Here is a (Developing) list of Festivals, Screenings and Workshops that accept and feature work created by kids. No claims or endorsements are made by The Young Filmmakers Club for these events. Content is at the viewer's/parent's discretion.

Last weeded and updated 04.2008 See bottom for new listings.


Title: International Teen Movie Festival A.K.A. YOUNG CUTS

Frequency: A yearly festival

Location: Toronto, Canada

When: one week during the fall

Special Features: showcases over 500 movies from the best young Directors around the world. Anyone nineteen and under is eligble. Our sponsors include Warner Brothers, MTV, Yahoo and more.

Direcrtor/Contact Name: Myles Shane

Website: http://www.hiltz2.com/


Title: Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Frequency: Annual
DEADLINE:( Extended) MAY 1, 2008

Location: Chicago, Illinois

When: End of October

Special Features: the CICFF is the only children’s festival in the world to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy qualifying festival

Direcrtor/Contact Name: Nicole Dreiske - Founder/Artistic Director
Phone: (773) 281-9075
Fax: (773) 929-0266
E Mail: nicole@facets.org
Address:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival C/O
Facets Multimedia, Inc.
1517 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614

Chicago Int Children's Film Fest kidsfest@facets.org

Website: http://www.cicff.org/


Title: deadCENTER Film Festival

Frequency: Annual

Location: Oklahoma

When: Fall

Special Features: Youth Film Section: Films produced by filmmakers 18 years and younger

Director/Contact Name: Jayson Floyd
405-324-5305
djfloyd@cpn-net.com
deadCENTER Film Festival
P.O.Box 850368
Yukon, OK 73085-0368

Website: http://www.deadcenterfilm.up.to/


Title: Freeze Frame, Teenscreen, Manitoba's Young Filmmaker's Festival, Winnipeg Film Festival: April 25 - May 4, 2000, and Brandon Film Festival: March 27, 28, 29, 2003

Frequency: Annual

When: Spring

Loaction: Winnepeg, Canada

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Website: http://www.freezeframeonline.org/


Title: New York International Children's Film Festival

Frequency: Annual

When: Spring, March

Website: http://www.gkids.com/index.html


Title: FLICKS - Saskatchewan International Children's Film Festival

Frequency: Annual

Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

When: March

Contact: Web site submission form

Website: http://www.flicksfilmfest.org/submission.html


Title: East Lansing Children's Film Festival

Frequency: Annual

When: March 14-16, 2003

Special Features: Youth film competition open only to Michigan residents, see website for details.

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Website: http://www.elcff.com/


Title: Flying Popcorn! Film Festival Debuts September 2003

Frequency: Annual

When: September 2003

Special Features: CHILDREN'S FILMS WANTED

NEWPORT, RI -- Kid Filmmakers, the year-round traveling filmmaking academy based in Rhode Island, is seeking features, shorts, documentaries and animation for its first annual FLYING POPCORN! Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island.

The children's film festival will be held at the Castle Cinema Café on Sunday, September 28, featuring international films and videos by youth and adults, panel discussions, celebrities and an awards presentation.

Entry deadline is June 1, 2003. Fees are $30 for adults; no fee for youth entries. For submission guidelines and application form, see http://www.kidfilmmakers.com or call (401) 846-9884.


Title: Rhode Island International Film Festival

Frequency: Annual

When August 5-10

Special features: "The Festival activities actually begin in early July with a five day kids filmmaking summer camp (now in year 5) called KidsEye™ for ages 9-15"

" Of special note is that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected to recognize the Rhode Island International Film Festival as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the Annual Academy Awards."

Entry deadline is June 15, 2003

http://www.film-festival.org/about_riiff/about_main.html


(FEB 05):

Title: 3rd annual Hamilton Film Festival

A special screening during this fest dedicated to movies made by kids.

March 1-13 2005

See http://www.hamiltonfilmfestival.com/


Title: Garden State Film Festival

shows films made by kids

Contact : Daine Raver, Executive Director

See http://www.gsff.org/


(MAY 07):

Title: The Kids For Kids Festival

An independent festival of films made by and for children and a meeting place for young filmmakers, media experts and the interested public. This film festival is managed by CIFEJ, the International Centre of Film for Children and Young People. The 2006 edition took place in Nicosia, Cyprus, where 500 films from 65 countries were submitted for the official competition.

Kids For Kids Festival 2007 will take place in the fall of 2007 in a Mediterranean country. You have until May 15th to submit your film.

Young filmmakers, 6 to 16 years old, are invited to visit our website at
See www.kidsforkidsfestival.org for necessary information : registration form, rules & regulations.

Contact:
Jo-Anne Blouin: info@cifej.com


 

Title: National Neighborhood Day Short Film Festival

What Does Your Neighborhood Mean To You? – Call for entries in the National Neighborhood Day Short Film Contest open to K-12 students and adults!

K-12 students as individuals, groups or through classroom projects are especially invited to participate. There is no entry fee for the Youth Category and the Grand Prize is $2000. The deadline for entries is June 15, 2006.

National Neighborhood Day is celebrated in neighborhoods across the country each year on the third Sunday in September as an annual day to recognize and reinforce the relationships that are the fabric of our communities.

To promote National Neighborhood Day’s mission and vision, we are hosting a film contest for both professional and amateur filmmakers to illustrate, through a 5-minute or less film, what neighborhood means to them. Films will be judged by a panel of renowned filmmakers including Terry Sanders, Academy Award-winning producer for his documentary on Maya Lin and Gregg Hale producer and filmmaker of the Blair Witch Project.

Please go to www.neighborhoodday.org for contest rules and entry forms and a downloadable poster announcing the Short Film Contest.


FEST ANNOUNCEMENT:

Title: 4th Annual Saugatuck Children's Film Festival

Saugatuck Center for the Arts is hosting the 4th annual Saugatuck Children’s film festival the week of November 13-18, 2006.


We are looking for films made by young directors to be viewed by young audiences. Deadline for submission of films is October 15th, 2006.
A Submission form on our website at: http://www.sc4a.org
For more information please contact Krista Reuter at 269-857-2399.
Films may be mailed with Submission form to…

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Children’s film festival
400 Culver Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-857-2399

 


NEW FEST (Jan 2007): 

Title: TEMECULA (California) YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
Festival Dates: May 29, 30 2007
Annual Festival

THE FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO YOUTH 21 AND YOUNGER

SUBMIT YOUR BEST SHORT, ACTION SPORT SHORT, SUPER SHORT,
MUSIC VIDEO, PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT,
EDUCATIONAL OR EXPERIMENTAL FILM.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FESTIVAL GUIDELINES
OR TO OBTAIN AN ENTRY PACKET CONTACT
THE CITY OF TEMECULA CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION
951-694-6480

CULTURALARTS@CITYOFTEMECULA.ORG


Title: The Darklight Festival Symposium
Festival Dates: June 21, 22, 23 2007
Annual Festival

Film, art, workshops, debate. Speical Kids' Workshops.
If you are interested in art, film, design, music, Internet, technology - don’t miss this essential event!
Visit the web and find out more
www.darklight.ie

events@darklight-filmfestival.com or telephone 01 6709017



Title: Script Frenzy

When: June 1 - June 30, 2007

Description: Script Frenzy is a world-wide writing event where participants of all ages create an original, full-length screenplay—or stage play—in a single month. This isn’t a beauty pageant, so there are no valuable prizes awarded or "Best of" categories. Each and every writer who attempts their goal is victorious and awe-inspiring and will get a Script Frenzy Participant Certificate and web icon proclaiming this fact. Really, you have nothing to lose—except knowing that you could have written a better movie or play than the one you just watched, but you didn’t.

Where: online at http://ywp.scriptfrenzy.org
Cost: Script Frenzy is free!

Contact(s):
Tavia Stewart
Managing Editor
tavia@scriptfrenzy.org


NEW FEST (Listing Feb 2008):
Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo
October 9 - 12, 2008
The Warner Theater
Erie, Pennsylvania

Internationally recognized event is currently seeking films, screenplays and video games created by young people between the ages of 10 - 17. Awards will be presented to the winners in each category and selected films will be screened during a special segment of the Festival dedicated to student projects. Films, screenplays and video games must be of a horror, science fiction or suspense nature. See the official website for more information.

The Eerie Horror Film Festival on line:
http://www.eeriehorrorfest.com
http://www.myspace.com/eeriehorrorfest
http://www.myspace.com/eeriehorrorfilmfestival
E-mail: info@eeriehorrorfest.com


NEW FEST (April 2008)
Rhode Island International Film Festival's KidsEye Festival
Annual (always begins on the first Tuesday in August)

Description: KidsEye Film Festival is a sidebar festival of the main Rhode Island International Film Festival, which takes place annually in August. KidsEye provides a special venue for films created by kids and for kids. RIIFF also hosts a KidsEye Filmmaking Camp for young people ages 8-16 who want to learn how to make films - campers learn everything from writing the script to acting to directing to editing their original films. Kids can enter their films at a special student discount!

Find out how to submit your film at: http://www.film-festival.org/enterafilm2.php
Find out how to get tickets and festival passes at: http://www.film-festival.org/ticketspasses.php

Contact Adam Short, RIIFF Producing Director at: adams@film-festival.org or (401) 861-4445


 

OTHER Film Fests :

Filmmaka.com

FOR multiple film fest entries and film fests around the world, please see :
http://withoutabox.com/

SPROCKETS Toronto Intl Film Fest for Children April 15-25 2004
www.bell.ca/sprockets Contact: Tania Reilly 416-967-7371

Int Family Film Festival iffilmfest.org 661-257-3131

Tower of Youth towerofyouth.org 916-922-0100

Hawaii Student Film Festival pkb_1@hotmail.com 808-823-9208

Heartland Film Festival heartlandfilmfest.org 317-464-9405

Short Film Festival shortfilmfest@cdnfilmcentre.com

Kidfilm Festival 214-821-6300

Seattle Int FF seattlefilm.com 206-324-9997

Kaleidoscope Children's FF cincinnatifilm.com

Children's Int FF, Augsburg, Germany 821-153-079

San Marco Island FF info@sanmarcoislandfilmfest.com

Atlanta Film Festival atlantafilmfestival.com 404-352-4225








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