Heads Together

2017 Grand Prize winner!
Dir. Job, Joris & Marieke, Netherlands


2017 Audience Award winner!
Dir. Kariem Saleh, Germany


2017 Grown-ups Award winner!
Dir. Shingo Usami, Australia

Welcome to my Life

2017 Audience Award winner!
Dir. Elizabeth Ito, USA

Stone Soup

2017 Audience Award winner!
Dir. Clementine Robach, France/Belgium

Bring the Fest to a Theater Near You!

The Festival’s Best of the Fest touring program brings films to theaters and arts organizations around the country that might not otherwise have access to independent and international film programming for young people. Join us in the movement to create a more dynamic film culture for kids and teens. We currently offer two unique short film programs – Kid Flix 1, for ages 3-7, and Kid Flix 2, for ages 8 to adult. In addition to the film programs, we offer a comprehensive how-to guide with tips for a successful screening, marketing and promotional materials, and other collateral to use on site.

Kid Flix 1

Selected from 2017 Festival programs for our younger audience members, Kid Flix 1 features Audience Award winners Tiger, and Stone Soup, and more of our highest-rated shorts, including Crocodile, Mr. Night Has a Day Off, and Water Path for a Fish.

Recommended ages 3 to 7

Kid Flix 2

Featuring the 2017 Grand Prize winner Heads Together—from Festival alumni and Academy Award® nominees Job, Joris, & Marieke, Kid Flix 2 also boasts the Grown-ups Award winner Riceballs, and Audience Award winner Welcome to my Life.

Recommended ages 8 to adult

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can host a tour screening?

Tour screenings have been hosted by a variety of organizations including museums, independent cinemas, theaters, libraries, schools, universities, and film festivals (often as a part of their children’s programs).

Is there a fee?

Yes. New York International Children’s Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, and the tour operates on a fixed fee structure. This fee includes one or both of the screening programs and supplemental materials.

What kind of support materials do you offer?

The package includes one or both film programs, hi-res film stills, program and film descriptions, suggested promotional copy, digital assets for use in email, on social media, and as web ads, poster artwork for venue dressing, ballots for audience voting, slideshow to play during audience seating, and a program trailer. In addition media and promotional materials, all venue partners will receive a how-to guide with tips and hints on hosting a successful screening.

Does the Festival offer consulting services?

Yes, for an additional fee. To inquire about a consultation or to learn about bringing the Festival to your city in a larger capacity, please contact Maria Christina Villaseñor: mariachristina@nyicff.org

How do I book the tour?

Please fill out the request form here. If you have specific questions, please contact Corrine Ellingson: corrine@nyicff.org

2016-2017 Tour Dates

August 2 & 3 – Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
August 6 – Art Theatre, Champaign, IL
August 12-18 – Row House Cinema, Pittsburgh, PA
August 13 & 27 – Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
August 13 & 14 – Coral Gables Art Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
September 3 – Utah Film Center, Salt Lake City, UT
September 3 & 5 – Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg, PA
September 10 – Utah Film Center Orem, Orem, UT
September 16 – Utah Film Center Price, Price, UT
September 16 & 18 – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR
September 17 – Utah Film Center West Jordan, West Jordan, UT
September 24 – Claremont Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Claremont, CA
September 24 – Strand Theatre, Vicksburg, MS
September 24 & 25 – Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
September 19 – The Roxy (Cinema 10), Potsdam, NY
September 19 – Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN
September 30 – Utah Film Center Sorenson, Sorenson, UT
October 1 – The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA
October 6-13 – Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma, WA
October 6 & 9 – Roxy Theater, Missoula, MT
October 9-15 – KidCinemaFest, New York, NY
October 16 – Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
October 29 – Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
November 1-24 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
November 4 & 13 – Brattleboro Film Festival, Brattleboro, VT
November 5 & 13 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA
November 11 – Teaneck Int’l Film Festival, Teaneck, NJ
November 19 & 20 – Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
December 18 – Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
December 30 – Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
December 30 & 31 – MFA Houston, Houston, TX


January 7 & 8 – Ryder Film Series, Bloomington, IN
January 21 – International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
February 4 & 5 – Gasparilla International Film Festival, Tampa, FL
February 17 & 26 – Providence Children’s Film Festival, Providence, RI
March 18 – International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA