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The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media (CQCM), a national, nonprofit organization that promotes quality children’s media. The CQCM was founded in 1991 by a group of parents, educators, and filmmakers who were concerned about the lack of quality children’s media available. The CQCM’s mission is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children’s media. The CQCM accomplishes this mission through a variety of programs, including: ● KIDS FIRST! Film Festival ● KIDS FIRST! Film Critics ● KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions podcast ● KIDS FIRST! website


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KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Announces 2023 Films

More Released on June 15, 2023

THE KIDS FIRST! Film Festival/Hawaiʻi Announces Awards

More Released on March 8, 2022

IN THE LOOP Program Of Success Partners With KIDS FIRST! Film Festival

More Released on September 7, 2021

Super Women Of Film – From Nashville to Santa Fe - Lynda Evjen, Ranny Levy

More Released on June 4, 2021

Register Now for KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Online Boot Camps in June, July and August

More Released on June 5, 2020

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp Comes to Temple University this Summer

More Released on February 6, 2020

KIDS FIRST! Partners with to Launch Family Streaming Service March 1, 2019

More Released on February 27, 2019

KIDS FIRST! Search for Youth Reporters in Los Angeles

More Released on October 26, 2018

KIDS FIRST! Search for Youth Reporters in New York City

More Released on October 22, 2018

The One and Only KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp - Coming to a City Near You

More Released on May 3, 2018