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We believe that film has the power to transform, educate, and inspire. It can help people better understand themselves and the reality of others in ways that lead to honest conversation, empathy, and deeper understanding.

The generosity of our audience members, supporters, donors, and in-kind contributors makes it possible for us to continue our mission to establish a more dynamic film culture for kids. New York International Children’s Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Early access to tickets, special year-round events, and much more!

annual festival

Every February and March, 25,000+ children, families, filmmakers, and industry members explore the world via the best new films for ages 3-18

The Festival lineup regularly spans over 30 countries, multiple languages, and countless perspectives

Toward an Inclusive Future, our annual industry forum, jumpstarts actionable conversations among experienced and rising creators of media and entertainment for kids
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FilmEd brings the Festival right into the classroom by providing teachers with the resources they need to teach storytelling through film

Our curriculum gives classrooms new ways to support media literacy and social-emotional learning

In 2021, FilmEd reached over 15,000 K-8 students across the country, many from Title I public schools that receive access at no cost
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corporate giving & sponsorship

Highly customized integration and maximum engagement
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not for kids benefit

Proceeds support our FilmEd program
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