KIDS - Kids Intercultural Development Society, is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit focus on world culture and child development. We hope to enrich child development with global culture exploration.

We are very excited to meet all filmmakers who are interested in family films. Our mission is to gather people from all over the world and create a community that we share, learn and discover extraordinary intercultural education experience through the art of films.

Year 2023 will be our third year for the film festival. We are very grateful for all the participants from 21 countries and regions for Year 2022. We hope to see more people joining us sharing the passion for child development and film industry.

Feature Film: Best Film, Documentary Feature, Comedy, Fiction, Director, Actor, Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Animation, Best Film Editing, Jury award, Rising filmmaker award.

Short Film: Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, Best Film Editing

Filmmakers under 18: Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Animation.

Amateur Family Short Video: Best Short Video, Most Popular Short Video, Best Screenplay, Best Short Video Editing

Special awards for Chinese Film: Best Chinese Feature Film, Best Chinese Short Film, Best Chinese Feature Documentary, Best Chinese Short Documentary, Best Chinese Family Short Video

Special awards for French Film: Best French Feature Film, Best French Short Film, Best French Feature Documentary, Best French Short Documentary, Best French Family Short Video

English closed captioning and audio description are encouraged but not required. Foreign-language films must have English subtitles.
Film Completion date should be 2022 or 2023

By submitting your film, you will be added to our mailing list in order to notify you of your entry's status as well as news about the festival.

Feature Length Film: A narrative, animated or experimental film 31+ minutes in length.
Short Film: A narrative, animated or experimental film 30 minutes or less in length.
Documentary Feature Film: A documentary film 31+ minutes in length.
Documentary Short Film: A documentary film 30 minutes or less in length.
Family Short Video: 10 minutes or less in length

Overall Rating
  • An amazing festival. Thank you for the award to our film "Holidays". We wish you good luck in future sessions. Keep up your good work and encouragement to kids. Splendid your festival is.

    January 2024
  • Hiromi Takagi

    Thank you for this wonderful award. It brings us great joy in a situation where production activities are limited due to the pandemic. Encouraged by this, we would like to continue to create educational works with a strong social dimension.

    August 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hiromi! We are so honored and grateful for your participation in our effort of promoting child intercultural development.