The 15th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival, previously scheduled for April-May 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 public-health crisis.

Part 1 of the rescheduled festival was online via Vimeo Showcase Dec. 26 2020 - Jan. 3 2021, with short films and animation organized in blocks based on recommended viewing age. Free viewing for everyone.

Part 2 will be an in-person festival in the Los Angeles area with the same films in late 2021, when it's safe and local guidelines allow.

The 16th annual LAICFF will happen in March-April 2022. Call for entries open Feb. 1, 2021.

Online and in-person festival screenings are free access/admission for the public.

Each year, presenting around 120 short films from around the world—animation, live action, and documentary films—organized for different age groups.

The festival has a history of showcasing talent and moving careers forward, with more than 40 of our animators and filmmakers going on to work for major studios, and more than 25 becoming part of Oscar-winning teams. We are very proud of our alumni!

Overall Rating
  • Great! Great! Great! TY so much for including our films!

    January 2021
  • Excellent festival! Dan and team go above and beyond. Would love to be part of it again.

    January 2021
  • A great festival that includes a variety of films. My family loves attending and participating. The virtual festival was just as amazing as the in person one. I highly recommend submitting a project and attending.

    January 2021
  • The Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival is one of the world's most prominent celebrations of film and TV for children. It was a great honor to learn that "Monkey & Cat" was named an Official Selection, and the whole experience was very rewarding for our studio. The festival is a major event in the Los Angeles metroplex, and totally free for all to attend. Even as a virtual, online event, it was as well managed and fun as ever, and perhaps even better attended than those in past years. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make 2020's LAICFF one of the best, in spite of everything! *****

    January 2021
  • It was a wonderful experience, thank you for everything!

    May 2019