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GRANDPA IN MY POCKET
ADASTRA DEVELOPMENT
Series: SHORT FILM, AGES 5-12
Description - Bafta winning & 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
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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: 12-18
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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
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SKYFALL (ALBERTO GARCIA)
ALBERTO GARCIA
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - The sky is falling
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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PRINCESS'S TREASURE, THE
MIRCO DA LIO
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-15
Description - An elderly man comes to the rescue of a girl who is lost inside an Etruscan tomb. While he is helping her look for her parents he tells her a story. The story sounds like a fairytale but maybe it's not..... a magical land, a Princess who emerges from a lake, her encounter with a young man, and how that encounter changes his life. The Princess explains to him the history and importance of that magic land and makes him realise that it's place to be safeguarded for all and everyone...
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-15
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MR. JIM
JACK FOLEY
Series: SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A recently widowed veteran gets a new lease on life by striking up a friendship with a mom and her young daughter.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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WE ARE THE CHILDREN
MAYSAA BAZNA
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 8-15
Description - We the Children is a short documentary about children' s thoughts and feelings on politics. Sparked by the 2016 elections results, we witness how a group of children, ages 7 to 11, at a democratic school in Harlem, New York City, responds to their concern about the direction their country might take as a result of Donald Trump elected as president. Through an ongoing journey that involves their own civic law education, community involvement, and activism, they ultimately question the general perception of children' s limited role in politics and open the door for further discussion.
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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GREEN HOUSE ACADEMY EPISODE 1
ADDY RUOTOLO-PERETS
Series: SHORT AGES 8-14
Description - After losing their mother, 2 siblings arrive ar a boarding school for gifted future leaders. They join two competing houses at school and become rivals. Soon, mysterious events draw both groups into a secret investigation and uncover a deadly plot to destroy the planet. They must come together to save each other.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-14
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TOYMAKER
BARBARA MEIER
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - A toymaker's five-year-old daughter sees a carnival in a picture book and wants to go. The toymaker can't take her, so instead starts building a miniature, detailed recreation of the picture book scenes.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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I MADE THIS FOR MUM
MELANIE ESSINK
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 10 TO 18
Description - Eve (11) was only four years old when she lost her mother to breast cancer. She still struggles with this, even though back then she wasn't even old enough to understand what was happening. That's because Eve receives videos from her mum every year on her birthday. In those videos her mother tells her about the life she lived before she passed away. Slowly Eve gets to know a mother she'll never meet again. That's really hard for her, because it raises a lot of questions which she can't ask anyone about. Her father repressed his mourning a long time ago and it sometimes seems that he doesn't even recognize his daughter could be sad too. That's why Eve tries to connect with her past through making something. She starts a filmproject for the mother she never got to know.
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-12
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TEAM TEENETTES
BRIAN MORELAN
Series: SHORT AGES 10-18
Description - Balancing regular battles against a giant robot and a mad scientist with high school life leaves supercharged teen hero Kaylee questioning the predictability of her team's missions.
Runtime: 25 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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AUDITION
SEULKI KIM
Series: SHORT AGES 2-12
Description - Ung-bi, who is a child actor, is worried that she might not get the role because she can't cry. She tries hard to cry.
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
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DANNY LOU & DONNA STARR
LEIF SANDQVIST
Series: FEATURE 5-12
Description - When Donna Starr gets shot on her wedding day, her former sweetheart Danny Lou, sets out to uncover who wanted her gone and why.

Helping him is the sheriffs young granddaughter who soon finds herself in a heap of trouble.

It's a story about chasing your dreams, of how far you should follow them, and what price you wish to pay for them.
Runtime: 90 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL,A
FRANCESCA NOBILI
Series: SHORT AGES 8-18
Description - On Halloween night, a little girl receives a spooky visit.
Runtime: 2 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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BEVERLY HILLS GHOST
KEMMY MORAN
Series: FEATURE 12-18
Description - What happens when you cross a choir nerd and a dead fashionista? A makeover from hell, and a Beverly Hills murder mystery going nowhere good. Except maybe the mall... 17 year-old Sari Coogan is a lonely nerd from New Jersey. After a near-death experience that leaves Sari able to see ghosts, her parents take the settlement money from the accident and move to Beverly Hills. Unfortunately for Sari, her new room is haunted by teen heiress Missy Palmer, whose death in the pool the year before was ruled an accident. After Missy goes poltergeist on her, Sari reluctantly agrees to help find her killer - a task that entails a total makeover, complete with painful brow waxing, in order to get close to Missy's cliquey fashionista friends and her boyfriend Aidan's rock band, Deja Vu. After facing a high school gauntlet of band try-outs, snarky socialites, and snobby billionairesses, Sari quickly realizes that almost everyone had a motive to kill Missy. And if she can't figure out WHO killed Missy Palmer - and soon - she just might become the next BEVERLY HILLS GHOST...
Runtime: 144 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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FABLES OF LIVING WATER, THE
MARIANA MECHOULAM
Series: EPISODICS
Description - M�nica and Sergio, two brothers that play a fight all day. They have a playing room where they have all their toys. When they have any problem, with their imagination they fly to Agua Viva, where all their toys get life. The toys help to solve their problems with a story. Director - Gerardo Paz 6a637c2136 headshot Ratings Rate ProjectThis project has not yet been rated. Notes Ranny Levy on October 18, 2018 � Shared with Submitter This animated 2D short is perfect for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. In Spanish, with English sub-titles, it delivers a fun story with an important message about dishonesty, honesty and forgiveness. I love the line, "someone who steals loses his tranquility." The characters are adorable. The thief, a monkey, didn't intend to steal, He was attracted to the object and couldn't help himself. But, he's sorry, confesses and promises to never do it again. This is well produced with lovely animation, bright colors and a good message. We learn that it takes courage to confess, that we all make mistakes and that the most important thing is to learn from them. The music is catchy and reiterates the theme of the show at the end. I can see kids singing the song along with it, or humming it afterwards. I recommend this for ages 2 to 5 and give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. You should know that sometimes the sub-titles are a bit off, so be prepared for that. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror To submitter: Congratulations! We are delighted to include your film in our national KIDS FIRST! Film Festival where it will be available to 50 venues that partner with us. Please see required deliverables in the official letter of acceptance from filmfreeway. Send your digital file through dropbox, google docs or similar. Allowing a download from film freeway is also acceptable. And, we need your poster art in 72 dpi (max height 3") or a production still for online publicity purposes. One more thing, KIDS FIRST! is starting a new Digital Channel in association with xerb.tv. We will send you more information about how you can participate in that, if you so choose. Delete Add a note about this entry. Send a copy to the submitter. Add Note Project Links Website Facebook
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-7
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UNDER PRESSURE
GABE SCHMIDT
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 10 TO 18
Description - Garrett, a student and star athlete, struggles to keep up with the demands of school and sports. His friend, Lucas, suggests he try a medication that has been a help for him. Garrett has to decide what he's willing to sacrifice to get what he wants.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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SIMPLE MOMENT, A
GABE SCHMIDT
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - Two people find that the world around them has frozen in time.
Runtime: 5 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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KID SEE, KID DO
AVA CONNOLLY
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 5 TO 12
Description - Written by 8 year old actor Ava Connolly about people's addiction to cell phones
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-14
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CHANDAN VAN
INVENGER TECHNOLOGIES
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 8-18
Description - 'Sanjana' the city girl from a wealthy family, during her mid-term holidays visits her Grandfather's house at the Western Ghats in Karnataka. Born nature lover, gets adjusted to the village set up, spends time in going around the forest, making friends with village children, one fine day going around the forests finds the tree crying and requesting to save the last plant of sandalwood tree, to which Sanjana promises of keeping and preserving it for future. "Edavattu Enkappa" the leader and the smuggler, who thinks of modernization takes place only through cutting down the trees. And helps Krishna Hedge, the business man, who wanted large amount of paper for their huge project with the Chinese Company. 'Kisha' the friend of Sanjana from America , who keep connecting through video calls, comes to know the whereabouts of the village and the talking plant, to which she promises of her help through her mother, who is a scientist. Eliza Kisha's mother helps her daughter, through the assistance of Research team, who joins them to come to India and to bring an awareness of the forests destruction that has already taken place.
Runtime: 120 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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ONE GIRL
ROSA RUSSO
Series: DOCUMENTARY, AGES 12 - 18
Description - One day in the lives of 4 girls that lives in different countries but in the same meridian
Runtime: 64 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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YOU ARE A GOOD KID
ZICHEN LIANG
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 18
Description - A little boy wants to find his mom for his school event.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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INVENTING ESTONIA
ALJONA SURZHIKOVA
Series: FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY, AGES 5-18
Description - Inventing Estonia. There are nice documentary stories about fantastic children's inventions. Leen Bumeister (10) is created staff ruler. Erik Maidla (10) did a cocoon mattress and Aap Petrov (11) built glove for health control. We see the views of Estonia from the point of view of flying birds Tallinn, middle Estonia M�rjamaa and South Estonia V��psu village
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-15
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LILLY GOES FISHING
XSTINE COOK
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 7 TO 18
Description - Lilly, a giant orange monster, embarks on an adventure at a lakeside fishing camp with her friend Fluffle. Will Lilly discover the mysterious secret that lurks below the surface of the lake?
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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GROUNDED ASTRONAUT,THE
MONIMAR MANCIALLAS
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 12 TO 18
Description - A young girl struggles to keep her head afloat while drowning in the overload work of school.
Runtime: 8 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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TOCO TIM AND THE TURTLES
STEVEN EDWARDS
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - Toco Tim shares advice on how human behaviour affects the lives of leather back turtles.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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BULBUL
MEJD ALSHARIF
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 4-18
Description - bulbul is a story of a little bird who strive to rebuild his little paper town despite all the destruction around him. he put on his shoulders the great responsibilities of restoring life, peace and beauty again by planting flowers around. His story speaks about Syrian children who held on their school's books in hope to grow up and rebuild their country again.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-18
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BOY AND HIS BAT, THE
B-TV LORA BATCHELOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 13
Description - This is a silent film about a boy and his favorite baseball bat.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-13
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HOW WE ROLL: THE LAST MILERS
MARYANNE GALVIN
Series: SHORTS 12-18
Description - "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time"-Steven Wright 'Last mile' has been used to describe the difficulty in getting people from transportation hubs like railway stations, bus depots, and ferry slips, to their final destination Three colorful Bostonians offer their solutions to the "last mile" commuter challenge. Employing spirited footage, stimulating interviews and person-on-the-street reactions, they spur us to rethink urban transportation. They examine pros, cons and the possible future of using their favorite vehicles. They explore the benefits and consequences of urban growth and increasing traffic. The film encourages audiences to think about how they can make their cities and towns a better place. While pondering alternative modes of transport on the horizon, viewers may ask: Are these "last milers" insightful visionaries, wicked agitators or exciting daredevils? HOW WE ROLL is a film with consciousness and meaning, in an enjoyable package.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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GOLDFISH FUNERAL
RYAN LAPINE
Series: SHORT AGES 8-18
Description - A humorous and heartwarming tale about a father, a son and a dead goldfish.
Runtime: 10 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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BILLIE
MAKI YOSHIKURA
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 8-12
Description - The Labradoodle Billie's happy life comes to a sudden end when one morning her beloved owner doesn't wake up anymore. She is taken away to a place she does not recognize. She is sad and lonely until one day her life takes a new turn...
Runtime: 4 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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JUST A SONG
DIANA SCOTT
Series: STUDENT FILM, AGES 8 TO 18
Description - Three orphaned East Coast kids, Emma, Gabe, and Hannah, adjust to life in their new home on the West Coast. Drama.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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A WORK OF HEART
CHRISTINE BERGERON
Series: SHORTS 12-18
Description - Based on a true story. A grieving twelve year old fosters a kinship with a homeless woman. Defying her mother's rules, the tween formulates a plan to get her friend off the streets. She is unpleasantly surprised at the outcome of her altruistic intentions.
Runtime: 13 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!
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ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!
MOHAMMAD BAKHSHI
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 12-18
Description - A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can't keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.
Runtime: 15 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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FROGSPAWN CODE, THE
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FROGSPAWN CODE, THE
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Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 12-18
Description - Milton Riggles, age 14, nerd, loser, president of the Frog Club becomes involved in a life and death situation when his science teacher and mentor disappears and weird sightings of humanoid frogs jumping around the neighborhood. Milton and his side-kick Jenny begin to focus on the Frogspawn Laboratory Industry. When our undaunted duo begin their investigation they encounter the evil Doctor Prince, head of Research and Experimentation at the Frogspawn Corporation headquarters. A villain ready to cash in on gene splicing with a miracle drug that can change the course of human evolution and the coming of global warming. Now Milton and Jenny are in a nail-biting situation to stop the sinister Doctor Prince from turning the world into evil huphibians. Sometimes evolution makes a giant leap, sometimes it just takes a hop.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - A definite yes. This is an interesting and engaging story and the characters are a very strong part of the screenplay. There are a couple of subtle messages for teens about not judging others too quickly and getting to know them, but most of its value is entertainment. The story flows well and there is conflict and resolution with a good ending. It is a bit predictable, but I think it would be well received by teenagers. (mine enjoyed the story) Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Juror. Recommended for ages 12 to 18. Ranked 4 out of 5 stars.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 12-18
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FAMOUS LITTLE GIRLS
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FAMOUS LITTLE GIRLS
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Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 5-10
Description - Jenny is a 7 years old girl that is suffering bullying at school. Her life changes after she starts to dream of little girls - her fanciful version of famous, powerful women that she is reading about - visiting and talking to her.
Runtime: 18 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-10
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TREASURE HUNT
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TREASURE HUNT
RUSTY RHODES
Series: STUDENT FEATURE, AGES 8-13
Description - Three desperate treasure hunters form an uneasy partnership to find hidden bank robbery loot. The difficulty of their quest escalates each moment because the married couple might lose their home, the wife doesn't trust her philandering cousin, there's a desperado in hot pursuit, and someone plans a betrayal.
Runtime: 90 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-13
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GIVE AND TAKE, THE
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GIVE AND TAKE, THE
ANNA HOPKINS
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - When eleven year old Amy finds an old eighties video game magazine she dials the phone number displayed on the back, and in a strange cosmic glitch gets connected to Caesar Spinone, a video game call center employee in the year 1989.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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FOLKTALE
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FOLKTALE
AJITESH SHARMA
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 5-12
Description - A young Indian boy's idea of heroism depicted in fables is challenged in the real world as he takes up a journey with his little Russian friend, who he believes is a fairy.
Runtime: 23 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-12
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GRIZZY AND THE LEMMINGS- TELEPORTATION'S THE WAY TO GO!
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GRIZZY AND THE LEMMINGS- TELEPORTATION'S THE WAY TO GO!
JOSSELIN CHARIER
Series: FOREIGN ANIMATED SHORT, AGES 6-12
Description - As soon as the Forest Ranger is away, GRIZZY feels it's only natural that the Ranger Station becomes his territory. And no other animal dares to contest this privilege. Except the LEMMINGS! They are small, but there are a lot of them - and they want their share of the Eldorado! Grizzy finds two identical vases that are actually communicating vessels in a Native American Indian chest. If he sticks his hand in one, it comes out the other, regardless of the distance between them. This should satisfy Grizzy's natural lazy streak, unless the Lemmings realize the incredible games they could play with the magic vases. by Victor Moulin, graduate of Supinfocom in France.
Runtime: 7 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 6-12
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BLUE TOES
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BLUE TOES
ISOBELLA ANTELIS
Series: STUDENT FILMS 8-16
Description - Blue Toes is a story that fights to break the rules of gender normative behavior between kids. It follows a young boy named Mickey, who is teased for liking things boys usually don't like. In the beginning we establish that Mickey does not have many friends, and is often alone. The one place where he feels accepted is afterschool with his swim team. He is one of the best swimmers on the team and feels a part of the group. Mickey also has an older sister that helps him express himself whether it be through trying different kinds of makeup, or throwing on an old dress of hers. The point of the story is to show that kids should be accepted, no matter what their interests are, regardless of their gender.
Runtime: 11 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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KYLE & CAPTAIN COURAGE
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KYLE & CAPTAIN COURAGE
AARON HOWARD
Series: SHORT, AGES 9-14
Description - Kyle, the cutest 1st grader ever, realizes his favorite comic book superhero, Captain Courage, is real & gets caught up in the next issue. Directed by Aaron Howard, an award-winning photographer and filmmaker from Dallas.
Runtime: 9 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 9-14
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PIGTAILS
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PIGTAILS
CAITLYN CHASE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 2-12
Description - A pig in a pet store only wants to be adopted, but doesn't realize he only needs to be himself to do it. Directed by Caitlyn Chase, graduate of Huntington University.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 2-12
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FEARLESS AND FLUFFY
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FEARLESS AND FLUFFY
DILPREET KAUR WALIA
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-18
Description - The friendly Grim Reaper Junior is not a chip off the old block, leaving his dad open to being hoodwinked by the evil Birthday Candlewicks.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This screen play is not what I expected and I mean that in a good way! The ones I thought would be bad are the good guys and the ones I thought would be good...are bad. This is a refreshing change! I really like the imagination and creativity of the characters and the story line and could see this as a movie that tweens and teens would enjoy. I recommend it for ages 8 through 18. I also like that it is entertaining but has a message about not changing for others and being yourself. I give this 4 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Denise B., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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MINNIE NOIR
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MINNIE NOIR
KATIE GROTZINGER
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 5-8
Description - Minnie Hughes is a hardboiled noir detective that also just so happens to also be the shortest girl in the fourth grade. When a candidate for class president's show and tell South African ostrich egg goes missing, Minnie jumps on the case. Meanwhile, she also deals with her best friend Lincoln Park feeling under appreciated after she calls him her secretary and struggles with asking her crush, Vijay Sampat, a kind of male femme fatale, to be her dance partner for gym class.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The script was enjoyable to read. The term Film Noir (French for suspense film) is most likely a double-entendre since the main character is African-American and is a mystery solver. Strengths- Multicultural cast of characters, main character is an African-American female, which is unusual for any story. Weaknesses - One character is a bit stereotyped. Yes because the WHODUNIT mystery theme is very universal and the school setting makes it relatable to most viewers. Theme- Helping another out in a time of crisis and helping them receive justice. In an increasingly terrifying world and last years headlines exposing injustices against women, Kids need to know that they can attain control over some situations and feel empowered. Plot and Structure- Narrative Logic: A good example is when the viewer can sense that Minnie will get to dance with Vijay when in gym class by the end of the story. Emotional Impact: the best example is when the viewer wonders where Minnie's parents are (or what happened to them) at the synopsis' conclusion. Dramatic drive: a good example is when Vijay kicks open the bathroom door and Dash appears with a bloodied nose. Structure of the storyline: Introduction of characters and story, mystery to be solved, finding the culprit, and conclusion are clear and straightforward. Characters and dialogue: Minnie is the most thoroughly developed character because she is the main protagonist. She is quick-witted and adept, yet comes across as bashful to her crush Vijay, and is annoyed/irritated by her ally in crime-solving, Lincoln. The characters, such as Lincoln and Dash, are not as fully drawn out. They can be described as geeky and devious, respectively. Dialogue- an example of the wittiness, humor, and power in the dialogue includes Lincoln injecting comments at Minnie which irritates/annoy her, but makes the audience laugh. Rhythm/ pace: script does not seem to lag and is easy to read from beginning to end, making it a good film production choice (viewers would not zone out.) Tone of script is light-heartedness. Narrative voice: Minnie is the type of character who is driven and will fight for justice of the deserved and will not stop until she finds the justice. Nothing will get in her way. Highly recommended for ages 5-8. Reviewed by Kimberly M., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-8
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FEET OF FIRE
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FEET OF FIRE
AMANDA ABICALAFFE
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - When a fiery pair of red dance shoes unleash a burning passion for contemporary dance, an obedient ballerina stands up to her cold controlling mother in order to become her new true self.
Runtime: 19 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-18
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PIGJUICE
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PIGJUICE
CASEY LAING
Series: SCREENPLAY, AGES 8-12
Description - A young girl fights to save her town from an evil farmer who wants to transform it into a giant pig farm, while rediscovering her mother, who died when she was just a baby.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This screenplay is very engaging. It has great characters, a story line that flows well and a happy ending. I also like the subtle way a young girl and her father are able to bond over the past death of the mom / wife in a more positive way. The dialogue is natural and realistic and I can see this on a big screen. There are few grammar and spelling mistakes and over all it is entertaining and has lessons to be learned.

The characters are my favorite, especially Emma and her dad Basil. The dialogue is done well and, although it is a bit predictable at times, it does hold your interest. I wanted to keep reading to discover how it ends. The one weakness is that I wasn't quite sure how the bad guy ended up with the winning pig that belonged to someone else. I suspect that he paid Percy's father for it but would have liked for this to be clearer.

I believe it has commercial potential and like that there is a soundtrack and descriptions of the scenes. It's a realistic theme that resonates with today's environment, where the rich and powerful try to own everything, yet it ends well. It does have conflict and resolution, and the story line is done quite well. It flows well and the characters are natural and realistic. It has a bad guy but he actually changes at the end, which is a nice twist.

I liked how well the dialogue is formed and how natural it seems. It fits the characters and flows well.

I like that one of the main characters, Emma is persistent and does not give up easily. She is a good role model. I also like that the rich and powerful do not always win.

Kids could be asked what they learned from the story and who their favorite character is and why?

I would possibly make it a little more straight forward about how Bulbous Swigbottom (what a name!) gets hold of the pig that wins. Did he steal it or did he pay for it?

I found very few grammar and spelling mistakes. On page 11 there is one sentence that needs correction: She is doesn't seem to know anyone. But, over all there are few mistakes. YES ! Highly recommended. It meets or exceeds the KIDS FIRST! criteria, is appealing and engaging.
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KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 8-12
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GHOST, THE
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GHOST, THE
GARRICK HAMM
Series: FOREIGN SHORT, AGES 10-18
Description - A true story of a boy's search for his father, a footballing legend.
Runtime: 23 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 10-18
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HARVIE AND THE MAGIC MUSEUM
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HARVIE AND THE MAGIC MUSEUM
MARTIN KOTIK
Series: FOREIGN FEATURE, AGES 5-18
Description - Harvie is a smart but a bit lively boy with one ambition, to finish the last level of his computer game. Once in the Gamers Hall of Fame, his absent-minded father, Mr. Spejbl, would finally be proud of him. But finishing the game turns out to be only the start of a real adventure that takes Harvie, his dog Jerry, and his friend Monica deep into the forgotten realms of the city's old puppet museum.
Runtime: 85 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-19
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LAND OF WOGE, THE
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LAND OF WOGE, THE
UNITED AUBURN INDIAN COMMUNITY MEDIA
Series: INDIE SHORT, AGES 4-8
Description - In a time before humans inhabited the Earth, the animals could talk to each other. They taught each other through music and dance. Led by Little Big, of the Big Foot clan, the animals of the Redwood Forest teach each other how to be kind and caring. "The Land of Woge" is an educational children's TV program based off an old Native American legend: An ancient space creature comes to Earth to teach the plant people, rock people, and animals about the humans who would be arriving to Earth. The show is geared towards young children, ages 2-6, and focuses on teaching about gratitude. The show is musically charged, with lots of fun song and dance numbers, as well as encourages reading skills, cultural appreciation, and social intelligence skills.
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 4-8
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