|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
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
Title: Chicago International Children's Film Festival
DEADLINE:( Extended) MAY 1, 2008
Location: Chicago, Illinois
When: End of October
Special Features: the CICFF is the only childrens 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: email@example.com
Chicago International Children's Film Festival C/O
Facets Multimedia, Inc.
1517 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago Int Children's Film Fest firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: deadCENTER Film Festival
Special Features: Youth Film Section: Films produced by filmmakers 18 years and younger
Director/Contact Name: Jayson Floyd
deadCENTER Film Festival
Yukon, OK 73085-0368
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
Loaction: Winnepeg, Canada
Title: New York International Children's Film Festival
When: Spring, March
Title: FLICKS - Saskatchewan International Children's Film Festival
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Contact: Web site submission form
Title: East Lansing Children's Film Festival
When: March 14-16, 2003
Special Features: Youth film competition open only to Michigan residents, see website for details.
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Title: Flying Popcorn! Film Festival Debuts
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
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
Title: 3rd annual Hamilton Film Festival
A special screening during this fest dedicated to movies made by kids.
March 1-13 2005
Title: Garden State Film Festival
shows films made by kids
Contact : Daine Raver, Executive Director
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.
Jo-Anne Blouin: email@example.com
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
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
We are looking for films made by young directors to be viewed
by young audiences. Deadline for submission of films is October
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
NEW FEST (Jan 2007):
(California) YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
Festival Dates: May 29, 30 2007
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
Darklight Festival Symposium
Festival Dates: June 21, 22,
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Where: online at http://ywp.scriptfrenzy.org
Cost: Script Frenzy is free!
NEW FEST (Listing
Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo
October 9 - 12, 2008
The Warner Theater
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
The Eerie Horror Film Festival on line:
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
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
Short, RIIFF Producing Director at: email@example.com
or (401) 861-4445
OTHER Film Fests :
FOR multiple film fest entries and
film fests around the world, please see :
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 808-823-9208
Heartland Film Festival heartlandfilmfest.org 317-464-9405
Short Film Festival email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlanta Film Festival atlantafilmfestival.com 404-352-4225