The 17th annual LAICFF takes place March-April 2023.

Each year, presenting 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 has a history of showcasing talent and moving careers forward, with more than 35 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
  • Jule Körperich

    Thank you so much for having our film The way to a man's heart at your festival!!! I hope we can meet one day in real!

    September 2022
  • Jackie Ross

    Although I was unable to attend, a friend went to the screening and complimented the intimate venue and great selection of films. I am so glad my film was part of it!

    August 2022
  • Darren Johnson

    Excellent Festival! Wish I could have made it in person.

    July 2022
  • Vanya Marinkovic

    I had a great experience there and Dan Bennett was absolutely hospitable, professional and kind. Thank you so much for the wonderful venue and opportunity!

    July 2022
  • Christina Demenshina

    It is a great festival that showcases films and animations for young audience. I think it is very important nowadays. I wasn't able to attend the festival myself, but I am sure all the kids were glad to watch my beautiful animation "Chasing a Dream". I was always dreaming of Hollywood, and LA International Children's Film Festival allowed me to come true my dream =)) Thanks a lot!!! The communication with the festival was fast and easy. I really hope that someday I will be able to present my new film in person!

    June 2022