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.

To learn how to host a festival or film series for families in your community, email corrine@nyicff.org

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

Five Borough Tour

For the first time ever, we are bringing our acclaimed touring program to all five boroughs. Enjoy the Best of the Fest right in your own neighborhood.

Launching this Fall, we’re partnering with esteemed cultural institutions that share our mission to expose NYC families to artistic excellence. Each partner will screen both of our short film programs, which feature audience favorite and award-winning films from the 2017 Festival.

Dates & Locations
QUEENS: October 7-8 — Museum of the Moving Image
STATEN ISLAND: October 14-15 — Staten Island Museum
MANHATTAN: November 11 — My First Film Fest at Film Society of Lincoln Center
BROOKLYN: December 3 — Made in New York Media Center
BRONX: Date TBA — Bronx Museum of the Arts

Best of Fest 2017 Tour Dates

June 1 – Greenwich Film Festival, Greenwich, CT
July 12 – The Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ
July 28-August 3 – Row House Cinema, Pittsburgh, PA
August 1 – The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
August 2 – San Antonio Film Festival, San Antonio, TX
August 26 – Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Middlebury, VT
September 1 – Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg, PA
September 9-10 – Coral Gables Art Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
September 17-October 15 – Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
September 23 & 24 – Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
October 1 – Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
October 2 – Utah Film Center (West Jordan Library), Salt Lake City, UT
October 7 – Utah Film Center (City Library), Salt Lake City, UT
October 10-6 – Cedar Falls Public Library, Cedar Falls, IA
October 14 – Utah Film Center (Orem Library), Salt Lake City, UT
October 21 – Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glen Falls, NY
October 27-29 – Mendocino Film Festival, Mendocino, CA

October 28 – Vermont International Film Festival, Burlington, VT

November 11 – The Arts Campus at Willits, The Temporary, Basalt, CO

November 11- 12 – Denver Film Festival, Denver, CO

November 12 – Sagebrush Hills Film Festival, Yakima, WA

November 2 – Teaneck Film Festival, Teaneck, NJ
November 18 – International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
November 25 – Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY

November 24 & 25 – The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA
December 2-3 – The Ryder, Bloomington, IN

December 3 – Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK

December 23 & 29 – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Benton, AR
December 26 – The Strand Theatre, Rockland, ME
December 28, 2017-January 6, 2018 – MFA Houston, Houston, TX

January 13 & 14, 2018 – Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Tour dates are added regularly and subject to change. Please check back here or contact your local venue to see if the tour is playing near you.