The Film Festival category has 2073 KIDS FIRST! endorsed titles
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LONELINESS OF THE SHORT DISTANCE RUNNER, THE
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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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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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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
MARYANN 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
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
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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
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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
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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
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I AM DYSLEXIC
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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
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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.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
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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
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AGRINOUI
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AGRINOUI
ALEXIS CHAVIARAS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - A young mare visits Cyprus to take part in races. Frustrated from failure, she abandons the racetrack after confronting her strict father. The mare will meet new friends who will try to help her find her lost courage.

Director's statement: The incredibly talented people that contributed to this production made this film a joy to create. This film aims to be appealing to a wide range of ages. So, no violence, no sex, no explosions! These apparent restrictions enabled the story to focus on the building of relationships between friends and the psychological challenge the protagonist is faced with. Certain philosophical matters that subtly deal with questions such as racism and the path to success will be easier to be picked up by the more mature members of the audience. In this film we also get to know Cyprus by seeing traditions in front of significant landmarks and by hearing Cypriot characters communicate in their native language.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-9
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SHELTERED BY THE TREES
VALENTINA ARENA
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 13 - 18
Description - "In Jewish tradition, when someone passes away the best way to remember that person is to plant a tree, because in Israel there is the desert and so a tree represents a challenge to time a challenge to memory".
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
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BALLOONS
BARRY BOSS
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A collaborative short film created by Marley Boss and several fellow campers at French Woods summer camp about the role of friends in overcoming sadness
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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TWO FOR ONE
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TWO FOR ONE
TERRI TREAS
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-13
Description - A middle school campaign for class president turns ugly when the students take to social media to support their favorite candidate. The teacher and high school mentors come up with a clever solution to teach the true meaning of co-operation or bi-partisanship to the student body.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-13
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HOOT QUARTERS: LACHANOPHOBIA
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HOOT QUARTERS: LACHANOPHOBIA
JOEL DANIEL
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 3-8
Description - Hoot Quarters is an episodic series staring, The Hoots, a band who write, record and perform original music for the young and old(er), and Oliver t. Owl, a purple owl who thinks he knows everything, but whose knowledge is almost always a little off. Hoot Quarters is the name of the tree house where The Hoots hang out and rehearse. The built said tree house in a tree where Oliver was already living. Oliver decided to move into the tree house - preferring it to the knot hole abode he was previously occupying. After spending just a little time with Oliver, two things were clear: 1) he is extremely lovable, and 2) as previously mentioned he has some rather curious views of the world. Specifically, he seems to think he knows a lot more about just about everything than he actually does. Because of this, The Hoots and their friends often find themselves having to steer Oliver's slightly misguided-self back on the right course. In doing so, they realized there was an abundance of excellent teaching moments and opportunities that could benefit not just Oliver but the rest of community and world at large. Each episode of Hoot Quarters focuses on one of these lessons. They primarily focus on music education and healthy lifestyle choices. They are shot in the same style the band writes their music: in a way that the young and older can appreciate and enjoy. The lessons are never too overt and/or presented in a way that speaks down to their audience. In the Sea of Bees episode the band Sea of Bees visits Hoot Quarters and shows Oliver that sometimes it's okay to play in the dirt (even if one has lovely purple feathers). In Lachanophobia, Oliver learns the importance of trying something before you decide you don't like it, because you never know until you try!
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
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LOVE SONG OF THE DRONE
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LOVE SONG OF THE DRONE
BRIAN LARSON
Series: INDIE ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 3-10
Description - An animated music video about the life (and love) cycles of a drone bee. Director's Statement: This film is a labor of love; my wife is a beekeeper and I was fascinated by the world of bees, especially the different roles and jobs each member of the hive has. It just seemed natural to have a song written for them! The world of beekeepers is full of really talented, creative and caring people!
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-10
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I AM NOT A MOUSE
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I AM NOT A MOUSE
EVGENIA GOLUBEVSA
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT SHORT, 3-8
Description - Every time Lucy is called 'Mouse' by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is Lucy going to do? Available with French/Italian/Russian/Spanish subtitles. Email us to request the details!
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
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BLACKMAIL
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BLACKMAIL
STEPHEN BURHOE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 7-12
Description - Siblings learn life lessons, as one tries to extort the others weekly allowance from him. When the prospective victim threatens to bring their police officer father into the fray, the tables are turned.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-12
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PAPAVERI E PAPERE
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PAPAVERI E PAPERE
ADELAIDE DANTE DE FINO
Series: FOREIGN INDEPENDENT FILM, AGES 5-12
Description - 1952, De Gasperi visits Sassi di Matera, the ancient part of Matera city. The town is bubbling with energy. Two rival families are getting ready for the most important singing competition of the year. All the adults' recent and passed contradictions and oddities are shown up through the eyes of little girl Chico. In Italian with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 24 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 14-18
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ANIMAL RESCUE
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ANIMAL RESCUE
L'OEIL CINEMA
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8-12
Description - Lea have a homework to do about her father's job. She think her father's job is boring but she will find it more admirable after following him through a working day. Festival play: FIFEM, Montreal, Canada, 2015
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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REBELLION
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REBELLION
STEPHEN BURHOE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Two siblings argue over their behavior towards their parents and each other in this coming of age story.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 11-18
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DREAMSCOPE
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DREAMSCOPE
ANNA ANTONOVA
Series: INDI SHORT, AGES 6-12
Description - Have you ever think about, How these strange ideas and questions come up to children mind? I have theory that children with emotional inner world and huge imagination all over the world are connected with each other somehow. 2 worlds. 2 cultures. 2 little kids. What this experience could give them more? Director bio: Graduated Moscow Art Theatre University in 2010. Was working in several theater festivals, than decided to study cinema. Graduated Russian All-state Cinematography University as director of editing, and Moscow Cinematography School as DP. First fairytale for children participated in International film festival 19th Children Film Festival in Hyderabad, India, where I started my next project DreamScope. Currently studying at New York Film Academy.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
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MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST
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MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST
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Series: TV SERIES, AGES 12-18
Description - What happens when you cross a choir nerd and a dead fashionista?

A makeover from hell, and a Beverly Hills murder mystery going nowhere good. Except maybe the mall...

Sari Coogan is a lonely nerd from New Jersey. But when she moves into a Beverly Hills mansion haunted by teen heiress Missy Palmer, Sari must get in with the rich and famous to solve Missy's murder.

Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, New Media Film Festival 2016 After facing the socialites and billionairesses of Beverly Hills Senior High, Sari quickly realizes that almost everyone had a motive to kill Missy. And if she can't figure out WHO killed Missy Palmer - and soon - she just might become the NEXT MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST...
Runtime: 240 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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CHARMING
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CHARMING
TOM ALBANESE
Series: SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Prince Charming recounts his disastrous search for true love in a re-imagining of classic Grimms' fairytales with a contemporary touch.

Director's statement: Who is Prince Charming? As a kid, I always remembered him as the guy who swept in at the end of my sister's favorite movies to kiss the princess, save the day, and ride off into the sunset, leaving everyone to live happily ever after. But why was he kissing all these princesses? What happened after the prince and princess rode off into the sunset? Can everyone really live happily ever after?
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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BRUNO
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BRUNO
ANDREA HINTERMAIER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Bruno catches his best friend Rick kissing his sister Jo. He�s more than angry, although nobody understands why. In his pain Bruno turns to his mother for help, but she is busy with her own divorce. Bruno takes revenge on his sister and the family situation escalates. Finally Bruno decides to make a bold decision. Maybe he can confess his love to Rick. Bruno is the story of a 15-year-old boy who escapes from his torn up family and learns to trust himself. A Coming of Age story about love, trust, honesty and forgiveness. Dialogue is in German with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
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1ST SEM
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1ST SEM
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Series: INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 12-18
Description - The love-hate relationship between mother and son intensifies when the latter decides not to pursue his promising college education in the city after suffering from separation anxiety.
Runtime: 103 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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I AM YOU
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I AM YOU
AJIT GIRI
Series: INDEPENDEN FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-5
Description - The film is an abstract depiction of a child's perspective of the outer world. The struggle of the kid to come in terms with the surrounding and the desire to liberate himself from its clutches.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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SENI
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SENI
AJIT GIRI
Series: INDEPENDEN FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - Seni is all about cutting all the web that hold us from being Winged. It's how a kid makes a unique bond with an ant, he pampers, plays, feeds and takes outmost care of the ant. However at the end the ant leaves the kid for his world, while making the kid realize the value of freedom.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
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KEEPIN' IT WEIRD TV- EVEN THE KIDS ARE WEIRD
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KEEPIN' IT WEIRD TV- EVEN THE KIDS ARE WEIRD
KEEPIN' IT WEIRD TV PRODUCTIONS
Series: TV SERIES, AGES 8-12
Description - Meet our Keepin' It Weird Youth from Austin, TX with a collection of sketches where they poke fun at the world around them!
Runtime: 16 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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ITIME TRAVEL
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ITIME TRAVEL
LESLIE BLOOM
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT. AGES 12-15
Description - Young Jake, played by Teddy van Ee (Captain Fantastic) finds a time travel app conveniently placed for his use, he can't resist the urge to press the button. He finds himself 30 years from now wondering how he (played by Tony Award winner, Corey Brunish) got so messed up.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-15
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LIGHT DRIFTER
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LIGHT DRIFTER
YU TING CHENG
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Light Drifter by Yu-Ting Cheng is a 2D animation that uses a flowing pastel and watercolor style to tell a poetic visual narrative based on the filmmaker's childhood nighttime sleepwalks. Created at the intersection of dreams and reality, the audience is lead on an imaginary journey through mysterious spaces that are shaped by light.

Director's Bio: Yu Ting Cheng received an M.F.A. in Computer Art with a concentration in 2D animation from the School of Visual Art in New York (2016). Her creative and animation practice includes computer animation, concept design and storyboard design for visual concept development. She has worked as a 2D animation assistant at Bill Plympton Studios in New York (2015) and as an assistant instructor in stop motion, animation and watercolors at Taipei Contemporary Art Association, Taiwan (2013).

Director's Statement: I'm a dreamer. In my 2D animation Light Drifter, I invite the viewer into my dream world through a visual m�lange of watercolor and illustration. As a child in rural Taiwan, I played and drew in my grandfather's garden. Surrounded by farms and animals, I recorded what I saw. Light Drifter is a visual narrative of my dreams realized in a surreal world populated by monsters, birds, fish and magical creatures. For me, reality and dreams can merge. In the imagination of a child, the boundaries between the known and unknown are fluid. Ever since I was young, I have sought to share this mysterious reality with others. Light Drifter, a story of an impish creature who ventures into the seemingly friendly mouth of a monster, invites a suspension of logic as the viewer enjoys a tour of the unknown. As a child, I remember being startled and disoriented by the darkness as I awoke from my frequent nighttime sleepwalks. Light Drifter is a visual response to lessen the fears associated with these early nightmares. Through a strong use of light, I transform unpredictable and intriguing shapes into candy that lures the viewer. Ku Yan-Ren, a Taiwanese watercolorist has remarked, "Each stroke and color in Yu Ting's work reveals her powerful imagination. Visual discoveries await her viewers." Through my inventive use of color, I convey a positive energy to the world.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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TEACHER X-GIN'S LESSON IN DISCRIMINATION
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TEACHER X-GIN'S LESSON IN DISCRIMINATION
PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE, TAIWAN
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-18
Description - The one-day teacher of this episode is Gin Oy, a writer and model. When she was younger, she was discriminated and bullied because she was a plump girl with tattoos, which caused her to suffer from major depression in her adolescence. So she intends to let the kids know what discrimination can do to hurt someone's feelings. She divides the students into two groups, according to the unchangeable hereditary characteristic of their earlobes. With a made-up experiment, she convinces the kids that those with free earlobes has better self-control while those with attached earlobes have to stay inside the classroom during the breaks to study harder. Being tagged as someone born to be worse than the others, what will the kids react to this discrimination?
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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LAKOTA GIRLS
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LAKOTA GIRLS
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Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 8 - 18
Description - This is a historical drama about Mato Win, an eight-year-old Native American girl who lives at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She is sent to live with a white family at a horse ranch in the Black Hills. She stays with Clara, an eight-year-old white girl and her family, but Mato Win is determined to get back to the reservation. She runs away to the mountainous forest, but is found. Mato Win is afraid she will be kept from her parents and does not trust Clara's older brother Cavan. Mato Win questions Clara about an old photo of two Indian men in her home. Clara tells the story of her great-great grandma, Emylon, who rode the train from Indiana to teach there, a hundred years ago. The girls discover they have more in common than they knew.
Runtime: 94 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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S.O.S.
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S.O.S.
JOAN KIM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 6-10
Description - A story about a mischievous young boy and his relationship with his protective older brother, centered around a lovely day at the beach.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-10
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LABELED (2016)
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LABELED (2016)
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES MOVING IMAGES PROGRAM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 11 TO 15
Description - New student Lizzie finds out that your label does not define you.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-15
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NOTEWORTHY
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NOTEWORTHY
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES MOVING IMAGES PROGRAM
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 15
Description - Courtney is too shy to tell Sonja she has a crush on her, but writing a note might just work.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-15
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LAKOTA GIRLS
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LAKOTA GIRLS
MOLLIANNE CAMERON
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 8 - 18
Description - This is a historical drama about Mato Win, an eight-year-old Native American girl who lives at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She is sent to live with a white family at a horse ranch in the Black Hills. She stays with Clara, an eight-year-old white girl and her family, but Mato Win is determined to get back to the reservation. She runs away to the mountainous forest, but is found. Mato Win is afraid she will be kept from her parents and does not trust Clara's older brother Cavan. Mato Win questions Clara about an old photo of two Indian men in her home. Clara tells the story of her great-great grandma, Emylon, who rode the train from Indiana to teach there, a hundred years ago. The girls discover they have more in common than they knew. U.S. Premiere, People's Choice Award

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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SHREK (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
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SHREK (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
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Description - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Shrek! In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group. Shrek is based on the children's book by William Steig, and features additional voice-work by Vincent Cassel, Cody Cameron, and Kathleen Freeman.
Runtime: 89 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-15
Suggested Retail Price: $ 17.99
Media: DVD ISBN # 7/15/2007   Click here to view festival screenings
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BOOK OF WISHES, THE
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BOOK OF WISHES, THE
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES MOVING IMAGES PROGRAM
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Jeff finds a book that will grant all his wishes. But sometimes, what you want isn't all that good for you.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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FAD-ULOUS
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FAD-ULOUS
SANTA FE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES MOVING IMAGES PROGRAM
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Stella's classmates are all obsessed with a new fad: neon mustaches. Stella doesn't want to wear one, but the peer pressure is building.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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MAGIC TRAIN, THE
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MAGIC TRAIN, THE
JOE CHANG
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 8-18
Description - The story of Magic Train was based on a girl called Lin Lin, who was an American Born Chinese and brought up overseas. During her trip to China on a traveling train, she had experienced series of amazing things from what she saw in China. The film was particularly concerned about different aspect of artistic levels. From the unique style and technique of animation, the film had shown the humanistic feelings from the combination of Chinese traditional cultural and modern life. It also had a lot of entertainment and artistic affection, too. The whole film was consist of ten different little stories in sequence, and had 87 minutes in total. The dialogue was little and the music was adapted from Chinese traditional well-known music scores. The audiovisual feeling of the film was like a song, a picture, a poem and a dream. These could touch deep through the heart of different age group audiences.
Runtime: 87 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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CHANDLER'S ARK
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CHANDLER'S ARK
LANCE DUMAIS
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-12
Description - Professional surfer, shaper, and animal lover Scott Chandler sets out on a quest to break the world record for dog surfing. Chandler's Ark shows Scott's journey from constructing his massive fifteen foot board, to practice days at dog beach, all the way to his attempt for the world record in San Deigo, CA. We get a unique inside perspective of the determination it takes when setting out to break a world record and how one boat sized surfboard brought together a team of friends to make it all possible.
Runtime: 16 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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AFRAID OF THE DARK
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AFRAID OF THE DARK
OYVIND MIKKELSEN SAUGERUD
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8 -12
Description - This is a small film in every way. Limited in space and time, dealing with the oh so insignificant troubles of a father whose son refuses to go to sleep. Director's comment: I wanted to make a warm film about something that really is so insignificant, yet can be so frustrating when you are in the midst of it. How we handle it might not always be the best way, neither for the kids nor for ourselves. The story is inspired by the classic bedtime story "Can�t you sleep, Little bear?" In Norwegian with English subtitles.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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HEY DEER!
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HEY DEER!
ORS BARCZY
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Short Animated Film about an adorable, cocoa-drinking deer who is eager to tidy and shoveling in front of his house every day. However, there is a suspicious earthquake all night which causes the mess day by day and make unbearable our fella's life. Between two cups of cocoa the amazing truth comes out which change the deer's life forever.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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CANDY GIRL, THE
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CANDY GIRL, THE
JOSHUA COSTEA
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 15
Description - The Candy Girl clandestine business has been operating smoothly in school until the principal infiltrates an undercover spy in the group. Would the infiltrator betray them?
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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BLUE BEYOND, THE
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BLUE BEYOND, THE
BLUEWAVEFILMS
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10 - 18
Description - The Blue Beyond takes us on a journey straight into the blue of the beautiful Maldivian islands and under the surface of the Indian Ocean. There we meet giant manta rays, sharks, moray eels and many other inhabitants of our seas. From Germany in English. Big and small, colorful or well hidden fish and other creatures just wait for us to be discovered.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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ATTACHED AT THE SOUL
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ATTACHED AT THE SOUL
WILLIAM LEON
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Donald Kline struggles with having to leave his wife Margie's death bed in order to attend a ceremony where he and his wife will be honored for their life time achievements, which include promoting diversity, equal rights, and acceptance. Donald's daughter, Theresa, however, convinces him that going to the ceremony is the right thing to do. Donald reluctantly goes to the ceremony, but he is only there physically; mentally, he is back in time to the 1950's when he first met Margie. We see their struggles as two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds growing up in the racially divided South. They open their hearts to find acceptance, friendship, compassion, and love. When Donald finally becomes both physically and mentally present, we realize just how close and attached he and the love of his life, Margie, really are.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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YOUNG VOICES FOR THE PLANET: 10 SHORT SUCCESS STORIES
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YOUNG VOICES FOR THE PLANET: 10 SHORT SUCCESS STORIES
LYNNE CHERRY
Series: STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 10-18
Description - Young Voices for the Planet is a compilation of 10 stories of youth solutions to the climate crisis. The youth in the YVFP films learn about climate change, are concerned, and take action to reduce CO2. Their passion, commitment and earnestness give the films an emotional punch: they move adult audiences to tears, but they affect young people differently empowering them to act. The films provide replicable templates; reduce CO2 emissions, save the environment, save money, save humanity. For example, Dreaming in Green documents 4 students who learn that Miami will suffer serious economic loss from sea level rise; their school energy audit reduces C02 emissions and saves the school $53,000 in energy bills. In Plant for the Planet, 11-year-old Felix plants millions of trees to take up CO2. Olivia's Birds and the Oil Spill documents 11-year-old Olivia who raises $200,000 to clean oiled birds after the BP spill and speaks to her congressmen about supporting renewable energy. And in We Sing Out! , the Rivertown kids sing with folk legend Pete Seeger and speak out musically; about a renewable-energy-powered future. Climate change can be doom and gloom but these films are about HOPE and EMPOWERMENT.
Runtime: 59 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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Media: DVD   Click here to view festival screenings



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