CONTACT: Wendy Milette For Immediate Release
Director of Media
PRIMARY STUDENTS TO HELP CHOOSE MY HERO PROJECT’S 2016 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARD
SANTA MONICA, CA – 10/18/16 – The MY HERO Project is inviting elementary school students to help choose the winner of The MY HERO International Film Festival’s Kids’ Choice Award. A special ballot, suitable for kindergarten through 6th grade students, allows teachers to screen uplifting, hero-themed films in their classrooms and to give their students a voice in the voting process.
Voting begins Oct. 10th and continues through Nov. 10th.
For more information about using the People’s Choice ballot in your classroom, we suggest MY HERO’s Teacher’s Guide to the People’s Choice Award Ballot. (http://myhero.com/images/admin/PEOPLESCHOICE_TEACHERS_GUIDE_3.pdf)
The Kid’s Choice Award winner will be announced at the festival’s Awards Ceremony on November 19, 2016, at the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica, CA. For more information, and to RSVP, visit www.myhero.com/rsvp.
Let all voices be heard! Below, is a look at this year’s nominees, followed by a link to the Kids’ Choice ballot. Students are asked to watch all the films and vote for only one.
Kids Choice Finalists 2016
The Present (4 minutes)
An Animation by Jacob Frey
Loki Lego Launcher (7 minutes)
A Documentary by Winston Yeung
Featuring Kimberly & Rebecca
Save Tomorrow (7 minutes)
A Documentary by Lynne Cherry
Featuring Alice, Lily & Mari
Stand Up (2 minutes)
A Music Video by P.M. Eaton
Featuring Girard College Lower School College
MY HERO invites people of all ages to share their work (myhero.com/participate) on MY HERO’s award winning website www.myhero.com. MY HERO hosts the world’s largest archive of hero themed stories, short films, music and art by students and others. MY HERO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to share stories of people who are working to create positive change in the world. Winning films become part of MY HERO’s archives and are used as an educational resource. You can view some winning films from previous years at www.myhero.com/winners.
For more information, please email Festival Director Wendy Milette at email@example.com.