Feature Films of 2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival
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  2016 San Diego International Kids Film Festival  
 
Admission: General Pass
Locations:Schulman Auditorium (1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, Ca 92011)
Senior Center( 799 Pine Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008)
SDPL Point Loma/Hervey Branch ( 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107
Screening schedule: http://sdkidsfilms.org/Films.html
 

 

Feature Films

  A HORSE WITH HOPE
China|100mins     Feature|Drama
Director: Haibin Bai
Producer: Qiangye Li
Screenwriters: Haibin Bai, Feng Shan
Cast: Lu Huang, Zaizhong Wei, Juxing Ma
Synopsis:
Aimei comes to Shenzhen as a volunteer teacher and finds that Panpan, a quiet kid, grows up with his best friend, a red horse. One day, the horse is missing. Aimei helps Panpan start the journey to look for the horse and the hope.
    A LITTLE GIRL'S DREAM
Japan|86mins     Feature|Documentary
Director: Yoshiaki Tokita
Producers:AkikazuSakagami, HaruhisaMurokawa, Kazushi Yoshida
Cast: Yui Yokoyama
Synopsis:
In 1987, at a small elementary school in the mountains of Niigata Prefecture, three calves were “enrolled in school” to be cared for by the children there. A girl, then in the third grade at the elementary school, came to embrace a dream through caring for the calves.
         
  AURELIE LAFLAMME: SOMEWHAT GROUNDED
Canada|113mins     Feature|Comedy|Romance
Director: Nicolas Monette
Producers: Claude Veillet, Annie Blais
Screenwriter: India Desjardins
Cast: Marianne Verville, Aliocha Schneider, Edith Cochrane, Geneviève Chartran, Lou Pascal Tremblay
Synopsis:
AurélieLaflamme, who is now a teenager, enters the final year of high school and looks for her place in life.
    B12
Iran|85mins     Feature|Drama|Family
Director/Producer/Screenwriter: Omid Niaz
Synopsis:
Two boys leave their village to buy medicine for their ill grandmother. They don't tell their plan to anybody. They arrive to a big city, but the money they have isn't enough to buy the medicine. So they have to work in order to earn enough money.
         
BIG LOTUS LITTLE LOTUS
China|90mins     Feature|Drama
Director: Yaxuan Yuan
Producers: Yaxuan Yuan, Shufeng Lu
Screenwriter: XianmingMeng
Cast: Zhaoheyang He, Zhengliang Wan, Gui Han
Synopsis:
A bomb took the lives of the parents of Big Lotus, the sister, and Little Lotus, the brother. Becoming an orphan, Big Lotus has to take care of her younger brother. They start to seek the reason of the death of their parents.
    BLINKY BILL: THE MOVIE
Australia|80mins     Feature|Animation|Comedy|Fantasy
Directors: Deane Taylor, AlexsStadermann
Producers: Barbara Stephen, Jim Ballantine
Screenwriter: Fin Edquist
Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, Toni Colette, David Wenham,Deborah Mailman, Barry Humphries, Barry Otto
Synopsis:
Blinky Bill is a koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in his explorer father’s footsteps.
         
  BOMBEYAATA
India|91mins     Feature|Drama|Action|Family
Director/Producer/Screenwriter: MohankumarKn
Cast: Suraj B. Aradhya, Sai Preetham, Vivek, Amruthkumar. V, Dhanush
Synopsis:
Sajjad Khan, who hails from a Muslim family, migrates to a small village near Shravanabelagola. Sajjad studies in a Government school and wants to join his friends in Celebrating 'Ganesha Festival'. 
    DUMMIE THE MUMMY AND THE SPHINX OF SHAKABA
Netherlands|78mins     Feature|Adventure|Comedy|Family
Director: Pim van Hoeve
Producer: Paul Voorthuysen
Screenwriter: Tijs van Marle
Cast: Julian Ras, YahyaGaier, Roeland Fernhout
Synopsis:
A mummy who realizes that he may never be as famous as his pharaoh-father seeks to boost his confidence by participating in a special contest, with the help of his best friend. 
         
  EAGLE-BONE FLUTE & SAUSSUREA INVOLUCRATA
China|94mins     Feature|Drama|Adventure
Director: Yawei Li
Producer: Mingsheng Wang
Screenwriter: Manhua Su
Cast: Jin Chen, JiayuShui
Synopsis:
Aquan comes to the place where his father spent his childhood and soon becomes good friends with grandpa Amir’s grandchildren. Eagle-bone flutes exist in pairs, but Amir has only one. The kids start the journey to look for the other one in a snow mountain.
    FLUFFY MARKY - VOL 1
Canada|48mins     Feature|Drama|Sci-Fi|Family
Director: Benoit Lach
Producers/Screenwriters: Benoit Lach, Vincent Lafortune
Cast: Eliane Gagnon, Sandrine Bisson, Marie-Ève Beauregard
Synopsis:
Mark and his Trio of Terror have perfected a reign of terror at school until the day he wakes up to find himself transformed into a puppet. Now harmless and suffering from the shock of his transformation, he must confront his former victims who want revenge, as well as the members of the Trio of Terror, who want to take his place. From now on, Mark must learn to survive as Fluffy Marky. 
         
  GURU DIAN
Indonesia|79mins     Feature|Drama|Family
Director: Purnomo Aziz
Producers: Risdi A, SulaemanMukhotib, WiwinMulyani
Screenwriters: Sad Purnadi, RisdiSulaeman, Dirmawan Hatta
Cast: AjiSanrosa, Ryan Pytri, Ronald Agustave
Synopsis:
This is a story of a teacher in a small village to open mind whole villagers about education.
    INCOMPARABLE BEAUTY
China|90mins Feature|Drama
Director/Producer: Yaxuan Yuan
Screenwriter: XianmingMeng
Cast: Yange Deng
Synopsis:
A beautiful college student comes to an incomparably beautiful village and completes a beautiful work with a group of lovely kids.
         
  NUOMI'S APPLE
China|90mins     Feature|Drama
Director: Jun Wang
Producer: Jinhua Zhang
Screenwriters: Jun Wang, Yan Li
Cast: Enran Ma, JingyingHou, Zhiyou Liu, Feifei Yu
Synopsis:
The school hands out each student an apple. Nuomi saves his apple for his sick sister, but it is missing. Yaoguo feels bad and tries to find one apple to give back to Nuomi.
    POLAROID
Korea|China|106mins     Feature|Family
Director/Producer: Ju Ho Seong
Screenwriters: Ni Juen, Cho Su-min
Cast: Yang Bum, Kim Tae-yong, Jung Jae-yeon
Synopsis:
Yangmingquit a Chinese icehockey athlete's life because ofan unexpected accident 8 years ago. One day, he met one boy who suddenly stunned on the street and an unexpected episode happened to them.Then they become confused after getting some secrets...
         
  SANTA'S BOOT CAMP
USA|93mins     Feature|Comedy|Fantasy
Director: Ken Feinberg
Producers: Ken Feinberg, Craig Tollis, Jill Savarese
Screenwriters: Ken Feinberg, Kelly Nettles, Mimi Fontaine
Cast: Ansley Williams, Doug Kaye, Eric Roberts, Erika Bierman, Trey Best
Synopsis:
Willy Wonka meets "The Breakfast Club" at Christmas. When kids become so bratty and self-centered that Santa's elves go on strike, Santa, in desperation, must bring six unscrupulous youths to his boot camp to help save Christmas.
    TAKE A CHANCE
USA|92mins     Feature|Drama|Action|Family
Director: Shihan Oyama
Producer: Scott Perkins
Screenwriters: Shihan Oyama, Michael Stiles
Cast: Mackenyu Maeda, Sonny Chiba, Cassie Scerbo, Masashi Odate
Synopsis:
Even in Japan, the ancient lifestyle of UchiDeshi training is all but forgotten. However, a teenager from Tokyo discovers that it’s alive and well in the American Deep South.
         
  THE DIONTI FAMILY
Brazil|UK|96mins     Feature|Fantasy|Romance|Family
Director/Screenwriter: Alan Minas
Producer: Daniela VitorinoBorba
Cast: Antonio Edson, MuriloQuirino, Bernardo Lucindo, Anna Luiza Marques, Gero Camilo
Synopsis:
Set in a magical corner of the Brazilian countryside, Josué struggles to bring up his two sons alone, especially when the youngest starts to melt away in the throes of first love.
    THE GREAT GUYS
China|90mins     Feature|Drama
Director/Producer: Jin Zhang
Screenwriter: Ting Zhang
Cast: YaozhongGu, Bochao Zhang, Ziming Wang, Tiantian Li, ZiruiGuo, Zehao Yuan, Xiaowei Zhang
Synopsis:
The planet Valentura is facing the crisis of being destroyed. There is one tale says that a great kid on the earth will be able to save Valentura. So the Rose Fairy is sent by Valentura to the earth in order to look for this great kid.
         
  THE LITTLE GYPSY WITCH
Austria|Croatia|Macedonia|98mins     Feature|Musical|Comedy|Fantasy
Director: TomislavZaja
Producers: Boris Dmitrovic, Knut Ogris, Zoran Risteski
Screenwriters: Irena Krcelic, TomislavZaja
Cast: Selma Ibrahimi, Marin Arman Grbin, Aleksandra Balmazovic
Synopsis:
When 10-year-old Manusa's grandma spirit starts haunting her house, she finds a family secret that is causing the curse.
    THE SWINGING DAYS
China|96minFeature|Drama
Director: Jun Wang
Producers: Hanjing An
Screenwriters: Jun Wang
Cast: Mengnan Li; Hongbo Zhang
Synopsis:  Jing Dong is in his trouble teen period. After go throng many things with his father, he learn many valuable life experience and figure out his future direction。
         
 

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