Films at 2017 San Diego International Kids Film Festival
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 2017 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
 
  THE KIDS FROM 62-F
USA|114min Feature|Sci-Fi|Family|Adventure
Director/Writer: Imani Shakur
Producers:Imani Shakur, Alvin Mount
Cast: April Marshall-Miller, Darius Marcell, Eden Mccoy, Gigi Capetta, Logan Schaefer, Will Spencer
Synopsis:
A group of kids find classified information from NASA and an object from another Planet.They work to get it back to its Alien rightful owners.
     A FILM OF CINEMA
Brazil|84min Feature|Family
Director/Writer: Thiago B. Mendonça
Producer:Renata Jardim
Synopsis:
Bebel, the daughter of a film director in crisis, wants to make a movie with her friends for a school project. The making of the film turns into a great adventure, and takes Bebel, her family and her friends to a wondrous trip through the history of cinema.
   THE MAGIC OF CHILDREN
Austria|71min Feature|Fiction|Fantasy
Director/Producer/Writer: Ruth Rieser
Cast: SamyMolcho, Marie-Charlotte Goess, Leonard Robert Rieser, Johanna Waltl, Maximilian Waltl, Lena Fuchs
Synopsis:
It is summer and “Circus Dimitri” has arrived in the Realm of Children. But where are the children? “There’s nobody here”, clown Leon declares sadly, and he sets off to find them.
     BARKLEY
China |Taiwan|88min Feature|Animation|Fantasy|Adventure
Director: Li-wei Chiu
Writers: Li-wei Chiu, Chau-ErGu, Ke-Fa Liao
Producers:Wayne Chen, Shih-Ling Wang
Synopsis:
A boy lost in an animal city dominated by mysterious power. Before dawn, he must make every effort with Barkley to reveal the secret
 
SHORT
 
  AUGUST 
USA | 14 min Short | Drama | Music 
Director/Producer/Writer Xueying Ren 
Cast Joaquin 
A newly immigrated boy meets a deaf old man. They help each other, making their hearts grow closer.
    THE CATCH 
Canada | 15 min Short | Drama 
Director/Writer Holly Brace-Lavoie 
Cast Charli Birdgenaw, Billy Iliopoulos, Joseph Napolitano, Sara Bradeen 
Morgan who loves fly fishing in the river near her home. She also likes a boy. But boys don’t like girls who fish. Morgan can't seem to reconcile her two interests. Will she have to choose one over the other?
  AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN 
UK | 6 min Short | Animation| Educational 
Director/Writer/Producer Alex Amelines 
Cast David Gant 
This is an introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations.
    PLEASE GIVE ME TRUE LOVE 
China | 17 min Short | Drama 
Directors Luxi Zhang, Xueyong Wang 
Writers Yulin Zhang, Mei Wang 
Cast Xiaomeng Feng, Jiayi Xu, Jierui Wang 
Xiaohao and Xiaohe are classmates. Their dads apply different ways to love their children. Xiaohao’s dad always get gifts for him while Xiaohe’s dad always spend time with her.
 
Youth Made
 
  DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
Canada | 6 min Short | Animation | Fantasy | Adventure
Director/Writer Raine Bracken
Prince Charming doesn't always find what he's looking for. This isn't your average fairytale
    VESPER 
France | 24 min Short | Thriller | Mystery 
Director/Writer Keyvan Sheikhalishahi 
Cast Götz Otto, Agnès Godey, Keyvan Sheikhalishahi 
Marge Ofenbey shuts herself away from all in a house to flee her sinister and manipulative husband. She asks her nephew Christian for help. But, Christian will discover soon the secrets hidden by Marge and Walter
  DRAW ME HAPPY 
Russia | 26 min Short | Drama 
Director Dmitry Rogov 
Writers Dmitry Rogov, Tatyana Miroshnik 
Producers Alexey Rogov, Dmitry Rogov 
Cast Kirill Popov, Fedor Dobronravov, Ekaterina Selefonkina, Anastasia Panina 
Artem started his own small business to save some money and go abroad. Nothing can stop him: not a serious lineless of his mother, not even his father’s and sister’s problems
    SPLIT 
USA | 15 min Short | Animation 
Director Ben Keeline 
Producer MaryAnn Keeline 
Writers Patricia Leejohnson, Genna Walgamuth 
Two schools, Cottonwood Creek in California and Bohermeen National School in Ireland create a short animated fairy story together
 
Kids Made
 
   4
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?
     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.
  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.
    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.
 

@2017 San Deigo International Kids' Film Festival