KIDS FIRST! Film Festival/Hawaiʻi

ALL KINE KIDS (9 films•Varied Age Groups)

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9 films in package
(Ages 5-12) An urban fairy tale about Ashton, a lonely boy with neglectful parents, who embarks on a global adventure when he enters a contest to become the new butler of Bob Chan, a grieving, reclusive singer. The first film by nine-year-old writer/director Andrew Chan-Possemato.
(Ages 8-18) Smothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce Yancy Paul (Bip) is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution. It’s time to ripen. Bloom. Break the shackles of parental paranoia. It’s the Age of Bryce. Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
(Ages 10-18) This short film is about one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world - the Mongolian Dukha tribe. The film focuses on their way of life, how reindeers came to live with humans, and discusses the life of five-year old Tuvshuu, who may be destined to be one of the last reindeer herders.
(Ages 8-14) Hassan has just moved to the US from Egypt and to make things harder, this 2nd grader is a shy little guy.
(Ages 6-18) Six teenage boys in a remote village decide to work in the village cages to rent an 8 mm projector from a tour guide..
(Ages 10-18) It was a blistering hot day, and, as a chubby kid on summer break, Bruno's only goals were to avoid his chores and stay cool while awaiting the sweet jingle of the ice cream truck.
(Ages 10-18) Iris and Leo are waiting for their school bus, just like any other day. This morning, however, it does not arrive. Facing no rules but their own, the two eight year-olds embark on an urban adventure, one they shall never forget, roaming the streets of Montreal.
(Ages 12-14) Close friends Alex and Yan Bo, eighth-graders, cram for a test in a prestigious prep school. Once they're accused of cheating off of one another, their friendship is threatened.
(Ages 12-18) Yana, a heroic 10-year-old girl, is given the task of cleaning up the shards of her parents' broken marriage in the attic of her former home.
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9 films • 1h49m • Varied Age Groups

Delightful tales of kids being kids, everywhere -- from the US, Canada, Belgium, Iran, and Mongolia.

Close friends Alex and Yan Bo, eighth-graders, cram for a test in a prestigious prep school. Once they're accused of cheating off of one another, their friendship is threatened.

Juror's comments: This short film is great. It explores a series of events that are pretty common within our academic society. However, from the promo and description, it's not that visibly or verbally appealing. This story is kind of a hidden gem; it doesn't seem that pretty on the outside, but when you actually look at it, it has an amazing story and characters


I love the story, as a fellow 8th grader, I can relate a lot to this plot. This film addresses this problem very well and is extremely accurate. The cinematography is pretty basic, but it captures the story well and delivers everything you would want in a short film. I love the set because it looks completely real and captures day-to-day life. One of the actors that really stands out is Alex Chavez who plays the main character and delivers his message in very few words. Also, I have to give props to the Director, Dan Perlman who delivers this story very well.

The message of this film is that friendships can be tested; some will survive and some will not. There is a scene where these kids have to take a test and everyone’s reaction is different. As a fellow 8th grader, I thought it was extremely accurate and downright funny. This film delivers a message that is really important to kids of middle school age because, at this time in their life, social interactions play a huge role and this film provides an amazing message kids need to know.

I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 14. It is beautifully produced, well-acted and, most importantly, deals with a very real situation that is typical of what kids experience today, Reviewed by Jude A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Adult reviewer.

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Dan Pearlman
  • Screenwriter
    Dan Pearlman
  • Producer
    Dan Pearlman
  • Co-Producer
    Steph Hill
  • Cast
    Alex Chavez, Yan Bo Lin, Mika Wurf, Lee Raviv, John Austin Barisano, Alexa Googel, Bill scheft, Carmen Lagala, Courtney Fearrington, Gastor Almonte, Xazmin Garza,
  • Cinematographer
    Juhi Sharma
  • Editor
    Daniel Johnson