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DREAM CATCHER
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DREAM CATCHER
RYAN ADKINS
Series: SHORT AGES 5-8
Description - Six-year-old Dorian Hubble escapes his loneliness into the fluid, watercolor World of Dreams with the help of a magical dream catcher and a little imagination. As he journeys through the fantastical world, he finds strength and happiness in this enchanted land filled with creatures both big and small. Dorian returns to his bedroom confident in himself and his dreams, unsure of whether or not his surreal adventure really happened.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

TEAM MEOWSA
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TEAM MEOWSA
DIANA LEE WOODY
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGE 7-18
Description - Lily is a fiercely dedicated cathlete who made her Olympic debut in the 2018 Pyeongmeow Olympics, competing in the Feather Jump Competition for Team MeowSA. This short documentary traces Lily's journey from rescue kitten with her new sibling Kevin to her dreams of Olympic gold. Her Feather Jump is not to be missed! So curl up in a cozy chair, get a saucer of your favorite milk, and hold onto your whiskers!
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GNANAM
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GNANAM
VASANTHA CINE CREATIONS
Series: FEATURE 8-18
Description - Two Children born in same day, one in rich family named Gagan and other one in a poor family named Swami. Where as Gagan is a special child and Swamy is born intelligent. Narrators perspective is special child's poses special power, whereas Gagan has a special ability to connect people through stars while looking at sky and listens to thier mind voice. We Dedicate this movie to those great parents.
Runtime: 92 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GSLV MARK3
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GSLV MARK3
HARISH GOKUL
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 18
Description - GSLV Mark3 is a two point of view narration told from a girl and also the ISRO team who wants to launch their GSLV mark 3 satellite into the space. There is a beautiful connect between girl and rocket which is about to launch.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

BALANCE
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BALANCE
RAYMOND LIMANTARA
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 4-8
Description - Balance is a 2D animated short film about a boy and a girl fighting for painting space, both refusing to give in until the mess they create goes out of control. They then realise the only way out is to work together and strive for coexistence.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MUSIC BOX, THE
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MUSIC BOX, THE
JOE CHANG
Series: SHORTS
Description - The Great Chinese Cultural Revolution was a political campaign in China launched and led by Mao Zedong from 1966 to 1976. Nearly ten million people, including outstanding scientists, artists, intellectuals and ordinary people, died during these "Ten Years of Turnmoil" or "Ten Years of Holocaust." This animated short film is based on a real story and sets in China during the Cultural Revolution in 1967, It is about a young boy Liang Liang, whose family is suddenly taken to the countryside by Red Guards. He is able to grab the only thing he treasures which is a western style music box, and is careful not to expose it to the red guards since it was linked to western culture. The film mirrors tragedies that befall children and families who are forced to leave their homes, due to war, colonization and political campaigns - unfortunately a situation which is all too common today.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PLAYDATE (2019)
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PLAYDATE (2019)
MATT AARON KRINSKY
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - A Boy and a Girl find themselves stuck on a playground with no electronic devices and must rediscover how to play using their imaginations.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

STORY TIME!
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STORY TIME!
JEROMINE ADER
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - This is a collection of beautiful tales - both forgotten wonders and original stories. The series has been designed to pass on these narratives and to open children's minds to other cultures. Set to beautiful music, each episode takes us on a new journey. With the magic words "Once upon a time..." the wonderment begins and the mischievous storyteller brings to life a cast of extraordinary characters from around the world. This endearing and amusing series is suitable for preschoolers and the whole family. From France.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

EAGLE FEATHER
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EAGLE FEATHER
PASQUALE ENCELL
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 8-18
Description - Eagle Feather is an animated, feature length, family friendly story about Elizabeth, a young American Indian girl, and her single father as they journey into the wilderness early one morning to search for her first ceremonial eagle feather. On their way home father and daughter find a wounded eagle and in an effort to rescue the large bird take it to their family friend and local game warden. He informs our heroes that there have been a string of eagle shootings and that no one has any idea who the culprit may be or why it is happening. Knowing that Elizabeth's family's spirit animal is the eagle and that they still practice many of the old ways the game warden asks her father if he may know a way to help. Her dad does know a way but it will not be easy. Using all but forgotten Native American lore and shamanism the father and daughter begin a race against time that takes them deep into the wilds of the northwestern United States. Along the way her father and other elders teach Elizabeth about her people's ways and culture. Eagle Feather is a fun combination of drama, adventure, comedy and action that is based entirely on real events and the background music that plays continuously throughout is ancient ceremonial songs that were sung and recorded just for this film.
Runtime: 65 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MOKO THE YOUNG EXPLORER
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MOKO THE YOUNG EXPLORER
JEROMINE ADER
Series: ANIMATED FEATURE, AGES 4-15, EPISODIC
Description - Moko is a young boy full of curiosity and gifted with a generous imagination. His one and great challenge is to discover the globe in its every corner. Thus, he travels through the African, the Asian, the European and both American continents. He is a true adventurer who loves to meet new people, deal with new situations and feel new emotions. He is both fascinated and scared by all the natural phenomenon surrounding him: stars, rainbows, tornados, seasons... At the end of the episode, a 1-minute segment provides children with the concrete explanation of the encountered phenomenon and an answer to Moko's question.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-7
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GIFT OF THE RED FERN, THE
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GIFT OF THE RED FERN, THE
ROBYN HARTMAN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 7-16
Description - This film is based on the true story of how one teacher's act of kindness changed a lonely boy's life. Now a District Attorney in South Carolina, Kevin Brackett, Esq, narrates the letter he sent to his teacher in 2017, sharing the events she set in motion with her caring gesture. Kevin begins his first day of 5th grade at Kenwood Elementary. He is 10-years-old and this is his fifth elementary school. A child of the military, he is always the new kid, shunned, lonely and friendless. His Air Force captain father was transferred from Colorado to Eglin Air Force Base, FL, so his family had to move once again. In Florida Kevin experiences his first hurricane, and then finds a compassionate and loving teacher in Mrs. McSheehy, who takes Kevin under her wing. An entertaining teacher, Mrs. McSheehy's boundless enthusiasm for literature is contagious, and a passion for reading sparks in Kevin's heart. She reads "Where the Red Fern Grows" to the class, and he imagines himself as the main character Billy, running and wrestling with two adorable, rambunctious puppies. But sadly, after only a few months at Kenwood, Kevin's parents buy a house in another school district, and he has to leave Mrs. McSheehy's class. Both are heartbroken. After Kevin has gone on to his 6th elementary school, Mrs. McSheehy is inspired to reach out to him with a thoughtful act of kindness, which brings joy into his life in a way she never could have imagined. Until now. This movie highlights: Children of the Military; the Unsung Heroes who also make sacrifices for our country. Shunning, and how it is just another form of Bullying. How the Right book can ignite a passion in your heart for Reading, and change the course of your Life. How Puppies can brighten anyone's day!
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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HUMAN
ISSAM TAACHIT
Series: SHORT AGES 8-18
Description - The movie tells the story of a Trisomic child , He goes to the stadium and when he enters , he finds a group of healthy normal children playing football .he wanted to play with them. One of those children refuses to let the child Trisomic play with them , and he dares to push him into the grass and call him with the word "Mongol".The sick child was quite sad so he while he was lying on the grass, he starts imagining a story , he pictures himself in a world full of Trisomic successfull kids and when he wakes up from his fantacy he finds that those children that were playing the football game came to apologize to him on behalf of their friend and they invite him to play with them in a joyfull game
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LAPS-AN ANTI-BULLYING SHORT FILM
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LAPS-AN ANTI-BULLYING SHORT FILM
IAN LANG
Series: SHORT AGES 8-18
Description - "LAPS" is an Anti-Bullying Short Film centering around a talented young swimmer who is being bullied by some older boys on his team when they recognize his talent. Out of jealousy, the older boys antagonize him until he can't take it anymore. When he finally gets the chance to exact his revenge, he begins to think twice about the consequences of his actions and if it will really put an end to the difficult situation. A heartfelt and honest tale of a boy overcoming adversity, LAPS is a film that families and children of all ages can enjoy.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

IN THE LAND OF MOONSTONES
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IN THE LAND OF MOONSTONES
NICOLA ROSE
Series: SHORT AGES 12-18
Description - A young girl looks back on an extraordinary time in her life -- winter vacation the year she was eleven, when she went to visit her beloved Russian grandmother in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. But it wasn't just any ordinary vacation. That was the winter she fell in love for the first time, with an extraordinary boy just her age. Now, some time later, she remembers the joys and sorrows that followed. Told in live-action and animated drawings, this film is an ode to intergenerational friendships, memories, and the first loves that never really leave us
Runtime: 39 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SYMPHONY OF TRIANGLE, THE
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SYMPHONY OF TRIANGLE, THE
SIMO LIU
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 3-18
Description - The Symphony of Triangle is stop-motion animation that plays with different triangles for fun!
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 3-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

OOGLE
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OOGLE
VICTORIA KELEMEN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 9-14
Description - The problems of an 11 year old are worked out in her dreams as she sleeps.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NIGHT TERRORS (2018)
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NIGHT TERRORS (2018)
TONY PAPA
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-14
Description - A group animation about nightmares or night terrors.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

POLAR OPPOSITES
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POLAR OPPOSITES
DIANA WEY
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 4-10
Description - A grumpy penguin flees his colony to be by himself, but has to protect his iceberg from a friendly polar bear who wants company.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

TOPAZ TROOP, THE
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TOPAZ TROOP, THE
TORI EWING
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 4-7
Description - Troop leader Jane, and her ambitious pup, Coco, have planned an adventurous camping trip for The Topaz Troop. After the weather ruins their plan, Jane discovers that Coco is afraid of thunderstorms and Claire, one of the scout members, is afraid of the dark. The Topaz Troop must work together to help Claire and Coco think of unique ways to face their fears, while putting a positive spin on a rainy day.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-7
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LITTLE FISH AND THE CROCODILE,THE (2019)
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LITTLE FISH AND THE CROCODILE,THE (2019)
MARKUS KAATSCH
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 4-18
Description - This is a fable from the rainforest in the Odzala National Park in the Republic of Congo told by the children of the Sanza Mobimba kindergarten.
Runtime: 16 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

NEKO NO HI - CAT DAYS (2019)
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NEKO NO HI - CAT DAYS (2019)
MARKUS KAATSCH
Series: ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 5-16
Description - Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless case of cat flu. However, according to the doctor, this means that Jiro must be a cat. As father and son try to cope with the boy's new identity, things go awry. Jiro's father wishes him to connect with other cats at the animal shelter, but Jiro gets scratched. Complying with a handbook on raising cats, Jiro's father sends his son outside. This leads to encounters with a friend, with nature and with a wild white cat. In the end, though, everything will feel right again.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

2ND CLASS
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2ND CLASS
MARKUS KAATSCH
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Charlotte has got a new job as a second-grade teacher. One night she is attacked by a nazi and is severely injured. When she comes back to her students she discovers that one of her students is the son of that nazi
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

HARROWING WEEK WITH GRANDMA, A
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HARROWING WEEK WITH GRANDMA, A
LISA DOAN
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 12-18
Description - A law and order kid spends a week with his outlaw Grandma. After Grandma commits an outlandish felony, Andrew Crandall has to decide which is more important - rules or family?

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

SUGARBUG
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SUGARBUG
SAGE DRAKE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A young woman goes on a crazy adventure to get to her "Sugarbugs" on time.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LASER RACERS
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LASER RACERS
JENNIFER COOTS
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-18
Description - Emmi, excited to join a youth racing team, finds herself immersed in the futuristic game and in life's unexpected struggles. With the support of her teammates, she finds that friendship can carry you through your toughest challenges.

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

DONUT THIEVES FROM VARGON V
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DONUT THIEVES FROM VARGON V
MOONBASE2020 PRODUCTIONS
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - Robots are invading the Earth to steal the irresistible donuts! What will the Earthlings do....?
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

REUVEN DOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD-ONE LAST TIME
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REUVEN DOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD-ONE LAST TIME
RICHARD DANIELS
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-10
Description - Six-year old Reuven is moving out of the first neighborhood he's known. He shows us where he played, learned, lived and liked to eat.
Runtime: 16 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

AEIOUY
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AEIOUY
EDWARD RAMSAY-MORIN
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-8, ANIMATION
Description - no description
Runtime: 1 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

LAST WARRIOR, THE
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LAST WARRIOR, THE
YULIA TRAVNIKOVA
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 10-18
Description - Ivan, an ordinary guy, who, by mere chance, is transferred from modern Moscow to fantasy land of Belogorie. This parallel world is inhabited by characters of Russia fairy-tales, magic is an inherent part of ordinary life and disputes are settled by an enchanted swords fight. Ivan turns up in the middle of the battle between light and dark forces, although it's unclear why, by everyone's opinion, he has the leading role in these events. From Russia with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 110 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

UNICORN SISTERS,THE
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UNICORN SISTERS,THE
STARZ ENTERTAINMENT
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 7-10
Description - As three sisters suddenly become orphans, Julia, the oldest of the siblings finds a way to cope with the loss in writing poems. Her endless love, courage and expression of hope in understanding true depths of life, unexpectedly transform lives of many. ? She gives love and courage freely, as she reads her poems to Joey, a boy who is bedridden in the local hospital. ? Julia's only wish is to find happiness in a long desired friendship with the most popular girl in school, Kelly. ? Kelly's sister Millie is in the same hospital as Joey, battling a similar disease. ? Kelly is slowly realizing true meaning of life as she is secretly listening to Julia's poems. Kelly's behavior towards her ill sister Millie changes and the magic of life's simplicity opens the door to a new friendship.
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

THREE APRILS IN MARCH
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THREE APRILS IN MARCH
MICHAEL COLES
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 12 TO 16
Description - Nick is going to his first school dance and it's a turn-about. After confirming he'll go with April, he turns to the women in his life for advice. On the night of the dance, Nick must use all the advice he received to turn a disaster into a dance to remember.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MISPLACEMENT, THE
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MISPLACEMENT, THE
JEFFREY MORIN
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 13-18
Description - A grandfather takes his grandson on a walk through the woods and park. He tells him the story of the' Misplacement of George Washington' a story he had written for his wife 35 years earlier. There is also a message to all about the creative growth of children and what we leave behind when we, pass.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 13-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: CHRISTMAS TO THE MOON AND BACK
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GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: CHRISTMAS TO THE MOON AND BACK
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Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 2-7
Description - On a snow-covered Christmas Eve, Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends stumble across a little Brown Bear who is lost. Determined to return their young friend back to his mother in time for Christmas, the friends venture bravely into the unknown woods. Through this epic journey we are reminded that the greatest gift of Christmas is being with the ones you love.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I thoroughly enjoyed this short film and highly recommend it for kids and families. This is a heartwarming tale about Little Nutbrown Hare who wanders outside one night when he can't sleep and discovers a rare, all white fawn dancing in the snow. He knows all white fawns are rare and when he talks to her she runs away. Through lots of escapades Little Nutbrown Hare finally is able to convince his forest friends the fawn is real and able to befriend the white fawn. The characters are interesting and charming. A field mouse and a squirrel friends are all friends with Little Nutbrown Hare and they interact with each other in the most loving way. I felt sorry for Little Nutbrown Hare when no one believes that he had seen the white fawn. Eventually the truth comes out and they finally see her and believe Little Nutbrown Hare. The morale of this story is about love. The love between Little Nutbrown Hare and his dad, the love of friends and possibility of the love of strangers. The negative behaviors shown are about doubt, but that disappears over time. I particularly enjoyed seeing the field mouse trying to protect Little Nutbrown Hare by making a white fawn out of snow. He tries to protect his friend's honor in doing so. The educational and social elements that make this film valuable emphasize the various ways that you can show someone how you love them. Adults often tell children that they love them and they can hear it in this story in a way they can relate to. The production values are outstanding, from the animation to the voice over talent to the background music. The images look like watercolors brought to life. I love them! I recommend this for ages 2 to 7 and give it 5 out of 5 stars. It uses vocabulary and ideas which little children can understand and enjoy. Questioning, probing and problem-solving are developed in a manner suitable for the target age. It is very enjoyable and charming. If you have a festival for preschool and early elementary kids, this will fit right in. Reviewed by Tina B., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - This film is based on the British book series written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, published in 1994 in the UK and in 1995 in the US. The book was a ALA Notable Children's book and sold over 28 million copies worldwide!

Now, I have an adorable special guest who helped review the film with me, Little Field Mouse. I really love this film because it captures the Christmas spirit by showing us all the characters telling us what they think about Christmas. They show us that Christmas really means family. It's really about spending time with your family, not about giving gifts or any of that stuff. It's spending time with your Mom and Dad and anyone else you love. That's what I really respect about the film.

I really do cherish the story and also the animation in this film which is true to the original illustrations in the book. It really captures the adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare and his adventures. The show is produced by SLR Productions Australia (Suzanne Ryan) and Scrawl Studios and stars the voice of Ky Baldwin. They really capture all the original pictures from the book which look just like watercolors. I love them. It looks like a beautiful story that was drawn by a little kid. I really love that! The animation is something that everyone will truly enjoy.

I really love the characters in the story, especially my friend Little Field Mouse. Of course Little Nutbrown Hare is my favorite character. He's absolutely adorable and at the same time, kind and thoughtful. Just his love for everything around him makes me love him more. He's kind of fun and silly, but really he is just adorable.

The film is really suitable for preschoolers but also older kids, up to age 8 will enjoy this because of all the fun and silly stories. I even think tween and teens will like this show. Of course, adults can enjoy this as well and it makes a great show for families to enjoy during the holiday season. I definitely give this 5 out of 5 Magnificent Stars. It is available now on DVD so, look for it!

Reviewed by Morgan B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 14
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-7
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO


CAPTAIN REDLOCKS
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CAPTAIN REDLOCKS
KEVIN KRAFT
Series: SCREENPLAY
Description - HOLLY STEPHENSON, 17, is the daughter of starship CMDR. RICHARD STEPHENSON, with whom she has been undertaking the loving labor of fully restoring an archaic spaceship, Bradbury, which they hope to enter in a space show in a year's time. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, alien invaders, slave drivers, possessing superior weapons, appear just outside our space and abducts the crew of the IDS Victorious--including Holly's father. All Coalition efforts to neutralize this new threat are easily thwarted, the sleek, STATE-OF-THE-ART ships vulnerable to the Vammorian technology. With bold, and perhaps foolish, determination, Holly commandeers an obsolete starship called Bradbury, which seems more suitable for a museum than battle, and, along with her brother and her snarky CPS personal computer named Cyprus, she sets off in pursuit of her father around the galaxy. Adding to the struggle is this: the neural transmitter both daughter and father had implanted within their brains, since recalled due to adverse effects to the bearers, are all that link them over the light-years. Will Holly find and rescue her dad before succumbing to the increasingly deleterious effects? Or will her raw determination be enough from keeping Bradbury fighting long enough to find and rescue her father and deliver a crippling blow to the hostile invaders she races to engage?

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

NO MATCH
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NO MATCH
ZOE COHEN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8-16
Description - A sock puppet has a hard day
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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59 SECONDS
ZOE COHEN
Series: SHORT, AGES 14-18
Description - After being torn apart from his family, a young man has 59 seconds to make a life-altering decision.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 14-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MARGO
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MARGO
ZOE COHEN
Series: SHORT AGES 8-18
Description - A young man stuck in a mundane job daydreams of a woman named Margo.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SUMMER READING (SOME ARE NOT)
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SUMMER READING (SOME ARE NOT)
ZOE COHEN
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 10-15
Description - The first day back at school is never easy.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-15
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SNAIL, THE
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SNAIL, THE
MOHAMMAD TORIVARIAN
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - Three young Iranian boys along with a smuggler are clandestinely smuggling across the Iran-Turkey border. The smuggler only passes masculines through the border. In the middle of the way, he suddenly realizes that one of the passengers is hermaphrodite.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PARVAZ MAHIHA
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PARVAZ MAHIHA
MOHAMMAD TORIVARIAN
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-16
Description - The new teacher in the village understood that one of his student who is the only girl in the class don't talk and a cigarette burn is visible in her hand.
Runtime: 14 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MOMO: AN INSPIRTAIONAL THRILLER
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MOMO: AN INSPIRTAIONAL THRILLER
KEVIN KRAFT
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 9-18
Description - In the wake of his father's death, Mark Taylor thinks he and his son, Evan need some quality time together. He is certain that a weekend at the family cabin in the Missouri woodland presents the perfect opportunity and will strengthen their bond. But as darkness falls, their stay becomes a terrifying fight for survival against a savage night creature straight out of the annals of cryptozoology, with little more than faith, desperate courage and a single cabin door providing their only means of defense. With Mark badly injured, dawn too far away, their generator running out of power, and no means of calling for help, they are ultimately left with a single heart-rending option that might let one of them survive to see another day.

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

METAMORPHOSIIS OF A BOTTLE CAP, THE
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METAMORPHOSIIS OF A BOTTLE CAP, THE
KATHRYN JANKOWSKI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - This is a stop motion animated film which incorporates handmade puppets and illustrations. Set in a developing nation this short film focuses on the repeated reuse of an object highlighting the creativity and ingenuity of the local people and is an example of the positive affects of cross-cultural exposure. Most of the film props, sets and characters were made with local repurposed materials, a process inspired by living and working in Africa.
Runtime: 6 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

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IN SEARCH OF PAUL
LIANG CE
Series: STUDENT SHORT, AGES 8 TO 15
Description - An emotionally troubled young man learns to face the loss of his grandma through searching for a tortoise that mysteriously disappears.
Runtime: 18 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-14
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

KAYLA
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KAYLA
KATE BOHAN
Series: FEATURE 8-18
Description - "Kayla" tells the story of a seven year old girl who is forced to find balance between Chinese culture and Western culture, life and death, losing and gaining. Kayla has a happy family - her mother comes from China, her father from the United States. While she is visiting China with her mother, Kayla struggles with the Mandarin language, but always stands up for herself and others, which gives her unexpected trouble with other children in the country. Even worse, her father dies unexpectedly, which changes Kayla's life completely. Her dreams and hopes are mercilessly taken away. She now has to grow up quickly to take care of her sick mother, and Kayla learns how to deal with poor and grueling situations while missing her father deeply. Nevertheless, she still inspires the people around her with love and singing and always finds courage, even when she feels lost.
Runtime: 120 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 7-16
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

PLANEMAN
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PLANEMAN
SUZETTE TROCHE STAPP
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - Trailer parks, evil cats, and a newfangled crime-fighting superhero, Planeman who solemnly vows to defend all modes of transportation under his mighty wing. Remember wearing a seat belt and eating your vegetables is important kids, but not as important as defending all things vehicular.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GRANDPA IN MY POCKET
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GRANDPA IN MY POCKET
ADASTRA DEVELOPMENT
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - BAFTA winning and four times BAFTA nominated hit kids TV show about a magical shrinking Grandpa and his grand children.
Runtime: 12 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

GHOST IN THE FAMILY
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GHOST IN THE FAMILY
BRYAN MULLINS
Series: FEATURE 12-18
Description - When an emotionally broken family moves into a house haunted by a suffering spirit, Tom the ghost sees an opportunity to try and save his soul by teaching the family how to live again. He quickly discovers that is easier said than done.
Runtime: 94 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

MILES AWAY
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MILES AWAY
BARBARA BRUNNER
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 4-10
Description - Miles is a little boy whose best friend is a tree. Together they venture on a roadtrip and enjoy a perfect Summer day at the funfair. "Miles Away" is a short movie for kids, with one simple message: You'll never be lonely or bored as long as you let your imagination lead the way.
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-10
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

ADVENTURES OF ZACK AND MOLLY, THE
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ADVENTURES OF ZACK AND MOLLY, THE
ECOFOCUS FILM FESTIVAL
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Zack is more interested in the small world of his smart phone than the larger world around him. His online request for a roommate is answered by Molly, a tech-savvy dumbo octopus on a mission to tell the world about the importance of the deep ocean. Molly wants to use Zack's apartment for her global communications headquarters, but Zack is skeptical. To win Zack over, Molly takes him to her deep ocean home in the Gulf of Mexico to see its unique features and diverse marine life, and to help him understand how human activities threaten its health.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO

SKYFALL (ALBERTO GARCIA)
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SKYFALL (ALBERTO GARCIA)
ALBERTO GARCIA
Series: FOREIGN ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - The sky is falling
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: VIDEO



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