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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College
8th ANNUAL KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL

KidsFirst!

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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.

Supported in part by the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.

SUNDAYS • JUNE 8, 22, 29 and JULY 13 • 3pm
UH Mānoa Art Auditorium • FREE!


  JUNE 8 • Ages 5+ • 70 minutes

Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure

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The super-cute, talented British cousins Sophia Grace and Rosie became an Internet sensation with their viral videos. Then, the pint-sized duo sang and danced their way to stardom on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which sends them to report from the red carpet. Now the two have their own fun-filled movie! Get ready for an adventure – tutus and tiaras optional!

The girls are sent to Switzelvania as Ellen's correspondents to cover the coronation of a new queen. When they encounter three very different princesses competing for the throne, Sophia Grace and Rosie hatch a royal plot to help the best candidate win.

Mahalo to Warner Home Video.




  JUNE 22 • Ages 4+ • 84 minutes

Lotte from Gadgetville

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Dubbed in English. This crowd-pleasing, feature-length animation from Estonia has screened at many U.S. festivals, winning awards around the world. Lotte, a cheerful girl-puppy, lives in a seaside village inhabited by animals who invent wacky gadgets and time-saving machines. The villagers organize an annual competition of new inventions, which Lotte’s father always wins. This year, Lotte and her best friend, Bruno the cat, meet a Japanese bee named Susumu. He introduces Gadgetville to judo, and the town goes wild for the sport. Lotte, Bruno, and Alfred the rabbit then try to help Susumu get back to Japan for an international judo contest. Colorful, sweet, old-fashioned family fun!

Mahalo to Kidflix Global.



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  JUNE 29 • Ages 2-6 • 53 minutes

Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party

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Peppa is a global sensation. The lovable little piggy adores playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places, and making new friends – but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Every "peppasode" ends happily with loud snorts of laughter. (4 episodes; 5 minutes each)

Mahalo to Entertainment One.

Poppy Cat: Birthday Treasure And Other Adventures

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Join Poppy Cat and her friends as they embark on extraordinary adventures through fantastical lands. Seen through the eyes of Poppyʻs imaginative young owner, a little girl named Lara, each episode tells the tale of a very special cat and her colorful band of friends. Based on Lara Jonesʻ award-winning Poppy Cat books and from the creators of Olivia and Mr. Men and Little Miss. (3 episodes; 11 minutes each)

Mahalo to Entertainment One.




  JULY 13 • Ages 10+ • 88 minutes

Wolf Summer

Wolf Summer

In Norwegian with English Subtitles. Winner of Norwayʻs Amanda Award for Best Childrenʻs or Youth Film. When the summer course in outdoor climbing is cancelled, twelve-year-old Kim decides that she will solo climb the "East Wall" – as her late father did when he was twelve. Kim is injured in a fall, and wakes up trapped in a shack with a mother wolf and her cub. Realizing that hunters are chasing the wolves, Kim is forced to pick sides and enters into a heated conflict between animal and man. With suspense, action, and adventure, Wolf Summer explores themes of friendship, family, loyalty, and courage. Please note for sensitive children: the film contains scenes with hunters and guns, and some animal carcasses are shown.

Mahalo to Kidflix Global.