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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
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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
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FREESTYLE
ANTHONY WILLIAMS
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-18
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: 5-18
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MAGIC BRACELET, THE
STACY 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. Our current project is the short film "The Magic Bracelet". It fulfills the final wish of Rina Goldberg who passed away of Mitochondrial disease just after her 15th birthday and some of her final words to her mom were, "Promise to take care of my film.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
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COMMON GROUND
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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KUU KUU HARAJUKU: MUSIC BABY
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KUU KUU HARAJUKU: MUSIC BABY
SHOUT! FACTORY Click Title to View High Bandwidth Online Video Trailer This title has online video!
Series: DVD, AGES 5-12
Description - From the mind of Gwen Stefani comes the world of Kuu Kuu Harajuku! Say hello to HJ5! A super cool band made of five super cool girls! Love, Angel, Music, Baby and their inspirational leader G love to sing, dance and sport the latest kawaii fashions (Kawaii is "cute " in Harajuku speak)! With help from their loveably incompetent manager Rudie, HJ5 travels all over to put on shows for their fans! Although they are totally talented, every time they start a gig, something wild and crazy happens before they finish the first bar! I mean, it's not easy performing while you are being attacked by space aliens, adorable (and ravenous) monster pets OR hunger (you don't want to mess with Baby when she's hangry). No matter what challenges come their way, they always work together to save the day!
Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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STUCK
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STUCK
SHAELYN KOOPS
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 14
Description - What can go wrong with true love's first kiss?

Director Biography: Samuel Parker can be seen this summer in the Paramount movie Transformers 5: The Last Knight. He recently shared the small screen with Conan O'Brien, and with Elizabeth Banks for realtor.com. Other TV work includes NCIS: Los Angeles, Married, and numerous commercials. His feature films include Nosferatu, City of Dogs, and Vermin Town. He also served as the lead host of the popular YouTube series LEGO: The Build Zone (2015). Sam is a SoCal native and an avid skateboarder, video gamer, and writer.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-14
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GEEZ LOUISE
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GEEZ LOUISE
MARY KERRIGAN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A rollerblading 9-year-old, has a knack for creative danger. Her kooky Grandma and brothers spend the day searching for the family's escaped pet bird but Louise has other plans inside the neighborhood construction site. While innocently swinging from the beams of a half built home Louise manages to make the biggest mistake of her life. She must confront her crazed community and the realities of messing up. A family film.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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SHORT SILENT SCENES
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SHORT SILENT SCENES
THIAGO MONTELLI
Series: FOREIGN INDI SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Short Silent Scenes is an animated series with puppets and cinematographic language inspired by silent movies. Each episode is a different story, mixing the most divers styles of live action animation: puppets, shadows, toy theatre and "th�atre noir". From Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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MILY MISS QUESTIONS: SEASON ONE
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Series: DVD AGES 6-10
Description - Join Mily, a funny and inquisitive 8-year-old girl, as she embarks on adventures hoping to answer the many questions she has about life, people, and the world. In this collection of twenty four episodes, join Mily and her friends as they investigate everyday situations from learning how to deal with fear to playing by the rules to using your imagination and so much more. Whenever a particular situation raises a question worthy of examination, Mily is immediately on the case! From one episode to the next, through everyday situations, Mily introduces young viewers to the art of questioning in order to further develop an inquisitive mind
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Mily is an adorably funny 8-year-old with a curious mind. She's always going on adventures in an attempt to answer various questions that she has about, well everything! I love all of her wacky and interesting adventures with her friends and family. They really make you want to be part of the fun. This is a great program for all children, but even more so for that child in your life that never seems to run out of questions. Something quite wonderful about this show that I particularly love is that, every once in a while I learn something new as well. It's nice to watch a kid's show that peaks your adult interest. The animation is neat and includes live backgrounds which is interesting and intriguing. The sound is mixed very well and the stories are just wonderful. I recommend this DVD for ages 5 to 12 and I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Juror.

I love the design of this show! The combination of live pictures and animation is beautiful. The animation is well done. However, the story lines are not as strong. The stories touch on subjects that are relevant to the target audience. However, some of the explanations are not accurate. Sometimes the characters don't feel natural and, part of the reason is the script. The main character looks like a child, but does not sound like one. The other thing the show lacks is diversity. Most of the characters are white and, from a high socio-economical background. At the same time, I feel as if this show would leave kids wanting to know more. Some of the subjects they focus on are not common such as being involved, being bored and feeling like a failure. I believe this show can be a great conversation starter for kids and parents. Overall I think this show means well and the design and animation are really well done. I recommend it for ages 6 to 8 and give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Martha S., KIDS FIRST! Juror
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - These wonderful animated episodes are very interesting and they teach a lot of social skills. You can learn a lot of things science-wise, plus you can learn things about being confident, telling the truth and knowing that you are beautiful and unique. There are very deep messages in this series, which is awesome, but the animation lacks detail.

In each episode Mily has a different question that she wants answered or a different problem to be solved. She travels her neighborhood, goes to her friends, asks her family and learns as much as she can. Eventually she understands and gets her questions answered.

The director, Alexis Ducord impressed me by how he developed the plotlines, the different personalities of the characters and the types of questions that Mily asks. The questions are appropriate questions for the targeted audience. I love how the questions are answered. You really get a deep understanding, most of the time. Sometimes the question is not fully answered and leaves you hanging. But most of the time the answers are great.

The animation comes up short when the characters talk, either their mouths don't move in sync with the words or sometimes the audio is late. I really love all of the facial expressions and the body language that indirectly portrays emotion.

My favorite episode is number 3, when Mily isn't accepted onto the swim team. She says to herself that she will never set foot in a pool again and gives up her dream of swimming. But she soon realizes that to succeed you have to make mistakes. Sometimes you might not get accepted, but you have to keep trying and not give up. This episode is a really deep one and gets the message across very clearly.

The DVD Mily Miss Questions: Season 1 has great educational, animated episodes that I recommend for kids ages of 5 to 9. This series teaches a lot of valuable morals in a very interesting way. I give this DVD 3 out of 5 stars because some questions aren't fully answered and the animation could use improvement. Yet, I still enjoyed watching this DVD and you should too. You can find it on DVD July 4, 2017.

Reviewed by Jolleen Mejia, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12

This DVD is about a young girl who goes on adventures with her friends to solve different questions. Mily is an 8-year-old girl who is very curious about all kinds of things and definitely will not take "no" for an answer. While Mily goes on her adventures, she also teaches people about the importance of education and learning true facts. On this DVD, there are 24 different and unique episodes which I think is a perfect amount of episodes. Since the episodes are so short, you could just sit in front of the TV and watch all of them. They are only seven minutes each, but I didn't notice that they were so short because there is so much going on that I thought it was a 30 minute show. I really enjoyed them. I think that this show isn't directed only towards younger kids because I'm 11 and I enjoyed watching this also.

I showed it to my 5-year-old cousin to see what she thought about it. She thinks that the show is well made and loves the story line. She also loves the ending and how entertaining it is. My 2-year-old cousin likes the fact that it features an 8-year-old that little kids can relate to. Really, all ages can relate to her and her younger sister. All of the different episodes show strong friendship and bravery, which I think is a great message. Kids can watch this show over and over because when you watch it once, you don't necessarily get all the details of the story, but after watching an episode multiple times you start to notice the things that you missed. The only thing that I don't like is that some of the episodes are a little slow paced, but overall I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 9. Kids over the age of 8 would enjoy it, but not as much. This is available on DVD now so, go check it out.

Reviewed by Na'im S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $ 9.99
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WHALE RIDER
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WHALE RIDER
SHOUT! FACTORY
Series: DVD, AGES 8-18
Description - On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
Runtime: 101 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.99
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ADVENTURES OF TRACY & FELT, THE
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ADVENTURES OF TRACY & FELT, THE
ELIZABETH SCHIFFLER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 8-15
Description - A mini-web series following two explorers learning the magic of science. Director Statement: The Adventures of Tracy & Felt was born out of a desire to work with talented young Washington filmmakers, writers, and artists to ground work in the location we love and learn from. Developed on Whidbey Island, WA we challenged ourselves to create a story full of laughs (mostly our own) and exploring the magical and not-to-distant world of science and nature.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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ALBEDO ABSOLUTE
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ALBEDO ABSOLUTE
TATIANA CHKHOVA
Series: SHORT AGES 8-18
Description - This film is a fairytale adventure of Violet and Savannah, two sisters who disobey their parent's warning by venturing into a brooding forest. There, they discover a large plug wedged into the forest floor. What lurks beneath the plug? The girls cannot resist finding out. Their curiosity sends them down a kaleidoscopic drain pipe and into a strange and startling journey of no return.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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PRINCESS SPARKLY BUTT AND THE HOT DOG KID
BRANDON LANE
Series: FEATURE 5-12
Description - A space exploring Princess discovers she can control time with her butt. Does this mean she has 'the chosen butt'?

Princess Kimberly must now choose between fulfilling her 'royal duty' by marrying eccentric Prince Doofmuncher or going on a crazy space adventure to save her beloved home planet, known as Pickle Bottom 5.

Prince Doofmuncher, like Kimberly, never felt quite right about being royalty; he never felt like a Prince, or even a human. He always felt like he was ...a hot dog. Doofmuncher decides to "come out of the bun" and starts wearing an oversized hot dog suit. His dream is to meet an elusive Warlock named Gary who turns people into hot dogs.

Skipping their arranged wedding, Kimberly takes off in Prince Doofmucher's ship and the duo embark on the adventure of a lifetime to save Pickle Bottom 5 (and perhaps find a Warlock named Gary along the way!).
Runtime: 63 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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BONECA DE ATAURO: SEARCHING FOR THE LOST LOVE
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BONECA DE ATAURO: SEARCHING FOR THE LOST LOVE
DAVID PALAZ�N
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 8-15
Description - 'Boneca de Ata�ro: Searching for the Lost Love' is the first stop-motion film coming out the young nation of Timor-Leste. On this non-stop laughter and action-packed film, the main character--a handmade rag doll called Ataurina--while looking for her abducted partner, takes us into an adventurous journey through some of the most beautiful locations in Ata�ro island (a new eco-tourism paradise destination in South East Asia). During the trip, Ataurina travels by all means encountering unexpected dangers and meeting curious characters across the island in a mission to get her loved one back. The Boneca de Ata�ro (Ata�ro's Doll--in Portuguese) is a well-established women cooperative producing for the last 10 years the most well-known handicraft brand in the young nation of Timor-Leste. The cooperative produces intricately handmade embroidery dolls, handbags, toys, housewares and educational products. Based in Ata�ro island--25km north off the coast of Dili--it is one of those projects truly born out of love, passion and hard work, providing income to over 60 families in the island. The film was made totally pro-bono by award-winning filmmaker David Palaz�n, co-written by Karen Reidy and Swiss artist Ester Piera Zuercher (the founder) and co-produced in collaboration with the women at the cooperative.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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4 TO 5
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4 TO 5
CRAIG KNOWLES
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 4-18
Description - On the eve of his 5th birthday, a young boy discusses his last day of being 4.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-18
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INTERROGATION, THE
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INTERROGATION, THE
ALEXANDER SMITH
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A spy is captured by his arch enemy, but has a few tricks up his sleeve that befuddle his captor.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 14-18
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RESOLUTION, THE
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RESOLUTION, THE
SEAMUS HYMAN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-14
Description - A old fashioned story about two men brawling over a woman.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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SWATCH, THE
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SWATCH, THE
ERICK HATTER
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - A bullied teenager creates a super watch that gives him super powers.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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DEAR HENRI
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DEAR HENRI
MATTHEW SANDAGER
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, 5-12
Description - Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply, and his sudden absence raises the question: can their correspondence continue, and if so, how? Henri is old enough to anticipate what grown-ups might say, but young enough to imagine there might be a way. Over the course of one summer day in Brooklyn, Henri "sends" a series of letters in imaginative ways--nested in the basket of a handmade air balloon, folded into an origami boat that sails into the tunnels under the city--and with each attempt, she imagines the magically circuitous route her message takes to reach her grandfather. DEAR HENRI, combines live action with animation to depict the vivid inner world of a young girl grappling with cosmic questions. Will she ever receive a response?
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-18
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KCKPL'S STORIES: MATT DE LA PENA READS LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
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KCKPL'S STORIES: MATT DE LA PENA READS LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
ERIC J. SMITH
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 4-10
Description - KCKPL's Stories on the Bus: Matt de la Pe�a Reads Last Stop on Market Street: Watch as Matt de la Pe�a's award winning book comes alive! This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pe�a's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations. "Last Stop on Market Street" is the winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal; a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book; a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book; and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-10
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ONLY ONE YOU
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ONLY ONE YOU
MADISON DURAND
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 2-8
Description - Grammy-winning Danny Weinkauf delivers a great, and rather catchy, message about being yourself. Video created by 15 year-old Madison Durand.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-8
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THANK GOD FOR JELLY
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THANK GOD FOR JELLY
MARCI KROWN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 6-18
Description - A girl's mission is to carry out her father's values on gratitude and goes on a journey with her stuffed rabbit, brother and two friends in order to do so. What she finds is clearly unexpected.
Runtime: 21 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-16
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GO CART, THE (2017)
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GO CART, THE (2017)
KAILYNE WATERS
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A lone shopping cart injured and seized for scrap breaks free and navigates a world of danger, changing his fate and bringing happiness to those he encounters.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-13
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ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE
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ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE
SINKING SHIP
Series: FEATURE, AGES 5-12
Description - Odd Squad: The Movie is a live-action comedy featuring government agent kids who investigate weird and unusual phenomena in their town and put things right. The kid agents are up against a group of grown-ups called Weird Team who runs Odd Squad out of business and the agents are forced to retire and become regular kids again. All seems lost until Odd Squad discovers Weird Team is not actually solving problems and they are up to no good. Armed with only their wits, the kids regroup and break into their old headquarters to save the day. The movie features big action set pieces, odd creatures, and even a trip to space. There's lots more action, problem solving, great visual effects and even a trip to outer Space! This film is targeted to children ages from 5 to 10. Adults may also enjoy!
Runtime: 65 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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MAKE A WISH, MOM
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MAKE A WISH, MOM
DIANA SCOTT
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10 - 18
Description - Sweet and touching birthday wish from young Lily to her mom.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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BLANCHE'S BICHON BUZZ
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BLANCHE'S BICHON BUZZ
ISSYSHARPRADIO/PINK POODLE PRODUCTIONS
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 7-18
Description - Following in the footsteps of acclaimed, indie, found-footage, big screen treatments (think Blair Witch, Unfriended, and Paranormal Activity) comes the parody short Blanche's Bichon Buzz. Buzzworthy Bichon Frise' Blanche DuBois Sharp accidentally unleashes her bladder on the pristine floor of Grandma's house. In order to escape her soap-and-watery fate, Blanche must outrun her pursuers. Her journey proves to be an authentic, cinematic, epic nail-biter and possible head scratcher. However, the best cinema is that which makes one think about adorable animals! Important production note: Blanche's Bichon Buzz proudly shot on location at Grandma's actual house in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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