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KIDS FIRST! Daddying Film Festival June 13-20 Admission: Free! Select the Winners by Voting

As you know, KIDS FIRST! Film Festival co-hosts film festival with a group of wonderful venues and organizations nation- and worldwide. Next up is an exciting, first time festival in partnership with the DADvocacy Consulting group– the first annual KIDS FIRST! Daddying Film Festival. This festival offers a celebration of films that honor a child’s relationship with their father or father figure.

Featured are a collection of student films from elementary through university students with the theme: “A Letter to My Father/Father Figure.” Additionally there is a collection of outstanding films from independent and foreign filmmakers. These short films illustrate how being a dad or father figure is not just who you are, it’s what you do.

Remember to Vote – Audience Voting Determine Our Final Winners!

This year’s festival will be entirely virtual, taking place online at: https://kidsfirstdaddyingff.eventive.org/welcome

All the films that have been accepted will be shown at the festival, but there will be a competition for the winners in five different categories: best elementary student film, best middle school student film, best high school student film, best university student film, best independent film. The finalists in each of those categories will be highlighted and the audience vote will determine the winners.

Announcing the 2022 KFDFF Award Finalists

Finalists in all five categories have been selected by a panel of professionals from the entertainment industry, arts and academia. The 36 films featured at the festival have been submitted by filmmakers from 17 countries including Iceland, India, Israel, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Taiwan, Argentina and the United States.

The Finalists Are!

Elementary School (grades 1 through 4) student

  • My Dad Anthony Fleg by Shandíín E Fleg, age 7
  • Wicked Witch by Virginia Adams, 10

Middle School (grades 5 through 8) students

  • A Letter to My Dad by Brock Brenner, age 11
  • I Scream by Marino, 13, San Domenico School Film program
  • P.S. I Love You by Kaari Sholeen Tabor, 13
  • He Teaches Me by Bah’Hozhooni N. Fleg, 11
  • The Good Dad by Felice, 14, San Domenico School Film program

High School (grades 9 through 12) students

  • Hey Dad, It’s Me by Leela Malladi, age 18
  • Walk With Me by Yohan Hong, 17, and Joaquin Foster, 16, San Domenico School Film program
  • Delhi Days by Eshaan Mani, 16

College Undergraduate students

  • PATER et FILIO by Pablo De Estrada, age 28
  • My Father’s Son by Kyle Davison, 24

Independent/Non-Student Filmmakers (eligible for “Best Film” and “Best Short Film” Awards)

  • Red Balloon by Avi Federgreen, Canada
  • My Other Son (Mi Otro Hijo) by Gustavo Alonso, Argentina
  • Dad for Hire by Aaron Scully, Australia
  • Jack and the Treehouse by Jim Schneider, USA
  • Mara Poppa Superhero (My Father Superhero) by Darshan Ashwin Trivedi, India
  • How the Titanic Became My Lifeboat by Bjarney Ludviksdottir, Iceland
  • Rainbow Stories – Peter, Mark, James and Einstein by Adam Bailey, United Kingdom
  • Make It Count by Romeo Jennison, USA
  • Christmas Summer by Ignacio Borderes, Argentina

Tickets are Free!

Reserve your all festival pass here: https://kidsfirstdaddyingff.eventive.org/welcome

View complete list of selected films here: https://kidsfirstdaddyingff.eventive.org/films

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