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HONK
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HONK
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Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 7-18
Description - The power of love shines in this heartwarming tale of f friendship and inspiration between an unlikely duo. Cheryl inadvertently befriends a mourning goose, Honk, while recycling in the local park. As the budding friendship blossoms and Cheryl seeks Honk a new home, he becomes a viral sensation capturing the hearts and minds of millions.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Honk is incredibly sweet and heartwarming documentary. The subjects are interesting and the story is exciting, due to its oddness. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The story follows a woman who forms a friendship with a goose during the pandemic and ends up getting over 80K followers on Instagram.

Cheryl's story of meeting this goose during the pandemic is so unexpected and slightly crazy. The idea that she met Honk the good during a time when we were all social distancing and formed a relationship with him is endearing - both of them needed a friend, someone to be with. The cinematography is very good, keeping things exciting while also staying simple. A lot of this film is filmed on a cell phone, which works just fine. I love the locations, especially those at the park. And I like how Cheryl added little hearts on the side of her phone videos - which worked particularly well for attracting attention on social media. Her videos on social media are absolutely adorable. This story is so unusual, and Cheryl's motivations are honest and pure. When someone tells her that he must be a domestic goose, not a wild one, she is concerned about returning him to an appropriate environment and feels that she needs to find his mate. Honk is a character in his own right as well, something not always explored in the usual animal documentaries. Honk is the best "pandemic pal" a girl could ask for. He's safe, he's devoted to her, and he has a charming personality. There are some sad aspects to this documentary, such as when Honk dies two years later which Cheryl tells Honk's social media followers on Instagram, accompanied by sad music and clips of better times.

The message of this film is about the importance of bringing love and hope into people's lives - whether through a human or non-human. If you show love, you get love!

I give Honk 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. Bring your tissues because Honk's passing is a reminder to us all how life is eternal. By Sandrine A. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

Honk is a heartwarming documentary that follows the friendship between director and editor, Cheryl Allison, and a lovable goose. She successfully shows viewers how her friendship with a goose impacted her life. At a time when everything was uncertain in the world, this goose was the "honk heard 'round the world." He was able to reach out, in spite of social distancing constraints, and spread happiness to others.

This documentary is set during the COVID pandemic, when social distancing regulations were in effect. While on a walk Cheryl notices a goose approaching her. She names him Honk and they become instant friends. Cheryl decides to record her time with Honk and her videos and posts with him go viral on social media. She receives word from her friend, Mary Beth Purdy that Honk is a domestic goose and is in danger. Now Cheryl is on a mission to help save her goose friend from a harmful environment, predators and the new risks that social media has brought to him.

This documentary is touching and beautiful. My favorite scene is when Cheryl goes back to the pond the day after she first meets Honk and records herself calling to him. Honk immediately recognizes her voice and swims to her. She talks to him and he responds with his honking sounds. This shows how attached Honk was to her from the start. The film is a mix of interviews, zoom meetings and videos of Cheryl with Honk. The added footage of her initial recordings with Honk are delightfully entertaining. It gives viewers a better understanding of Cheryl and Honk's friendship and the bond they create with each other as time progresses. The information about animals in the film, by experts Mary Beth Purdy and Kathy Rogers, is insightful and adds depth to the understanding of caring for these types of animals. In addition, the music at the end of the documentary fits well with the theme.

The message of this film is about love and the connections you make with others. Love and a need for companionship is what drove Honk and Cheryl together. It then drove her to protect him. While watching, we also gain a better understanding of what animals need, the importance of protecting animals, and what we can contribute to help keep these animals safe.

I give Honk 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. Honk releases November 15, 2022 on digital platforms and DVD.

By Carlee S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 17
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Such a wholesome joy of a film is hard to come by. Honk should be required watching for those who feel like they're losing faith in the goodness of humanity and the beauty of companionship. Beautiful, raw emotion is captured in a mix of videos that were either collected from social media or filmed by the camera team, but beyond the technical bits of the film, the plot is what shines through. Especially for animal-lovers, this is a great watch.

Honk is a remarkable tale of unlikely companionship. Dallas native Cheryl Allison inadvertently befriends a loud, chatty goose she names Honk; she realizes he is mourning the loss of a loved one and their bond grows deeper. As the friendship blossoms, Cheryl seeks to find Honk a new home and he becomes a viral sensation across nations. The beautiful relationship between the two (not owner and pet but two equal friends) is wonderful to watch.

The direction and editing by Cheryl Allison are beautifully-executed. What's really nice is that the subject of the documentary is the same person who directs and edits it; this means that she has been able to choose the most moving portions of footage and cut it together. I also love how the choice of music accentuates the mood of the more emotional scenes; the lyrics from the credits -- "think about where we have been, the joy we shared with friends who cared, all the things we've seen" -- were especially touching as they summarized the theme of the film. I like the contrast between the footage taken by the camera team and how formal and traditional it feels compared to the footage taken by Cheryl, which is more fun and informal.

Honk promotes finding those who support you and, in turn, helping others, whether animal or human, in times of difficulty. The compassion exhibited by Cheryl in this film also serves to push the message that we should care for animals, even those we wouldn't consider domesticated or "pets," because they too have highs and lows in their lives like we do.

I give Honk 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 18, plus adults. Honk releases November 15, 2022 on digital and DVD.< p>By Eshaan M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16


Runtime: 46 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


DINOSAUR SCHOOL
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DINOSAUR SCHOOL
DANA LEIGH SNYDER (NORA 6592)
Series: PRESCHOOL SHORT, AGES 2-5
Description - When a new student comes to Dinosaur School, he doesn't look or act like all the others. It isn't long before this new student finds friends.

From the minds and hands of 5 year olds, 'Dinosaur School' is a story created and partially animated by Urban Wildlife Arts "Animated Storytelling" class.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-5
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


SHHH!
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SHHH!
VIRGINIE KAHN
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Between fairy tale and children's comedy, Shhh! Is freely adapted from a live performance. In the 1920s, an inhibited young boy and a girl discover a marvelous book in which live three tiny beings - living letters - that only they can see and hear.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LGBTQ+ 101
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LGBTQ+ 101
ALAN CHRIEST / POWERSPASH PROJECT
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18
Description - This country takes hate very seriously - and there are over 900 organized hate groups to prove it. Our society is increasingly apathetic and violent. Early on, many are taught to hate the enemy, to be fearful of the other, to feel threatened by those different from them. Participating in groups with hateful beliefs and expressions provides a connection that perhaps fills the emptiness or inner pain. It is time to separate the facts from the myths about LGBTQ+.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PERFECT DATE, THE
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PERFECT DATE, THE
LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - This is a romantic teen comedy about a boy who wants to ask a girl out- but must first pass the test from her dad.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MILLARD FILLMORE
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MILLARD FILLMORE
LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8 TO 18
Description - This is a short documentary about President Millard Fillmore and his legacy as President.
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

COOKIE THIEF, THE
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COOKIE THIEF, THE
LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - This is a silent film about a little boy who is trying to get into the cookie jar at his home. After struggling, he finally succeeds but is in for a big surprise.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LONELY BUT NOT ALONE
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LONELY BUT NOT ALONE
SOPHIE E. HARTMANN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8 TO 18
Description - A person in a big city with social anxiety and a fear of groups of people.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NEST (2022)
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NEST (2022)
TODD LIEN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - When Sam, an orphan that steals for a living, introduces the newly lost boy, Jacob, into his chosen family of orphans, he doesn't realize the risk and danger this decision will bring upon his family. Will "The Mister", the owner of the warehouse these orphans live in find out that they don't have enough stolen prizes to pay him and take drastic measures to make up for the difference? Or what will Jacob do for this new family he stumble upon on the street?
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

KITE, THE
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KITE, THE
MATT BENSON
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A story of childhood, parenthood, and asking for help. Set in the 1930s, Robert, a young boy, wants nothing more than a brand-new kite, but what will his dad say about it?
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

OCEAN THERAPY
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OCEAN THERAPY
LEVI MULDER
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - Two brothers make a film about how surfing and the ocean got them through the pandemic. They travel to San Pancho, Mexico and capture the amazing beauty of the ocean.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DESA TIMUN (THE CUCUMBER VILLAGE)
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DESA TIMUN (THE CUCUMBER VILLAGE)
DAUD NUGRAHA
Series: PRESCHOOL SHORT, AGES 3-8
Description - Three little mouse deer living happily in Cucumber Village. When the little brother's one and only ball was pecked flat by a chicken, the two sisters must find a way to bring back their little brother's smile. Desa Timun (Cucumber Village) is the first animation film using "aniwayang" technique: traditional art of shadow puppetry made alive with the magic of modern storytelling and digital animation. From Indonesia, by Daud Nugraha
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

AGENT 23: MR. BEEPS
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AGENT 23: MR. BEEPS
ALISON VEGA
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-8
Description - A mysterious crate reveals a peculiar googly-eyed fellow who loves to dance and expresses the joy in his life by shouting out the word, "Beep!" Using his special variety of magic, Mr. Beeps takes the viewer on a journey that's out of this world.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: TV

JOURNEY TO YOURLAND
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JOURNEY TO YOURLAND
PETER BADAC
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 5-18
Description - Riki, a 10 year old boy, runs away from home, following a mysterious emergency signal sent by a shiny stone. The strange artifact seems to have a mind of its own and it takes Riki to the breathtaking parallel world of "Yourland" where wonderful machines roam golden deserts, monkeys and ravens talk and science peacefully coexists with nature. From Slovakia

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

LEO DA VINCI
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LEO DA VINCI
KRISTINA B. SIMON
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - The series revolves around the exciting adventures of 15 year-old Leonardo da Vinci, during the thrilling phase of his life he spent in Florence under the rule of the Medici family. It's a time where there is a great surge in the arts, in finance, and in creativity, and Leo can't help but thrive in this environment. He pursues painting and sculpture at Andrea del Verrocchio's workshop, and in the Maestro's atelier he meets the young painters who will make Renaissance history. The series is based on the award-winning feature film "Leo da Vinci - Mission Mona Lisa" released worldwide in 2018/2019.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MINI PET PALS START SCHOOL
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MINI PET PALS START SCHOOL
KRISTINA B. SIMON
Series: PRESCHOOL SHORT, AGES 2-5
Description - In this new series, Mini Pet Pals go to school, where they have fun learning about themselves and the world through theatre, music, trips to cities and museums and math games. School is also a chance to make new friends and meet inspiring teachers. From Italy by Sergio Manfio
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-5
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BEAUTY
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BEAUTY
TONY PAPA
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A film about the damage words can have. On this journey we find a mother, and her young daughter struggle with contaminated atmospheres, and learn to break generational abuse. Mary's powerful determination to give a better life than what she was served will be the duos shining light through the darkness.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ETHAN ART VENTURE
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ETHAN ART VENTURE
NURIA DIXON
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Ethan's Art-Venture is an animated, mixed with live-action, short film about an autistic, illustrator who on his 9th birthday, is given a gift that allows him access to a powerful, imaginative, inner realm: a completely animated world. Every year, Ethan represents the school at the National Art Conference. However, this year there is a new, skillful artist competing who Ethan sees as a threat to his title as "best artist." With determination to prove his artistic abilities, he is armed with only his trusty pencil to help him reclaim his prize.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SHELF LIFE
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SHELF LIFE
THITAPORN XUTO
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - Bob, a can of milk who dreams of doing what he's made to do, be a delicious glass of milk for people to enjoy, got pushed back to the back of the shelf waiting for his expiration date, alongside with his friend Brian, a can of tomato juice. They waited and talked about what would happened after they expired but no one knows for sure. Brian got picked first so Bob was left alone to explore what awaits him after the expiration date. Will he finally found the meaningful life he dreams of?
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

AKESI AND THE SECRETS OF THE FOREST
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AKESI AND THE SECRETS OF THE FOREST
POST PRODUTION TALES OF US
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Part I of the trilogy "Akesi and the Congo River", "Akesi and the secrets of the forest" introduces Akesi in his hometown of Brazzaville. Trying to make sense of his brother's death, Akesi is led to the river, where a mystical journey unfolds. Seeing how the tribes celebrate those they've lost allows Akesi to make peace with his grief and enter a new state of understanding the cultures that surround him.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

AKESI AND THE LOSS OF THE BATEKE KINGDOM
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AKESI AND THE LOSS OF THE BATEKE KINGDOM
POST PRODUTION TALES OF US
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Part II of the "Akesi and the Congo River" series, Akesi and the Loss of the Bateke Kingdom explores the history of Congo and the deception that led to its occupation by French and Belgium colonizers. Akesi watches from afar as history unfolds, unable to influence change with his modern knowledge.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

AKESI AND THE FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE
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AKESI AND THE FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE
POST PRODUTION TALES OF US
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Part III of "Akesi and the Congo River", "Akesi and the Fight for Independence" is the final installation of this series. Rounding off his life lessons with one of hope and strength, Akesi learns about Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo, and how his resilience led to the independence of his homeland in 1960.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

TRUTH ABOUT KINDERGARTEN, THE
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TRUTH ABOUT KINDERGARTEN, THE
CARIN GALLETTA OLIVER
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8 TO 12
Description - You think kindergarten is all sunshine and rainbows? Think again. This is the story of Big Buddy Alice assigned to 'help' middle-class Marley integrate into a super affluent Marin County private school. These kids? They take the kind out of kindergarten. Made by 10-year-old Thalia Oliver.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MIDAS
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MIDAS
BENJAMIN MEYER
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A fresh and hilarious take on the old Greek tale of King Midas. The story follows the King, as his daughter, Marigold, desperately attempts to get him to see past his boundless greed -- until Dionysus makes his godly entrance, bestowing upon the old king the ability to turn anything he touches to gold, and to chase his greed evermore.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LEFTOVERS
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LEFTOVERS
STEVE BEAUREGARD
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - When two young siblings tire of their mom's cooking, they're forced to take matters into their own hands, only to discover preparing a home-cooked meal is hard - and an edible one even harder.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

JORDAN
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JORDAN
EBONY BLANDING
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - When a tween mermaid enthusiast discovers an ailing water creature, she uses a magical wish to change the fate of their existence...and her own. JORDAN engages the genre of fantasy and cli-fi (climate fiction) to shape a fairytale where everyone has agency and representation.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LADY ADA'S SECRET SOCIETY
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LADY ADA'S SECRET SOCIETY
SHANNON FEWSTER
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 8-18
Description - Four girls rebel against their hyper-traditional boarding school by pranking it using technology they invented, hacked or "borrowed" while staying only one step ahead of their Headmistress. From Canada

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

LOST AND FOUND (2022)
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LOST AND FOUND (2022)
MINA SON
Series: PRESCHOOL SHORT, AGES 2-8
Description - One day while a princess and her horse were out for a walk, they meet a friend. The princess and the friend get so involved with their day, they don't notice that the horse is no longer with them. This story is about the people they encounter and the adventures involved in finding the horse.

Lost and Found is a stop motion animation short film created by the Star Room preschool class of Growing Place. What started as a storytelling exercise blossomed into a year long production in which the children created storyboards, sewed puppets, made their own props and backgrounds, and composed their own music.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


ADVENTURES WITH THE CARETAKER
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ADVENTURES WITH THE CARETAKER
PETER GARDNER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A man has a secret job taking care of creatures like Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, and The Abominable Snowman.
Runtime: 25 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MUGIZH
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MUGIZH
KARTHICK SWAMYNATHAN
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 8-12
Description - Kavya a 12-year-old girl embraces solitude and exists like an island within herself. Her parents decide to make inroads into that island, wanting her to face her fears head-on. Being completely aware that the 'doggie zone' is a realm that is completely out of bounds for her, they still go ahead and bring a puppy home. Well, what transpires when this darling monster steps into this household? Does the wall within Kavya break, and when this decision of the parents backfires, do demons pile up adding to the already existing fears within Kavya? Or does this mammoth experience transform her, and does it propel her to blossom, exuding the first ever enriching fragrance of life? Her parents are at the threshold of assessing their parental skills and decisions. ' Mughizh', is about a family's life journey, where each member finds a new fragrance that would change the prism they view life for posterity.

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

FISH TALE
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FISH TALE
MARK KIEFER
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - The ghost of recently-deceased Ernest Hemingway goes back to his literary roots, on Nantucket island, intending to haunt the attic of an old sea captain's house, only to discover that it's already being haunted by the ghost of Herman Melville.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ANDY & KALIOPE
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ANDY & KALIOPE
CATRIONA RUBENIS-STEVENS
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - When Andy must move to yet another foster home, his case worker helps him connect to his inner superhero.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LITTLE SAMUEL
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LITTLE SAMUEL
SADHU BURLINGTON
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGE 8-18
Description - The storyline follows a young boy in southern India who dreams of playing cricket. His family does not have enough money to buy him a bat so he devises a devious way to pay for one by stealing. In the end, he has to make a decision between getting a bat, which will allow him to follow his dreams, and telling the truth about how he acquired it.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm

BATTLE FOR THE DUMPLING
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BATTLE FOR THE DUMPLING
P. YUN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12 - 18
Description - A friendly lunch between two friends transforms into a clash of epic proportions as their appetite grows for more than just the food. The hidden competitor and the hunger to win can get the best of us all. Left unchecked, anything might become reframed into war, subject to the same timeless strategies and patterns played out in history. This student animation entertains with an exciting and action packed story using the genre of stick figure fighting. By Jake Andrew Yun, a tenth grade high school student
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

THAT PIGEON TALKED
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THAT PIGEON TALKED
KENNETH HICKS / ANNE ROTHMAN-HICKS
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-12
Description - New York City children encounter a talking pigeon in Central Park and, over the course of a day-long adventure, help to turn the pigeon back into a man while eluding his arch enemy, a hawk that is trying to eat him.

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

WHEN MAMA & ME LIVED OUTSIDE: ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY THROUGH HOMELESSNESS
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WHEN MAMA & ME LIVED OUTSIDE: ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY THROUGH HOMELESSNESS
PETER MENCHINI
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Tiny Gray-Garcia's heartbreaking story about growing up on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco & Oakland. Based on her children's book of the same name with illustrations by Ace Robles.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

STAR PLAYER
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STAR PLAYER
ERIC SWINDERMAN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A teenager from another world crash lands on earth and joins the high school baseball team. But will his secret identity be revealed, causing the town to turn on him? By 14-year-old filmmaker Greer Miller from Hudson, OH.
Runtime: 18 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WAR CHILD
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WAR CHILD
BUMBUKU CREATIVES
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - This animation was made for War Child, an organization giving psychological support to children living in war zones. The story follows children who find themselves in a war zone but ends with a hopeful future away from war and conflict. It begins in the darkness of woods but things change towards the end with support from others in the world. The film's message is that children need support in the most difficult time of their lives, and it encourages them to rediscover their joy, happiness and freedom.
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MISSION OF CHUCK SOCKY, THE
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MISSION OF CHUCK SOCKY, THE
ALEKSANDRA PROKIUK
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - The Mission of Chuck Socky is a story of loss - the loss of imagination. The eponymous Chuck Socky is a friendly creature who lives in an old house. One day, a new family moves into the house. Their son Michal will accompany Chuck on an a wonderful adventure with an unusual purpose - to reclaim the fragile world of real feelings, emotions and sensitivity. Will they manage to overcome the many obstacles that await them in the unknown? Will they triumph over the dangers of the present-day world? The Mission of Chuck Socky is a family movie in which the real is intertwined with fantasy. It carries a universal message that will resonate with viewers of any background.

from Poland
Runtime: 49 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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Media: VIDEO


ALICE IN WAR
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ALICE IN WAR
STEVEN BOGART
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 12-18
Description - When young Alice follows her sister into the desert to save an Angel shot down by the military, she must confront mysteries born of grief and war, find her sister, and get home before they disappear forever.

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

DRAGON'S CANDLE: SURPRISE OF THE CENTURY, THE
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DRAGON'S CANDLE: SURPRISE OF THE CENTURY, THE
BRYAN MICHAEL STOLLER
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 5-12
Description - Gandlin, a friendly wizard from the middle-ages creates an intricate candle in the shape of a dragon for the King's birthday bash. When the wizard's bumbling apprentice accidentally transports the candle into the 21st Century, and it ends up as a prize in a cereal box of a popular cereal brand, Gandlin has to retrieve it before someone lights the candle thus releasing a thirty-six foot fire breathing dragon.

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

TINY TREE, THE
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TINY TREE, THE
ANNIE CUSICK WOOD
Series: PRESCHOOL SHORT, AGES 2-5
Description - Travel to a distant galaxy aboard Roger Rocketship with intrepid space explorers, Matt and his Dad. When their spaceship malfunctions and Dad comes close to floating off, they land on the nearest planet to safely assess the problem. Here on this seemingly lifeless planet, Matt stumbles upon a magical blue seed, and wants to keep it. But this planet and its inhabitants have other ideas - they need the blue seed to heal the planet, as it's their last chance for survival. They cannot let Matt take the seed with him on Roger Rocketship. Through upbeat songs, scrapes and adventures with tiny fluffy Curio creatures, a two headed Caterpillar, and a one-legged purple Bird, Matt and Dad get caught up in a galactic wind storm, stuck in an underground cave, and discover the true potential of this tiny seed. With the help of their newfound friends, they learn the value of looking after the planet and each other, and embrace how each of us grow - just like the tiny seed - in our own time.
Runtime: 35 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-5
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

REDD
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REDD
IMOGEN FOUNDATION
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A kid finds a ball in the park. Another kid seems to really want it. An epic chase ensues. In partnership with Creative Muse.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
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INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
CATHARINE WARREN
Series: FEATURE, AGES 8-12
Description - A gifted young songwriter finds fame but loses herself along the way. With the help of her parents and friends, will she find her way back to what truly matters?

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

NEVERBORN
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NEVERBORN
SAMANTHA KESTON
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - This is a story about the magic of life. This story explores a life before life even begins. The idea that there are souls, people , children out there in the ether . Waiting , sometimes endlessly to live, to be alive. And they watch over humans, observing the human condition. It's that sense of the people we are searching for but we can't find. And the world in which these souls exist is NEVERBORN.
Runtime: 20 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CHINESE PIONEERS - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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CHINESE PIONEERS - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
YING CHU
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - In end of 1829, the Chinese immigrant to Western Australia had come with the British settlers who came to the colony. The Chinese faced unwelcoming and even hostile circumstances after 1901. The Chinese community organization "Chung Wah Association" was officially registered in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 12 July 1910. For 200 years, the Chinese settlers made own contributions to promote Chinese culture and fostered goodwill between the Chinese and local community.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WHO IS IT: WHO IS SINGING?
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WHO IS IT: WHO IS SINGING?
PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE, TAIWAN
Series: TV SERIES, AGES 2-5
Description - One day, the lion and his wife are playing musical instruments together. Unexpectedly, someone begins to sing along with the melody. The lion and his wife are very excited, so the two embark on a journey with their musical instruments to find the beautiful voice.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-6
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NEWELLS, THE: THE CREAKING FLOORBOARD (PILOT)
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NEWELLS, THE: THE CREAKING FLOORBOARD (PILOT)
STEVE GARRY
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 10-18
Description - Series Premise: Ordinary suburban parents with dreams of a better life have two intriguing children - are the kids' magic experiences imaginary or real?; Pilot Description: A young brother and sister try to out-scare one another with bedtime fables, to prove who is the more irresponsible of the two.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: Screenplay

TITRATION: RADIOACTIVE WASTE, PRINCETON, AND THE NAVAJO NATION
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TITRATION: RADIOACTIVE WASTE, PRINCETON, AND THE NAVAJO NATION
MICHAEL Q. CEBALLOS
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Titration: Radioactive Waste, Princeton, and the Navajo Nation examining how Princeton directly and indirectly contributed to the destructive consequences of nuclear research on Native communities. The film centers the late Princeton chemistry professor Nathaniel Furman, who was involved in the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. He contributed to the development of the ether extraction process for the preparation of uranium oxide, and the film contextualizes his research within broader histories of uranium mining and Native land. Furman's work in the early- and mid-20th century directly contributed to contamination in the Navajo Nation where incredibly detrimental effects on Navajo environmental and human health still remain today.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

COOLER CREW, THE
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COOLER CREW, THE
AMY BOWEN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The Cooler Crew is an original web series written and directed by 13-year-old actor Lily Bowen. Storyline: Melanie Simmons is a middle school straight A student wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to long-term afterschool detention. Watch as she gets to know the other "delinquents" while attempting to clear her name and find out the real culprit.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO



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