The Film Festival category has 2111 KIDS FIRST! endorsed titles
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RIGHT FOOTED
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
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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
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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
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HOLE, THE
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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
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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
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NOTORIOUS CORN
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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
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ZTRIPES
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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
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GERM
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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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LOOP
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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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ANAA
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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
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FEAR
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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
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SNEAKY
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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PIGEONHOOD
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PIGEONHOOD
PARTHO GUPTE
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - My film is about the life cycle of a little pigeon, which came to be born in my own bedroom balcony. My film traces his 'coming of age' and examines his role in shaping my own development as a teenager. His fear of flying was no different from my fear of exams and somehow we both crossed those difficult times together. I will forever be grateful to him.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MISS WINN'S GARDEN
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MISS WINN'S GARDEN
SHANALYNA PALMER
Series: AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORT, AGES 15-18
Description - Miss Winn's Garden is a dramatic short film that explores real life problems and situations faced by foster parents and foster children. After personal tragedy strikes, Miss Winn opens her heart to children in need of a place to call home. She becomes foster parent to five young males and uses both patience and love to teach them how to accept their situations.

Miss Winn encourages her wards to have faith in humanity despite the cards they've been dealt in life. One of her most useful tools is to have each youngster care for a plant whose state mirrors the state of their own lives. As the boys tend their plants, they learn to accept that all living things (including themselves) need love and nurturing to grow and thrive.

Children become wards of the state through no fault of their own, but many believe that somehow they are to blame. Miss Winn's Garden tells a slightly different story.
Runtime: 35 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 15-18
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NOSH: BITE-SIZE ADVENTURES
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NOSH: BITE-SIZE ADVENTURES
NIKKI BONNER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Preteens Alex and Taylor are the hosts of Nosh, a kids' cooking show that focuses on one popular dish per episode. With the assistance of their bumbling yet well-meaning young producer, Reese, and occasional guest chefs, the hosts show kids at home how to cook simple, delicious recipes, from spaghetti to chicken pot pie to pizza. In each episode, the hosts delve deeper into the history behind their favorite foods. Through the magic of time travel (and green screen), they teleport through time and space to better understand the origins of the recipes they're creating.
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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SEED & SPROUT: GROWING THE FOOD RESCUE REVOLUTION
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SEED & SPROUT: GROWING THE FOOD RESCUE REVOLUTION
MARYANNE GALVIN
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 13 - 18
Description - In 2015, one in six Americans experienced hunger while over 40% of food produced in the USA went uneaten. The film follows eight innovative food rescue initiatives across the USA. From prison farms and grocery store donations delivered solely by bicycle, to gleaning from Harvard University dining halls, these go-getters encourage a new generation of creative responses to ending hunger and shrinking landfills. Their focus is on morphing discarded healthy food into nourishment. Seed & Sprout asks: can ordinary people end hunger in America by redistributing a small percentage of the wasted food flooding our food system and dumping grounds?
Runtime: 50 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
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PAWO
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PAWO
ANTJE HEYN
Series: INDIE ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - PAWO (Tibetan for �being brave�) is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world. Thanks to some strange companions, she gradually becomes aware of her strength and skills.

About the Director: Antje Heyn (*1979 in Bergen auf R�gen) is a Berlin based animation director and illustrator. Her work is inspired by daily observations of urban living and culture as well as nature and animals. Besides setting her heart on creating characters and bringing them to life she teaches animation at art academys and is running the Protoplanet Studio.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
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ADDICTION, THE
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ADDICTION, THE
DANNES ZHANG
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - In a city of wealth, the homeless are often forgotten as Shanghai continues to struggle with modernization. A homeless man tries to fix a couple's broken relationship while fighting the social stigma against him.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
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CRADLE
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CRADLE
ZANYAR LOTFI
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Technically the little girl simply just wants to do her homework. But when grandpa's snores keep her little sibling from sleeping and it cries, things get a bit more complicated. But she has a good idea. From Iran, in Kurdish with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
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KOJO: A SHORT DOCUMENTARY
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KOJO: A SHORT DOCUMENTARY
MICHAEL FEQUIERE
Series: AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORT, AGES 7-18
Description - KOJO is a short documentary on gifted twelve year old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney. In this candid interview, Kojo reflects on his tireless work ethic, the current state of Jazz music, learning from his mentor and father, Jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney and much more. Kojo's charisma, sensibility, and passion are as mesmerizing as his drum skills and for the first time in this documentary he shares it with you.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
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I AM DYSLEXIC
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I AM DYSLEXIC
MADS JOHAN OGAARD Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - The animated short film I AM DYSLEXIC expresses what it feels like to have a learning difference in our current school system. Those with learning differences should be proud of who they are and should never be made to feel alone. The film uses strong metaphors to portray these emotions, as we follow a little boy in his journey to climb a mountain in a world made of books.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
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I WAS ALWAYS ALEX
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I WAS ALWAYS ALEX
TANIA GALAN
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18
Description - Documentary short about teenager daily experiences. A day in the life of Alex, a boy who dreams like everyone else. He dreams of driving, flying dreams, and dreams of boosting the wolf carries inside. In Spanish with English Subtitles. Directed by Sancho Ortiz de Lejarazu and Roberto Ruiz C�spedes.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO   Click here to view festival screenings

MAARTIN
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MAARTIN
JOEL RAHKONEN
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Maartin is an action-comedy about a kind-hearted bicycle police who has high ambitions of becoming a detective. When the Norwegian bicyclemafia kidnaps Pierre, the son of Maartin �s sweetheart, Maartin gets an opportunity to show what he's made of. Against all odds, Maartin tracks down the crooks, but gets caught together with his partner Kowalsky. When everything looks lost, Maartin uses tricks from his favorite TV-show MacGyver to get out and beat the bad guys.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
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