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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College


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A project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, KIDS FIRST! films are free of gratuitous violence; race, gender, or religious bias; and condescension towards children.

Supported in part by the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.

SUNDAYS • June 12, July 10 & 17 • 3pm
UH Mānoa Art Auditorium • FREE!

KF film companies

  JUNE 12 • Ages 2–8 • 66 minutes

Guess How Much I Love You: The Song
of Spring
Octonauts: Creature Encounters


Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends romp through meadows, forests, and streams having fun, learning lessons, and building friendships in animated episodes inspired by Sam McBratneyʻs classic book. Then, in episodes of the Octonauts, an adorable underwater crew explores octonautsthe world’s oceans and its strange creatures. Mahalo to NCircle Entertainment.


  JULY 10 • Ages 4+ • 75 minutes

Lotte and the Moonstone Secret


In English. Beloved in her homeland of Estonia, Lotte has a theme park and postage stamp in her honor! In this second Lotte film, the adorable girl puppy dog adventures on a treasure hunt to unlock the secrets of three magical stones. Winner of 11 international film festival awards. Mahalo to Kidflix Global.


  JULY 17 • Ages 9+ • 82 minutes



Premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, this highly entertaining feature boasts an all-star voice cast including Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy) and Disney Channel star Ross Lynch. During the winter school break, kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. When the fun turns into a real conflict, the children learn lessons on friendship and unity. PG: Sad twist at the end may be difficult for very young/sensitive kids. Mahalo to Shout! Factory Kids.

  JUNE 26 • KIDS FIRST! Sustainable
  Summer ʻ16 Film Fest

FREE! • 12:30-6:15 PM • UHM Art Auditorium

Films from around the globe about the natural world and our relationship to it and to each other. See full schedule for the Film Fest…

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