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Copyright © 2008 Jane Sablow & Carl Edwards

Wishful Thinking

An imaginative 3 year old changes the theme of her traditional birthday party when she makes a wish and blows out the candles on her cake, much to the delight of her seven tiny guests.

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About nutrition, the piece presents a healthy food choice to children,
ages 3-8, and their families through visual storytelling and gentle humor.
nutrition food health

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Copyright © 2008 Jane Sablow & Carl Edwards

Awards and nominations

3rd Place - Animated Short Films
8 Oct – 10 Oct | United States
Best Short Animation Series
22 Sep – 25 Sep | Canada
Best Animated Film
Big MiniDV Festival | 2011
11 Nov – 12 Nov | United States

Previous screenings

2008
18 Oct – 26 Oct | Netherlands
2009
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay | 2009
4 Apr – 18 Apr | Uruguay
16 Apr – 25 Apr | Houston, United States
7 Jun | Folly Beach, United States
Divercine: International Film Festival for Kids and Youths
29 Jun – 12 Jul | Montevideo, Uruguay
Accolade Competition | 2009
8 Jul | La Jolla, United States
Cartoon Club: International Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics
10 Jul – 1 Aug | Rimini, Italy
26 Jul – 16 Aug | San Diego, United States
Carrousel International Film Festival
27 Sep – 4 Oct | Rimouski, Canada
2 Oct – 18 Oct | Los Angeles, United States
6 Oct – 11 Oct | Lahore, Pakistan
Kolibri : International Festival of Audiovisual Production for Children and Adolescents
4 Nov – 11 Nov | La Paz, Bolivia
Saugatuck Children's Film Festival | 2009
16 Nov – 23 Nov | Saugatuck, United States
2010
YoungAbout: International Youth and Cinema Festival
8 Mar – 13 Mar | Bologna, Italy
16 Mar – 28 Mar | Washington, United States
2 Apr – 4 Apr | San Francisco, United States
6 Apr – 12 Apr | Lucknow, India
9 Apr – 11 Apr | Jacksonville, United States
17 Jul – 18 Jul | New Orleans, United States
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival | 2010
18 Aug – 22 Aug | Washougal, United States
24 Sep – 3 Oct | Athens, United States
Art Amphora-Balkan Festival for Films and Television | 2010
26 Sep – 30 Sep | Sophia, Bulgaria
8 Oct – 10 Oct | Houston, United States
3rd Place - Animated Short Films
Bibiana Biennial of Animation
12 Oct – 16 Oct | Bratislava, Slovakia
Seoul International Family Film Festival | 2010
27 Oct – 2 Nov | Seoul, Korea, South
3 Nov – 7 Nov | Bucharest, Romania
Ribe Animation Festival
8 Nov – 14 Nov | Ribe, Denmark
9 Nov – 14 Nov | New Delhi, India
Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto Festival Cinema Cibo & Videodiversita | 2010
10 Nov – 10 Dec | Trento, Italy
Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival | 2010
10 Nov – 20 Nov | Barcelona, Spain
Nepal International Children's Film Festival | 2010
21 Dec – 25 Dec | Kathmandu, Nepal
2011
12 Jan – 16 Jan | Thrissur, India
International Izmir Animation Festival
10 Mar – 13 Mar | Izmir, Turkey
16 Mar – 20 Mar | Hollywood, United States
26 Mar – 28 Mar | Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii, Canada
8 Apr – 9 Apr | Davis, United States
18 May – 22 May | Colombo, Sri Lanka
Bush Fire Festival of the Arts - Gold Lion Screenings | 2011
27 May – 29 May | Manzini, Swaziland
15 Jun – 30 Jun | Lima, Peru
Worldkids International Film Festival | 2011
1 Sep – 7 Sep | Mumbai, India
9 Sep – 11 Sep | Paris, France
20 Sep – 24 Sep | Barichara, Colombia
22 Sep – 25 Sep | Toronto, Canada
Best Short Animation Series
23 Sep – 1 Oct | Shkodra, Albania
30 Sep – 16 Oct | Nicosia, Cyprus
17 Oct – 27 Oct | Valparaiso, Chile
28 Oct – 30 Oct | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Big MiniDV Festival | 2011
11 Nov – 12 Nov | Brooklyn, United States
Best Animated Film
20 Nov – 26 Nov | San Jose, Costa Rica
24 Nov – 26 Nov | Skopje, Macedonia
2012
Kingussie Food on Film Festival | 2012
2 Feb – 5 Feb | Inverness-shire, United Kingdom
14 Mar – 24 Mar | Cape Town & Stellenbosch, South Africa
25 May – 28 May | Baltimore, United States
19 Oct – 28 Oct | Burlington, United States

Latest press reviews/articles

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“... The director is as fun and dynamic as the movies...Sablow's goal for her films is to get families talking about and around healthy food. The films, she says, "straddle the line between education and entertainment." ...”
12 Mar 2010 | Moira E. McLaughlin | The Washington Post
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Wishful Thinking has received a new award at Commffest Global Community Film Festival. | more...
28 September 2011
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 28 Sep 2011