The 19th annual LAICFF takes place March-May 2025.

Each year, we present around 100 short films from around the world—animation, live-action, and documentary films—at different venues and organized for different age groups. Free admission to screenings at WonderCon with WonderCon badge; free admission for everyone to all other screenings.

The festival welcomes submissions from filmmakers of all ages - kids, teens, and adults.

The festival has a history of showcasing talent and moving careers forward, with more than 50 of our animators and filmmakers going on to work for major studios, and more than 35 becoming part of Oscar-winning teams. We are very proud of our alumni!

We are a non-competitive festival.

The submitter acknowledges that they have the legal right to submit this film for public viewing in the festival settings, and that all cast and crew have willingly agreed to public screenings in the festival settings. All rights to use music intact.

The festival does not pay screening fees or offer travel/lodging stipends. The festival schedule is subject to change including during the festival. The film may be used for current and future official festival screenings, such as best-of programming.

Overall Rating
  • thanks for this percious selection!

    June 2024
  • The smile of a child is one of the most beautiful prospects in the world and laughter of children is the most valuable gift. So the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival is a great treasure and I’m deeply grateful and honored to have three short films, “The Dream of Being Free”, “Remember Its Flight” and “Call of the Wild” in the 18th session of this beautiful event.
    Thank you very much, the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival and best wishes for you and for all the children all around the world.

    June 2024
  • Dave Quion

    Nice festival with a high quality selection of films, and it took place at Wondercon so it came with a weekend pass for that. I had a good time.

    June 2024
  • Paul Hollingsworth

    Thank-you for selecting our film Weirdos for LAICFF!

    June 2024
  • Matthew B.W. Sheehan

    This was a really good time. Got to meet a lot of other filmmaker and see my film in a fantastic setting. Thank you LAICFF

    June 2024