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Giving Tuesday – Join Us In The Spirit Of The Holidays And The Season Of Giving!

Today is Giving Tuesday--the biggest day of the year for showing your generosity and support for the causes you care about. No donation is too small to make a HUGE difference in creating sustainability for our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics. Launched in 2012, our program is the first-of-its-kind in teaching tweens and teens how to critique media and share their reviews with their peers, teachers, parents and grandparents. Our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics' reviews and interviews are just the tip of the iceberg. We're creating a community of young creatives, helping them build lifelong skills and relationships within the entertainment industry. Our alumni have shared how their experience as KIDS FIRST! reporters affected them in college and as young professionals. Check out Keefer Carteen's story below. Keefer was a member of our team from 2013 to 2021, is a 2022 college … - read more...


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Wish * A Beautiful, Inspiring and Hilarious Film That Contains A Very Valuable Life Lesson

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wish is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keila V. comments, “Wish is a beautiful film that contains a very valuable life lesson; not only is the movie inspiring, it is also hilarious. It’s perfect to watch with friends and family!” David E. adds, “Wish stands as the latest jewel in the Disney crown, a captivating addition to the … - read more...

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Granny Ranny's Coming Attractions

The KIDS FIRST! Journey And Surprises Along the Way
Today, one week into our annual year-end fundraising campaign, we've reached 20% of our goal, thanks to generous people like you! Please help us reach 100% so we can continue our important work in children's media, which often changes lives one person at a time. As we begin our 33rd year, I've been reflecting on our journey and our vision for the future. When I co-founded KIDS FIRST! in September 1991, little did I know that it would evolve into my life's most defining work. A casual conversation with my colleague, Paula Miller, marked a turning point in my life. We, along with a few others from the children's media industry, had been toying … - read more...


Leo, Haunting in Venice, Stephen Curry, Five Nights at Friday’s+
Listen in as we interview Lee Romaire about Five Nights at Freddy’s in Real Life, Tom Bancroft about Pencils vs Pixels, Eugenio Derbe about Radical, and Robert Marianetti and David Wachtenheim about Leo plus we review A Haunting in Venice and Stephen Curry: Underrated. Hosted by Kyla C. is joined by Daniel, Mikella, Sydney, Hanadie, Zoe and Madeleine. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies or on digital entertainment, check out what our real kids have to say about - read more...

From the Jury

Stephen Curry: Underrated * An Extraordinary Documentary With Creative Editing, Accessibility, And A Compelling Story
The remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, dynamic and unexpected players in the history of basketball: Stephen Curry. This feature documentary — blending intimate cinéma vérité, archival footage and on camera interviews — documents Curry’s rise from an undersized college player at a small town Division I college to a four-time NBA champion, building one of the most dominant sports dynasties in the world. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Daniel S. comments, “Stephen Curry: Underrated is an extraordinary documentary with creative editing, accessibility, and a compelling … - read more...


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