New York International Childrens Film Festival 2024
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.
2024 Call For Entries
The 27th New York International Children's Film Festival will take place from 1 to 17 March 2024.
To be eligible to screen in competition, production must be completed no later than January 1, 2022.
All in-competition selections, both short and feature, are voted on by our audience and are eligible for the festival's Audience Awards.
- Jury Awards
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Live Action Short Film
- Audience Awards for Best Short Film
- Ages 3+
- Ages 6+
- Ages 8+
- Ages 12+
- Grown-ups (18+)
- Grand Prize Awards (most audience votes in all age groups)
- Animated Short
- Live Action Short
- Animated Feature
- Live Action Feature
NYICFF is an Academy®-qualifying festival. Recipients of the NYICFF jury prizes are eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short and Animated Short Film categories of the Annual Academy Awards®.
- Festival Regulations and FilmFreeway Entry Form
- Deadlines: 15 June 2023 (early bird), 15 October 2023 (regular), 15 November 2023 (late), 15 December 2023 (extended)
- From 01 March 2024 to 17 March 2024