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THERE ONCE WAS - THERE IS NO MORE - THERE IS
LUKAS KLASCHINSKI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The film deals with the topic of experiencing difficult emotions related to the loss of loved ones and coping with it. Together with the 12-year old heroine Krysia, we go on a journey through places and times that were, which are not, and which we want to remember. The film, based on a story by Katarzyna Jackowska-Enemuo, supports young viewers in meeting their own emotional "black holes" and brings relief. The film is intended for children aged 10-12, but its profound meaning and contexts allow people over 12 years old to experience a journey within themselves and history. From Poland, Dialogue in Polish; English subtitles
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SPROUT
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SPROUT
CAROLINA BERMUDEZ
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Sprout is a light-hearted 3D animated short created for children. The story follows Sprout, a tiny robot, who quickly becomes overwhelmed by his list of garden tasks that he's unable to complete. After chaos ensues, misfit animals turned friends offer support and Sprout learns that it's ok to accept help from others. Together, Sprout and his new friends accomplish all of their tasks in the garden through teamwork.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BOY A-NEE-GU FIGHT WITH MAGICAL BUGS!
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BOY A-NEE-GU FIGHT WITH MAGICAL BUGS!
HSUAN WANG
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - A-Nee-Gu stumbled upon what seemed to be an ordinary puppy, Donnie, but little did he know, it was actually an extraterrestrial scientist. Together, they uncovered a conspiracy from the alien headquarters. A-Nee-Gu decided to form a defense alliance to protect the safety of Earth and his loved ones! As a war fueled by imagination approaches, can A-Nee-Gu and Donnie rely on their imagination to protect their beloved family?
Runtime: 27 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MUSHROOM MAGIC
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MUSHROOM MAGIC
MARIA MAC DALLAND
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 2-5
Description - A couple of little mushroom fairies put on a magic show for Tiny Toot and her friends. They use their magic wands to shoot mycelium at the fallen fruit, turning it into fertile dirt to help new life grow. Tiny Toot also gets to try the magic wand and learns some mushroom magic.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-5
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BEE AND A SILKWORM, A
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BEE AND A SILKWORM, A
MEDIA FRUIT
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 12-18
Description - Dong-ho, a botanist, fell in love with the beauty of wildflowers he once saw on Mount Baekdu. And even after his retirement, he makes seed bombs and throw them from place to place to spread wildflowers. In addition, he built a greenhouse to restore endangered alpine wildflowers and has been taking care of them for 10 years

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

SMALL PARTS
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SMALL PARTS
AIDAN O'MALLEY
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - A disheveled toy collector and a bratty little kid battle over a limited edition LEGO set at a garage sale.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GIRL CALLED ELVIS, A
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GIRL CALLED ELVIS, A
LINDSAY CHRISTOPHERSON
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - A Girl Called Elvis is a short drama about two sisters growing closer through a family quest. Ten year old Ellie likes to dress as her idol Elvis Presley, much to the annoyance of her half-sister Carol. When Ellie hears that her estranged father is back in town, she enlists Carol and her boyfriend Dion's help to find him.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GEESE FEAST
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GEESE FEAST
TAIRA OCHOA
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A childhood memory about a 5 year old who tries to feed a group of geese.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BIRDS (2024)
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BIRDS (2024)
JOAKIM HAUGE VOCKE
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5 -12
Description - The connection between six children and nature is explored through improvised dance and movement, showcasing the unique perspective of children as they interact with nature through play. Through the eyes of these young adventurers, we rediscover the world and how to cherish and comprehend our environment.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MUTE
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MUTE
CONRAD PAUR
Series: ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A mysterious new student arrives at a typical elementary school and is unable to speak. Why? because in this universe words spoken aloud can be very powerful. Watch as Mute and her new friends start an amazing adventure.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LOCKER PROBLEMS
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LOCKER PROBLEMS
CONRAD PAUR
Series: ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Lockers for kids can lead to a lot of stress. However, this Locker leads to an intense adventure. Made by elementary school students.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

THERE WAS - THERE IS NO -THERE IS
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THERE WAS - THERE IS NO -THERE IS
LUKASZ KAMINSKI
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The film deals with the topic of experiencing difficult emotions related to the loss of loved ones and coping with it. Together with the 12-year old heroine Krysia, we go on a journey through places and times that were, which are not, and which we want to remember. The film, based on a story by Katarzyna Jackowska-Enemuo, supports young viewers in meeting their own emotional "black holes" and brings relief. The film is intended for children aged 10-12, but its profound meaning and contexts allow people over 12 years old to experience a journey within themselves and history.
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SNAIL TALE, A
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SNAIL TALE, A
ASHLEY WONG
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - An ambitious snail makes an unlikely friendship with a 3-legged mastiff. A story of friendship, patience and moving at your own pace. Inspired by a real-life tripod Boerboel who moves at his own speed.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GLITTER BABY
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GLITTER BABY
KATHLEEN RENEE KRENITSKY
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 2-5
Description - The lullaby for those needing to sleep, but wanting to dance. Glitter Baby evokes the magic of childhood and the wondrous nature of dreams. Join Glitter Baby as he drifts between waking and sleep, enchanting his audience with the melodic blend of song, dance, and inexhaustible glitter.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-5
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SWEET STRUGGLE
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SWEET STRUGGLE
ADRIANA KOSTETSKA
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - Get ready to embark on an emotional journey with 'Sweet Struggle,' a powerful and inspiring short film directed by Adriana Kostetska. Follow the story of Matthew, an 9-year-old boy living with Type 1 diabetes, A mother struggles to cope with her son's diabetes. With the help of a psychologist and her husband, she learns to let go and focus on what's important. As he navigates life's challenges with unwavering courage and the support of his loved ones. This heartwarming tale will touch your heart and remind you of the incredible strength found in the sweetest moments of life. Join us on this unforgettable cinematic adventure.
Runtime: 18 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HERO'S JOURNEY
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HERO'S JOURNEY
WES SMITH
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Hero's Journey is a 2D and 3D animation about the main character of a video game who cannot control his actions. The title directly alludes to the ancient monomyth, Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Hero's Journey reframes the mythic and cyclic story structure through the modern perspective of a role-playing video game. It also serves as an homage to some of favorite childhood games such as Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest, and Super Mario Bros. Featuring rising star Christopher Sean Cooper Jr. (Sweet Tooth) as the voice of the Gamer and Wes Smith as the voice of the titular character, Hero's Journey combines laughter and heartbreak into one action-packed adventure.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LIGHTS, CAMERA, MAESTRO!
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, MAESTRO!
CONRAD PAUR
Series: ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A small film crew begins to film a story, but filming unlocks a passage that sends them to a hungry being. Made by elementary school students.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ESCORT, THE
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ESCORT, THE
RICK WILLIAMSON
Series: INDIE ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - The Escort is a story of a young boy traversing through all the moments of his romantic life while guided by a mysterious figure. Shown all the events that will transpire in his life, a young boy must find peace in knowing all the bliss and grief that comes with life. The Escort reconnoiters the relationship between human spirituality and the emotional spectrum of our lived experiences.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LYRICS
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LYRICS
HSUAN WANG
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Daddy Lo has a rock 'n' roll soul, having written lyrics for Wu Bai and The Party when he was young. Perhaps it's in the genes, as his youngest son, A-nee-gu, also possesses a passionate love for music. Upon returning to school, A-nee-gu decides to vigorously revamp the Chatting Club, embarking on the path of music! Despite encountering various challenges along the way, he never gives up on music, for it's something he cherishes deeply!
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

TO CATCH A MEMORY
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TO CATCH A MEMORY
SIJIA WANG
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Overcoming fear in the nick of time by catching a joyful memory from childhood. Made by a college student.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: TV

NORMAL GIRL
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NORMAL GIRL
KIMMY NGUYEN THOI
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - When Vietnamese-born Khanh Nguyen begins her new life in Australia, she faces challenging tribulations derived from her attempt to become the 'perfect, Normal Girl."
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LUCA THE TEDDY BEAR
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LUCA THE TEDDY BEAR
EMILIE BERKOWITZ
Series: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Exploring the theme of grief featuring a Latinx girl named Olivia and her beloved teddy bear, Luca, that was given to her by her father. When Olivia and her mother finally talk about the father's death, things begin to escalate as they express their emotions differently. Luca shines a light on the emotional pain families experience when losing a loved one. Here, the Latina mother, overwhelmed by her new responsibilities as a single mother trying to support her family, bottle sup her emotions. Many issues come out of this, leaving the daughter lonely and unable to share her feelings with her mom. As things begin to go downhill, Luca sparks a conversation about the loss of their father and husband.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CREEK DWELLER IN THE BAYOU, THE (2024)
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CREEK DWELLER IN THE BAYOU, THE (2024)
MELISSA CAUDLE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - Seven children discover a magical creature in this short fantasy following the young siblines escaping to the local creek on a hot summer day.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ELIZABETHAN THEATRE
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ELIZABETHAN THEATRE
CHRYSOULA NIKOLOPOULOU
Series: ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - This student creation entitled "Elizabethan Theatre" narrates the basic historical and social elements of the Elizabethan era, regarding the development of the theater of the same name in England. The time period it focuses on starts from 1562 until 1642, when the English Parliament banned all plays and sealed all theatrical stages for the following 18 years. This Documentary Short Film was created with the Stop Motion Animation technique by the students of E1 of the 6th Intercultural Primary School of Eleftherio - Kordelio in Thessaloniki.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BOX: THE EMPATHY PROJECT
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BOX: THE EMPATHY PROJECT
TODD VERCOE
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Begun as a collective creation intended for the stage, shut down by pandemic to become a film. A story of quirky kids and lively people trying to make sense of the world. Going into the project with nothing more than a single theme - "Empathy" - meant there was an opportunity to empower the cast and build our film the way we wanted to, together. Through a series of vignettes beginning with characters trapped in their virtual boxes, our cast explores individual meaning searching for understanding amongst themselves, and the audience.
Runtime: 28 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ERASERVERSE, THE
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ERASERVERSE, THE
CONRAD PAUR
Series: ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Caleb, a 4th grade student accepts the ultimate student dare, to spend the night in the school. This choice leads to one amazing Sci-Fi adventure. This film was directed, lit and shot by 8 to 11-year-olds.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CATAPULTS TO CAMERAS
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CATAPULTS TO CAMERAS
ROUNDGLASS SUSTAIN
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Calcutta-born wildlife filmmaker Ashwika Kapur, sets out on a deeply personal quest to uncover the roots of an illegal wildlife hunting festival in the forests of her home in Bengal. Here, each year, thousands of protected animals are massacred in an illegal blood sport. As Ash sets out to find answers, she uncovers a heart-breaking truth: children as young as three are handed catapults as weapons in this assault against wildlife. In a defiant act of hope, Ash teams up with conservationist Suvra Chatterjee, to inspire change where it matters most - in the hearts of children within these hunting communities.

Catapults to Cameras has begun to have a tangible impact on the ground. In an inspiring journey beyond the screen, this film has turned into an actual conservation project, impacting change for both the youth and the wildlife of Bengal.
Runtime: 39 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


FORGOTTEN GENERATION, THE
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FORGOTTEN GENERATION, THE
DRAHOMIR STREIT
Series: ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - The documentary film "The Forgotten Generation" was created last school year and captures through the eyes of nine-year-old children three school years that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The main creators of the successful documentary were a group of nineteen children under the guidance of lecturer Drahom´┐Żr Streita.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GIRL IN THE WOODS, THE
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GIRL IN THE WOODS, THE
MEADOW CLOUSE
Series: MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A little girl is playing in the woods and gets separated from her mom. Another girl finds her and keeps her company. The mom finds the little girl and they figure out the bigger girl was an angel keeping the little girl safe until she was found. Created by a middle school student.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

STELLAR PARENTING
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STELLAR PARENTING
GABRIELA GAONA
Series: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FILM, AGES 5-12
Description - A young girl experiences an extraterrestrial encounter, and finds that the danger my be closer than she originally thought
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

STRINGS (2024)
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STRINGS (2024)
KVARTERET FILMPRODUKTION
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A game with explosives backfires and we are thrown back in time into a crucial year in a group of young people's lives. Strings is a tender yet humorous everyday poetic depiction of young people on a collision course with an alienated adult world.
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ARIEL
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ARIEL
C.A. MACFINN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - In the world of the Ottoman Sultans, a poor child from Jerusalem makes an unimaginable desert journey to Cairo and back to save his mother and siblings from a rapacious aristocrat. He has nine days...
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

KOOL-AID STAND
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KOOL-AID STAND
JENN CLEARY
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - An inner city, latchkey kid must stand-up to the school bully and a local gang leader in order to help his mom pay the overdue electricity bill.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PLANTAGO
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PLANTAGO
WARSAW FILM SCHOOL
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - This is a story about Ukrainian child Vania who escapes from Russian occupants in order to not to be exported to the Russia. He finds a girl that hides in an abandoned house. This movie is about the relationship between Vania and Zlata and their attempts to survive together during the occupation.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FIRST LAST MONTH
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FIRST LAST MONTH
WARSAW FILM SCHOOL
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Doina, a 12-year-old girl, has her first period on the day her grandma has a stroke. Since then, their roles are inverted. When Doina's dad considers taking grandma to a nursery home, the girl has to prove to him that she is mature enough to take care and keep her only mother figure close to he
Runtime: 21 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MR. MOORE'S GIFT
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MR. MOORE'S GIFT
ADAM SENIOR
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - It's almost Christmas in modern day New York and Maggie wants to hear her favourite poem, Twas a Night Before Christmas. But how did this poem come to be written? And who was Clement Clark Moore? As Maggie settles down to sleep there's magic in the air to night...
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HIDDEN THROUGH THE LAYERS
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HIDDEN THROUGH THE LAYERS
LEAHNA THOMAS
Series: MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - This film is about why mental health is something that is important to look for in others, and how people can seem perfectly fine on the outside and be struggling on the inside.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ECLIPSE: THE MUSICAL
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ECLIPSE: THE MUSICAL
CENTER OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Inspired by the once-in-a-generation Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio partnered with a diverse team of dynamic artists to produce a musical short film, Eclipse: The Musical. This creative exploration of the unique science phenomenon features original music from Grammy-award winning artists, Alphabet Rockers, exciting live-action choreography, and imaginative animation. The film tells the story of two teen characters that help their peers and teachers rethink the way a science story can be told. After all, you don't have to be a scientist to be curious.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WELCOME SESAME (UKRAINE): INVISIBLE SHIELD
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WELCOME SESAME (UKRAINE): INVISIBLE SHIELD
ESTEE BARDANASHVILI C/O SESAME WORKSHOP
Series: INDIE SHORT AGES 5-12
Description - Ten-year-old Denys from Kyiv loves to dance and attends group lessons several times a week, where he practices with his teacher and other children. In the winter of 2022, Denys started to learn the Ukrainian dance - Hopak, which has become a way of expressing his pride in Ukrainian heritage.

As Denys practices different elements of the dance, he also learns about its history and the story of the Cossacks. Hopak is a dance that shows their strength and courage, which Denys compares to having an invisible shield, some kind of a 'super defense'. After classes, Denys likes to go to the park by the Dnipro River, where he collects his thoughts and rehearses his dance alone in nature, preparing for his performance on the big stage some day.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


GOLD MEDAL
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GOLD MEDAL
UJJWAL PATEL
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - An aspirational but unconfident pre-teen Moti, discovers a pure gold medal while collecting coins at the river bottom. What is supposed to bring Moti prosperity, leads him down the path of unexpected challenges.
Runtime: 33 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DYSLEXIA & ME
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DYSLEXIA & ME
DALE FORDER
Series: ELEMENTARY STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Explores the topic and difficulties of dyslexia through the character, Lily. She is often a misunderstood, isolated and frustrated character. Initially unaware she has dyslexia, she questions why her friends find reading and writing so easy. She questions her own intelligence, self-worth and ability in all she does. However, with the help of her teachers and friends, she not only learns about her condition, but also the best ways to help her manage it and unleash her full potential. Devised and developed with a group of students, our film blends a fictional narrative with documentary sequences; ensuring that the children featured also learn about the subject matter they are creating. Created by a group of elementary school students.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ROSE FROM THE ASHES, A
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ROSE FROM THE ASHES, A
QUINN FRIEDMAN
Series: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A young girl makes an extraordinary discovery, and a great friend, when she finds a way to communicate with a kid across the world.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ONE EYED NUTCRACKER
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ONE EYED NUTCRACKER
QUINN FRIEDMAN
Series: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FILM, AGES 12-18
Description - A boy looking at Christmas lights with his father meets a one-eyed nutcracker. Created by a high school student.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GLIMPSE OF HOPE, A
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GLIMPSE OF HOPE, A
BRANDON KIM
Series: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18
Description - A heartfelt documentary depicting the struggles of a Ukrainian couple victimized by the Russia-Ukraine war that highlights the importance of assisting those in need.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SWITCH UP, THE
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SWITCH UP, THE
FILLMORE HIGH SCHOOL
Series: HIGH STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A group of students in detention find a mysterious video game system that leads to supernatural consequences.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FUGITIVE FOX AND BARD BEAR
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FUGITIVE FOX AND BARD BEAR
ALLY BRENOWITZ
Series: COLLEGE STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Fugitive Fox has made a habit out of being a thief, but one day she steals something irreplaceable from the wrong animal.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: TV

CARRY ME AWAY
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CARRY ME AWAY
MELANIE ROSA
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A dead star wonders why their dandelion friend hides away; for the first time in a long time, Dandy leaves her home to help a rock do the same.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SARIRI
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SARIRI
ESCUELA DE CINE UNIVERSIDAD DE DESARROLLO
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 12-18
Description - In a mining town lost in the desert, women live under male rules. Dina, pressured by an unwanted pregnancy, plans to escape to the city. But she cannot leave her sister Sariri, who has just reached menarche. From Chile. Dialogue in Spanish with English subtitles.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

GOOSEBERRY: SAM'S SANDWICH
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GOOSEBERRY: SAM'S SANDWICH
LUKE BECHTEL
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - One summer afternoon in Gooseberry Grove, best friends Pecan Pelican and Sam Fish are getting ready to enjoy a picnic when Pecan packs Sam a sandwich that isn't quite to his liking. On their quest to fix Sam's sandwich, the two learn about science, daydream about a mail-otter, sing some songs, and - most importantly - learn some important lessons about friendship.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LYRICS
This title is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
LYRICS
HSUAN WANG
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Daddy Lo has a rock 'n' roll soul, having written lyrics for Wu Bai and The Party when he was young. Perhaps it's in the genes, as his youngest son, A-nee-gu, also possesses a passionate love for music. Upon returning to school, A-nee-gu decides to vigorously revamp the Chatting Club, embarking on the path of music! Despite encountering various challenges along the way, he never gives up on music, for it's something he cherishes deeply!
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO



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