The Cleveland International Kid's Film Fest is a worldwide celebration of films created for kids by kids. With celebrated judges of both the adult and kid varieties, this film festival us truly unique. This year's featured judge is GISELLE EISENBERG (Life in Pieces, American Housewife, Puppy Dog Pals)

Prizes are awarded to the best films based on jury voting and audience selection.

You must be between the ages of 7 and 17 at the time of submission to enter this contest.

Movies must be submitted in the appropriate age category based on the age of the filmmaker or the average age of the filmmaking team.

All movies must be PG or G. No guns may be used (real or fake.) No realistic depiction of violence may be included in the film.

Entries must be filmed and edited by the person or persons submitting. Your parents can help but the idea and execution needs to come from you. It is a kids contest after all. No directors or writers over the ages of 18 at the time of completion will be accepted.

You must be able to provide proof of music licensing for all music used. The filmmaker accepts all liability for use of unlicensed music.

You can submit more than one movie (separate fees apply for each submission)

All submissions that meet the deadline will be judged. The judges will decide if your movie is appropriate for public screening. The deadline is December 31 at 11:59pm.

Selected movies will be shown at a public screening at a yet TBD theater.

Winners will be announced at the screening.

All movies will be displayed on website during the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Darren Paul Fisher

    Fantastic film festival, well-organised and friendly. Really dedicated to supporting young filmmakers - we couldn't have had a better experience!!! Definitely submit your film!

    February 2023
  • Thank for making this film festival great!

    February 2023
  • Lazar Jovanović

    It was an honour to be nominated for Best Picture. This festival is a great opportunity for all the young filmmakers to show their perspective on the world. Thank you for providing us with such a great experience and I hope to participate again next year.

    February 2023
  • We weren't able to attend in person, but had a great experience with the festival and hope to attend in the future.

    March 2022
  • Ivy Tucker

    Great festival, plenty of opportunity for filmmakers to connect, even from the other side of the world. An honour to be nominated in the festival. Thank you.

    March 2022