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19th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

March-May 2025

The 18th festival opened March 29-31 2024 at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, then to a fun day at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus on May 11, then to the The Yard Theatre in LA on May 26. Thanks for the great turnout!


We held the first Daniel Koops Award for Outstanding Film Score, on May 11 at the James Bridges Theater. The event celebrated the art of film score composition. It was a lovely program that will happen again next year.

















The festival is fundraising to bring Marusya Shuvalova, a young Ukrainian filmmaker, and her family to the festival in Los Angeles to screen her two fantastic short documentary films about life as a child during wartime. Marusya will also make school appearances and have filmmaker learning experiences with industry professionals.

Please help us support this brave and talented young filmmaker!

Donate to the fundraiser here



Thanks to our Principal Sponsor.....













At the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television we are committed to being a world-renowned interdisciplinary professional hub, dedicated to cultivating exceptional humanistic storytellers, trailblazing industry leaders, and insightful scholars. Rooted in our rich heritage as a top-tier entertainment and performing arts institution, we champion diverse and innovative voices that have the power to enlighten, captivate, and usher in transformative change for a brighter future. By seamlessly blending the study and creation of live performance, film, television, and the digital arts through our groundbreaking curriculum, we offer not just education, but experiences. We take pride in our doctoral pursuits in theater, performance studies, cinema, and media studies. Our mission is to inspire, engage, and challenge the next generation of entertainment and academic leaders to create a more inspired and inclusive world. Learn more at



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The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television nurtures and develops diverse new filmmaking voices via training and mentoring by internationally recognized faculty, high-level internship opportunities, industry-standard resources, and hands-on production experience. Located a quick flight from Hollywood in the desert southwest, this 'best-kept secret' has been steadily funneling talent into the film and television business for years. Find out more at    






















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The Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival is organized each year by an all-volunteer team of parents, filmmakers and students.

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