Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival
June 17- 29, 2019

Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival promotes positive, educational, and entertaining children and family-oriented programs. This year the festival is
June 17 - 29, 2019, and is sponsored in-part by DeKalb Entertainment Commission and the Department of Film and Media Studies, Emory University.

This educational and fun 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 kicks-off at this year's KVC Film Camp starting June 17th. We are excited to have as our guest teacher, Fran Burst-Terraella, first female director in Atlanta. She is an Emmy-winning independent film and television director and producer. Her documentaries have aired nationally on ABC, TBS and PBS and her work has garnered more than 100 honors including Tellys, CINE Golden Eagles and recognition at film festivals from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta to Australia, Scotland, Spain and Canada. A multi-faceted director with the ability to quickly build rapport with everyone who appears in front of her camera, her newest project is “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle” – a darkly comic indie feature film.

On June 29, 2019, we will host our Film Festival Family Day at Emory University in partnership with the Department of Film and Media Studies. As in the past, we will have several eye-opening workshops for youth and independent producers from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Visit website: for a list of workshops. Also, we will have a showcase of this year's film from 1:30 - 4:30 in Whitehall at Emory University.

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

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 and Create!

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.

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 this year. For more information, please contact film festival director, Alesia Johnson, at (404) 993-5696 or by email

Independent producers (adults only) will get a certificate and the following prizes :
Winner(s) – 1 year subscription to

Best Independent Children's Film
Best Independent-produced Educational & Entertaining Children's Program
Best Animate Short
Best Child-produced Project
Most Innovative Teen Project

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).

Please send a link to your film or television program. Also you may mail DVD to address listed. 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
6. Month & Year of completion

Overall Rating
  • 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