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If you're passionate about movies and see yourself in front of the camera as an entertainment reporter or actor, look no further, this is the camp for you!  This summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Boot Camps are all online. The great thing about it is that it doesn’t matter where you live, anyone can attend. You don’t have to live in the city where the camp meets or have to travel. We have three camps meeting for one week each in June, July and August. Each camp meets for 2 hours a day, Monday through Friday. During the camp you will be coached by seasoned professionals and learn to… Critique and write film reviewsLearn how to videotape your reviewsInterview talent on Zoom and in personPromote your YouTube videos After completing this camp, you'll be invited to join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics national team … - read more...

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Llama Llama Best Summer Ever * Beautifully Illustrated & Written, Filled With Kid-Appropriate Adventures

Llama Llama springs to life in these heart-warming tales based on the award-winning book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney.  Join Llama Llama, Nelly Gnu, Luna Giraffe, Euclid the Sheep and Gilroy Goat as they explore their safe, friendly hometown and make childhood memories. On this DVD, join Llama Llama as he camps, boats, floats and swims his way through his BEST summer ever!  Adventure and learning awaits with Llama Llama and pals! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ethan P. comments, “I like Llama Llama Best Summer Ever! DVD because it is very entertaining.  It is a great tool to entertain young children or kids my age, especially during this pandemic. Each episode is very well illustrated and the script is well written.” Cadence G. adds, “I like Llama Llama: BEST Summer Ever! because all the episodes are different and … - read more...

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Register Now for KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Online Boot Camps in June, July and August
If you're passionate about movies and see yourself in front of the camera as an entertainment reporter or actor, look no further, this is the camp for you!  This summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Boot Camps are all online. We have three camps meeting for one week each in June, July and August. Each camp meets for 2 hours a day, Monday through Friday. During the camp you will be coached by seasoned professionals and learn to… Critique and write film reviewsLearn how to videotape your reviewsInterview talent on Zoom and in personPromote your YouTube videos After completing this camp, you'll be invited to … - read more...

KIDS FIRST! Radio

Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly (Z*O*M*B*I*E*S 2), Jake Horowitz, Sierra McCormick (The Vast of Night), Marlene Sharp, CEO, Pink Poodle
Listen in as we interview Marlene Sharp, CEO, Pink Poodle Productions, actors Jake Horowitz and Sierra McCormick from The Vast of Night and actors Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly from Z*O*M*B*I*E*S 2. Host Ethan P. is joined by joined by KIDS FIRST! Critics Calista B. and Zoe C. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say. - read more...

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Floogals: Investigation Station * Funny, Original, Always Teaching Kids Ways to Explore
Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny "hoomans" who live there! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ethan P. comments, “I like Floogals Investigation Station because it is very funny, original and creative… I like that it is not just animation, as some parts are real life graphics.  I also like that it is always teaching kids to explore and experiment in every episode.” See his full review below. Floogals Investigation StationBy Ethan P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 11 I like Floogals Investigation Station because it is very funny, original and creative.  It … - read more...

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