Submit Your Film to Our Festival
We scour the globe for the best new animation, live action, documentary, and experimental films each year. We’re looking for innovative, original, non-formulaic short and feature films that support our mission to create a more dynamic film culture for children and teens. We often program films that were not created with a young audience in mind, but are received passionately and enthusiastically by attendees ages 3-18 nonetheless. We’re not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language, or sensibilities.

 As an Academy® qualifying festival, winners of the Festival’s juried prizes are eligible for Oscar® consideration in the Best Animated and Best Live Action Short Film categories.

Submissions Now Open!

Submissions are now open for the 2019 New York International Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar®-qualifying event and high-visibility showcase for filmmakers from around the globe. 
We’d love to see your work. Share it with us via via Withoutabox, NYICFF’s official submission platform. Submit now and take advantage of early deadline reduced rates.

Important Deadlines & Fees

Deadlines to submit to the 2019 New York Int'l Children's Film Festival are as follows:

September 1, 2018: Early Deadline for short & feature films ($40/$25 students)

October 1, 2018: Standard Deadline for short films ($60/$25 students)

November 5, 2018: Late Deadline for short films ($75/$40 students)

November 5, 2018: Standard Deadline for features ($80/$50 students)

December 1, 2018: Late Deadline for features ($125/$80 students)

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