KIds Made Films at 2017 San Diego International Kids Film Festival
2017 San Diego International Kids Film Festival--Kids Made Films

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Germany | 6 min Short | Animation
Director Theo Pfaff Writers Teresa Hilser, Sofia Kunz
Producers Nils Dinger, Samuel Saurer
"Humans are cool – there's always a buzz!", the grandchild tells his grandmother who is an old Black Forest cairn. She's skeptical. Does mankind need nature? Does nature need mankind?
    H.U.M.A.N.S.
USA | 10 min Short | Comedy
Director/Writer Johnathan Newport Producer Sara Breaux
Cast Johnathan Newport, Kieran O'Dell, Anna Maria Shockey, Claire Burton, Zach Wilson
This is a comedic oral history of life over the past 70 million years that examines and personifies the ongoing competition between Evolution and Extinction.
  VOICES UNLOCKED: A TRUE STORY
USA | 7 min Short | Documentary
Director/Producer/Writer Johnathan Newport
The younger brother of a teen with non-speaking autism creates a short documentary to raise awareness of the unappreciated abilities of people with autism, while also highlighting the "Rapid Prompt Method" or "RPM", a new form of therapy.
    A TWILIGHT JOURNEY
Canada | 4 min Short | Animation | Fantasy
Director/Producer Keaghan Miyako Mary TIerney
A mother wolf was not able to take care of her baby anymore, because she was not healthy enough. So, a fox who happened to come by, took the baby and cared for it…
  ACCEPTANCE!!!!
USA | 4 min Short | Drama
Director/Writer/Producer Ella Warner Cast Bella Martinez, Olivia Borris
A girl who is socially challenged would rather read a book than interact with her peers. When a girl with special needs approaches her, again...and again...and won’t give up....then, she finally learns to "accept".
    BLACK WATER
India | 6 min Short | Documentary
Director/Writer/Animator Tanmay Srivastava
This documentary is about The Cellular jail, situated 630 miles (1,353 km) away from mainland India in The Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  BORIS & BABETTE
Netherlands | 9 min Short | Mystery
Director/Producer Merlijn Remmig Writers Merlijn Remmig, Floris de Vos, Bianca Remmig
Cast Rowan Remmig, Luna Yilmazoglu
A writer has trouble with writing an adventurous story, which makes the young character in his script getting bored. But the story all turns when the young character sees this mysterious girl and suddenly find himself in a great adventure.
    DON'T FORGET US
USA | 11 min Short | Documentary
Director Rachel Svatos Producer Morgan Gullett
On November 8, 2016 a decision was made. As kids, we watched how you reacted, what you said and what you did. You acted like children and yet, you are the adults. Want to know how we feel about that?
  DON'T GET TAGGED
USA | 7 min Short | Documentary
Director Jermiah Victor
KidsServe founder Jermiah Joseph saw a need for kids his age and under to get the message about Human Trafficking before it is too late.
    FRANKENSTEIN'S MANY BRAINS
Australia | 15 min Short | Fantasy | Comedy
Director/Writer Angus Grant Producers Liam Grant, Alistair Grant, Olivia Qi
Cast Angus Grant, Laura Sonnemann, Max Sonnemann, Charlie Sonnemann, Liam Grant
Igor help his master fetch a few different brains to give Frankenstein different personalities.
  FULL CIRCLE
USA | 4 min Short | Comedy
Director/Writer James Labuda Producers Tommy and Leily Labuda
Cast Pablo Berruto
A boy named Pablo rides a subway train to school with his homework that is due that day. But when he gets off the train, he realizes he left his homework on the train…
    HALFWAY HOUSE
USA | 16 min Short | Drama
Director/Writer Bentley Eldridge Producer Matt Eldridge
Cast Ted Dowling, Chris Lane, Shannon Dowling, Delaney Taylor, Quinn Liebling
In a small Pacific Northwest town, citizen Ronald Alabama provides a room for a prisoner out on parole in order to earn much needed cash. The prisoner, Jeff Jacobs, joins the household. Ronald has neglected to explain the situation in advance to his family. They are not amused.
  IT'S LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Germany | 4 min Short | Animation
Director Julian Kuhlmey Writer Teresa Birkenstock Producer Max Grießhaber
Cast Lea Waller
Without any help, hundreds of starfish are going to die. They were left behind when the early morning tide receded. A man who took a morning walk at the beach saw them and picked up one after another and threw them back into the water.
    JOY UNBROKEN
USA | 6 min Short | Musical
Director/Producer/Writer Alejandro Lombard
Cast Rafaella Lombard, Kylie Cantrall
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
  NEVER ALONE
UK | 20 min Short | Drama
Director/Writer/Producer Olivia Maiden
Cast Lauren Carver, Olivia Maiden, Kimberley Shopland, Velton Lishke , Susie Maiden
This is the story of one young girl's courage and resilience to overcome the guilt and grief of her sister's death and reconnect with her family and friends who she became distant from
   

.PICNIC PERFECT
USA | 7 min Short | Comedy
Director Cal Thacher Writer Cass Pham Thacher Cast Audrey Thacher
A young girl arranges an elaborate picnic for her 92-year-old great-grandmother but for one reason or another things don't go as planned.

  RAIN OR SHINE
USA | 9 min Short | Documentary
Director/Producer Steam Academy Cast Diego, Christ, Bella, Derek, Jeremiah
Some of the media students researched and reported on the history of water in San Diego. They included some interesting people that had an impact on water and water conservation. They focused on Charlie Hatfield who was known as The Rainmaker.
  Roast Duck of Dream (China)
 

SEEDS
USA | 2 min Short | Experimental
Director/Writer/Producer Milo Bennet-Shephard
Cast Miles, Nick Music Kevin MacLeod
Two men argue over a packet of seeds until a young boy sees the true answer to their conflict. And so the seeds of cooperation are sewn.

    SENTIMENT
USA | 2 min Short | Drama
Director/Producer/Writer Harrison Fuller Cast Kaelan Kelly
This is a 2 minute short film depicting the courage of a young man realizing that too often, we don't appreciate important people in our lives until it is too late.
 
THE COSMOSPENGUIN IN SUSHILAND
Austria | 12 min Short | Animation | Comedy
Director/Writer/Cast Luca Potskhishvili Producer Lana Berndl
The adventures of the Cosmospenguin (which is just on diet) lead him from his home planet Jupiter up to the light years distant, praised Sushiland.
    THE OCEAN UNDER OUR FEET
Brazil | 10 min Short | Drama | Romance
Director/Writer Fernando Oikawa Garcia
Producers Fernando Oikawa Garcia, Renata Trincha Oikawa
Cast Caio Zanette Mouco, Julia Santos Pinto
One day, much like any other day of his life, Caio notices he can no longer bear the feelings he has for his friend Julia and tries to muster the courage to declare his emotions…
  THE PARTY
Australia | 4 min Short | Comedy
Directors/Writers/Cast Sam Winspear-Schillings, Matthew Robertson-Cachia
A reluctant party guest is recruited by an enthusiastic host.
    WORK
Australia | 5 min Short | Comedy
Director/Writer/Producer Eli Rauchberger
Cast Eden abukasis, Jasmine karro, Gemma serebro
Three young people share their experiences about their jobs and how they prepare for work

@2017 San Deigo International Kids' Film Festival