New York International Childrens Film Festival 2023

New York International Childrens Film Festival 2023

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
01 December 2022
New York, NY
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Final submission deadline
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Festival Description:

NYICFF is about great films (and filmmakers) that inspire, surprise, delight and challenge audiences of all ages and is a globally recognized, sought-after Oscar®-qualifying Festival.  Filmmakers can expect expert curation, personal attention, care and respect for one’s artistry, along with a genuine desire to further, as NYICFF’s mission states, a more intelligent, and diverse, film culture for kids.

 Over the course of one-month next spring, the Festival will feature tastemaker screenings, filmmaker forums, receptions and thought-provoking Q&A’s – in theatres across New York City and virtually into attendees homes. Engaging and inspiring audiences of all ages, the film programs from NYICFF provide an opportunity to network with industry leaders; films are judged by a world-class jury and seen by an audience that appreciates innovative content.  

 NYICFF’s 2021 Jury members were: Melissa Cobb, Sofia Coppola, Geena Davis, Madeleine Di Nonno, Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Matthew Modine, Mark Osborne, Peter Ramsey, Karen Rupert Toliver, Ira Sachs, Uma Thurman and Nora Twomey.

2023 Call For Entries

To be eligible to screen in competition, production must be completed no earlier than January 1, 2020.

All official selections, both short and feature, are voted on by our audience and are eligible for our Audience Awards.

Jury Awards
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Live Action Short Film

Audience Awards for Best Short Film
- Ages 3+
- Ages 5+
- Ages 8+
- Ages 10+

Grand Prize Awards
- Animated Short
- Live Action Short
- Animated Feature
- Live Action Feature Film

Deadlines to submit:


Event Dates

  • From 03 March 2023 to 19 March 2023



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