Mallory Lewis, with Lamb Chop, received the Kids First! Palmer-Vision Award.
The Best of the Fest winners were Charlotte’s Web (Paramount Home Entertainment); Firehouse Dog (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment); Viola, a drama created entirely by high school students led by writer/director James Marcus Haney’ My Backyard Was a Mountain (Palmavejo Films); and Phonics 4 Babies (Starz Home Entertainment).
The group also presented the 2007 Kids First! Palmer-Vision Award to Mallory Lewis, daughter of the late children’s entertainer Shari Lewis.
“As our festivals and film submissions grow, so grows the honor and pride our award winners take home as Kids First! Best recipients,” said Ranny Levy, founder of Kids First! “For the first time, four of our awards for independent films came with licensing offers—a big coup for indies who are trying to get distribution for their films.”
Among the other awards:
Best Indie Short for ages 2-5: Very Brave Elephant, Gymboree
Best Series for ages 2-5: Paz, Discovery Kids
Best Short Short for ages 5-8: Librarian from Black Lagoon, Weston Woods
Best Short for ages 5-8: Danny & the Dinosaur, Weston Woods
Best Series for ages 5-8: Eloise, Starz
Best Feature for ages 5-8: Firehouse Dog, Fox
Best Series for ages 5-12: Girl Stars, Going to School Fund
Best Feature for ages 5-12: Charlotte’s Web, Paramount
Best Indie Feature for ages 5-12: Tillamook Treasure, Tillamook Treasure
Best Feature for ages 8-12: Flushed Away, Paramount
Best Documentary for ages 12-18: Emmanuel’s Gift, First Look Studios
Best Feature for ages 12-18: Eye of the Dolphin, Monterey Media
Best Infant: Phonics 4 Babies, Starz
Best Parent How-To: Fabulously Fit Moms, Koch Entertainment
Best Screenplay: Earth Kids, Arlene Bogna
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