Submissions for the 17th KFF edition are now closed, but for a few extra days you will be able to submit using a deadline waiver code. To get the code, email and request one.

The next KidsFilmFest will be staged online only. We will offer 2 programs that will play 24/7 from June 4-13. One tailored for children from 3 to 7 and the other from 8 to 15. They consist of numerous short animation, live-action films and documentaries. Selected films will be listed on the BFF website:

KidsFilmFest is an initiative of Brooklyn Film Festival, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.


Film must be approx.15 minutes in length or less.

Film must be for children of ALL ages (no harsh language or adult themes).

Film must be completed after June 1, 2019.

Film can not be in distribution or theatrically released.

Preview and screening film copies will not be returned unless specified and paid for by filmmaker. Films may be used by the festival throughout the year at other venues. Filmmaker will be notified in advance of any show that includes his/her film and will obviously have the opportunity to decline the offer(s).

kidsfilmfest is hereby granted the right to utilize excerpts from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless kidsfilmfest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Dave Russo

    I can't speak to many of the things that would happen in a non-covid year. But I can say that they did a great job trying to create a virtual event. Their communication and energy was great. The quality of the other films was a complement to our project. I hope I get to attend in future years.

    June 2020
  • Sharon Contillo

    This was an amazing film festival. They really pulled it together during COVID-19. They made all the filmmakers feel special and treated everyone professionally. They did all kinds of social media to get the word out to the public. Highlighted many filmmakers on live feeds via Instagram. I felt very special and was honored to be part of this experience.

    June 2020
  • Cleo Handler

    this was a wonderful festival!! despite occurring during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the festival and its staff went above and beyond to deliver an incredible, fully-streaming online festival and a very vibrant, active community for filmmakers to take part in - Q & As, parties, social media challenges, etc. they put in so much effort to create an amazing experience for us, despite the many challenges they faced, and i am so grateful i got to be part of it. the other films were wonderful, the press and festival write-ups were great, and the access they gave us and our films was unparalleled. thank you, kidsfilmfest & the greater BFF team!

    June 2020
  • Barbara Brunner

    Thank you for choosing "Miles Away" for your festival

    September 2019
  • Annabel Vine

    I was unable to attend, but I know about this festival and the ongoing commitment they have to bringing quality films to the young people of Brooklyn.

    June 2019