The free KIDS FIRST! Film Festival enters its 11th summer, boasting 40 live-action and animated films from 13 countries over 5 Sundays: June 11 and 25 and July 9, 23 and 30.
The free screenings are comprised of award-winning independent shorts; episodes from newly and soon-to-be released series, including Gwen Stefani’s Kuu Kuu Harajuku, France’s Mily Miss Questions, and Russia’s Alisa Knows What to Do; and a special showing of the acclaimed feature film Whale Rider, back on the big screen for its 15th anniversary.
- Sunday, June 11
Ages 4+, Small Kine Keiki
Films: Mily Miss Questions, I am Not a Mouse, Eyes in the Back of Her Head, Polka Dott, PAWO, KCKPL’s Stories on the Bus, Waves from the Sky, Man’s Best Friend, Notorious Corn
- Sunday, June 25
Ages 8+, Techies, Trekkies, Spies and Sci-Fi
Films: Alisa Knows What to Do, Force-Full Imagination, Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!, Light Sight, Albedo Absolute, The Astronomer’s Sun, Chasing Rabbits, Star Taxi
- Sunday, July 9
Ages 4-12+, Nurture Nature
Films: The Machine, Love Song of the Drone, The Hole, My Haggan Dream, Water Path for a Fish, Ami, Barnyard Aces, Hey Deer!, Plastic is Forever, PapaUnderwater, Our Wonderful Nature–The Common Chameleon
- Sunday, July 23
Ages 5-15+, Be True to You!
Films: Only One You, The Trumpeter, Lost in Spring, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Dear Henri, The Something,
Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!, Kojo: A Short Documentary, Monster Doctor, I am Dyslexic
- Sunday, July 30
Ages 10+, 15th Anniversary, Whale Rider
This year’s festival provides quality entertainment for children and youth from 4 to 15+ years of age. Free parking is available on campus; follow balloons to the Art Building Auditorium. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; program starts at 3 p.m. with door prizes followed by the films.
A project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, KIDS FIRST! films are free of gratuitous violence; race, gender, or religious bias; and condescension towards children.
For complete information, please visit KIDS FIRST or call Outreach College at (808) 956-9883.