Calling New York Area Youth Filmophiles!

Jan 31 2014, 5:00am CST | by

White Plains, NY, January 31, 2014 --( KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search continues throughout the tri-state area throughout the month of February. This local competition is open to all children, ages 7 to 15 living in the greater New York area. Auditions will be held at the Microsoft Store in White Plains at 124 Westchester Ave. on Saturday, February 8 from 3 - 5:00 p.m. You may also enter online by submitting your child's written and videotaped review of one of the Official Competition films Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; Frozen; Planes; Ironman and Hulk: Heroes United. This event is co-sponsored by KidZ HuB Radio Network. For more information, and to register for the audition go to at

Your child may be chosen to join the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics who review all the newest films rated for kids, interview celebrities both on and off the Red Carpet and produce the #1 rated weekly radio show, KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions on Voice America Kids Network. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics program takes media literacy to the next level, teaching kids to be critical viewers and users of media. Reviews by the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics reach an audience of more than 5 million every month through broadcast and online media companies such as HDNet Movies kidScene, Kidsville News,, and

The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics have made a name for themselves in Hollywood, interviewing talent on the red carpet and off. They have posted more than 800 videotaped reviews on the KIDS FIRST! YouTube channel. The latest films they have reviewed include: Wadjda, The Nut Job, Journey South Pacific, Planes, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Saving Mr. Banks, Walking with Dinosaurs, Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United, One Direction: This is Us, Turbo FAST, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Frozen. They have interviewed Amir Talai, John Lassetter from Pixar, Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Zachary Gordon, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Nick Cannon, Josh Hutcherson, Cloris Leachman, Kevin Durant, James Belushi and more.

Research shows that, during their school age years, most U.S. children spend more hours watching media than the hours they spend in school. Not all children's media is bad. In fact, many programs can help increase a child's cognitive, social and behavioral skills. Fundamental to KIDS FIRST! mission is teaching children to make critical media choices so that they seek out and use media in a beneficial way. The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics program a national outreach effort promoting the critical media viewing to millions of children and families nationwide by sharing the skills they have developed and reviewing media on a weekly basis.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media, a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1991 whose mission is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children's media.

Industry supporters of The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics program include, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Campaign support also comes from national nonprofit organizations that include the National Education Association and the National Council of Women’s Organizations, with a cumulative membership of over 17 million.

For information about the KIDS FIRST! and KIDS FIRST! Film Critics, visit kidsfirst dot org

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For more information, please contact:
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