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.

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. After emerging victorious in his quest for frozen delights, things didn't go as planned, and the sugar high only lasted so long. Whether it was the heat, the sugar crash, or serendipity, he won't ever know, but what happened next turned that day into one he could never forget.

Juror comments: Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this short film. It so reminds me of my own childhood, which was completely different but has elements of similarity. First, the writing is exceptional. I love that narrator, without whom this piece would not make the impact it does. The narrator helps us know what's going on in young Bruno's mind. The characters are excellent and well defined, as well as well acted, particularly the young actor that plays Bruno, Terrence Little Gardenhigh. Very good camera work and editing. Good sound effects. It's really a perfect short film for a tween and teen audience, ages 10 to 18, plus adults. Adults will get the nostalgic aspect of it. I give this 5 out of 5 stars as it really is that well done. This will play well at festivals geared for youth and families. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! juror.

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  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Matt Kenchington
  • Screenwriter
    Matt Kenchington
  • Producer
    Meghan Weinstein, Matt Kenchington
  • Executive Producer
    Jerry Solomon, Jessica Solomon
  • Cast
    Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Sarah Hyland-Rosenstein, Todd McCullough, Owen Miller, Hank Kenchington
  • Cinematographer
    Yoni Shrira