*Kineko International Children's Film Festival is BACK! *

Great news! Kineko International Children’s Film Festival is now open to accept films. The 28th KICFF is now scheduled to take place from November 3rd to 8th in Tokyo, Japan.

If you are making films or have made films that you would like to submit to our film festival, please submit them through our page. We will accept films that were made from January, 2019 or later.

Thank you and stay safe!


Kineko International Children’s Film Festival Team
January, 2021.


Kineko International Children's Film Festival was funded in 1992 with its original name "Tokyo Kinder Film Festival" in partnership with the director of Generation section at Berlinale.

KICFF is a non-profit film festival and has become the largest film festival for children in Japan. Every summer, the Festival welcomes over 10,000 children, adults to the screenings, and media professionals, international guests and celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with children.

The festival introduces opportunities for Japanese children to experience cinemas around the world, animations, international cultural exchange programs and one of the most unique features, Live Japanese Voice Over performed by professional actors.

KICFF is a competitive festival and the decision is made by children.

This Festival also features year-round screenings and media literacy workshops for children around the cities of Japan.

The Best Short Film
Selected by Children Jury. No cash prize.

The Best Feature Film
Selected by Children Jury. No cash prize. The awarded film will be screening at Tokyo International Film Festival.

General Public Competition Entry Requirements

"Participation Regulations"
【Production Year】 Films made after January 2019 are required.
【Production Country】 Worldwide.
【Language】 English subtitles are required for non-English films.
【Category】 Feature/Animation/CG etc. All genres.
Produced for 1-12 year old children.
Suitable for 1-12 year old children.
"Films that entertain both grownups and children together.
Films that grownups want children to watch."
【Length】 Any.
【Screening Fee】 Not applicable.
Final Deadline: August 10th, 2021

※Please understand beforehand that application materials are not returnable.
※Applicant is responsible for shipping charges.
notification" Please note that only selected films will be contacted through email or phone call.
"※We will use the email address written on the entry consent form to contact you, please make sure it is entered accurately."

Overall Rating
  • Dilip Sood

    Thanks a lot for the selection of our film 'WHITE PEBBLE'. We were very happy and impressed with the arrangements and the courtesy by the festival staff. All the very best for the future editions.

    December 2019
  • Claudia Ruiz

    Is absolutly Wonderfull!!! a Cinema Party for children and family! I hope can participate the next year!

    November 2019