The 14th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival returns this December 1-29, 2018. We're looking for new, imaginative, and inventive films from animators and filmmakers of any age that speak to our young and family audience.

The 14th annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival moves to new venues this year, as LACMA prepares for renovations. A big thanks to LACMA for remaining as our partner, and promoting the festival as we get closer. We look forward to screening short animation and films at Plaza De La Raza in Lincoln Park on Dec. 1, and at the MLK Jr. Auditorium at the Santa Monica Public Library on Dec. 29, with storytelling and animation workshops during the holiday break, details TBA. We will also again screen films in Part II of the festival, March 29-31, 2019 at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center. Looking forward to our 10th year at WonderCon!

Overall, presenting nearly 100 short films from around the world—animation, live action, and documentary films—the festival is organized for different age groups. Select filmmakers and actors are present for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Admission is free for everyone to all screenings.

The festival has a history of showcasing talent and moving careers forward, with more than 100 of our animators and filmmakers going on to work for major studios, and more than 30 becoming part of Oscar-winning teams. We are very proud of our alumni!

Overall Rating
  • Lana Taylor

    This was one of the first festivals to accept my film, thank you! They are so nice and this really looks like a lot of fun. Please check them out if you're in LA. Great opportunity for kids to see my film, that was a goal of mine. Thank you.

    March 2019
  • Christine Bergeron

    A great festival with great films. There was a great Q & A that followed the screenings. I was honored to be part of this festival and will submit again.

    January 2019
  • I was very happy to have my film screened at this festival and was very sad that I was not able to attend, but they have been kind to me from the beginning and the communication was great. They have been super helpful and kind and I was very grateful for the whole experience!

    January 2019
  • This was a great festival and it was fantastic having our film screen for all the kids. Proud to have our film among all the very enjoyable films. The kids were so engaged and had wonderful questions at the Q&A.

    January 2019
  • Raymond Limantara

    Didn't get to go myself but according to our composer it was a fantastic screening. Really glad to be part of the program!

    January 2019