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The Magic Ball

Director: Serena KInchla.
"Outstanding cinematography and compelling music" Kids First! Children offer us a magical and creative insight into their world. This multi-award winning film celebrates children from many different places around the world. Filmed on location in Bali, Czech Republic, Mexico, USA, India, France, the Caribbean and Australia. Our hosts, Ashlee and Ayden are guided by the magician, Shamani Azu, in their travels around the world where they witness the dancing, music and adventure these children offer. Be inspired by every child on The Magic Ball, our planet Earth! Music by Blues Traveler, Donavon Frankenreiter, Shpongle, Ganga Giri and many more.... "Spectacular" Ron age 72, Professor Of Psychology, Princeton University "I want to see it again Mama!" Rowan age 5

The Shortie Awards: International Film & News Festival

The Shortie Awards: International Film & News Festival is for film makers ages 7 to 18 years old and their teachers. Interested in submitting, please visit or look for our Without a Box listing. We are a NO FEE festival.

International Family Film Festival (IFFF)

Located in Hollywood, Caliofornia

Screens films by professionals, film students and youth in separate categories

Scvepts films and screenplays both long and short formats

Films are suitable for a generasl audience

Second week of March annually

"Angry Man" wins Grand Prix at Hiroshima 2010

  TOKYO ~ Angry Man, a film about domestic violence, has won top prize at the Hiroshima Animated Film Festival. Based on the book by Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus, the film focuses on a small frightened child who desperately wishes to tell someone about what is going on at home, but doesn’t know who to talk to or what to do. In awarding the Grand Prix to the film’s director, Anita Killi, the festival jury described Angry Man as a “beautifully made mixed media film” which...

Anita Killi from Norway, director of "Angry Man", winner at Hiroshima 2010

In a statement issued by Toril Simonsen of the Norwegian Film Institute, Anita Killi said she had wanted to create a strong and aesthetic film about a difficult topic - domestic violence - for both children and adults.

The Shortie Awards: International Film & News Festival

The 9th Annual Shortie Awards - International Film and News Festival highlights the work of students ages 7-18 and their teachers. Entry deadline for 2010 is April 9.The awards ceremony will be held on May 23, 2010 at La Maison Francaise in Washington, DC.

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Meet Indie Filmmaker: MALAGASY GOSPEL

What’s unusual about Malagasy Gospel? Directors Carlos Esbert, Virginia Camino, Alvaro Lagos, and Graciela de Pablos give us the details on their inspiring and recent ÉCU 2010 selected documentary feature about a blind, orphaned children’s choir. By Nick Forrester Q: It seemed to me that everyone making the film genuinely enjoyed spending time with these unique kids, but what initially inspired you to make the film? The starting point of the project was in fa...

My First Festival

My First Festival is a film fest for schools and family audiences which celebrates its third edition this year. With venues at Verdi Cinemas and the Catalan Film Institute (Filmoteca de Catalunya) in Barcelona, the event will take place from 20 to 28 November 2010.

The festival was set up to promote children’s films in all their variety and creativity, showcasing a selection of works from all over the world and from throughout cinema history. Its goals are to entertain and to educate, to stimulate the imagination and creativity and to awaken the critical spirit.

This year we include in the program a competition section open to short films, fiction and animated, targeted to children from 5 to 12 years old.

Call for Entries Deadline Quickly Approaching!

Have you finished your film yet for The Shortie Awards: International Film & News Festival? If you haven't, keep in mind that April 9th is quickly approaching!     ...

Submission Deadline for VAFI - 10 days left!

10 days left for submission on VAFI! VAFI is a film festival for animated films made by children or youth under 18 years. See you on VAFI! We have lot of surprises ready for you! info: ...

VAFI - submit children and youth animation films

VAFI is a new animation Festival for children and youth up to 18 years. You are all welcome to submit your films and if you make the competiton visit our beutiful city and enjoy for three days. The city you can see here:   Festival date: 9 - 11 April 2010 Submission deadline: 15 January 2010   Categories of the festival are divided by age: MINI (children 0-10 years...

Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space

Director: David Moolten.
Once a child laborer who trekked from Mexico to the fields of California to pick strawberries, Jose Hernandez recently traveled into space as an astronaut on the Discovery space shuttle. His story honors both the desperate struggle of immigrants and the greatness of which they are capable. This film and spoken word performance are a tribute.

The Providence Effect


VAFI - Call for Entry

VAFI - International Children and Animation Film Festival Varaždin - Croatia - Call for Entry

Submission Deadline: 15th January 2010 Submission format: DVD - PAL NO ENTRY FEE   VAFI 2010 P. P. 5 42000 Varaždin Croatia Europe PARTNER OF THE FESTIVALEvery year VAFI will have a partner – either a country or an author. In 2010 author – partner will be Borivoj Dovniković, so all of us will be honore


PELEADOR tells the story of a 10 year old boy who's training to become the world's international boxing champion. He lives in a poor neighborhood in Habana Vieja, Cuba.

PELEADOR, my thesis film shot in Cuba.

Filmed in May/June 2009, PELEADOR tells the story of a 10 year old boy who's training to become the world's international boxing champion. He lives in a poor neighborhood in Habana Vieja, Cuba....

Call for Entries!

For aspiring filmmakers ages 7 - 18, you can now submit your films for the Shortie Film Festival. The deadline is August 9th. You can get more information at our website:! - Shortie ...

Clayfields House Film

Director: Marcus clarke.
Puppet Filfy Rat is Living ina Hospital but thinking of a move. He visits Clayfields House Secure Children's Home in Nottinghamshire and talks to the Puppets there about life inside.

TICFF 2012 NOW is Calling for Entry

TICFF 2012 NOW is Calling for Entry Please visit for details.

Lahore International Children's Film Festival

The Lahore International Children’s Film Festival is annual event to showcase the best of local and international cinema by and for children in Pakistan.

Broskee and the Fam Bam "Out of the Frying Pan Sing-a-long Video"

From the New Film by His House Productions Entitled, Broskee and the Fam Bam "Stinky Locker"

Schweizer Jugendfilmtage // Festival Ciné Jeunesse

National Film Festival for young people in Switzerland. Entries allowed from Swiss inhabitants or Swiss citizens living abroad, up to 25 (30, if film student) years. Max. film length 20 Minutes. More Infos in French and German on the website


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