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 Are Now Closed

Submissions are closed for the 2019 Festival. Look out for the announcement of this year's slate in mid-January.

Important Deadlines & Fees

Deadlines to submit to the 2020 New York Int'l Children's Film Festival coming Spring/Summer 2019

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