Submissions for the 20th KFF edition are now open.

The 2024 Kids Film Fest, an event organized by Brooklyn Film Society, will be available 24/7 online from June 1-9. The show will consist of numerous short animation, live-action films and documentaries. Selected films will be listed on the following BFF website page: From June 1-9 the audience will be able to watch all the films we select at any time and as many times they want.

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

The only Kids Film Fest award the fest gives away is the Audience Award, which goes to one project only.
All films are selected from submissions and all selected films run for a single KFF Audience Award.

Preferred films are not longer than 15 minutes in length.

To participate to KFF, a film must be for children of ALL ages (no harsh language or adult themes are accepted).

Films must be not older than 3 years, therefore completed after June 9, 2022.

To participate, films can not be in a distribution agreement nor it must not be released theatrically in the US.

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

For promotional purposes only, kidsfilmfest is hereby granted the right to utilize excerpts (up to 5 mins) from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival.

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

Overall Rating
  • I had a great time participating in his festival! The curators and programmers did such a good job of staying in communication and inviting creators to participate in all aspects of the festival, including doing Q&As, and social media outreach. I love that the festival had a virtual aspect too which allowed for further participation. My film was in KidsFilmFest and I really love how the programmers made a huge effort to involve families and promote filmmaking among young creators. To me, that is what the art is all about!

    June 2023
  • This was such a wonderful festival! I was thrilled to have my short "Cool for You" shown to Brooklyn audiences. They made all the filmmakers feel so appreciated and valued - included in so many opportunities to speak about our film (virtual Q&A, in-person Q&A, plug Live IG interview). Would love to bring future projects to this festival. I feel so honored that my short was shown as part of the KidsFilmFest program.

    June 2022
  • Joe Petrucelli

    Give Covid they did an outstanding job. Tough to network and communicate!

    August 2021
  • Marlene Hochman

    We want to thank KidsFilmFest for including our film, Queen Marlene's Toy Museum and Friends in the festival. We enjoyed getting a chance to meet their staff and work with their team, who worked tirelessly to make the festival a success. We feel fortunate that our film was selected and wish to thank KidsFilmFest for such a great experience.

    June 2021
  • The KFF/BFF team did a terrific job organizing this festival and being hospitable to filmmakers. Honored to have been a part of it!!

    June 2021