Description - The Hurricane runs this small town middle school until the new girl arrives and he develops his first crush. What wouldn't a bully do for love?
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DREW'S DANCING DRUM
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DREW'S DANCING DRUM
SHERRE CHAPPELL
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 4-12
Description - Drew loves playing his drum for people until he is bullied by a boy named Malcolm. His dad encourages Drew to go on drumming and befriend the very boy that bullied him.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

RAINBOW FIELDS (XHOIHOBOTE DHEMALITE)
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RAINBOW FIELDS (XHOIHOBOTE DHEMALITE)
BIDYUT KOTOKY
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 12-18
Description - On a soul searching journey back to his native place on hearing the news of the death of a childhood friend, a famous film director has to confront the unresolved vestiges of a terrible childhood accident, before he loses his last chance for redemption and closure.
Runtime: 89 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FREESTYLE
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FREESTYLE
ANTHONY WILLIAMS
Series: SHORT, AGES 4-11
Description - Opposite's attract. A playful 2D pup encounters a curious new toy, a 3D basketball that unfortunately has a mind (and stomach) of it's own... .
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-11
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BEST FRIEND
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BEST FRIEND
CORY REEDER
Series: SHORT, AGES 6-18
Description - After moving across the country a little girl finds more than a best friend when her parents let her adopt a dog.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SHIMAJIRO AND THE RAINBOW OASIS
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SHIMAJIRO AND THE RAINBOW OASIS
ISAMU HIRABAYASHI
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 3-7
Description - Shimajiro and his friends meet Coco, a girl who was separated from her mother during a severe sandstorm. They decide to help Coco find her mother, leaving Dr. Roarson behind to repair the Dig-Bug so they can all go home. This is the fifth movie starring a tiger boy named Shimajiro, and it was screened in movie theaters around Japan. The movie has been conceived to be a child's first movie theater experience, and has been designed in a way that will hold the attention of a young audience throughout the film. Each child is given a cardboard megaphone that they are encouraged to use at various times by the story's characters to cheer them on or shout a particular phrase, and even use as a weapon to thwart the film's villain. The film itself features a wide variety of entertainment, from sing-alongs to dance-alongs, puppet animation, and regular animation. Japanese screenings of the movie come with a short break in the middle, while the lighting and sound in the theater are adjusted to give the children the most comfortable experience possible.
Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-7
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BENCH, THE
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BENCH, THE
HANK ISAAC
Series: SHORTS, AGES 8-14
Description - In this short homage to the days of silent film, "The Bench" tells the story of young love in a familiar triangle of rich versus poor.

Director's statement: "The Bench" began as a workshop for my young actors to challenge them to tell a story without speaking. We decided to follow it through as a finished film with the goal of expressing not just the "look" of the late 1920s but also the naive sensibilities of the period. Please note that the four principal cast members were between 10 and 12 years old at the time of filming.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


TRIGGA
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TRIGGA
MELONI POOLE
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 9-18
Description - She'd rather not speak and prefers life as a horse, but the girls at school just won't leave her alone
Runtime: 16 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NOT ONE OF US
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NOT ONE OF US
BILL JARCHO
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - When a small tribe of green natives are conquered by a 'superior" orange race, things go from bad to worse for everyone involved. On the surface, "Not One of Us" is a child-like fable, but ultimately it's a dark commentary about the walls that get built in the name of greed, violence, and xenophobia . This 8 min. stop motion animated film was created by Bill Jarcho and Sean Burns of Bill & Sean's Excellent Animation. The voices are all in the universal language of gibberish.

Bill Jarcho is an animation director and puppeteer living on Vashon Isl. in Washington State. In the 1980's he was co-founder and creative director of Olive Jar Studios in Boston, where they produced many of the early MTV and Nickelodeon spots, as-well-as music videos, shorts, and TV commercials. Later he worked for Will Vinton Studios in Portland Oregon where he directed episodes of the PJ's (a nationally broadcast animated series on Fox TV). In 2016 he opened Bill and Sean's Excellent Animation with long time friend and fellow animator Sean Burns.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


OUTSIDE
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OUTSIDE
LAURA NORRIS
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 12
Description - When a lonely little boy finds a strange creature in the woods, he must keep it a secret from his mom or risk losing his only friend.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MAGIC BRACELET, THE
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MAGIC BRACELET, THE
RINA GOLDBERG
Series: SHORTS, AGES 12-18
Description - Make A Film Foundation is a non-profit organization which grants film wishes to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions. This short film, The Magic Bracelet, fulfills the final wish of Rina Goldberg who passed away of Mitochondrial disease just after her 15th birthday. Some of her final words to her mom were, "Promise to take care of my film." We are honored to showcase this film with our KIDS FIRST! Film Festival partners. Concept by Rina Goldberg, adapted by Diablo Cody.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

COMMON GROUND (SYLVIA NICOLAIDES)
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COMMON GROUND (SYLVIA NICOLAIDES)
SYLVIA NICOLAIDES
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8 TO 18
Description - Following war in 1974, in which more than 200,000 Turkish and Greek Cypriots were displaced, the island of Cyprus has remained divided until today, separating the two communities that once lived together. The Turkish Cypriot community were made refugees fleeing to the north of the island, and the Greek Cypriots to the South, a separation with borders that remains until today. 'Common Ground' is a documentary about an art project between children of the two communities that they never actually met, but exchanged video messages between them and materials from their city, creating a communication bridge between them.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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DIWAL'OWEEN
SHILPA MANKIKAR
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Neenu and Bobby are introducing their parents on the night when Diwali meets Halloween. Neenu wants the perfect Diwali, but her nephew Jai wants a spooktacular Halloween. Everything goes wrong in this multicultural comedy of errors. The dog runs away. Bobby gets into trouble. Will they ever have the perfect holiday?
Runtime: 33 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PICNIC PERFECT
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PICNIC PERFECT
CAL THACHER
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 5 TO 18
Description - A young girl arranges an elaborate picnic for her 92-year-old great-grandmother but for one reason or another things don't go as planned.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

EARTH TO ISAAC
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EARTH TO ISAAC
JACK BIRDSALL
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 10 TO 18
Description - After a tragedy, a father and son struggle to connect. Looking for answers in the stars, the boy, Isaac, begins searching through his attic for supplies to build an interstellar radio. As Isaac progresses towards his goal, both father and son are forced to confront their mutual loss.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CLIQUE TO ACCEPT
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CLIQUE TO ACCEPT
ARIN DINEEN
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 18
Description - Michelle is used to being excluded and bullied by the 'popular girls', but when she meets Sabrina, that all changes.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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WE CAN CHANGE
ARIN DINEEN
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 18
Description - A PSA about othering and taking responsibility for your actions, created by the 8th grade class at Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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I CAN HELP
ARIN DINEEN
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 18
Description - A PSA on othering and not being a bystander, created by the 7th grade class at Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ACE OF SPADES
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ACE OF SPADES
ARIN DINEEN
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 18
Description - When new student Riley gets drawn into conflict with the school bullies, magic might just save the day.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SNOWGIRL
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SNOWGIRL
ILINA PERIANOVA
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
Description - A mysterious girl appears in the lives of an elderly childless couple and a troubled young man and transforms their understanding about love and life. Loosely based on the Russian fairy tale about Snegurochka, this story is about miracles , but also about trusting the divine forces at work.
Runtime: 28 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MISS PERSONA
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MISS PERSONA
KIMBERLY PERSONA
Series: WEB SERIES, AGES 2-5
Description - The Miss Persona web series gently approaches problem solving though dress-up imaginative play. Miss Persona is an industrious little lady with a big imagination! Her tippy-top number-one favourite activity in her tiny little world is to take care of the forest's creatures and look after every little thing, especially her best friend -- a loyal and shy teddy bear who loves bowties named Bernard who lives with her in her treehouse. Along the way Miss Persona encounters tricky problems that she must then figure out how to solve. The good news is problems aren't a problem.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-6
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Web Series

KIWI: SEASON 1
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Series: DVD, AGES 2-7
Description - It's time to learn phonics skills with Twiki and Twini! In this collection of twenty six episodes, Twiki and Twini will take us on fun and educational adventures to discover new words and new sounds. In this Season 1 collection, your little one will learn how to spell colors like "red" and "blue" to food words like "fruit" to animal words like "snake". The fun and learning never end with Twiki and Twini! Get ready to enter into an unexpected universe comprised of sounds, words, and images.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Kiwi is a stop-motion, animated educational children's series with two very funny and lovable kiwi birds, Twiki & Twini, as the lead characters. In each episode, the kiwis go on adventures discovering new worlds of words and sounds. For example, some of the focus words include "cow," "fruit," "map," "house" and "blue." Words are spelled out phonetically and are used in clear and cohesive imagery and storyline. Twiki & Twini are curious little birds that lead us to lots of discoveries! There are plenty of relevant and silly sounds along the way. The stories are led by the narration and interaction with the kiwis via a child and an adult. This gives a sense of inquiry and offers soft guidance simultaneously. I really enjoyed this DVD and recommend it for children ages 2 to 6. The menu offers "Play All" or "Stories, individually" (26 of them at 11 minutes each). I give this 5 Star out of 5 stars. Review by Eli B., KIDS FIRST! Juror.

Kiwi: Season 1 is a series directed at children between the ages of 2 through 7. Two characters, Twiki and Twini interact with each other and teach the audience how to spell words. There are 26 short episodes, approximately 5 to10 minutes in length. Each episode teaches the audience a few different words, grouping the words together. For example, the chicken episode has the words "cow, duck, chicken and egg." The episodes' animation is made from colorful clay objects that draw the kids in. It's not too busy, which I like. The background is white and the characters are the only thing on the screen. The characters start each episode by grouping similar items together, such as animals. Then, they spell out each word and link it to the next word. At the end of the episode, they respell each word. The characters are happy and kind. There isn't much problem solving involved as there is not much of a story line. The purpose is to teach kids how to spell and sound out words using phonics. This characters are made of clay animation (claymation), which is fun to watch. The structure of each episode flows very well and draws the viewer in. The DVD case shows examples of the words and pictures featured in each collection. It's fun to look at. The menu is simple with two choices, either watch by selected episode or watch all episodes. There are quite a few previews before it gets to the main menu, but they are all kid appropriate and entertaining. There is no option to change the language or any other bonus features. The message is that learning can be fun and entertaining. I recommend this DVD to any parent or teacher that is looking for an educational video for their child. It is appropriate for ages 2 through 7 and I give it 4 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Amanda M., KIDS FIRST! Juror.

Very well produced. The show is well thought for preschoolers. I really enjoyed the design and the animation of the show. I love that the letter design is in line with the word being spelled out. The characters are appealing for the intended audience. I thought it is a smart choice to have a child voice one of the narrators. I do not feel strongly about the stories. To me, the stories feel a bit random. Overall the show is fun to watch, has good intentions and is beautiful to look at. The goal of the show is to get kids to learn about phonics and develop their world building skills. As far as positive social models, it scores well here for the most part. There is an episode where the two main characters are in a restaurant setting and their server keeps eating their food before serving it. In that particular episode I think they missed the mark because the characters didn't deal with the situation in a realistic or constructive way. For the most part, the show uses vocabulary and concepts suitable for its intended audience. The show is well paced, doesn't overload kids with information and the subject matter is suitable for young minds. However, I did find that some of the words they break down or spelled are a bit too long. I think it would be better if there was a build up in learning. By that, I mean start with small words and gradually go bigger in a slow succession. I would certainly show this to my young children. Reviewed by Martha S., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - I like that this DVD teaches vocabulary and spelling to little kids. They learn how to spell words correctly and expands their vocabulary. This show is great for learning words that used in daily life.

Kiwi: Season One teaches little kids vocabulary and spelling. This DVD has 26 episodes that teach new words and sounds so kids can learn how to spell words correctly and expand their vocabulary.

The series features two kiwi birds named Twiki and Twini who go on adventures and teach kids how to spell out words in a fun way. They encounter new animals, objects and other items as they teach kids how to spell out each word. The objects or animals are all related to a particular theme. There is barely any speaking by the characters in the show, but there is great narration that gets the kids intrigued with the story.

The animation is a stop motion clay animation (claymation) technique similar to other popular kid's shows such as Pingu. Claymation is not used a lot today since currently computer generated imagery (CGI) is used more frequently. However, the show does features some computer animation like the graphics when word are spelled out on the screen.

There are not too many other characters, but my favorite character is the recurring rabbit in the first few episodes. The rabbit eats a lot and even tries to eat a whole cake! The rabbit is very funny and had me chuckling the whole time. The premise of this show is to teach little kids phonics, vocabulary and spelling. It's great for preschool learning and for introducing kids to spelling words that are used in everyday conversations. I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 3 to 6. This DVD is available now so, go check it out.

By Carla P, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12

This DVD is about friendship, education and fun. This series is about two kiwis named Twiki and Twini, who go on different adventures throughout different episodes. All of the adventures have a different storyline and include lots of word building exercises and other educational things to help learn different things such as spelling and grammar.

This show is directed towards little kids, ages 2 to 5. I watched this DVD as if I was younger and I would definitely like it as a younger kid. I would enjoy watching it, but I would probably get out of my seat and start playing around and doing the things that they tell me to do and try to spell the words. This show is best to watch before bedtime because you might stay seated and repeat what they tell you to say. I watched it with a 5-year-old and a two-year-old and got to observe them watching it. The 5-year-old said she loved every part of it and she started dancing to the music. The 2-year-old was a little more descriptive and loved the way the characters interacted with each other.

The graphics are really good for a animated show. It does remind me of music video style graphics because they often stand in front of a white background and there isn't much going on in the different places they explore.

I give this show 3 out of 5 stars because of the graphics and because I felt the episodes were too short at 5 minutes. Because the episodes so short, they don't pack a lot of things in which makes it kind of boring. I recommend this DVD for ages 2 to 5. It is available now on DVD, so go check it out.

By Na'im S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
Runtime: 135 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-7
Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99
Media: DVD
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EMISSARY, THE
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EMISSARY, THE
NIGHT SKY VENTURES, INC
Series: FEATURE, AGES 8 - 18
Description - Jim, a curious engineer and scientist, is beginning to learn mindfulness mediation, and drags two of his friends into the woods for a sunset "awareness" walk. They accidentally meet a mysterious spaceman named Koyper, who has travelled to Earth from a secret alien-built colony of humans living on the edge of the solar system. His mission: deactivate a worn-out alien power generator, lost decades before during the shipwreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald...but get in a round of mini-golf, eat ice-cream for the first time and drive go-karts while he's at it.
Runtime: 99 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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