Kids Film Festival Promises Fun For The Whole Family

Miss Minoes is part of UH Manoa's Kids FIRST film festival.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College presents the 6th Annual KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, a free event that promises wholesome, quality fun for the whole family! KIDS FIRST! gives kids and families the excitement and thrill of attending a film festival without the gratuitous violence, stereotypical bias and other inappropriate content.

The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival 2012 screens on Sundays, June 3, 10, 24 and July 8 and 15 at 3 p.m. at the UH Mānoa Art Auditorium.

The festival line-up includes feature-length films as well as award-winning shorts that appeal to everyone from toddlers to grown-ups.

  • June 3—Animated short about a boy who wants to be a dog with the full-length family film, Miss Minoes, about a cat who turns into a girl
  • June 10—Screened will be a feature film from auteur director Yoichi Sai, based on a true story, called Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog, which will make its U.S. premier in mid-May 2012
  • June 24—Six short films for children ages 3–7, including international favorites Hello Kitty and Babar, along with some ecology-minded puppets
  • July 8—10 award-winning short animated and live-action films for ages 5-12 from all across the globe and beyond
  • July 15Ride of the Mergansers and Circus Dreams are highly entertaining and inspiring films focused on following instincts and following dreams

For more information, visit the KIDS FIRST website or call (808) 956-9883.

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