The free screenings are comprised of award-winning international shorts; new episodes of the television series, Molang; the interactive, animated and live-action film, Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis; and a special closing event with writer/director Dan Chuba presenting his new animated feature, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island. The publisher of the children’s classic, The Boxcar Children, will provide book sets as door prizes.
- Sunday, June 24
Adorbs!, Ages 3+
Films: Molang, Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis
- Sunday, July 1
Ages 5+, 12 shorts under 12 minutes
Films: Cicada, Dino Dana–Mega Tooth, Lemon and Elderflower, Someone Good Will Find You, Outside, Mogu and Perol, Rag Dolls, Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning, CORKY, Daisy’s Oracle, Freestyle, Iron Hands
- Sunday, July 8
Imagine That!, Ages 8+
Films: Erin, Owen, and the Loch Nest Monster; The Door; Gypsy Tales/The Fiery Red Snake; Elena and the Shadows; Dreamweaver; Two Balloons; Blows with the Wind; Trigga; Mom Got Eaten by a Demon Spider
- Sunday, July 15
Closing Event!, Ages 6+
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island
Introduction and Q&A with writer/director Dan Chuba in person! Book prizes provided by publisher Albert Whitman and Company
This year’s festival provides quality entertainment for children and youth from 3 years of age and up. 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.
The UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is supported in part by the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, with additional support from Alaska Airlines.
For complete information, please visit KIDS FIRST or call the Outreach College at (808) 956-9883.