Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Best of Fest Winner!!!

And the winner is.....

#25, Jana!  Congrats Jana.  Email me with your address and which set you want and I will let the folks at Best of Fest know!

Thanks everyone for entering. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Best of Fest :: Review and Giveaway

In May, I was contacted by Best of Fest and asked if I wanted to review the family and kids packs of DVD's.  I had no idea what Best of Fest was, so I did a little research.

Their tag line is: The Best Films You've Never Seen.

Every year there are hundreds of independent films made.  We see only a fraction of the films made come to the theaters.

Best of Fest takes the very best films shown at film festivals and puts them together into DVD sets for us!

I have deliberately waited a bit before doing this review for 1 reason.  My kids get really excited about new movies and then within a couple of weeks the newness wears off and they move on to something else.  I wanted to see what the staying power of these movies were.

Seth had to grow his hair out this summer so he could look like the boy in For All the Marbles (that movie also started a new craze of marble playing in my house).  Seth also decided he needed to have a poncho, mask, holster and cowboy hat like Tommy the Kid and would ride his bike around the neighborhood on the lookout for danger and unsightly hooligans.

Amelia pretends to be Ruby, or one of the girls from the Frog movie.

They love these movies and ask again and again to watch them.  I don't mind letting them either.  Every film shows initiative and makes the kids think.  There is a lesson to learn, a story to tell, and lots of laughs.

I love that these are not the typical cartoons or kid dramas that we see in the theater.  It is something new, something fresh, something to get my kids imaginations going and I adore that.

The great folks at Best of Fest want to give one of my lucky readers a box set of their choice!!!

What you need to do to enter...

1. Comment here (obviously) but tell me which set you'd want to win.
2. Tweet about the contest and include me @prairiemama and @bestoffest in your tweet
3. Comment about it on facebook.
4. Blog about it.
5. Follow Best of Fest on Twitter - @bestoffest
6. Follow Best of Fest on Facebook 

Please be sure to leave a comment for each item you complete.

That's it!  Tell your friends, enter to win and good luck!!!

Contest will end on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9 PM MST.