Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival throughout Metro Atlanta
June 3 - 19, 2021

Virtual Film Festival June 25 - 27, 2021

Kids Video Connection (KVC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational media arts organization that specializes in teaching youth video production, media literacy and communication skills. Our mission is to use video production as a teaching tool to educate and empower today's youth with media literacy, communication and critical thinking skills that will help them become independent thinkers and creators for tomorrow. KVC Inspires Youth to Think-Dream-Create!

KVC Children's Film Festival promotes positive, educational, and entertaining children and family-oriented programs. Our upcoming festival will be June 3 - 19, 2021, and by poplar demand we will host the virtual film festival June 25 - 27, 2021. This festival is sponsored in-part by DeKalb Entertainment Commission and Emory University Department of Film and Media Studies.

This educational and fun film festival is two weeks of eye-opening and exciting activities which include film screenings, media literacy and video production workshops for children, teens and independent producers. Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival kids-off on June 3, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.; location to be announced. By popular demand we will bring back the awesome teacher; Fran Burst-Terranella, Emmy-award winning writer/director; she will teach script writing. Also, students will learn about recording equipment and camera angles while they work together to shoot a short film scene. In addition, there will be a screening of short independent films featured in this year's festival.

On June 26, 2021, we will host our Film Festival Family Day; location to be announced. As in the past, we will have several workshops for youth from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Also, we will showcase films from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. for the entire family. Check on KVC's website for more details.

Since we started the festival, it has been a great success! Through this annual summer festival, we have reached over 5,000 youth. Our audience consists of children of diverse ethnic groups. We are reaching and teaching more children each year. In 2008, KVC was awarded DeKalb County Arts Visionary Award for starting the festival and creating innovative art programs to teach children.

KVC will partner with iPitch.tv to help connect independent children producers to Studio Executive and Hollywood Producers to pitch their creative work. To find out more go to iPitch.tv Also, independent producers (adults only) will get the following prizes:
Winner(s) – 6 months subscription to iPitch.tv

To sustain the growth and future of the festival, we are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities. Our intent is to identify sponsors who align with our core values and develop a partnership that ensures engagement with your target consumer base.

Kids Video Connection can help your business with:

• Brand recognition
• Community outreach
• Tax credit
• Lead generation
• Becoming an advocate for media education and cyber safety.

If you want to reach more families and children, be one of the Awesome sponsors of Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival. For more information, please contact film festival director, Alesia Johnson, at (404) 993-5696 or by email ajohnson@kidsvideoconnection.org.

Up to 6 category winners will be awarded a cash prize, free entry to a future festival, award laurel, and a 1 year subscription to iPitch.tv.

We are seeking positive educational and entertaining programs for children, teens and family-oriented programs . Also, we are seeking shorts produced by students (children and teens).

Make sure to include the following information:
1. Film Title
2. Film Duration
3. Name of Director
4. Name of Writer/Producer
5. Name of student's school (if applicable)
6. Month & Year of completion

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  • KVC worked hard to mount an online festival during this Covid year. Staff stayed in touch and made us feel part of the family.

    July 2020
  • Phil Gomm

    It was very exciting to be made part of the Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival and for our film to be showcased there. It's always a bit thrilling when your film gets selected, even more so if you're lucky enough to receive a gong! While I was unable to attend the festival in person, I was able to work closely with the organisers to ensure everything was good to go. Thanks for the opportunity and your time, and best of luck in your preparations for next year's festival.

    June 2018