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.
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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.

37 comments:

  1. Oooh! These are so cool! It's so hard to find great shorts like these. I'd love the Kids or the Laugh set, both look great.

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  2. I think I would want the Make you Laugh set. Great giveaway!

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  3. Ooh, I think I'd like the romance set. "Wednesday" sounds like an amazing short.

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  4. Chick flicks or romance. (I am so predictable)

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  5. oooh, pretty rad giveaway!! i would likely choose either the family or kids boxed set. but the real people boxed set is also intriguing... thanks for the opportunity to win! ♥

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  6. i just went over and "liked" their page on facebook. how have i never heard about them before?! :)

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  7. You are amazing, all of the contest you host. Now do I have to do all six things listed or just one of the six? This is where I'd have to admit that I don't know what tweet is. Hopefully it's only of of the six and I'll comment here. We'd love the Inspire selection. Thanks for sharing as always!

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  8. Duuude, why have I not heard about this before? How awesome is that? I'd love to try the laugh ones, we always love to laugh :)

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  9. I liked them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter now. They like you "Prairie Mama is the coolest" how sweet are they?

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  10. What an awesome concept!!! I don't know what I'd choose- probably the To Inspire one! :) But the Love one is tempting, too!

    Steph

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  11. FUN!!!
    Miles would probably love the kids set..

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  12. okay. I'm now following them on facebook #1

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  13. and commenting about it on facebook (entry #2)

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  14. and I would LOVE to enter the "for kids" set soooooo much!!!!

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  15. i would like the Chick Flicks set. looks good!!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  16. follow them on twitter: shootingstarmag

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  17. I think I would want the kids set, because honestly one can never have enough movies to entertain the kiddos.

    sellbabyphat {gmail}

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  18. oh that's very neat. i cannot decided between the kids set or the chick flick!!

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  19. Those look amazing! Can't believe I have never heard of them before. I need to tell my family about them they would love these.
    I blogged about it, commented on FB, and liked them, but I'm not on twitter:( They look so cool I want them all. But I would go with the Sampler.

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  20. Hi, Prarie Mama,
    Jeana Foster is my daughter. About a year ago, I sold my home in Kansas and moved to Utah to live with her and my grandchildren (she will be having her 4th soon.) I would so like to have the kids set for them. I don't tweet, but I did "Like" them on fb and commented there.
    Thank you and Best of Fest so much for offering these.
    Kathy Spears

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  21. ...and followed them on twitter!

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  22. Very cool! I think I would like the kids or the make me laugh set most, but all of them look wonderful!

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  23. i like chick flicks
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  24. Tough one...either "make you laugh" or "family". But then again, "Chick flicks" sounds promising too!
    Do I really have to pick just one!?!? Lol!

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