The International KidsNFilm Festival (Solano, County, CA) celebrates both youth actors and filmmakers. It is an opportunity and forum for youth to showcase their work and express their creativity. Our main goal with Kids N Film has been to encourage self-esteem, confidence building, and creativity through on-camera and behind the scene production training.

Youth filmmakers and actors from around the globe will not only have the opportunity to have their films screened but it is a chance to interact with professionals and peers in attendance. It is your moment to talk about challenges, techniques, goals, or simply the fun had during the filmmaking process. It is a time to shine, inspire and show off your talent whether in front of the camera or behind the camera to California’s North Bay Area Community.

We welcome films that are fun, positive, with diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, entertaining, challenging or thought-provoking. Films submitted must be for a youth audience and family friendly. Films are chosen by a jury of industry professionals, rating all entries on entertainment value, originality, acting ability, production value, and message conveyed.

Submission categories include Professionals: Adults 18 and over; Children: Ages 12 and under; and Youth: Ages 13-17. Best of each category will receive a trophy.

Best Narrative Short Film
Professional
10 minutes or less

Best Documentary Short Film
Professional
10 minutes or less

Best Animation
Professional
10 minutes or less

Films submitted under the following must be created by youth.

Best Narrative Short Film
10 minutes or less
Ages 12 and under
Ages 13-17

Best Documentary Short Film
10 minutes or less
Ages 13-17

Best Animation/Stop Motion Short Film
10 minutes or less
Ages 12 and under
Ages 13-17

Winning filmmakers outside of the US must arrange and pay any costs associated with the delivery of winners trophies including payment of shipping, insurance and customs fees.

The International KidsNFilm Festival will NOT be able to help defray the costs of travel and lodging for those out of the area wishing to attend.

Award categories are subject to change and may include a cash prize for Best of Festival. The International KidsNFilm Festival reserves the right to move a film to a category we feel more appropriate or one that we believe is not representative of the submission age group.

Selections are final and are the decision of The International KidsNFilm Festival and are not subject to appeal.

The rules herein are subject to change without prior notice, however, we will make reasonable efforts in informing submitters of any change. We do not guarantee and do not assume that such intimation will be given. It is your responsibility to visit this page regularly in order to understand, comply and be notified of any change in rules and guidelines.

Submissions must be:

1. Professional filmmakers/directors must submit under the professional category.

2. Children and Youth categories produced by youth age 17 and under. These projects may include those under the supervision of an adult, as a class or workshop project.

3. An original video, you own all rights or have written permission to use.

4. Have original music or music you have permission to use, or be licensed for use.

5. In English or with “legible” English subtitles. 

6. Have a high-quality NTSC version of the film available, High Definition (1920 x 1080p) preferred, however, shorts may be filmed on smartphone, iPads, digital camera, camcorder or other devices where the film is submitted in high res digital format.

Be family oriented. No graphic violence, foul, vulgar or extreme language or nudity. We maintain the final say in what is inappropriate for youth audiences.

If your film is selected a downloadable file must be submitted. Download permission granted via FilmFreeway or projects may be transferred via Dropbox, Vimeo, emailed or submitted via a no fee to the downloader based site such as Google Drive, or another source.

All entry fees paid are non-refundable. NO WAIVERS WILL BE ISSUED.

Entered films have a non exclusive limited use agreement for The International Kids N Film Festival to use film titles, trailers (if applicable), excerpts from film or film posters for festival and film promotional use, including online, print or broadcast media to promote the festival prior to and after the screening date for festival promotional purposes. Filmmakers retain all rights, title, and interest to their films and all Intellectual Property.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The International KidsNFilm Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Plagiarism of any sort is neither encouraged nor accepted.

BY SUBMITTING YOUR FILM, you are agreeing to the following:
You give permission for your film to be a part of The International KidsNFilm Festival.

You grant The International KidsNFilm Festival permission to use film clips, excerpts, or stills from your film project for promotional use both prior to the festival, and in the promotion of subsequent festivals.

You grant any third parties at The International KidsNFilm Festival the right to film or photograph your appearance and voice for any marketing or festival promotions.

Submitting a film to The International Kids N Film Festival constitutes an agreement by and between the filmmaker/representative, and/or applicable Parent/Guardian of a minor aged Filmmaker, and The International Kids N Film Festival.

By submitting, You agree to all of these rules, terms, and conditions. You acknowledge that no submission fee refunds are given once this application has been submitted. You also acknowledge that You will not receive any compensation for the use of your film in accordance with the rules, terms, and conditions.

You understand and acknowledge that, if You are 17 years of age or under, a parent, guardian, or supervising Director/Instructor with parental permission must agree to the submission terms listed herein on your behalf. As the Parent or Guardian of a minor filmmaker, You understand and acknowledge that You are agreeing to the terms listed herein on behalf of the child, or as a Supervising Instructor, Director, Producer, you are legally designated or hold written rights to submit on behalf of the student or youth project. 

Films will screen at a live-screening. The festival reserves the right to highlight the screening reel from the festival on our cities local community access television program network.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
admin@kidsnfilm.com

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  • Haley Pine

    Great marketing of films, and filmmakers on their social media site!

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Haley, we enjoyed your film and all were quite impressed with your work.

  • Good experience overall. Thanks a lot for selecting two of my short works GSLV Mark 3 & Kainaatu (Uneducated)

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure to screen your films, both were well received by the audience. Thank you for your participation.