KidsFilmFest, considering the current COVID19 situation, will be staged online via the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) website. The program will be playing from May 29 through June 7 around the clock free of charge.

KidsFilmFest's mission is to discover, expose, and promote children's filmmakers while drawing worldwide attention to Brooklyn.

Our film program is tailored for children of all ages (films are rated "G"). It consists of numerous short animation, live-action films and documentaries . Film intro with the filmmakers will also be available on the BFF website:

KidsFilmFest is an initiative of the Brooklyn Film Festival, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
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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 Jan 1, 2018.

Film can not be in distribution or theatrically released.

Preview and screening films will not be returned unless specified and paid for by filmmaker. Films may be used throughout the years at other venues and festivals. Filmmaker will be notified in advance of this, and will have the opportunity to decline the offer(s).

kidsfilmfest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt 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
  • 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
  • I was not able to attend the festival but received great communication from the team! The director even emailed after my screening to tell me how much the audience enjoyed it and to relay a few of the cute questions the kiddos asked about my film. I was touched!

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Kendra! We loved having you!

  • Par Olsson

    We had the most wonderful communication with the festival director. Unfortunately we couldn't come this year (the trip from Sweden proved complicated to arrange with work and school and life). They really were so welcoming and send news clips from when Richard's film was mentioned in different papers (even in NYT!). We will definitely return and really aim to come if selected!

    July 2018
  • We were thrilled when our client got selected to screen here, a fantastically strong programme and healthy audiences. We would definitely recommend submitting here!

    June 2018