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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Who knew old folks could be fun? Even grandpas can get dressed up like superheroes and save the day! What an untapped source of entertainment!

This four timed BAFTA UK television show features young Josh and Elsie spending time with their family at a fun hotel, shaped like a windmill. They've got lots of spare time on their hands, so they willingly take over experiencing excitement and adventures in and around the hotel. Their older brother is the only other person who knows Grandpa's tiny secret.

incredibly bright colors used in the set design are a real mood-lifter. Enter the magical black cap. One soon discovers that old-fashioned magic can happen without things like remote controls. The shrunken grandpa reminds me of Tinkerbell flying around in the Peter Pan movies.

Many comical scenes are included such as tiny grandpa entering the flashing spaceship and taking off to rescue a pair of panties stuck in a tree. I enjoyed the 3D animations of the flying objects like airplanes and spaceships. It gives you a real sense of the vehicles quickly approaching and then retreating away from the audience.

The actress who plays Olga Orbit conveys her star-struck amazement at the planets, while gazing out at the universe. Her spaced-out personality is very convincing.

The special effects of the shrunken grandpa riding a bird, standing on a moving toy train and flying out from the chimney while inside a spaceship are all quite memorable. The animation is smooth and well executed.

My favorite part is when the eccentric astronomer Olga Orbit meets the full-size Captain Dumbletwit (magic grandpa). Heroes can appear in real life, not only in cartoons.

The message of this film is to appreciate one's elders. They have a lot of wisdom and skill to offer the world around them. Take advantage of their kindness!

I rate this show 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it for ages 5 to 12. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
Runtime: 12 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 5-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. This film tells a story similar to BeetleJuice, in it's own way. The story follows Tom, a man who recently died and who is forced to live his afterlife in the house where he died, due to a technicality of his death. Soon after his death, a new family moves into his house. When I first saw this film I immediately thought of BeetleJuice, due to the premise of the story - a person dies and cannot leave the house, but interacts with a new family. But, that is where the similarities end. This film has a good heart to its story and characters, however it has some flaws. The characters are pretty flat. The only one that is quirky and interesting is Franklin Poindexter. The sound quality is acceptable. The cinematography is decent. The sets, costumes and locations are a bit stagnant. There's nothing wrong with them, they just aren't that interesting. The characters stay within the same area of the house throughout the film. The costuming is unimaginative too. I think there was a budget constraint. It is a pretty slow-moving plot. Considering all that, I admire the filmmaker for the film's good heart and story, and the fact that he made it! Plus, I enjoyed the little reference to The Exorcist. My favorite scene is when Tom is visited by his dead, drunk, older brother. He tells Tom he needs to lighten up, that he is only going to be dead once, so enjoy it. The message is that we can all achieve a more gratifying existence, if we try. Agreements are not carved in stone. There are always loopholes to be found, that can help turn bad situations into good ones. I believe a child would enjoy this due to its message. I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. You should know that there is some mild language (the words "shit" and "hell") a few times and some scenes with drinking, but nothing more. Reviewed by Angel U. and Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult reporters.
Runtime: 94 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Wow! Great film! The Gulf of Mexico is such a hotspot of biochemical activity. Many species of fish and plants live near the floor of the Gulf and are a vital source of energy for our planet.

Molly, the octopus protagonist in this animated film, proves that animals are often wiser than humans. Molly takes her somewhat lazy friend, Zack on a tour of her home, which is the Gulf of Mexico. She explains how this ecosystem works and how it contributes in positive ways to the local economy. Zack is usually too busy looking at his cell phone to notice these ancient wonders of the world.

The screenwriting is quite sophisticated in this film. It touches upon fairly complex technical and scientific issues, such as energy production, oil exploration and underwater drilling. This film is actually a compilation of three 3-4 minutes shorts that were intended to be watched together. Programmers may want to only screen one or two of them, not all three, if time is a consideration. I love how two protagonists (Molly and her human roommate Zack) sometimes disappear from a room in a puff of smoke, only to reappear somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. Molly's personality is quite anthropomorphic. She is an extremely informative teacher regarding marine environments.

My favorite part is the segment on bioluminescence in certain fish and other organisms. They dwell in the pitch black of the deep ocean, a mile or more below the surface.

The message is to respect our environment, both the visible and invisible parts. Underwater trash accumulation is a big problem facing our oceans today and it is a tragic conflict between nature and humanity. I give this wonderful short 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, as well as adults. Film programmers looking for an inspiring and extremely well produced films about oceans and ecology will love this one! Kudos to Jim Toomey for creating such wonderful work. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Reviewer
Runtime: 10 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 10-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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SKYFALL (ALBERTO GARCIA) - ALBERTO GARCIA
Series: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT, AGES 8-18
Description - The sky is falling
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Wow! This short student-produced animated film makes a commentary summing up society's careless attitudes about air pollution and suggests a great way to help solve the problem. I love how the environment fights back to ensure its own survival!

This film illustrates how air pollution is caused by car engine exhaust as well as cigarette smoke. Mindless people leave their car engines running needlessly, while they blab on their cell phones. Clouds in the sky, choking on the fumes, politely ask the drivers to turn off their cars. They get mocked by the mean humans. In response, the clouds suck the drivers right out of their vehicles and later spit them out elsewhere.

The simple, one-line animated figures and objects are delightful in their very flexible movements. The director's use of single black lines is very effective in showing negative emotions, such as sneering by a driver and the resulting anger and frustration of the cloud.

My favorite part of this film is the vacuum hose technique utilized by the clouds. I also enjoyed how the extracted drivers are later deposited onto an alternate form of non-polluting transportation.

The message here is about respecting our fragile environment and getting healthful exercise at the same time. I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, as well as adults. You should know the dialogue is in Spanish with English sub-titles.
Runtime: 2 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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...
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What a lovely short film! Romance is alive and well! But is the princess just a figment of the excavator's imagination? Is she just supposed to teach him something important, only to disappear?

This subtitled Italian film begins with a lost little girl, Elisa, bumping into Matteo, an excavator inside a tunnel maze. This set establishes an ambiance of mystery, suspense and lonesomeness. Matteo proceeds to tell Eliza a story about a princess he once knew.

The use of flashbacks is very effective to show the old man, Matteo, as a much younger man. The audio effect of whispering voices in the distance adds to the air of mystery. The music director chooses a great musical score for the princess when she first arises out of the water. It makes her seem very seductive. The necklace that Matteo finds is an effective prop. You wonder if it has magical powers or holds some secret.

The aerial views of the Italian countryside, with horses running through it, are very romantic. So are the architectural ruins that young Matteo and the princess go wandering through.

My favorite part is the upside-down bat perched in one of the caves. This makes Matteo's cave dwelling seem more realistic.

One message of this film is to leave historical artifacts and treasures alone. Preserve their integrity to honor the past. Another message is that there are ways to overcome loneliness.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, as well as adults. It will make a lovely addition to any film festival for youth and families. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
Runtime: 15 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 5-15 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - It is reassuring to see the healing powers of human touch and interaction. The open way in which a young girl, Emma, embraces Jim is very touching. She satisfies his need for positive human contact in a simple, trusting fashion. Their budding relationship restores one's faith in basic human kindness.

Jim is an elderly veteran with pleasant memories of his recently deceased wife. However, there is an element of sadness and loneliness in his current existence. Emma's mom (Carrie Plumley) picks up on his good nature and helps nurture a friendship that forms between the three of them.

The old man, Mr. Jim (Jack Mansbach) has a quick smile and knows how to make a child feel good about herself. The director creates wonderful contrasting sets from the bland, silent living room and kitchen in Mr. Jim's house to the energetic, bustling playground where Emma hangs out with her friends.

My favorite part of this film is the flashback scene when Jim, as a young soldier, carries his new bride across the threshold of their house. It is clear from the #24 on the doorpost that the couple lived in this same house throughout their entire marriage. It implies they had a happy, stable life together.

The message in this film is about giving elders in our society a chance. The benefits will be experienced by both sides. I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
Runtime: 13 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 5-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Once in a while, a documentary comes along that knocks you out! Directed and produced by Academy Award Nominee Jamal Joseph, this one does just that. I love hearing what young kids think about the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. What a great idea to let third and fourth graders choose the subjects they actually want to learn about at the Pono Democratic School. It is wonderful to see kids get so excited about their education.

One of their teachers, Jessica Greenberg, introduces a great notion that the fourth branch of government is actually "We the People." Kids discover that they have a voice to express their opinions about the goings on in American government. Students of many different ethnic backgrounds create a survey to ask other kids about their thoughts on the 2016 election.

The cinematography is very effective in the scenes where the Pono school children are calling various people to inform them about the upcoming survey. This shows the maturity and confidence of these youngsters. The cinematography is excellent. I especially enjoyed the shots of scribbled rough drafts of the survey questions, leading up to a final typed draft. It shows a true work-in-progress. I like the classical background music. The music director chose a theme that conjures up images of political royalty dancing in the White House.

It is surprising how well these school kids analyze the results of their survey. They present the respondents' answers using quite sophisticated pie charts and bar graphs, showing various percentages. The production designer chose a classroom at Long Island University as a place for the kids to present the results of their survey to an adult audience.

My favorite part is when one young student exclaims how hard (impossible, really) it would be to share the survey with every single kid in Harlem. She throws her hands up in exasperation to emphasize the point. It is quite appropriate acting for a documentary.

The message of this film is that children's education can be much more meaningful for them when their curiosity, creativity, emotions and natural intelligence are engaged.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 16, as well as adults. Reviewed by Jeff M, KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror. Any film festival looking to show an outstanding example of a contemporary school should certainly consider this film.
Runtime: 22 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-15 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - My first experience with Greenhouse Academy was a bit confusing as I viewed a later episode of it. However, after seeing the first episode I am now much more at ease with the show. This episode introduces siblings Alex and Hayley who recently lost their mother in an accident. Alex applies at Greenhouse Academy, a special school that only allows a select few into one of its two houses - the Ravens and the Eagles. One favors physical achievement and the other favors academics. However, the ending of this episode suggests that there might be more to this story and the mother's accident than meets the eye. The characters are believable, although not remarkable. They are typical of teens that we have seen in other shows and they are all likable in their own way. The talent includes Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts and Parker Stevenson who star in this series.

The pace is good. It is well produced with good visuals, sound and cinematography. The storyline is a bit cheesy, but I am hoping that there will be an interesting rivalry develop between the two houses, similar to what happens in Harry Potter houses. We will have to see how that all rolls out. I recommend Greenhouse Academy for ages 10 to 15 and give it 4 out of 5 stars. It makes a great addition to any film festival looking for programming for tweens and teens. Reviewed by Angel U., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
Runtime: 30 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-14 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a brilliantly created piece of animation, but I did find the story's ending unsatisfactory. Call me a Pollyanna, but I prefer an uplifting ending. The animation is so wonderfully done. My only suggestion is that the facial expressions could be enhanced. As they are, most of the time, they are pretty bland. The background music is exquisite. So, I will recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, but only for older teens, who won't be dismayed by the ending. I give it 3.4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18, as well as adults. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror
Runtime: 7 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - How hard it is to lose a parent as a young child? I felt an immediate sense of sympathy for this young girl, Eve. She clearly has a lot to say to her dead mom and she finds a very sweet way to communicate with her.

It's a little hard to believe that a dying mom would have the foresight or the energy to make a separate videotape for every one of her daughter's upcoming birthdays. Her father, Kaspar (Erik van Welzen) displays quite a bit of annoyance with Eve over some of her actions and she seems to enjoy defying her dad's wishes. He apparently would like to forget about his deceased wife and focus on his new, pregnant wife. The director brings out the mixed emotions of this family.

In this subtitled film from the Netherlands, 11-year old Eve (Suus Ordelman) has a rather expressionless face as she views her deceased mother on the videotape. She just smiles and tears up briefly as she watches and listens to her mom speak. Have her emotions been numbed by the early loss of her mother?

There are some interesting close-up camera views of Eve's secret stash of personal items stored on her video camera. Some of these scenes presumably would be included in the movie she's making for her mom. There is a creepy use of lighting from her flashlight while Eve visits her mom's gravesite at night.

My favorite part of this film is when Eve's pet dog helps her unwrap her birthday presents. The message is that just because someone you love has died, they do not have to be gone from your life. That someone will always be watching over you.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, as well as adults. Recommended for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, especially for tweens and teens. Anyone who has lost a parent will particularly resonate with this film. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
Runtime: 22 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 10-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Looking for a lighthearted spoof to show your tweens and teens? Team Teenettes is a film that doesn't take itself too seriously. It is more of a comedy than anything else.

The storyline follows the Teenettes, a trio of female super heroes who are called to action anytime their city is in danger. The film feels like an homage and a mockery of shows such as Powerpuff Girls and Power Rangers. When one of the main characters questions the team's actions, she is told to "just go along with it." There is also a fourth wall break, which is shat makes it seem so bad, it's good. It has a type of situation similar to The Room. I actually enjoyed the hokey acting and the sub-par visual effects. Even the villain, "The Evil Doctor" has the most ridiculous reason as to why he wants to destroy the city. I couldn't help but laugh at the premise as well as the scenes when the Evil Doctor and his assistant interact with each other. The background music reminds me of the "Bulk and Skull" theme from Power Rangers. That song only plays when the characters Bulk and Skull are on screen and are messing something up or acting dumb.

The most unappealing aspect of this film is the acting, which is pretty amateurish. However, I still think that younger kids would enjoy it, especially the special effects. The scenes jump around a bit as the plot develops and the beginning is a bit jarring because you are thrown into an action scene without any introduction to the characters or the plot. It has some vocabulary that might go over the youth audience's heads. On the other hand, the cinematography and audio is very good. The sets are appropriate and the costumes work. If you are looking for something campy and fun, then this will suit the bill. IT doesn't take itself too seriously and your audience won't either. I give this film 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 13. Reviewed by Angel U. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Adult Jurors.
Runtime: 25 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 10-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - really enjoyed this subtitled film from Korea. It gives us some insight into their culture. The storyline here is about Ung-Bi, a child actor, both in the film and in real life. She is adorable, in both appearance and performance. The film follows her auditioning for a role in a film when she has difficulty crying to play her character. She tries everything to learn how to cry on cue, from trying to think of something sad to trying to make herself sad. As a fellow filmmaker, I know that working with child actors can be difficult, from forgetting their lines to not being able to portray a particular emotion. But, I never found it irritating. This short film has a build up to something I thought was going to happen, but it never does. I like how it averted my expectations. The cinematography is very good. The plot flows easily and is easy to follow. The vocabulary is age appropriate for a youth audience. The performances are all very good. All the child actors are very talented and deliver very good performances, especially Ung-Bi. I give it 4 out of 5 stars and enthusiastically recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Runtime: 22 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 2-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Danny Lou & Donna Starr is an interesting film and certainly, a lot of work went into it. It is a western, yet with everything that happens in the film it feels more like a cheesy 70s cop show. The story follows Danny Lou, a cowboy investigating the murder of his old flame Donna, after her marriage to a wealthy tycoon. Danny, along with the help of the local sheriff's young granddaughter tries to bring Donna's killer to justice and track down the large fortune that she had donated with the unwilling help of her husband.

The most appealing thing is its charm. The acting is pretty believable with a few hiccups. Kids would enjoy the storyline of the film. The production values are quite good from the visuals, to the audio track to the sets and locations to the acting. The vocabulary is definitely appropriate for the audience. The costumes are out of Western Central! The soundtrack feels a bit out of place, but that adds to the humor of the film.

The film feels like homage to other westerns. It has a few things that make it stand out. For example, in one sequence Danny chases someone and it reminded me of a chase scene in a buddy cop movie, with a little humor thrown in.

I enjoyed this film, although I felt it could have been a bit shorter. When I thought it had ended, it kept going. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it. It's well made, has some goofy characters, humor and is entirely watchable. I give it 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 15. It would make a fun addition to our KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. I should add that the dialogue is in Swedish with English sub-titles. Reviewed by Angel U., KIDS FIRST! Juror.
Runtime: 90 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 5-12 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Here's a fun piece that belongs in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. Written and directed by award winning filmmaker Francesca Nobili, this Halloween themed animated short is perfect for your tween and teen fans that want something spooky, but not too much. I enjoyed except for the characters' sounds which suddenly switch from simply guttural sounds to speaking English. I liked the parts with the cute muffled sounds better. Other than that it is funny and cute. The story flows well and I enjoyed the animation and claymation. There is excellent visual and sound quality. Everything is clear - from the audio to the visual quality. I like how the characters are animated, especially the monsters. It's quite impressive.

It flows well and is easy to understand. I like how the girl scares away the monsters. That is funny and ironic. It is a bit creepy at first, but then the girl takes charge. I think tweens and teens would like it because they won't mind the creepy parts and would find them funny.

I feel that kids under age 7 would be scared by some of the creepy parts, especially at the beginning and so I recommend it for ages 9 to 14 and give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Leah R., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.
Runtime: 2 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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...
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Murder mystery is not the usual genre for teen films, but this one pretty much hits the nail on the head. It's campiness makes it appealing to tweens and teens and I believe they will get a kick out of this.

Lifestyles of the idle rich can be so vacuous. The intelligence, or lack thereof, portrayed by these Beverly Hills teens is a bit mind-numbing and trivial. These stereotypical, spoiled kids leave you feeling like they need a life altering experience.

Sari, a recent transplant from New Jersey, discovers a ghost in her new Beverly Hills home. The back story of what brought Sari and her family to Beverly Hills is unclear, but Sari is somewhat blackmailed into helping Missy the Ghost find her killer.

Sari's nervous auditioning for a rock band is a quite realistic goal for a teenager looking to fit into the crowd. Her singing voice is quite beautiful, a shocking revelation when compared to the other contenders for lead singer.

This movie's sequence of events is a bit confusing. The clues of the stolen artwork and a mysterious gifted necklace help make this movie fit the genre of murder mystery. The evidence for who murdered Missy does not add up at first. However, a last-minute discovery reveals the murderer.

The production values are quite good, from the visuals to the audio, the locations, costumes, hair and makeup and background music. I especially enjoyed Missy's campy, dark eye makeup which gives her a ghostly, far-away look. The streaks of dark makeup along her cheekbones, neck and chin also give her a somewhat decayed look, appropriate for someone who's died.

My favorite parts of the film are the scenes with the body guard, especially when he sticks his tongue out, wielding a razor blade. He then proceeds to chew the blade up in his mouth (redefining tongue-in-cheek humor).The message of this film is that too much ambition can be dangerous.

I give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 18. Reviewed by Jeff M. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors.
Runtime: 144 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - 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
Runtime: 8 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 2-7 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I like that this film attempts to educate people about the dangers of prescription drugs, although it doesn't fully educate people about why these drugs can be dangerous. I believe a child who doesn't know much about drugs would learn something from watching this. The storyline flows well, makes sense and it is watchable. The subject of drugs is handled well, even if it falls short of making a home run in its message. I think most students can relate to the pressure to perform highly. It's far too easy to succumb to the peer pressure of using drugs to alleviate the stress. The information they give in this film is accurate and the topic is definitely on target. It's a message that kids need to be aware of, before it becomes a problem.

The film basically tells viewers to not do drugs because they are bad. The quality of the video is very good and the cast give very believable performances. At times the camera shots move too fast but, in general the filmmaker makes creative use of the camera angles.

I recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival because it delivers a good message. And, though it falls short about why drugs can be dangerous, parents and teachers could elaborate on the topic and teach kids more about it. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11 to 16.

Reviewed by Jolleen M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Runtime: 7 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 10-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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HELLO, GOODBYE, HELLO - LIGHTHOUSE RECORDS
Series: MUSIC VIDEO AGES 2-5
Description - This video from Vincent Nunes' 10th CD of original music for children is fun and catchy and introduces early learners to the idea of respecting others even when they are different.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - If a picture is worth a thousand words then Victor Nunes' video of his song Hello, Goodbye, Hello must indeed speak a few thousand more. The simple repeated gesture of multi-ethnic children shaking hands and moving together to the positive lyrics of the title song exemplify love, acceptance and cooperation for the human beings we share this planet, this country, this neighborhood, this school and this life with. Sometimes it is just a song and dance together. The video has children as its focus and the material is uplifting. The song flows well. The continuity of the visuals could be more interesting and less repetitious. The material is right on for the intended age group. I recommend this for ages 5 to 8 and give it 4 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by John Wood, KIDS FIRST! Music specialist.
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Runtime: 3 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 2-5 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This short student film is very interesting and has a unique story line about living with the world around them frozen in time. It definitely captured my attention. I also found it interesting that the filmmaker made it in 72 hours and was given a movie title from which he had to create a film to match. The most appealing thing is its unique storyline. It flows well, makes sense and the subject is handled well. The vocabulary and concepts are suitable for a youth and family audience. The quality of the film and the camerawork are both great. Actually, the production of this film is amazing. For example, they make it look as if time is frozen. They even froze a bird in mid-flight. The acting is quite good, except for the fight scene. Even though the fight scene looks fake, I thought it was really funny. I recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival because it would hole the interest of kids and adults. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 18. Reviewed by Jolleen M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Runtime: 5 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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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
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I'm impressed by this student film from a third grader. It deals with an issue that is rampant in our country and world-wide as well. A young girl is sad that no one wants to play with her because everyone is on their phone.

So, what does the family do? They get her a phone, which is silly because the whole issue is that kids are addicted to their phones. In the end, it's resolved but it does point out issues about phone use that are keeping families and friends from communicating with one another. The production quality is quite well done. The visuals and audio content is clear and well executed.

The acting suits the topic as do the sets. I'm not sure how well this will project onto a large screen so that is something that festival will need to consider. I give the filmmaker credit for taking on a major social issue and addressing it.

Therefore, I find it suitable to the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival and recommend it for ages 5 to 15. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by Abraham F. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
Runtime: 3 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 5-14 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - I highly recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival because children will learn a lot while enjoying the appealing visuals, sweet music and humor.

Directed by Santosh Shetty Kateel, this film offers an innocent and light-hearted look at India where the important topic of environmental preservation is expressed. The storyline is creative. The humor is notable. Most appealing is how the message is conveyed. What is somewhat unappealing is that, at times, there is way too much going on. I believe children will enjoy this, because there is humor, music and dance that are sweet, educational and catchy. The main characters are children so other a youth audience will be able to connect to the storyline. Even the antagonists are appealing as they are a little goofy which offsets their villainous vibe.

The story flows well and the style is quite creative. The story line is comprehendible, although sometimes there are way too many sub-plots going on. However, all the sub-plots come together at the end in a way that makes sense. The subject of environmental preservation is handled well and counterarguments are also addressed. The material is entirely suitable for a youth an family audience. The vocabulary is age appropriate and the story is easy to follow. Although there are a couple of intense scenes, they are lightened by the villain's side kicks who reminded me of the Three Stooges.

The film begins with the narrator, Mother Nature, introducing the topic of environment awareness while animated storybook pages are being flipped on screen, illustrating the narrator's story. This idea of using the storybook adds a childish sensibility and sets the creative tone. The production quality is well done, with clear sound, high screen quality and sublime landscape shots. The story takes place in a village near a vast sandalwood forest, the Chandan Van. One of the songs shot in the forest displays the beautiful aspects of nature. It made me fall in love with nature and want to protect it. The shots are clear, beautiful and interspersed throughout the film. Songs compliment what is happening and are appropriately spaced throughout the film. They brought a smile to my face. In one song, the protagonist and her grandfather explore and address the splendor of India. The costumes they wear when singing this song reflect a culture I have never seen before, connecting to the playfulness of the song.

The only part where the production quality lacks are in some of the special effects. In some scenes, the animated wildlife is not great quality. In the songs and shots of the scenery, the cinematography stands out and captures nature's qualities. However, in some of the chase scenes, when the characters are falling down, the shots are choppy. For example, when the children are biking and fall, it is unclear what happens that makes them fall. However, throughout the film, the production quality generally meets high standards.

The acting ranges from effortless to forced. Throughout the film, the main characters succeed in maintaining the childish heart of the film. The villain maintains an intimidating aura, yet his quirks make him somewhat humorous. However, some of the non-essential characters lack emotion. Since they do not have major roles, the main characters' acting steals the show.

The songs are truly a highlight of the film and they are cleverly interspersed throughout. I found myself smiling during every song because of the innovative lyrics that subtly have underlying teachings as well as fun-filled humor . The message of the film is about protecting Mother Nature and learn to live happily with what we have.

I definitely recommend this film for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals because the moral of the story is important in today's environment, the humor is innocent and it is filled with emotion. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 13.

Reviewed by Sahiba K., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.
Runtime: 120 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - There are so many ways to have a good time together! It is nice to see the simple joys of a child's life that can happen anywhere. Running around in the snow, participating in sports, playing games around a table, dancing and singing songs all look like a lot of fun.

This film follows the lives of four girls that live in different countries, have different types of school and learning priorities, showing us their differences and similarities. In South Sudan, school fees have to be paid in order to attend classes. In Palestine, the children have a long walk to get to school. In Romania, we see how the girls put an emphasis on stylish clothing and fashion. In Finland, we see people enjoying their hot tubs when it's cold outside.

The teachers focus on different subjects in different places such as physical safety, artistic creativity and physical exercise. In South Sudan, school children all dress in uniforms and they happily sing patriotic songs about freedom as well as songs of appreciation towards their teacher. This seems to enhance feelings of true community and mutual respect.

There are surprising indications of some violence in South Sudan where the instructor cautions the kids about the presence of landmines. Palestinian girls play a game involving slapping each other's hands with a stiff plastic strip. It looks painful. One girl describes it as something that must be endured.

The cinematography is quite wonderful. In South Sudan, we see the lush countryside, which contrasts with the lack of basic services such as electricity and running water. The aerial views of rural Finnish farmhouses and the rugged mountain terrain of Palestine are quite breathtaking. The background music reflects the local culture of the four countries.

My favorite part was watching the kids from all four countries participating in their local folk dancing. What great rhythm and timing they have. One comedic scene shows some Finnish people getting into their hot tub with bathing suits and furry hats on, then rolling in the snow on a cold winter night.

The message is about how we should live life to its fullest right now and that money does not matter. Also, the discipline of doing hard work as a child teaches some very important values for future success. I give this documentary 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
Runtime: 64 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - What a touching film. It brought a tear to my eye. You Are A Good Kid follows a young boy, Sammy who wants to find his mother for a parent teach conference for school and enlists the help of his home room teacher. Sammy is very relatable. I remember when I was in school, kids in my homeroom classes had parents who couldn't make it to their parent teacher conferences because of work, health reasons or because they didn't care enough. So, instead of parents their aunt, uncle or grandparent came instead. The acting is pretty good in this. Sammy and his teacher stand out the most, because they have the most screen time. The most appealing this about this title is the storyline, which is very touching. The story flows really well and has a beginning, middle and end that flow very nicely into each other. The vocabulary is very age appropriate. The cinematography and sets are well designed.

The message of this film is that a "parent" isn't always the one who birthed you, sometimes, it is the one who is there for you during your developmental years. Because of Sammy nonexistent relationship with his mother, his Aunt takes him on as her son, even though is not his birth parent.

I recommend this film for ages 8 to12 and believe children will enjoy it because it addresses a subject that affects so many children so they can relate to it. I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Reviewed by Angel U., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
Runtime: 11 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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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
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Great and inspirational film! Inventive minds keep dreams alive! Let your imagination run wild and other people will appreciate your ideas and your gizmos. This short film follows children in Estonia who have a knack for inventing things that relate to their hobbies or passions. Music, in one young girl's case and camping, in one young boy's case. Another boy is very kind-hearted and wants to help people live healthier lives. The girl invents a staff ruler. It's for creating a musical staff on which you can later write musical notes. You cannot do this with a regular ruler. Another invention is a cocoon mattress. It eliminates need for a suitcase, heavy backpack or mattress when going camping. A third inventor creates a health glove for managing both epilepsy and cold temperatures. The filmmaker is quite accomplished and this production exemplifies her excellent filmmaking skills. The sets are very pleasing to the eye. Aerial views show lots of green fields, trees and fishing ponds. I particularly love the excellent close-up photography of bees pollinating some pink flowers. There's also a really nice emphasis on nature and natural wonders. These are all good inspirations for invention! Another beautiful close-up is of a very ornate accordion that a woman is playing. There are interesting views of her grandmother's old house in need of repair, including some unusual objects hanging on the outside walls. Perhaps they are some old inventions created by her grandmother or other elders. I noticed a recurring blue and white animated computer graphic of some sort of motorized mechanical device. It seems to be the visual theme or some sort of logo for this film. Perhaps this is some kind of graphical design software that's available to people in Estonia. The cinematography of the flowing rivers and the bustling city streets (where the boy likes to folkdance) captures the viewer's attention. One boy doesn't want to patent his invention. He is very unselfish in that he wants to allow anybody to produce these cocoon mattresses. This boy suggests keeping an invention notebook, to write down or draw all of one's inventions. My favorite part is hearing how happy these children are living in their country. There is a lot of national pride and appreciation for everything their homeland offers them. The message is to figure out what you really enjoy doing in life and then create some new object to make that even better for yourself and other people. Inspiring! I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 16. Reviewed by Jeff M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.
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Runtime: 15 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-15 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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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?
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - OMG, another wonderful animated short from the talented Bum Family! I couldn't wait to watch this and was not disappointed. This group of 6 cousins bring such delightful stories to life with their fun paper animation, voice talent, and creativity. This definitely is a winner that will make a great addition to any KIDS FIRST! Film Festival partner venue. It holds your interest from beginning to end, with many quirky moments throughout - all kid and family friendly. I recommend it for ages 7 to 18, as well as adults and give it 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Julie S. KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
Runtime: 8 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 8-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO


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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.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The title reveals the theme of this short student film, about a girl's dream of becoming an astronaut. We experience her as she feels herself drowning in school work. The story is told very dramatically and easily draws the viewer in. The actor that plays the protagonist is appealing and realistic, especially as a young child and then again as a teen. Anyone that has ever been a student (who among us has not) can easily relate to this story. Watching the girl experience her dream, almost lose it and finding it again makes it very relatable. This is well produced. The vocabulary and concepts of this film will easily resonate with a youth audience. The production quality is quite good with clear sound and well executed visuals. The cinematography is well suited to the story. The locations, from her bedroom, to the sky, to school, all work and help deliver her story. I really enjoyed this. It is an excellent piece of filmmaking by a youth filmmaker. Very impressive.

The target audience will understand the concept of having a dream and going after it, in spite of all the obstacles one encounters along the way. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 15. Reviewed by Kimberly M., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror
Runtime: 8 minutes Juror Recommended Age: 12-18 Suggested Retail Price: $ Media: VIDEO



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