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Sometimes we just don't seem to "fit in" - for whatever reason. This collection gives insight into those that are different and yet, somehow find their way in the world. Uplifting; courageous; inspiring!

An all-girls robotics team competes to smash stereotypes and prove themselves in a male-dominated field, while also trying to get through high school.

Juror comments: The Missfits is an intriguing short documentary that follows an all-girl high school robotics team through their FIRST Robotics competition. You’ll really get to know these girls and become invested in their progress. Each girl brings her own unique talents to the team and they all support one another through the ups and downs of creation and competition.

I really like how this documentary allows you to get to know the girls so you really care about how they do in the competition. The message of this film is that teammates can support one another and persevere through competition. The filmmakers really capture the dynamics of the kids participating in the project and the energy they put into it. The background music is well chosen and helps drive the excitement. The camera work is spot on. The audio is excellent. I really compliment the production team for their excellent production.

Most importantly, this film definitely made our youth reviewers want to learn more about robotics and try to learn to build their own! Their favorite part is the FIRST Robotics competition where it shows how fast the robots can move and how easily they navigate obstacles.

We recommend this film for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. It is a good choice for families to watch together and talk about teamwork and perseverance. It’s also about girls in STEM and there’s some discussion of race and gender.

We give The Missfits 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Will C. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Ellie Wen
  • Producer
    Ellie Wen
  • Cinematographer
    Ellie Wen
  • Editor
    Ellie Wen
  • Composer
    Daniel Walter
  • Sound Design
    Inês Pedrosa e Melo