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KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp Denver – June 4 through 8

Coming soon! The One and Only KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp June, July and August in 8 Cities Nationwide! Coming to Denver June 4 through 8! Tweens and teens watch and critique films, interview celebrities as entertainment reporters at KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camps where learning and fun are one! The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp is coming to eight cities this summer, enabling kids to learn how to become entertainment reporters after spending a week practicing their on- and off-camera skills. Taught by leading producers, directors and filmmakers, children ages 11 to 17 truly have the opportunity of a lifetime in this unique star-making program. Beginning in Denver June 4-8, the camp then travels to Miami, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Old Bridge (NJ), Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City. “My eldest son, Rohan participated in the … - read more...

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Applejack – Wonderfully animated, delightful stories, great lessons!

Think work on the farm is easy? Then you don't know jack - Applejack, that is! Honesty, patience and friendships are tested in a new collection of adventures featuring everypony's favorite four-hooved apple lover! Join Applejack and her very best pals - Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Spike - as they experience the power and magic of true friendship. Bonus Feature: sing-along. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Calista B. comments, “Even though these episodes are clearly for younger kids, I can’t deny that I actually really like these episodes. I don’t think I’ll actually start watching the show, but this show can be enjoyed by the whole family because it is very entertaining.” Adult juror Kimberly M. adds, “I love the humor in these stories, the visual appeal, interesting storylines and great morals that children … - read more...

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Registration Open for KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camps in 8 Cities!
Registration is now open for the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camps in 8 cities! If you have a kid who ... Love, really love films... Love talking about the latest films... Envisions talking on the Red Carpet... We have a camp for you! Register now to attend camps in the following cities at the dates listed below. 2018 CAMP SCHEDULE June 4 - 8: Thrive Workplace @ Cherry Creek, 201 Milwaukee St., Denver, CO 80206 June 18 - 22: Miami, FL ImaginaUS, 7291 NW 74th St., Miami, FL 33166 July 9 - 14: KiDz HuB National Headquarters, 2685 County Rd 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 July 13 - 15: Young Media Critics, 225 E. … - read more...

KIDS FIRST! Radio

Kyan Zielinski (Dangerous Book for Boys), Boxcar Children: Surprise Island, Pocoyo: Season 2 and Phoenix Wilder & the Great Elephant Adventure
Listen in as we talk with guest actor, Kyan Zielinski, from Amazon Prime’s new show, The Dangerous Book for Boys and review the films Boxcar Children: Surprise Island, Phoenix Wilder & the Great Elephant Adventure and Pocoyo: Season 2. 
Hosts Keefer B. and Morgan B. are joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Samantha, Carla, Rohan and Damon. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

From the Jury

Show Dogs – Family Friendly Action Filled, Family-Friendly Adventure
After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world's most exclusive dog show. To find the panda, Max goes under cover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers. KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer Juanita L. comments, “I thoroughly enjoyed watching Show Dogs. This is a family friendly film which combines humans and talking canine characters to give one … - read more...

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