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18th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

March-May 2024

The call for entries is now open!

We seek short films from around the world for children and teens. Submit your film through Film Freeway here

The festival is fundraising to bring Marusya Shuvalova, a young Ukrainian filmmaker, and her family to 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

 

 

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17th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

March-June 2023

The 17th LAICFF took place March-June 2023. We featured short live-action, animation, and documentaries - made for toddlers through teens. 

The festival opened March 24-26, 2023 at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, with more than 70 short films from around the world and numerous filmmaker appearances. What a weekend! Thanks to the fantastic audience and all of the talented filmmakers who joined us.

Short films from around the world were screened at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus on May 7. Another awesome day. Thanks to the many filmmakers who joined us and the supportive audience

The festival continued May 21 and 28 and June 4 at The Yard Theater in East Hollywood, with short films from around the world, plus filmmaker appearances. Free admission to all the May and June days!

16th Los Angeles International

Children's Film Festival

April-May 2022

The 16th annual LAICFF took place April-May 2022. We featured short live-action, animation, and documentaries - made for toddlers through teens. Click Films/Schedule above to see the list of last year's selected films.

The festival opened April 1-3, 2022 at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, with more than 50 short films from around the world and numerous filmmaker appearances. Thanks for your support at WonderCon!

 

The festival resumed with an afternoon of short films and animation from around the world on May 1 at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre in Hollywood. Free admission for all. Thanks for joining us!

Our official Teen Program May 15 at The Yard Theater in East Hollywood went very well - thanks for the great turnout and to the filmmakers from around the world who joined us! Admission was free.

Our big closing day, almost six hours of excellent short films,  happened May 29, at The Yard Theatre in East Hollywood. Free admission for all.

Thank you, Los Angeles, for your support!

15th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival 

2020-21

The 15th annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival happened completely online, via Vimeo Showcase, Dec. 26, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021. More than 120 short films - animation, live action and documentary. More than 10,000 global viewers - free viewing for everyone!

14th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

2018-2019

The 14th annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival happened Dec. 1-29 2018; and March 29-31, 2019. Thanks for the great turnout!

 

We opened with short films and animation from 1 pm to 5 pm Saturday Dec. 1 at Plaza De La Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education in Lincoln Park, 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Thanks for joining us - it was a great opening day!

 

More screenings were held from 10:30 am to 2 pm Saturday Dec. 29 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

The festival continued with screenings all day Friday through Sunday, March 29-31 2019 at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center. WonderCon is the partner festival of Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Free admission for everyone to screenings at Plaza De La Raza and MLK Auditorium. Free screenings at WonderCon with WonderCon badge.

Check out our partner festival, the 19th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival, at www.childrensfilmsd.org 

The Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, organized each year by an all-volunteer team of parents, filmmakers and students.

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