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Two KITS Films Are Official Selections for KIDS FIRST! / Daddying Film Festival

Heaven’s Hard Pitches (2014) and 18 Years (2011), two Kids In The Spotlight (KITS) short films written by and starring foster youth, are Official Selections for the inaugural KIDS FIRST! / Daddying Film Festival (KFDFF).

KFDFF, which takes place online June 13 through 20, 2022, is a collaborative partnership between the DADvocacy Consulting Group’s Daddy Appleseed Fund and the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. FREE all-access Festival passes are available now at KFDFF’s Eventive site:

Heaven’s Hard Pitches tells the story of a young girl searching for answers to her father's identity and the reason she was sent to foster care. Directed by Mo McRae, the film was written by Kera D. and Carissa J., stars Carissa J. and features guest co-stars Kellee Stewart and Omar J. Dorsey.

In 18 Years, a teenage basketball star looks to follow in his father’s footsteps, until he discovers a secret he thinks may tear his family apart. Directed by Ed Broaddus, the film was written by Taylor P., stars Jamal Yusuf Speakes and Seve Williams, and features guest co-star Antonio D. Charity.

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