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Titles Announced for the 2013 KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search

KF_FilmCritics_218x225.jpgKIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search competition for our 2013 youth film critics (ages 7 to 14) is now open. Check out the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search webpage forthe approved titles plus tips on how to submit, guidelines, official rules and a short video from our youth film critics sharing their experience.

Filmmakers love our program, too. Kenn Viselman, creator of recent release The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, and the film’s marketing professional Eileen Potrock, told us, “The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics came ot our junket and our premiere, and were among the most eloquent and informed reporters to attend. The training that KIDS FIRST! gives to these children provides not only professional skills, but poise and confidence as well. They are a great source of empowerment for young people and a wonderful outlet for anyone who works with children and families.”

And sharing her view of the experience from the parent’s perspective, the mother of one of our first KIDS FIRST! youth film critics, says, “My daughter’s experience with KIDS FIRST! has opened many doors for her within her own person, allowing her to strive for excellence in her written and oral presentations and to always ask the deeper questions about messages and meanings in media directed to children. Her confidence in public speaking has greatly increased as well as her feelings of value and worth of her own opinions and thoughts.” (Sarah Jane Geraldi, mother of Raven Devanney, a 2011 KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search winner.)

The contest is open until midnight, Dec. 31, but the earlier you submit your entry, the better your chance to win. Entries are posted on a public website where friends, family and everyone interested can vote for their favorite review. The top 24 will be finalists, which we’ll announce the beginning of January, and the winning 12 will be chosen from among the finalists by a celebrity panel of judges. Winners will be announced the middle of January.

2013 KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search titles:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Princess Bride
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Big Top Scooby-Doo!
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

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