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H.I.V.PSA
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H.I.V.PSA
HARRY MAXON
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - This is a PSA about human immunodeficiency virus: what H.I.V. is and what treatments we have for it.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DARBY PETTY AND THE LOST TREASURE
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DARBY PETTY AND THE LOST TREASURE
D.C. SAYRE
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-18
Description - Held captive by an underground clan of ancient Celtic warriors, a sticky-fingered, young girl races against time, creatures, and crooks, to steal a priceless artifact from a museum and save the world.

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

BROKEN TREES
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BROKEN TREES
BRADLEY PEARSON
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - In Broken Hill, Outback Australia, native Gumtrees are dying because of drastic increases in temperatures. This desert town is the canary in the coalmine of climate change. What can we do in our own backyard on the Gold Coast to reduce Global Warming?
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PRISM, THE
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PRISM, THE
ERIC WHITE
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 6-18
Description - A Singaporean family downgrades from their luxury condominium to a small public housing apartment due to the father losing his job in the pandemic. In the midst of moving, they discover something special about their 9 year old autistic son. From Singapore.
Runtime: 21 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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ADVENTURES OF SHERIFF WINSKEY, THE
CHERIE PETERS
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - Everyone in the town is turned into stuffed animals. It is up to Sheriff Winskey to catch Dr. Demon and turn everyone back into humans. This movie was made by brothers Kalan and Karter Peters, 6th and 4th grade.
Runtime: 46 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

EARTH'S EKKO
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EARTH'S EKKO
TOD HARDIN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 3-12
Description - Earth's Ekko is a 20-minute animated and live-action educational film that teaches children, ages 12 and younger, how to solve the plastic pollution problem. The film is a tool for educators and parents, and features Ekko, an ocean-dwelling animated creature. Having lived there for millions of years, Ekko's ocean home has become more-and-more disturbed by the harmful environmental effects of plastic created by humans. To learn about plastic, how to solve the plastic-pollution problem and protect Earth, Ekko embarks on a hopeful, educational adventure with three young human friends.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: TV

SOMO-KID (AKA LITTLE WARRIOR)
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SOMO-KID (AKA LITTLE WARRIOR)
SERGEY BOBZA
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 8-18
Description - Vitya Kasatkin has an unusual hobby, Japanese sumo wrestling, and he loves it because of his father. However, his father left him and his mother and moved to Japan. The love of sumo is all Vitya got from him. It has also given him hope that one day his father would return to them. For years, he has been living a dream - to participate in the junior sumo tournament in Tokyo so that his father can see him. The tenacity with which the boy pushes towards his goal is impressive. He wins the tournament, which gives him the opportunity to finally get to Tokyo, but ... the world turns upside down and now on the way to his dream stands a more terrible enemy - the coronavirus ...

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

ABDULAH (2022)
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ABDULAH (2022)
YAYU ZHENG
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Abdullah, a 11-year-old Pakistani youth, relocates to Yiwu, China to live with his father Hussein. Hussein is too busy with his business to spend much time with his adolescent son, who misses his mother still in Pakistan and hopes to find a way to return home ...From China, language in Mandarin Chinese and Urdu, subtitled in English
Runtime: 18 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

WAKING THE MUSE
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WAKING THE MUSE
SEAN TREACY
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Meet Techinee Nawaing (19), Cian Newman (20), and Niamh Porter (24), three young creatives who joined the Junk Kouture community while in secondary school in Ireland and who have gone on to pursue their passion for art, fashion and design after their participation in the competition. The documentary follows the three designers as they are challenged to work together to design, source and create a unique design to be modelled in New York for Climate Week NYC. The three designers are guided by Junk Kouture judge and successful fashion designer Stephen McLaughlin as they demonstrate what it takes to produce a Junk Kouture masterpiece.
Runtime: 25 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

TAFFY THE PINK HIPPOPOTAMUS
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TAFFY THE PINK HIPPOPOTAMUS
ARTIE ROMERO
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 3-8
Description - A pink, passionate, polite hippopotamus named Taffy lives in an orange lake surrounded by blue and yellow trees, green roses and purple grass. One morning, Taffy happens upon two sad flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Emerald Green Rose. Upon learning that some of the trees had stated that roses should be the color red, Taffy helps the roses understand that the color of their petals does not affect their true inner beauty. She then helps settle a dispute between Miss Dirt and Mr. Grass about his purple color. Finally, in the midst of a thunderstorm, she learns of Mr. Rain's anger caused by discord in the lives of characters around the lake. Taffy convinces Mr. Rain to calm his storm into gentle sprinkles. With harmony in her heart, Taffy is tickled pink, all the way home.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GROUNDED (2022)
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GROUNDED (2022)
KELLY PANCHO
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 5-12
Description - A surly kid uncovers a mysterious world in his backyard when he's grounded and his cell phone is confiscated.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

KUNG FU GIRL
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KUNG FU GIRL
YUAN MICHAEL FANG
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGE 8-18
Description - Kung Fu Girl is an action fantasy about Lisa, a 12-year old student who challenges the school bully, and in her journey through real and virtual worlds learns to strengthen a fractured bond with her father.
Runtime: 98 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

RIPPLE
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RIPPLE
DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 6-12
Description - A mermaid is missing her friend. But when a stranger is dropped into her life, will she accept a new hand in friendship?
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FALLEN ANGEL
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FALLEN ANGEL
YANN LAGOUTTE
Series: FOREIGN INDIE SHORT, AGE 12-18
Description - An experimental animated metaphor about Stained Glass and Birth
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MONKEY BUSINESS
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MONKEY BUSINESS
KATE VARLEY
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 4-8
Description - A new takeaway has opened, but it's a jungle out there, and hoodwinking is a risky business...
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

FLAWLESS (2021)
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FLAWLESS (2021)
LA FEMIS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 11-18
Description - "When you're black, you have to work twice as hard as the others, otherwise you will disappear" Laura, an absolute fan of Harry Roselmack, watches her favorite TV host disappear. Will she disappear as well if she gets bad grades at school ?
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 11-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

OUR LAST TIME TOGETHER
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OUR LAST TIME TOGETHER
SAGE DRAKE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A heartwarming story about two sisters who will spend their last time together. They understand the importance of family and a bond that will never break.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

REBORN
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REBORN
NICK TONEY
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-18
Description - When a courageous young orphan is reincarnated as a sea turtle, he and his newfound friends must save an aquatic city and triumph over its stubborn dictator while simultaneously overcoming the strenuous, dire obstacles presented by the ocean's excessive pollution.

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

STUMPERLAND
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STUMPERLAND
ROBERT LUGTO
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGE 8-12
Description - Stumperland's very own Woodward Stumpingham enlists the help of two orphan boys, two chimpanzee brothers, and two duly trucks to become part of his Positive Force Team in order to fight humanity's doom and downfall - the Negators.

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

YE AND GUOUO
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YE AND GUOUO
YE ZHENG
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 8-18
Description - Six-year-old Guoguo was born right before the one-child policy started. But outsiders thought the family broke the regulation because of her. To make it right, Guoguo tries hard to become "a good girl" in others' eyes, and one accomplishment is to be enrolled as a Young Pioneer. Her elder brother, Wangwang, is striving for his own dream, to win an essay competition, "Animal Diary", so as to be qualified to join a prairie summer camp. Yet he should have his first pet, a snail, to raise and write about. The two siblings gradually find that their wishes tangled awfully because they need each other's time and support to fulfill either dream, while at many moments they can't coordinate and even barely break up. Who and what should be the priority? Will Guoguo keeps behaving herself, or be brave enough to break all the rules and disobey the grown-ups, such as skipping classes and fighting the bullies, to help take back her brother's snail? It's all about choices and it's a lesson that the single-born would have no chance to learn.

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

BERRY HUNGRY
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BERRY HUNGRY
PICO TASTIC
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - The short animation "Berry Hungry" is about a mouse trying to find something to eat. In a far distance it sees a berry, which is guarded by a frightening looking dog. In order to get to the Berry undetected, its creativity has to be put to use. In the end, nothing comes as expected.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE
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PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE
NOAH LUNA
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - Guided by a magical Sprite, we see violin strings vibrate, brass valves slice air, and drum heads resonate. Imaginatively blending traditional and modern animation styles, it is a kinetic and cutting edge guide to the orchestra. By the film's end, the orchestra must overcomes its tribal differences to demonstrate "unity from diversity" in a spectacular finale. The work received support from the Sakurako Foundation and the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation.
Runtime: 23 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

EPIC JOURNEY, AN
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EPIC JOURNEY, AN
SHANNON MCPHAIL
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - With more than 100 recordings from more than 50 youth aged 3-19 from across the Skeena region, this animation tells the life cycle story of Skeena wild salmon in an ever changing climate as they swim through and dodge all kinds of dangers and predators. Recorded during the pandemic and in isolation, children and youth stepped up to record their own voices and narration at home on their own devices. We collected each of those and wove the story together with beautiful artwork. Inspired by the educational Salmon Journey booklet designed by local artist, Leah Pipe, for the 5th Annual Invisible Migration Celebration hosted by Lake Babine Nation Fisheries. Leah's artwork was translated from a printed booklet to this animation by the incredible digital animation & sound expertise of Incite Media (Facundo Gastiazoro & Taylor Fox). With special thanks to Tavish Campbell for his footage and photography!
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NEW BEGINNINGS
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NEW BEGINNINGS
MAURIZIO DOMINGUEZ
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 10-18
Description - After experiencing a difficult loss, an orphaned girl and her uncle try to mend their strained relationship.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SYMBIONIC
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SYMBIONIC
JACK TENBUSCH
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A Songbird who is forced to flee her deforested home accidentally clips her wing on a robotic facility antenna, plummeting into an underground scrap bin. Her collision caused an error within the facility: an obsolete robot is activated. Seeing the mistake, the facility's Master AI dumps the obsolete robot into the scrap bin, where he and the injured Songbird meet. After the robot interprets her solemn song as a wish to fly free again, the two form an unlikely symbiotic relationship. Their directive: ESCAPE!
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

OVERWEIGHT
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OVERWEIGHT
POWERSPLASH PROJECT
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12-18
Description - Dispelling the myths and stigma is the first step in understanding the epidemic of obesity.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HUSKY
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HUSKY
MATT SAYLES
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Eric and his son are prepping for a pool party. As Eric looks in the mirror, he replays formative memories of body shaming at the hands of his parents and neighborhood bullies. Returning to present day, he takes in his son and makes the choice to change the narrative.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PICK UP
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PICK UP
RUFINA LUSIDA
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Jonah, a high school drama club enthusiast, has a crush on his class mate, Beth; the school volleyball captain. Feeling uneasy to reach out to her as himself, he fantasizes acting in different personas to catch her attention. Little does he know, they both share the same feeling until an unexpected incident brings them together.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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THANK A HERO: MAURICE HILLEMAN
LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - This is a documentary about unsung hero Maurice Hilleman - the father of modern vaccines. It explores his discoveries and development of vaccines.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THADDEUS THACKERAY
ADAM MCDANIEL
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-12
Description - Award-winning buddy comedy set in 1943, where 14 year-old Judson Conover dreams of sharing adventures with his favorite cartoon movie hero, Dublin McGinn. But when he mysteriously switches bodies with McGinn's comic sidekick, diminutive English teenage genius Thaddeus Thackeray, Judson realizes that surviving animated serials is MUCH harder than it looks. Meanwhile, Thackeray - lost within an all-too-real world at war - must figure out how to set things right. And the only one who can possibly help him is Judson's best friend, Kenny, who isn't quick to believe Thaddeus' rather fantastical story.

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

SMURFS, THE: SEASON 1 - SMURF YOUR SEAT BELTS
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SMURFS, THE: SEASON 1 - SMURF YOUR SEAT BELTS
GREGOIRE PASCUAL-MARTIN
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Peyo's beloved characters are careening back on TV in a brand new, high-voltage, 3D version of this perennial favorite. Using pure Smurf DNA from the comic books, this new series aimed at girls and boys will push the charm and absurdity of the original to greater heights, fitting in perfectly with today's faster-paced times. We're going to present original stories with more complex characters, snappier dialogues, joyful anarchy, and irresistible global appeal for a contemporary audience aged 5 to 10. It will be an explosive box of adventure and humor!
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HAUNTED FOR LIFE
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HAUNTED FOR LIFE
HUNTER NICKLESS
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A young boy believes in a legend that says if you see a light flash rapidly on Halloween night evil is coming after you.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

I'M YOUR VIRTUAL PET
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I'M YOUR VIRTUAL PET
VIOLET BOCK
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 3-8
Description - A girl meets her new pet, Tama, who lives on a tiny computer screen. She does her best to take care of its needs as they get to know each other.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GOOMBAY KIDS
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GOOMBAY KIDS
STEPHANIE NIHON
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - Magic breathes life between myth and reality on the Goombay kids island adventures! The three best friends find theirselves transported back in time to 1720 and captured by pirates, run into magical folklore experiences at Camp Goombay, discover the lost city of Atlantis, learn the legend of Junkanoo and all while learning about culture and history.
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CALLIE POLLY-OLI COW
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CALLIE POLLY-OLI COW
ROBERT LUGTO
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-18
Description - This book is the first of a series for this author. These books referred to as ALPHABET SOUP ANIMAL SERIES are a compilation of tongue-twister stories about animals. The stories over dramatize the use of words that begin with one particular alphabet letter. Callie-Polly-Oli Cow is an example. The letter 'C' is dominant. The result is a unique tale about a cow. Look for more stories to follow! Then, add books to your collection. The final result will be your child's first set of encyclopedias with bright, dynamic and colorful pictures. Your child will be introduced to an advanced vocabulary; and as a toddler or elementary student; have great fun reading as a result of the tongue twisters!

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

WINTER BLOOM
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WINTER BLOOM
MYRIAM BAILLARGEON
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - Tyler needs a little magic to get the dog he so longs for. When his plan backfires, he'll discover that real magic has a very unique way of making dreams come true.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

CLIMATE EMERGENCY
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CLIMATE EMERGENCY
SARAH FORNEY
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Subtitled in 23 languages and narrated by Richard Gere, Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops is a series of five short films, featuring twelve leading climate scientists, that explores how human-caused emissions are triggering nature's own warming loops. We submit the five shorts to your festival (total 57:44) for screening of any or all of the films. The film series had its official launch with the Dalai Lama, Greta Thunberg and world-renowned scientists in a webcast, "The Dalai Lama with Greta Thunberg and Leading Scientists: A Conversation on the Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops."
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ENCANTO
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ENCANTO
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Series: FEATURE, AGES 10-18
Description - The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift -- every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.
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KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Encanto is an amazing film full of teachings that brings big surprises and great emotions to the public. You�ll be thrilled with the many beauties and magic in this film.

The film tells the story of Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz), a girl who is part of the Madrigal family, a family where everyone has super-magic powers. But, is Mirabel of the same alignment as they are? An unexpected event that puts the family in danger, can change everything.

The storyline is well written. I really love the characters. They are funny and nice and the kind of people that everyone likes. My favorite parts are when Antonio Madrigal talks to the animals. I love animals and have always wanted to understand them. Watching this film gave me a greater desire to communicate with animals. This is magical! I also like the part when Mirabel is going to save the family and she says something funny. The special effects are terrific. Everything is super colorful. The background music is extraordinary; the music I like most is the adventure song when Mirabel takes off on her adventure. I love the adventure genre and this music accentuates it. As for costumes, I particularly love the costumes that show their tradition, yet at the same time, are contemporary outfits. They are so beautiful!

The message of the film is that we need to believe in ourselves, Never give up, because in the end you'll find a light.

I give Encanto 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Encanto releases in theaters and on Disney+ November 25, 2021.

By Anna Clara B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12

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


RON'S GONE WRONG
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RON'S GONE WRONG
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Series: FEATURE, AGES 9-18
Description - Twentieth Century Studios and Locksmith Animation's "Ron's Gone Wrong" is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his 'Best Friend out of the Box.' Ron's hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
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KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Ron's Gone Wrong is an outstanding animated film, written by Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith. It really connects with its audience through funny jokes and loveable characters, while also delivering the important message that no matter how kids present themselves, especially in middle school, they all are experiencing similar challenges and feelings. This message is very important, especially for young kids and teens to hear, and Ron's Gone Wrong brings this theme to light.

The storyline follows a socially awkward middle schooler named Barney (Jack Dylan Grazer), who is ostracized because he does not own the hottest new piece of tech -- a B-bot, or a digitally connected "Best Friend Out of the Box." That changes when his grandmother and father surprise him for his birthday with his very own B-bot, although this B-bot is a bit different than what he expected.

The film is critical of social media replacing friendships in real life and the potential of tech companies to violate people's privacy. One of the characters has an embarrassing image of her go viral through her B-bot, resulting in her feeling embarrassed and being unable to take it down. Ron's Gone Wrong has a very talented, all-star cast. Jack Dylan Grazer's portrayal of Barney makes him believable and relatable as a middle school outcast. Another hilarious cast member is Zach Galifianakis, who voices the defective B-bot, Ron. He cracks me up and makes this movie so funny. Director Octavio Rodriguez creates a vibrant, colorful animation style that brings these characters to life - especially the B-bots, but also the goat and chicken that belong to Barney's grandmother who is from "the old country."

The primary message is that the challenges of being a middle schooler, including wanting to fit in and make friends, are universal. There is also a critical message about the danger of too much technology and its impact on kids and the world. Parents should know there is some animated violence when Ron goes after Barney's bullies, but overall, the film is very positive.

I give Ron's Gone Wrong 5 out 5 stars and I highly recommend it for ages 9 to 18, plus adults. I love this movie and believe you will too. You can watch Ron's Gone Wrong in theaters October 22, 2021.

By Samantha B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: FeatureFilm


THE WAY YOU SMILE
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THE WAY YOU SMILE
BRICEN X
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Malcolm promises his son Chance that they will go to his favorite arcade after school. However, when Malcolm takes some time after work to enjoy himself, he fails to pick up his son at school on time. Now the arcade has closed, and Chance is visibly upset. After a tense dinner, Malcolm tries to cheer up his son by building him a makeshift arcade in their living room instead. Despite this, Chance is still upset, and Malcolm finds out about the real issue that is affecting his son.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SEBASTIANA
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SEBASTIANA
CLAUDIO MARTINS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - In a small and poor village in the interior of Brazil, a girl is born with a special gift that brings happiness to everyone. But when she grows it ends up bringing problems for many. A film adapted from the award winning book "Ela tem olhos de c�u" by Socorro Acioli.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

DREAMS SQUARED
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DREAMS SQUARED
BACACI SJENKI
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - After he dreamt of blue sheep, our hero finds himself in a nightmare's nest. There is a one way out, but will he be able to find it? Who is the spy here, and who is the real human?
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

OTHER SIDE OF THE SHOW, THE
This title is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
OTHER SIDE OF THE SHOW, THE
BACACI SJENKI
Series: FOREIGN STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - A peaceful morning coffee is interrupted by Lara's mysterious disappearance. Chief inspector interrogates a number of odd people trying to find her. But as they dig deeper, wondering what happened to Lara, they start doubting in Lara's existence altogether, even their own existence and reality itself...
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

THEY'RE THE REASON
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THEY'RE THE REASON
LILA KATZ
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-18
Description - The healing power of human-canine connection in combatting anxiety and isolation for people of all ages, through the lens of mounting mental health crisis in teens, overcoming learning disabilities and isolation during Covid.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

I AM ODD
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I AM ODD
MIKE CONNARIS
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - Benjamin Giroux, a 10 year old autistic boy from New York, wrote a poem called "I Am Odd" for a school project. The poem went viral and It inspired this song using Ben's lyrics. A talented young 2D animator, Rory Russell, was approached to tell Ben's story in a simple animated music video to help raise autistic awareness.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

POOF!
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POOF!
WAYNE BALTZ
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGE 5-12
Description - POOF! is an imaginative, kids-scaled fantasy/adventure with splashes of comedy and drama throughout. Told from a kid's-eye-view, it takes place "in the neighborhood," and the only special effect is invisibility. This script is adapted from the 1st book of our published 3-title "Invisible Kid" book series (we own all rights) that we've been taking to elementary & middle schools for some years. Very popular with the 80,000 kids we've visited with! And at every appearance the most common, breathless question we hear is, "Are you going to make a movie of this?!" This live-action feature stands alone as a complete and satisfying story or, like our books, can be the 1st of a series of 3.

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

HALLOWEEN SLEEPOVER, A
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HALLOWEEN SLEEPOVER, A
SAMANTHA PICKETT
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - In this American Girl stop motion short movie, two friends go trick-or-treating, and they are in for a fright!
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NEST, THE
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NEST, THE
THOMAS RAJAN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 3-6
Description - Seven-year-old Esther got the company of a mother bird during her summer vacation. The film portrait the an unknown relationship between the bird and Esther which leads to some memorable events and finally end up with a very positive message.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-6
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MADAPPALLY UNITED
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MADAPPALLY UNITED
AJAY GOVIND
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 10-18
Description - As part of an event in their government school students are awarded sports kits. Little do they know that the chief guest at the ceremony, is falsely embroiled in a fraud land deal case that risks not only his reputation, but also his and his family's safety. The film follows one group of children as they head to play with their new cricket kit. Oblivious of the ominous occurrences around them, they learn that empathy, leadership, and sportsmanship are more important than bat-and-ball games. And that adults would gain much more if they would practice the values that they preach to children.
Runtime: 87 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

JUMP
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JUMP
STANLEY HECTOR
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 3-7
Description - Jump! is a tale of overcoming deep fears and conveying that on the other side of any challenge is an experience that will strengthen your character and stay with you for a lifetime. I remember being in a scout group during my early childhood days. It used to be Saturdays when I used to get most excited about wearing a scout uniform to the school. The beret cap along with a rope bundle on the waist and a whistle on the shirt's pocket not only motivated us to step out of our comfort zones, but also made us feel a sense of responsibility, of being just and lending out a helping hand whenever possible no matter the risk involved.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-7
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO



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