The UH Kids First! Film Festival celebrates its tenth year with animated features plus an environmental film fest for kids
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The award-winning UH Manoa KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, presented by Outreach College, celebrates a decade of FREE family fun on June 12 & 26 and July 10 & 17, 2016 in the UH Manoa Art Auditorium. This year's festival provides quality entertainment for children and youth from 2 to 18 years of age - as well as the young at heart.
On June 12 and July 10 &17, doors open at 2:30pm; the program starts at 3:00pm with door prizes followed by the films.
The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, partners each year with over 150 venues nationwide, reaching an audience of more than one million people, making it the largest kids' film festival in the world. Curated locally by UH Manoa's Outreach College to appeal to Hawai‘i audiences, KIDS FIRST! films are free of gratuitous violence; race, gender, or religious bias; inappropriate content; and condescension towards children. Age-appropriate groupings of films entertain through a balance of animation and live action, plus varied themes from different cultures. Parents, grandparents, friends and neighborhood kids -- everyone can enjoy the films because they're juried by kids, parents, teachers, and child advocates nationwide to qualify for the Festival.