If nations were judged on the quality of their kid-friendly film festivals, NFFTY 2014 would have the United States smelling like an organic rose. The latest edition of NFFTY—that's the National Film Festival for Talented Youth—gathers films from 30 US states and 15 countries, including Australia, Germany, Egypt, South Africa, Singapore, and India. All of the films are made by directors age 22 and younger (the youngest of whom is 7 years old), and a full 40 percent of them are female. Running April 24 through 27 at Cinerama (site of the opening-night gala) and SIFF Cinema Uptown (host to all other festival screenings), this year's NFFTY lineup can be investigated in full at nffty.org. 2014 festival trailer above, brief reviews of selected NFFTY shorts in this week's Festive.