38th Annual KidFilm Family Festival
January 22-23, 2022
Dallas, Texas

Featuring an international program celebrating excellence in children's film arts.

KidFilm, presented by the USA Film Festival, was the first festival of its kind and is the largest children's media arts event in the United States.

The festival gives audiences of all ages an important opportunity to see and discuss films together. The public weekend programs showcase challenging, educational, and entertaining films.

Studio films that have premiered or previewed at KidFilm include THE LEGO MOVIE, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3, KUNG FU PANDA 3, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, ICE AGE, NANNY MCPHEE, CURIOUS GEORGE, A WRINKLE IN TIME, THE SECRET OF KELLS, AKEELAH AND THE BEE, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS, CASTLE IN THE SKY, MILLIONS, along with dozens of independently-produced feature and short films every year.

KidFilm welcomes the submission of both feature and short family-friendly films!

Submission fee for both feature- and short-length films is $10.00 if submitted by November 15th. If submitted by the late deadline (December 15th), the fee is $20.00.

Family films (features - over 60 minutes and shorts - under 60 minutes) should be appropriate for audiences of all ages.

Professional and nonprofessional filmmakers may submit works.

All shooting formats accepted.

The film cannot have premiered in Dallas before the Festival.

Submissions must be made via online screener or DVD screener (NTSC format). Filmmakers should provide synopsis and any press materials (photos, etc.).

If submitting a DVD screener, the DVD must be marked with the FilmFreeway tracking number assigned.

Screeners and press kits will not be returned (unless postage paid return envelope provided).

All screenings will take place in Dallas during the 38th Annual KidFilm Festival, January 2022.

The KidFilm Festival is a NONCOMPETITIVE event. Films accepted for inclusion are not prevented from being considered for subsequent competitive events.

If sending a physical screener, please mail your DVD (NTSC only please) with a synopsis and contact info (along with any other info you want us to have) to:

Program Coordinator
USA Film Festival/KIDFILM
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 105
Dallas, Texas 75206

Overall Rating
  • Jackie Ross

    I'm so happy that my film had it's world premiere here! Thank you for screening "Mimi's Good Night".

    March 2021
  • This film festival gave my visual/audio "Buddies" a chance to be seen thank you. I just wish the film festival would've been online as well

    February 2021
  • Terrific festival with great communication. Thank you!

    January 2021
  • jed cahill

    great festival thanks heaps for having Birds of a Feather there.

    January 2019