First Day (Series)

Synopsis

It’s Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school. As a transgender girl, Hannah not only has to navigate the challenges that come with starting a new school, but find the courage to live as her most authentic self.

Episode 1
Hannah Bradford, a 12 year-old transgender girl, is nervous about starting at a new school. It doesn’t take her long to make friends and she discovers the first day of high school is difficult for everyone.
Episode 2
Hannah feels left out when it appears she’s the only one not sleeping over at Jasmine’s party. With Olivia’s help, Hannah decides to make the most of the time she is there and has a better night than she expected.
Episode 3
After being outed on social media, Hannah withdraws from those closest to her. It isn’t until Olivia and Natalie pay her a visit that Hannah remembers how much her friends mean to her and she decides to return to school.
Episode 4
At school camp, Hannah’s friends throw her a surprise birthday party and at the end of the night she finds herself around a campfire fielding questions about being transgender. As the crowd grows, so does her confidence.

Awards

2021 GLAAD Media Award
Winner: Kids & Family Programming

2021 Kidscreen Awards
Winner: Best Live-Action Series

2020 Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards
Winner: Best Children's Television Program

2020 Chicago International Children's Film Festival (USA)
Winner: Children's Live Action category - 1st Prize by Professional Jury

2020 Chicago International Children's Film Festival (USA)
Second Runner Up - Primary Division (Drama)

2020 Rose d'Or Awards
Winner: Children & Youth Category

2020 NHK Japan Prize
Nominee: ‘Best Work in the Primary Category’

2020 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award
Nominee: Best Children's Program


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