New York Int'nl Childrens Film Festival, March 2020 (Dates TBC)

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
22 February 2020 - 17 March 2020
New York, NY
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2020 Dates to be confirmed, Call for Entries to Follow

Festival Description:

New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community. The Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival, one of only four film festivals in New York State – and only two children’s film festivals in the country – to hold that honor. Winners of the Festival’s juried prizes are eligible for consideration at the annual Academy Awards®. 

2019 Festival Coverage

Call for entries:

To be eligible to screen in competition, production must be completed no earlier than January 1, 2017.

Short Film Animation
Any animated film under 40min. The festival looks for visually innovative, engaging, and original animation from around the globe.

Feature Film Animation
Feature length fictional Animated feature film that explore issues, topics, stories or themes that have a connection to or resonance with youth, children and family audiences, or reflect a theme or story of interest to audiences of all ages.


Short Films
Early Deadline (1 Sep): $40.00
Student fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline (1 Oct) : $60.00
Student fee: $25.00
Late Deadline (5 Nov): $75.00
Student fee: $40.00

Feature Films
Early Deadline (1 Sep): $80.00
Student fee: $50.00
Regular Deadline (5 Nov): $100.00
Student fee: $50.00
Late Deadline (1 Dec): $125.00
Student fee: $80.00


Event Dates

  • From 22 February 2020 to 17 March 2020


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