About our Organization

Established in 1997, NYICFF’s mission is rooted in the belief of film as a path for young people to understand themselves and others. All programs are designed to celebrate the beauty and power of film, spark the inherent capacity of children to connect with complex, nuanced art, and encourage the creation of intelligent films that represent and celebrate unique, diverse, and often marginalized voices. NYICFF serves children, students, families, educators, filmmakers, and media arts professionals through its three core activities: the annual, Oscar®-qualifying NYC film festival and national touring program; Film-Ed, a media arts and literacy program; and Toward an Inclusive Future, an annual industry forum.

All of our programs are designed to:
celebrate the beauty and power of film
spark the inherent capacity of children to connect with complex, nuanced art
encourage the creation of intelligent films that represent and celebrate unique and diverse perspectives
NYICFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.