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17th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

March-April 2023

The 17th annual LAICFF takes place March-April 2023. We'll feature short live-action, animation, and documentaries - made for toddlers through teens. The list of films will post to the Films/Schedule page in Januray 2023. Click Films/Schedule above to see the list of 2022 films.

 

The festival opens March 22-24, 2023 at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, with more than 50 short films from around the world and numerous filmmaker appearances.

The festival will then continue at various venues throughout Los Angeles. Free admission to screenings at WonderCon with WonderCon badge; free admission to all other screenings in LA.

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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 this 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 18th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival, at www.childrensfilmsd.org !