Big Eyes, Big Minds - Singapore International Children's Film Festival is the first and only film festival in Singapore dedicated to kids ages 2 to 18. The festival screens diverse and imaginative films from around the world to educate, enrich and inspire kids. Big Eyes, Big Minds also runs a sister film festival in St. Louis, Missouri.

All selected films are in competition for Best Animated Film, Best Live-Action Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Film For Kids Under 5, Best Film By Young Filmmaker, Special Jury Prizes as well as the Audience Choice Award.

Submitted films will also be considered for Big Eyes, Big Minds - International Children's Film Festival of St. Louis.
Films should be completed no earlier than 2020.
Films should be in English or subtitled in English.
Submissions to the Young Filmmaker category should be followed by an email to with an image of a photo identification showing the director's date of birth.
Filmmakers must have the rights and clearances for all content, including music.
Films with graphic violence, sexual themes, or profane language will not be selected.

Overall Rating
  • Darren Paul Fisher

    This is a terrific festival! Our daughter's film was selected, and we could not have asked for a better experience. Great communication, brilliant venue, you can feel the passion from everyone involved. Definitely submit your film if you can!

    July 2023
  • Daud Nugraha

    It's an honor to be a apart of Big Eyes, Big Minds - Singapore International Children's Film Festival with my short film "Desa Timun (Cucumber Village)". I hope the children enjoyed it!

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Desa Timun (Cucumber Village) is a charming film that won the hearts of both the kids and their parents. Thank you for being a part of our festival!

  • Ulf Grenzer

    It was a great experience to be part of this nice festival for the best audience in the world - Children - with our animated shortfilm MONKEY DOMINO. Communication was always friendly and helpful while submitting. Couldn't go there myself, that's why I can only guess, hospitality might deserve 5 stars as well.
    AT least they offered help in case of travelling there.

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for your positive review! Monkey Domino has been very well-received at all the screenings.

  • Barbara Brunner

    I was so happy to be part of Big Eyes, Big Minds - Singapore International Children's Film Festival with my shortmovie "Miles Away", communication was easy and I hope to attend with my next film.

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Barbara! We can't wait to see your next film!