KiDz HuB Regional Film Festival (KRuFF) is a film festival located in Central Jersey, with a focus on giving a platform to student filmmakers.


We keep our submission fees low, we offer an opportunity for filmmakers to make personal and professional connections, and we give filmmakers, festival-goers, and entertainment enthusiasts of all ages an unforgettable experience- locally!

Filmmakers- we want to hear your opinions, voices, and ideas! We want to see the stories you can tell with a camera.

We’re looking for films from filmmakers aged 13-25 (especially from the NJ and New York Tri-State Area) for our categories of Short Film, Commercial Advertising, Digital Broadcasting, and Music Video! All submissions MUST have contact info (i.e. name, email address, telephone number, city, and state) included with their submission. All films MUST have a description and short bio for each filmmaker/submitter.

Parents and teacher are more than welcome to submit for their student, as long as they respectfully credit whoever has worked on the project!

Our festival opens up on March 8th- the earlier you submit, the cheaper the submission fee!

Follow the hashtag #KRuFF2019 for updates on our festival this year- from venues to exciting giveaways!

Our event will be held on August 13th at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, New Jersey. FIlmmakers are more than welcome to attend with their friends and families!

Prizes are, but not limited to:
- Certificate of Screening
- Gourmet Popcorn
- Filmmaking Starter Kit
- Photo/Video Editing Classes at Apple
- KiDz HuB 2018-2019 Presidential Scholarship
- Top Spot in the KiDz HuB International Editing Team
- Editing Internship with KiDz HuB Media Network in Old Bridge, New Jersey
- Place on the KiDz HuB Cinematic Arts Team for 2018-2019 (be an influence on the content and creative direction of youth content for TV.)

1. KRuFF will ONLY feature films from student and youth filmmakers (up to age 25).
2. All submissions MUST have contact info (i.e. name, email address, telephone number, city and state).
3. All film MUST have a description and short bio for each filmmaker/submitter.
4. Parental consent is implied through submission to the festival.
5. Parents and Teachers are more than welcome to submit on behalf of a student as long as they credit the filmmakers involved with the project.
6. KRuFF has the right to use selected films in promotional videos, social media posts, and photography.
7. For purposes of scheduling schedules, films should be no more than ten minutes in length.
8. KRuFF will only screen films with appropriate subject matter OR films that are re-edited to include appropriate subject matter.

Overall Rating
  • Wasn't able to attend the festival. But great communication and an honor to be a part of it.

    February 2020
  • juliette zygarowicz

    My film, Rewriting Roger Bensworth, was screened at KRUFF this summer. Unfortunately, I couldn't make the event, but Miranda and the other volunteers communicated clearly in all the emails, answered any questions I had, and were altogether great. I highly recommend this festival!

    October 2018
  • Alyce Rogers

    Sadly, I could not attend this year, but I do hope to attend next year! The festival communicated extremely well and I'm so glad my film was selected.

    August 2018
  • My short film, A Bittersweet Feeling was selected for KRuFF. The festival was a wonderful experience, even though I wasn’t able to attend. They sent the acceptance letter and passes via mail and I was able to join the Q&A through Skype. The festival director, Miranda Allen was amazing and answered any questions I had. Very nice people. Definitely submit if you can!

    August 2018
    Response from festival:


    Congratulations! We are very happy to have your film screen at out #KRuFF2018.

    It was awesome to have you as part of our Q&A as well.

    Thanks for your work in film. We wish you all the very best!

    KRuFF Team