The Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival (TAICFF) is a significant event that has been taking place annually since 2005. It is the largest film festival for children in the region and has a broad reach, attracting a significant young audience.
The festival's primary goal is to showcase the very best of children's cinema from around the world. In its 19th edition, the festival will feature screenings of a diverse range of films, as well as special events, workshops, and experiences for children aged 3 to 12.
The festival emphasis on providing excellent children's cinema and educational opportunities and presents an ideal occasion for families to acknowledge and explore the world of film.
**Please read the Rules and Terms before submitting your film**
The festival has two categories of recently produced feature films:
1. International Competition: This category showcases 5-8 selected feature films from various countries worldwide, released within the past two years. The films are evaluated by a professional jury and a Kids jury.
2. Panorama Section: Feature Films from around the world that are screened out of competition.
The festival reserves the right to determine whether a film is suitable for the international competition or for the panorama section.
To be eligible for submission, films must be appropriate for children up to the age of 13. They should have a runtime between 45 and 125 minutes and should have been produced between October 2021 till today.
There are no monetary prizes, the best feature film will be awarded by both a professional Jury and a kids Jury.
IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED
If a film is accepted, the filmmaker must provide the following materials to TAICFF:
• For translation/dubbing: An English SRT file, along with a downloadable film file or a screener-link.
• For exhibition: A DCP in a clean format, along with a VF subtitles file or a clean ProRes 422HQ file. If the DCP is encrypted, it should include the KDM/DKDM for the screening venue.
• EPK including PR pictures with credits, a trailer, a synopsis, a logline, a list of cast and crew, and a list of festival screenings and awards.
- Please note: TAICFF does not send notifications to entries which have been declined.
By submitting a film, the filmmaker grants TAICFF and the Tel Aviv Cinematheque permission to use, distribute, and share the film's poster, trailer, synopsis, and movie stills on social media platforms.
Screening: Films selected for screening will be presented during the festival's scheduled screenings. The festival will determine the date, time, and location of the screening.
Permissions: Filmmakers are responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions and licenses for any copyrighted materials used in the film, including music and images.