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New York International Children’s Film Festival call for entries

new york festNew York Int’l Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Bill Plympton, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, Henry Selick and Gus van Sant are on the NYICFF Jury. As an Academy®-qualifying Festival, winners of NYICFF’s juried prizes are eligible for Oscar® consideration in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.

What we are looking for:

Each year the festival scours the globe to present a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary and experimental film from around the world. We are looking for creative, original, non-formulaic short and feature films that support our mission to create a more dynamic film culture for children and teens. We often program films that were not created with a young audience in mind, but are received passionately and enthusiastically by attendees ages 3-18 nonetheless. We are not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities.

Click here for Short Film Guidelines
Click here for Feature Film Guidelines


Questions? E-mail

2014-2015 Submission Fees and Deadlines

SHORT FILMS (under 40 minutes)
$40 – Early Deadline – Received by Sept 8, 2014
$60 – Final Deadline – Received by Oct 6, 2014
$25 – Student Film – Received by Oct 6, 2014

FEATURE FILMS (40 minutes or longer)
$75 – Early Deadline – Received by Oct 6, 2014
$100 – Final Deadline – Received by Nov 10, 2014
$50 – Student Film – Received by Nov 10, 2014

Entry fees can be paid by check or money order in US dollars drawn on a US bank or by PayPal.Entry fees are not refundable.
Please make check or money order payable to “NYICFF” and mail along with DVD submissions and entry form to:


225 Broadway, #2610
New York, NY 10007, USA

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