The 15th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival happens in April-May 2020. We're showcasing new, imaginative, and inventive short films from animators and filmmakers of any age that speak to our young audience.

After opening with films all day April 10-12 at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, we continue with screenings in April and May at a favorite venue in Santa Monica. (Details announced Feb. 3)

Overall, presenting around 100 short films from around the world—animation, live action, and documentary films—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 in Santa Monica; free screenings with WonderCon admission at WonderCon.

The festival has a history of showcasing talent and moving careers forward, with more than 70 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
  • It was a wonderful experience, thank you for everything!

    May 2019
  • 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
  • Diana Lee Woody

    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