Films at 2018 San Diego International Kids Film Festival
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 2018 San Diego International Kids Film Festival FILMS
Screening Venues: Schulman Auditorium (1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, Ca 92011)
Senior Center( 799 Pine Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008)
 

FEATURE
 
  LILLY THE LITTLE FISH
Bulgaria|107min Feature| Fantasy
Director/Writer/Producer: YassenGrigorov
Cast: DobrinDosev, Elena Kabasakalova, KalinSurmenov, KoynaRuseva, Tatyana Lolova
Synopsis: 
A fairy tale about the metamorphoses of a child, reacting to each glance with a magic whirlwind, which changes its gender – from a boy it becomes a girl and vice
     STOP THE HORNED VIKINGS!
Russia|68 min Feature|Comedy|Adventure
Director/Producer: Ilya Belostotsky
Writer: VladislavKrapivin
Cast: Eugene Oleshuk, Darya Chistyakova, Ilya Plyasukhin, Nikita Lipunov
Synopsis:
A company of best friends confronted by a gang of bullies find themselves trapped in their backyard for the rest of the summer. However, their team spirit, bravery, friendship and support of the locals, help them to procure a serious "biological weapon"
  THE BEST WISH
Peru|82min Feature|
Director: Ricardo Morán
Writer: Gonzalo Rodríguez Risco
Producer:Ana María Roca Rey
Cast: Maricarmen Marín, Armando Machuca, Marco Zunino, Ray del Castillo, Raúl Huamán
Synopsis: 
Daniela is a charismatic and fighter woman who has four children, each of them with different personalities and dreams. A few days before Christmas, an unexpected event will give the history a great twist that will lead them to discover the most important thing in Christmas is being together 
    THE WISHING TREE
India|100min Feature|
Director: Manika Sharma
Producer:RaajayshChetwal
Cast:ShabanaAzmi, Saurabh Shukla, RajitKapur, Makarand Deshpande
Synopsis:
THE WISHING TREE is a magical, inspirational and an entertaining story of five children in a hill-station who come together to save their ‘wishing tree’ from being cut by vested interests.
 
SHORT
 
   
KEVIN THE VERY OLD RABBIT
USA|UK | 12 min Short|Animation
Director: Tom Weston
Writer: Gordon Dioxide
Producer/Cast: Obie Dean
Synopsis:
Kevin, the very old rabbit, sets out on his journey to Swindon to collect his pension ending up traveling the world where he meets a man called Steven Spielberg who made a film called E.T and eats large amounts of broccoli.
    MIA AND THE OWL
Germany|22 min Short|Drama
Director/Writer: Constantin Müller
Producers:Constantin Müller, Markus Ott, Tidi von Tiedemann
Cast: Wolfgang Packhäuser, Zoe Lara Löhmann
Synopsis:
Mia, an 8-year-old girl, embarks on a journey to catch an owl. She wants to redeem the last promise to her older sister, who has just died of cancer. In her imagination, the owl brings news of Mia to her sister.
  LITTERBUGS
UK|15 min Short|Fantasy
Director: Peter Stanley-Ward
Writers: Natalie Conway, Peter Stanley-Ward
Producers:Nicole Carmen-Davis, Chris Musselwhite
Cast: Leila Wetton, James Grogan, Jemima Woolnough, Abigail Low, Phoebe McDonnell, Tony Wingrove
Synopsis:
Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero defeat the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship.
    NYANKIES DE FUTURE
Japan|5 min Short|Animation
Director: Cless Lee
Writer: Shawn Wang
Producer:Wait Wu
Synopsis:
One day, two friends decided to take a road trip, toward to the desert outside of the city they lived. But they have no ideas that this road trip will lead them to the biggest secret of the planet and change their lives forever.
ALICE IN THE SKY WITH COMETS
France|27 min Short|Drama
Director/Writer: Christophe Sailly
Cast: Lionel Abelanski, Nathalie Levy Lang,
Synopsis:
Alice, a 9-years-old girl, wants to become an astronaut.But a serious eye disease makes it impossible until a surgeon and a strange hospital roommate make her see that dream differently.
  TRANSMITTER RECEIVER
Canada|9 min Short|Fiction
Director: Vincent Wilson
Writers: Vincent Wilson, Louis-Philippe Tremblay
Producer:Lou Bélanger
Cast: Eliott Plamondon, Sabrina Ouadoud
Synopsis:
To escape the monotony and boredom of the end of the school year, a young boy fabricates a transceiver-receiver to communicate with strangers in the sky. 
 
Youth Made
 
  DOG TAG
USA| 14 min Short | Drama
Directors: Diana Zhang, Eason Wang
Writer: Diana Zhang
Producer: Miao Tian, Wei Zheng
Synopsis:
The film tells the story of a little girl who experienced her father died in a war and how well she understood when she saw some old soldiers were suffered mentally and physically.
    The Adventures of Lana TUNA
USA | 6 min Short | Fantasy | Adventure
Director/Writer: Bella King
Producer: Jen Tousey
Cast: Sage Tousey, Abra Moore, Todd Fletcher
Synopsis:
Imagination becomes reality! Planning spring as a fairy, ruling the seas as a pirate, and recovering a diamond in a secret spy mission are all in a day's work for this little girl... and still home in time for tacos and a bath!
  LOST IN THE GAMES
China | 15 min Short | Educational
Director/Producer/Writer: Siman He
Synopsis:
Wei is a student who is not interested in study. The teachers, parents and students repeatedly to persuade and help him. Finally, he realized and started to improve the grades.
    UGLY
USA | 3 min Short | Animation
Director/Writer: Melanie Tulagan
Producer: Bertha Tsai
Synopsis:
A new take on the Ugly Duckling story. In Ugly a hairless guinea pig goes on a journey of self-discovery and self-love.
 
Kids Made
 
  DONUT THIEVES FROM VARGON V
Australia|11 min Short| Adventure
Director/Writer: Angus Grant
Producers:Angus Grant, Liam Grant
Cast: Angus Grant, Dan Clifford, Laura Sonnemann, Max Sonnemann
Synopsis:
Robots are invading the Earth to steal the irresistible donuts! What will the E
    THE DRAGON FOREST
Sweden|9min Short|Animation | Fantasy
Director/Writer: Richard Bjurström
Synopsis:
The fox, the elk and the dragon live peacefully in their forest. One day, a challenger
THE NIGHTMARES ARE COMING!
USA|8min Short|Drama |Fantasy|Horror
Director/Writer: Aurora Joy
Producer:Jennifer Elizabeth
Cast: Jennifer Elizabeth, Mikayla Kiefer, Callie Kiefer, Charlotte Finn
Synopsis:
Emily is a young girl who is tired of being bullied by her nightmares. One night, she stands up to them. 
  TOUGH GUY
Canada|3 min Short|Comedy
Director: Gryffin Morgan
Writers: Aias Dalman, Trixie Watson
Cast: Aias Dalman, Trixie Watson, Austin Che, Justin Wang, Brandon Lipsky, JJ DeBruijne-Lam
Synopsis:
A new kid shows his classmates that you don't have to be bigger or older to be tough.
 

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