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November 4, 2002 Issue #15

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. - Nelson Mandela [A Long Walk to Freedom]

Dear Friends,

In this month when a day for giving thanks is a national holiday, I'd like to express my thanks to all of you, kind readers, sponsors, producers, and volunteers for making this year such a special one for KIDS FIRST! It warms my heart every month when I hear from so many of you sharing the stories of your life. I feel a sense of community every time send me an email with your thoughts. Thank you for doing so. It is really what keeps me and the staff here going.

We at KIDS FIRST! wish to express our gratitude to everyone who helped make our New York area festivals a huge success: the staff at Clearview Cinemas, the Girl Scout Councils of Greater New York, Putnam/Westchester, Paramus, and Nassau, Greg Horta and the dads from the Teen Fathers Program of Loisaida, Inc., CQCM members MagicFrank and Kathy Byers who performed live, our east coast outreach director, Terry Solowey, our east coast publicity coordinator Josh Davidson, and our east coast festival director, Alanna Levy. A huge thanks also to Jeff Yapp, our east coast festival chairman and to our national sponsors: Cablevision, The Wiz, Clearview Cinemas, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Rhino Home Video, MGM Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, PAX-TV, Child Magazine, New York Family, Westchester Family, Long Island Parenting, and Parent's Guide Press.

Our KIDS FIRST! Film, Video and DVD Festival Fall Tour continues this week in Santa Fe, travels to Palm Springs next week, and onto San Jose and Santa Barbara in December. For a complete festival schedule and film synopsis, please visit http://www.kidsfirstinternet.org/kidsfirst/html/filmfestival.htm

For our Santa Fe readers, you can view the Santa Fe schedule online to get a list of what's showing at what times at http://www.kidsfirstinternet.org/kidsfirst/html/santafe.htm

We also have two workshops coming up for our Junior Film Critics Leaders, one in Albuquerque on November 16 and one in Santa Fe on January 18. Details may be found at http://www.kidsfirstinternet.org/kidsfirst/html/becju.htm
Space is limited to 25 and our September and October workshops were quite full so please register as soon as you can.

We at KIDS FIRST! are deeply saddened by the loss of Senator Paul Wellstone, his family and staff, who worked improve the lives of children and families. Senator Wellstone's dedication and integrity set the highest standard for politicians and politics. He will be sorely missed. In memory of Senator Wellstone, we encourage you to support the "Take Your Kids to the Polls" initiative. The Council for Excellence in Government recommends taking your kids with you when you vote. It's a real time opportunity to teach kids civic education. For more information, go to http://www.takeyourkidstovote.org

Much love,
Ranny

**** Title Synopsis for Fall 2002 Festivals ****

For 2 - 6-year-olds

VIDEO PREMIERE
Bear in the Big Blue House: Welcome to Woodland Valley [Jim Henson Television/Columbia TriStar]
He's big but not scary, wise but not preachy, and he makes all kids feel loved and secure. All our friends in Woodland Valley come together to rebuild after a terrible storm knocks a tree into the roof of the library. Bear and the other residents, organize a potluck dinner to help resolve the issue at hand, while the youngsters successfully gather books for the library as a contributing surprise for everyone.


VIDEO PREMIERE
Bert and Ernie's Word Play: Sesame Street: [Sesame Workshop]
Bert and Ernie host a vaudevillian play about words while they play with words, and the word plays keep coming from all angles! New and familiar characters pop in and out with the kind of impeccable comedic timing that keeps those characters on Sesame Street close to our hearts and our funny bones. Kids will never suspect that they are actually learning how to read amidst all the fun.

VIDEO PREMIERE
Blue's Clues: It's Joe's Time [Nickelodeon/Paramount]
Here's an episode from Blue's Clues that showcases its new host, Joe. Blue's Clues is known for delivering lessons that promote understanding new places, strategies for separation, perspective-taking, self-expression, pride, self-esteem and celebrating individuality. Its innovative approach to television viewing encourages young viewers to laugh, think and play along, involving them in learning through "flexible thinking," a theory that recognizes that children can learn how to think through active participation and problem solving.


VIDEO PREMIERE
Caillou: It's a Party (Warner Home Video)
Caillou explores his very own neighborhood, visiting some of Grandma's friend and the new family with twins. Then, Caillou celebrates Leo and Xavier's birthdays, and Chinese New Year. He also tries his hand at being a magician, makes a puppet theater with Grandma, and finds out what's inside a pinata.

VIDEO PREMIERE
Disney's Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (Nelvana/Walt Disney Home Entertainment)
Betacam SPExperience the joy and magic of the season with Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, and characters from the Hundred Acre Wood in a brand-new, animated full-length adventure. Everyone learns about resolutions as they find out they don't need to change in order to ring in a Happy New Year. Discover the importance of sharing Christmas and the New Year with those you care about most when your favorite friends get together to sing their own very special rendition of "Jingle Bells."

VIDEO PREMIERE
Dora the Explorer: Move to the Music [Nickelodeon/Paramount]
Beloved Dora and Boots play instruments, help out friends, march in a parade and dance to the beat in two delightful music-themed episodes.

VIDEO PREMIERE
Dragon Tales: A Kite for Quetzal [Sesame Workshop/Columbia Tristar]
The gang wants to surprise Quetzal by making a kite for "Kite Day" all by themselves. They make a list of the materials they'll need and set off in different directions to locate them. But when they all return with sticks and string, they decide they need a better plan.


BIG SCREEN DEBUT
Gumby [Rhino Home Video]
Originally produced as a segment for television's Howdy Doody Show in 1955, Gumby went on to become a star in his own right. His five-minute shows ran on various children's television programs continuously up into the 1970s. This summer, Rhino Home Video will release the original Gumby shows in VHS and DVD. The world's first and perhaps best-known clay animation character is as charming today as he was when he was new.

DVD PREMIERE
Hello Kitty (Sanrio/MGM Home Entertainment)
Explores a world of fun and adventure with Hello Kitty including: Cinderkitty, a take-off on Cinderella where poor little Cinderkitty who is always up to her whiskers in chores is helped by her Fairy Catmother and finds adventure - and true love - all before the stroke of midnight. Also playing are "Grinder Genie and the Magic Lamp" and "Sleeping Kitty."

VIDEO PREMIERE
Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Dog Gone Doggy (Porchlight/Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment)
Jay Jay has decided that he's getting to be a big plane and wants to do chores that big planes get to do. Just as the thought surfaces, Brenda asks him to do an a very responsible job for her - watch an adorable hound-dog named, King, which turns out to be more difficult than he thought. Jay Jay learns a big lesson about responsibility.


BIG SCREEN DEBUT
Oobi [Noggin]
Using little more than plastic eyeballs and hand gestures, Oobi the hand puppet helps kids learn about everyday activities in simple but delightful five-minute acts. Smart and creative, Oobi's one-set segments and simple, two-word sentences are easy to follow. Hand characters are highly imitable, racially diverse and model excellent behavior. Oobi makes kids laugh, dance and do especially clever things with their hands, like make shapes, puppets, and just look at their hands differently.

VIDEO PREMIERE
Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun (Walt Disney Home Entertainment)
Get ready to blast off for out-of-this world fun in Olie's all-new, first-ever full-length movie. It's little sister Zxowie's birthday, and everybody's gearing up for the party. But there's a storm cloud overhead: space pirate Gloomius Maximus (voiced by James Woods) is out to plunder all the happiness out of the whole galaxy. Can Olie and his friends find a way to defeat Glookius' evil plot and save the universe from being "un-fun-erated?"

VIDEO PREMIERE
Sagwa (Sesame Workshop/Warner Home Video)


BIG SCREEN DEBUT
Silly Songs [Backyard Enterprises/Anchor Bay Entertainment]
Ten interactive silly songs from children's music legend, Hap Palmer, encourages kids to act silly to the music and in the process, learn all sorts of skills and knowledge like rhyming, parts of the body, and how to handle a bad day. With its short and sweet footage of racially diverse kids, including a handicapped child, Silly Songs creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


For Ages 5-8


EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES
Badger's Parting Gift [Reading Rainbow/GPN/PBS Home Video]
One of the Reading Rainbow Series titles featuring LeVar Burton, this film competently handles the enormous issue of death, scaled down for a child's understanding. Burton introduces the title story, and the book's illustrations are shown while a narrator reads the book. When wise old Badger dies, his animal friends gather and share their memories of him to soften their grief. After the story, Burton interacts on-camera with children who share mementos they have created in the memory of lost loved ones.

SPECIAL KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE
Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure (Nickelodeon/Paramount Home Entertainment)
One of the most beloved stories of all time continues with this heartwarming, music-filled adventure (based on the characters from the classic children's book Charlotte's Web by E.B. White). Wilbur the pig knows how important friendship is – he learned that from a spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur meets Cardigan, a lonely lamb, Wilbur immediately makes him his friend. Their blissful farm life is interrupted when Farmer Zuckerman sells Cardigan to another farmer at the county fair. Wilbur is joined by a cunning rat named Templeton, and Charlotte's daughters on an unforgettable journey to rescue Cardigan when which they discover that with courage, heart and the love of your friends, you can do most anything.


KIDS FIRST! ALL-STAR
An Eclipse: The Day the Sky Went Dark (Zula Limited)
The Zula Patrol has a mission to help others anywhere in the galaxies, no matter their size, shape or color. A sudden solar eclipse on planet Zula drains the Patrol's energy, and peace is threatened by the villain Dark Truder and his talking toupee. The Patrol helps others, no matter where they are from.


BIG SCREEN PREMIERE
Families of Israel (Arden Media Resources)
Documentary that takes the viewer through a typical day in the lives of two families living in Israel, showing their way of life, family interaction, foods, and celebrations. Visits their countryside, cities, communities, schools and homes. Excellent, effective presentation narrated by kids, stressing respect for family, religion, authority, education, environment and community. Great discussion of Hebrew and the importance of bilingual education.


BIG SCREEN PREMIERE
Families of Russia (Arden Media Resources)
Explores daily life in rural and urban Russia through the eyes of two children. This live-action program acquaints other children with the customs of Russian culture, including foods, celebrations, family interaction, schools, homes and more.


KIDS FIRST! ALL-STAR CLASSIC
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
In this brilliantly colored animated feature, a young man, joined by magical spirits of the rainforest, saves FernGully from destruction. Based on a best-selling book from Australia, featuring the voices of Robin Wlliams, Sheena Easton, Raffi, Ton-Loc and others. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest delivers an environmental message with sensitivity and compassion for all living things.


Hamtaro (Viz Communications)
(new episode, tba)

VIDEO PREMIERE
King Otis and The Kingdom of Goode : A Tale of Sharing (So Smart Productions)
This fresh new series introduces universal values to kids of all ages, through quirky characters, endearing animated tales and Broadway-style songs. In A Tale of Sharing, McFlicken, a selfish creature who lives in a tree, thinks he'll be happiest if he doesn't have to share with the neighbors, especially his tree worms and wing repair glue. But when he finally gets the big tree to himself, he realizes that, without sharing, there can be no happiness. When a baby Lird appears, McFlicken gets the chance he needs to bring his friends home.


VIDEO PREMIERE
Liberty's Kids (DIC Entertainment)
Liberty's Kids is a new TV series coming to PBS this fall. The stories draw from the battles fought and lessons learned by people trying to revolutionize government. Via the eyes of two young apprentice reporters, today's kids go on adventures in search of the real stories of the American Revolution. Sarah is a proper British girl right off the ship from England while James is a fifteen-year-old apprentice who sees things from a cocky colonist's perspective. They meet historical figures that are famous such as George Washington, and those that should be, like Phillis Wheatley - a published poet while still enslaved.

U.S. BIG SCREEN DEBUT
New Animation Showcase from Europe and Canada (Skryptonite)
Outstanding animated shows from England, Germany, Spain, Scotland and Canada are brought together on the big screen especially for the KIDS FIRST! Festival in their US premiere screenings. These short programs provide a great way for kids to be exposed to the esthetics and sensibilities of other countries. Produced by some of the best animators overseas, they feature gentle stories and kind characters. Includes excerpts from Wilf - The Witch's Dog: Wide Awake Wilf (Skryptonite/RTV/ CineCartoon/Jade Animation), Mary Hen: The Violin (Piruli Films), Miniman: Fly Miniman Fly (Chromosoma), Lunar Jig (Red Kite Studios), and Katie and Orbie: Cleaning Out The Basement, (Amberwood Entertainment)

BIG SCREEN PREMIERE
Pisces and Gemini: A Case of Vanishing Stars (Zula Limited)
The Zula Patrol travel the galaxies helping others and saving the universe while promoting non-violence and tolerance. They discover that two constellations have been transformed: one into sharks and the other into sumo wrestlers attacking the spaceship. Pun-like humor compares stars in the sky to movie stars with sub-themes about tolerance and peace.

BIG SCREEN DEBUT
Vidz By Kidz [Children's Media Project, Poughkeepsie, NY]
For the first time ever, this sampling of animated video shorts made entirely by kids is being presented by the Children's Media Project, a not-for-profit art and education organization focusing on technology and media. All of the music is original and made by the young producers as is the creation of each short, from initial concept to final cut.

For ages 6-12


KIDS FIRST! ALL-STAR
The First of May (Forevermore Films, Inc. Directed by Paul Sirmons; screenplay by Gary Rogers. )
A family film adventure of two lifetimes! This award-winning family film starring Julie Harris, Dan Byrd, Mickey Rooney, Charles Nelson Reilly, and the baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, follows two lost souls -- a 12-year-old foster child and an old lady in a retirement home -- who run away together in search of the family neither ever had. Their adventure lands them jobs with a three-ring circus, where they ultimately discover the true meaning of family. The film's star, Julie Harris, recently received a Lifetime Tony Award - her sixth Tony award - for her renowned career on the stage. The film won top awards at seven film festivals, including the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, the Heartland Film Festival, the Burbank International Children's Film Festival, and "Ale Kino!," Poland's only film festival for children.

U.S. Debut at KIDS FIRST! Film, Video and DVD Festival 2002
Millionaire Dogs [Dietmar Kablitz, Michael Schoemann]
Successfully released in theaters throughout Europe, this fast-paced feature-length movie with its pop soundtrack and hip animation will especially appeal to the older kids in the 6-12 age group. These five scruffily adorable dogs are a real team. Who needs money when you've got your friends? But sudden wealth turns these pups into a pack of pampered Millionaire Dogs. Quick as you can say 'Who let the dogs out?', they're out of the fat, into the fire, and in for one wild adventure. Can their team spirit overcome their selfish newfound dreams of fame and
fortune?

FROM THE ARTISTS' SPECIALS, 1999 WINNER OF THE HUMANITAS PRIZE
Monet: Light and Shadow [Devine Entertainment Corp.]
Convincing sets and costumes, engaging historic characters and a sharp sense of the creative process put the Artists' Specials by Canadian producer David Devine in a class by themselves. A youthful Monet is portrayed as a penniless painter whose unique style has not yet been accepted by the mainstream art world of the late 1800s. He befriends the young son of his landlady and they sort through life's tribulations. Riverside scenes of stylish French ladies in period attire are an Impressionist painting brought to life.


KIDS FIRST! ALL-STAR
The Penny Promise (Feature Films for Families)
Will Duncan, a clumsy school teacher with a heart of gold, demonstrates why honesty should be everybody's policy in this comedy with a conscience. Weaving elements of drama, humor and positive social values, Penny Promise addresses contemporary issues for pre- and early-teens.

VIDEO PREMIERE
SpongeBob, SquarePants: Sea Stories


For Ages 12 - 15


Cusp (by Ruth Sergel; distrubuted by Women Make Movies) 2000
Cusp is a portrait of Alice, a spirited 12-year-old, hitting the wall of early adolescence. Her fierce struggle to retain her sense of self, despite the onslaught of other voices, denotes the unique experience of a girl coming of age. As Alice teeters on the edge of adolescence, her connection to her mother begins to seesaw and the tensions of sixth grade social order begin to dramatically play themselves out. Cusp sensitively captures the difficult journey out of girlhood and the even more painful entry into the teen years. It played at the Black Maria Film Festival; Hamptons International Film Festival; Portland International Film Festival; Lower East Side Girls Club Film Festival; Stony Brook Film Festival; Michigan Womyn's Music Festival; and the United Nations NGO Committee on the Status of Women for the Special Session on the Status of Children. Note: Contains some profanity; we recommend this film for ages 12 and older. 25 minutes

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
Legacy [Nomadic Pictures,Tod Lending Director, Producer]
Hours into a five-year project to document families accepting public assistance, the fourteen-year-old high-achieving grandson of participant Dorothy Jackson is gunned down. This film captures the family's grief and disbelief, but is unflinching in following the vicious cycle that welfare had become for three generations. Lending shows young viewers the Real World in a way that MTV will never be able to. Generous funding for the National LEGACY Outreach Campaign is supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

When I Was a Girl (Women's Entertainment Network; Produced by Linda Ellerbee; )
Offers viewers a rare glimpse into the early years of female celebrities including Candice Bergen, Edie Falso (The Sopranos), astronaut Sally ride, and Gillian Anderson (X-Files). Focusing on previously untold stories from their youth, the program celebrates the differences and sameness of all women. From the time when parents seemed all-knowing, to the awkward era of adolescence, each of the women disclose intimate memories as they speak candidly from their heart.

MEDIA NEWS *****************************
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***Arthur's 100 Book Challenge
Children's television and book character Arthur is challenging kids to read this fall. Parents and teachers can submit an entry form and get tips on helping their classrooms meet Arthur's 100 Book Challenge with a kick-off party, weekly book themes, milestone celebrations and more. http://www.pbskids.org/arthur/grownups/events/hundred_books.html

Parent and Family News *****************************
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*** The State of Working America
With unemployment up sharply and job growth stagnating, the tight labor market of the 90s is quickly unwinding and its benefits beginning to fade, cautions this annual report from the Economic Policy Institute. On the positive side, strong productivity growth remains, and wages continue to outpace inflation—though they are beginning to slow. Hourly wages for production/manufacturing and non-supervisory service workers (about 80 percent of all workers) are growing at the slowest rate since the beginning of 1995. Unless growth accelerates soon, high and rising unemployment will generate wage stagnation, higher poverty rates, and rising inequality. http://www.epinet.org/newsroom/releases/swa090102.html


*** Guardian Life Insurance Offers Scholarship Program for Young Female
Entrepreneurs
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has announced its 2002/2003 Girls Going Places College Scholarship Program, a national competition designed to recognize and rewards teen-aged girls who demonstrate exceptional entrepreneurship. Guardian designed the annual program to help women create, invest, and protect wealth by honoring girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who are taking the first steps toward financial
independence.

Guardian and Girls Going Places will award 15 girls a total of $30,000 to be used toward their college education. Three top scholarship prizes of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 and twelve finalist prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. Adults may nominate girls -- who could be their daughter, niece, neighbor, or student -- by submitting an essay on why the nominee deserves a Girls Going Places award. Nominees should: demonstrate entrepreneurship and/or financial acumen; have taken the first steps toward financial independence; make a difference in their school, community, or in other people's lives; and show potential for future success. Deadline: February 28, 2003

For complete program information and nomination procedures, see the Guardian Life Insurance Web site. RFP Link: http://www.glic.com/

**** Producer
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*** CALL FOR ENTRIES ***

TAOS TALKING PICTURE FESTIVAL
April 10 ­ 13, 2003, in Taos, New Mexico.
Established as an artists' colony more than a century ago, Taos is known for its eclectic mixture of cultures, traditions and philosophies. It is in this light festival organizers program over 150 new independent films and videos from around the world, including features, documentaries, videos, and shorts during the four-day festival, creating a multi-cultural rendezvous of film and video artists. Highlights include: Tributes; Hispanic and Native American programs; as well as a comprehensive Media Forum that offers attendees panel discussions, workshops and demonstrations focusing on the state of media.

Of special interest is the TAOS LAND GRANT AWARD of 5 acres of land to be awarded to a narrative, documentary or experimental film or video, 70 minutes or longer, which takes a fresh approach to storytelling and/or the cinematic medium.

Entries should have been completed within 18 months of festival. Formats: 35mm, 16mm, video. Entry fee: $25 ­ $50 (There is no entry fee required for international submissions, including Canada & Mexico) Entry Deadline: January 10, 2003. (Only 1/2" VHS/PAL or DVD submissions accompanied with an entry form are accepted). Contact: Kelly Clement, Director of Programming.
For a downloadable entry form, go to their web site http://www.ttpix.org or, contact: Taos Talking Pictures - Submissions 1337 Gusdorf Rd., Ste. B
Taos, NM 87571 phone: 505-751-0637; fax: 505-751-7385; email: [email protected]

****CALL FOR ENTRIES ****
Tribeca Film Festival - It's time to send in your film or video project for consideration in next years event, to take place in lower Manhattan May 6-11, 2003. If you've got a short, feature, documentary, animated project, experimental film, they want to see it. Go to www.tribecafilmfestival.org for information on how to submit projects.

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The Coalition for Quality Children's Media's relies on the generous support of its members and donors to support its programs. An individual/family membership is only $25/year. An organizational membership is $100/year. An independent producer membership is $200 - $10,000 / year. For more information, visit our website (http://www.kidsfirstinternet.org) or contact our office for an application form, 505.989.8076.

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Resources ***********************

******* KIDS FIRST! Book ***
Our book, A Parent's Guide to the Best Children's Videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, featuring reviews of more than 1800 KIDS FIRST! endorsed videos, DVDs, TV shows, and CD-ROMs is available now. To order your copy, call our office, 505-989-8076 or send your request, to [email protected]://www.kidsfirstinternet.org. You can view sample pages of our book at http: //www.pgpress.com/Book_Excerpts/kidvid/

*** MEMBER NEWS ****
Meet our new Board members:
Larry Balaban is Executive Vice President of Marketing and Production for Genius Productions. He joined the company in January 1999 after having served as a consultant to the company for six months. He was elected to their Board of Directors in July 2001. Before joining Genius, Mr. Balaban was president of Mr. B Productions, a non-traditional marketing firm based in New York City, specializing in TV production, target marketing and membership programs. From 1994-1997, Mr. Balaban was president of Virtual Reality Productions, where he specialized in marketing, and coordinated specialized audio productions for licensed products including Star Trek(TM), The Simpsons and the X-Files.

Marcela D. Aviles, CEO, entertainment industry executive, and attorney with experience in fund-raising for and development, production and distribution of award-winning family and children's programs for broadcast, home entertainment, television, Internet, publishing, theatrical and educational markets. Marcela also has a background in consulting and corporate legal experience in the bank regulatory area with both Federal and state agencies, law firm practice, non-profit Board membership in arts and education and extensive press and public speaking experience. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School and a mother of two beautiful young children.


Mary Lou Bono has more than fifteen years experience of successful innovations in the entertainment industry introducing new products, opening new markets and creating strong consumer brand awareness. She is Senior Director of Marketing Home Video for Rhino Entertainment. Her talents include marketing, advertising, consumer promotions, public relations, manufacturing, product management, sales, licensing, key account liaison, pricing strategies, trade show/event management, package design, and Internet strategies.

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http://www.wamtv.com
http://www.warner.com
http://www.zula.com

Thanks to our KIDS FIRST! Film, Video and DVD Festival 2002 Sponsors: Edwards Theatres, LA Parent Magazine, Orange County Parenting, Parenthood.com, Parents Guide Press, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, PAX-TV, Paramount Home Entertainment, MGM Home Entertainment, Artisan Home Entertainment, Clearview Cinemas, The Wiz, The El Capitan Theatre, Rhino Home Video, Artmatten Productions, Devine Entertainment, Embassy Suites, KidsEdge.com, Productions La Fete and to supporters: Anchor Bay Enterprises, Backyard Enterprises, Big Idea Productions, Child Magazine, Children's Media Project, Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment, Noggin, Nomadic Pictures, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video.

EVENTS and NEWS ***************
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KIDS FIRST! Film, Video and DVD Festival Fall Tour:

November 1 - 2: Community Development Corp., Tampa, FL
November 2 - 9: Cinema Café, Santa Fe, NM
November 14-17: Festival of Festivals, Palm Springs, CA
December 7 - 14: San Jose KIDS FIRST! Film, Video and DVD Festival, Camera 7, Pruneyard Shopping Center
December 26-28: Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents the KIDS FIRST! Film, Video and DVD Festival, Santa Barbara, CA

To add your event to this list, please sent a notice to [email protected]

 

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