The Science of Growing. A Story of Sharing.
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What is Watermelon Magic?


The first Giant Screen film ever made about food and farming!

Watermelon Magic is like no other film. It’s a sweet combination of story and science and the first big screen film devoted one of our most basic human needs: healthy food. International audiences will delight in this nearly wordless burst of color and music. Weaving together documentary and narrative elements, Watermelon Magic chronicles a season on the family farm, as young Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market. How will she let her babies go?


Available at These Theaters

Group booking? School field trip?

Book your classroom to see Watermelon Magic at these theaters. If you don’t see Watermelon Magic listed on the theater link, contact the venue directly so that you can experience this sweet film on the big screen. Showing at science centers and theaters across the USA, in Canada, and now in Spanish at Cinema Malecon in Ecuador!

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Do you like Watermelon Magic?

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Spring Garden Pictures!

Watermelon Magic Donations


For any donation of $50 or more, we will send you a limited-edition DVD of Richard Hoffmann’s award-winning film, Fridays at the Farm. Thank you!

Festivals & Awards


Official Selection

Brescia Winter Film Fest

Official Selection & On Tour

Official Selection

Best Children’s Education Program Nominee

Watermelon Magic Film by Spring Garden Pictures

“A captivating film with the perfect mix of storyline and humor – beautifully done and cleverly told!”

Cast & Crew

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How does our garden grow?

Watermelon Magic is THE FIRST giant screen film ever made about one of our most basic human needs – healthy food. Check out these Frequently Asked Questions!

Where was the film shot?
What makes Watermelon Magic unique?
How did you make this movie? Did you use CGI?
How did you film all the plant time-lapse sequences?
How can I bring Watermelon Magic to my local museum theater?
How else can I help this non-profit organization and share Watermelon Magic?

Activities for Kids

Want more Watermelon Magic ? Check out our Educator’s Guide and these FUN activities for kids!


How to Grow a Watermelon

Grades K – 5

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Science, Sun & Soil

Grade K – 5


Do Watermelons Float?

Grades K – 5


Watermelon Math

Grades 1 & 2


Watermelon Math

Grades 3 & 4


Watermelon Geography

Grades 4 & 5


Watermelon Reading

Grades 1 & 2


Watermelon Reading

Grades 1 & 2


Watermelon Reading

Grade 3 & 4

Interested in The Watermelon Magic Educator's Guide?

The Watermelon Magic Educator’s Guide focuses on plant biology, applied mathematics, and making healthy food choices, and is designed to develop scientific reasoning skills for K-5 audiences.

The 8-page guide aligns with the science, math and language arts skills specified by the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Common Core Standards, and the National Science Resources Center’s STC Curriculum.

Get the Educator's Guide

More Watermelon Magic

Alternate Trailer

3-Minute Clip

Seed to Snack Extra

Media & Licensing



Please direct all media inquiries, including requests for interviews and press materials, to Spring Garden Pictures.

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BDlogo trans For questions about licensing, please get in touch with BIG & Digital at 702-932-4045 or [email protected].


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2401 Walnut St, Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA

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