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Finding My Magic - Introductory Series

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Catalogue Number:  7D0026
Producer:  Seven Dimensions Pty Ltd
Subject:  Character Education, Guidance, Health
Language:  English
Grade Level:  PreK - 2, 3 - 5
Country Of Origin:  Australia
Copyright Year:  2010


DVD Price:  $77.00
1yr K-12 Stream Price:  $77.00
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Finding My Magic is an animated series of 4 short stories featuring three young friends – Catherine, Tom and Kate – who attend the same school. The local store-keeper, a wise man named Mench, offers practical advice and teaches Catherine the power of a ‘magic box’ and ‘me messages’. Catherine teaches others so when they each face challenges, they use the power of self-talk to develop confidence and persistence to overcome obstacles.

This series provides a language and a device (the magic box) to assist children in developing essential skills for their emotional well-being. Each child will make or be given a small white box to personalise and use as their “Magic box” for “me messages”.

Finding My Magic has 4 short episodes with identifiable engaging characters and stories, offer a springboard for discussions about recognising negative self-talk and changing it. The success of positive self-talk is demonstrated clearly as we see Catherine, Kate and Tom overcome obstacles and achieve goals.

DVD with 4 episodes, trailer and  PDF Guide for Teachers on disk.

GUIDE


• Silver Award, Questar Awards, USA (2010)
• Silver Screen Award Winner, Nevada Film Festival (2010)
• Award of Excellence, Accolade USA (2010)
• Best Animation, GIAA Festival of Short Films & Videos, NY, USA (2010)
• Bronze Plaque, Chris Awards, 58th Columbus International Film Festival (2010)
• Winner, Animation, Home Planet Film Festival NY, USA (2010)
• Official Best of Fest Award, USA (2010)
• Certificate of Merit, Animation, Chicago International Film Festival (2010)
• Honorable Mention, Animated Short Film Competition, Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival, USA (2010)
• Semi-finalist, Feel Good Festival USA (2010)
• Finalist, Australian Effects & Animation Festival (2010)
• Nomination for Best Animation, International Filmmaker Festival, UK (2010)

OFFICIAL SELECTION AT 2010 FILM FESTIVALS:

• San Diego Children’s Festival USA
• International Youth Festival UK
• Heart of England International Festival UK
• TriMedia Film Festival USA
• Independent Television Festival LA, USA
• Eugene International Film Festival Oregon, USA
• Williamsburg International Film Festival, NY, USA
• International Filmmaker Festival, UK
• Orlando Film Festival, USA
• Utopia Film Festival, USA
• Best of Intercom, Chicago, USA



Testimonials from teachers who trialled the series in their classes:


• They're engaging, create discussion and offer strategies
• DVDs are engaging, message is strong
• Clear message to students that is reinforced by activities and each episode
• They are positive. There are changes that appear of the character's personalities/behaviours from the beginning to the end
• Great, diverse backgrounds, relatable
• I liked the multi cultural and gender perspectives
• Really relevant
• Haven't seen anything like this
• Fantastic. Nothing as up to date and focused
• A brilliant program. Very needed from an early age
• An excellent resource with a huge scope of incorporating it into most areas of the curriculum
• The children picked up on the characters very easily
• Highly relevant to commonly shared values and beliefs



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