Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival (K+S) is North America's premier cultural event series dedicated to the beautiful game.

Our flagship festival, held every summer in New York City, is a circle-the-date part of the North American soccer scene. More than just a showcase of soccer films, K+S festivals provide broad soccer-culture programming, including featured speakers, panel discussions, photography/art exhibitions, literary readings, and more.

K+S was founded in 2009 when a blind date between two fervent soccer and film fans, Greg Lalas and Rachel Markus, evolved into something else: an annual film and culture festival dedicated to the beautiful game. The festival is held annually in New York, with satellite festivals organized occasionally around the world, including Washington (D.C.), Amsterdam, London, Liverpool, Copenhagen, Prague, Abu Dhabi, and Kerala (India), among others.

The Golden Whistle Award, presented to the best film at the annual K+S New York festival. Past winners include "The Four-Year Plan," "Club Frontera," and "Scouting for Zebras."

K+S welcomes feature-length works and shorts, documentaries and narratives, complete or in-progress. Basically, we're open to anything, provided it has a thematic tie to soccer.

Because we organize festivals year-round, we accept films on a rolling basis. However, we have specific deadlines for each festival, specifically, for K+S New York.

Before submitting your film, be sure to read the entire submission page on our website ( Complete/submit the submission form before submitting your film.

We prefer digital copies for submissions.

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