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
  • 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
  • Myriam Baillargeon

    Great experience! They walk the extra mile to make sure your film gets the attention it deserves!

    June 2022
  • Fun and Exciting Film Festival for Especially for Children

    June 2022
  • The Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival offers a great experience. The organizers are highly communicative and provide filmmakers with the opportunity to screen their films at multiple venues in L.A. I really appreciated how organized the event was and hope to screen a short with them again in the future.

    June 2022
  • Maureen M. Miller

    It was a great honor having my two short films selected to screen at the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival! The festival director/team went above and beyond! Excellent communications, updates and even venue pictures sent since I was unable to attend. It really was an amazing experience to be part of such a special event. I am grateful to have had this opportunity and will definitely submit again. Children's independent filmmakers are most fortunate to have a festival like yours to be part of. Thank you, so very much, Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival!!!!

    June 2022