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New York International Children's Film Festival

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New York International Children's Film Festival

New York International Children's Film Festival

New York International Children's Film Festival, February 26 - March 20, 2016, the #1 Film Fest for children and teens, is now accepting submissions!

2015-2016 Submission Fees and Deadlines
SHORT FILMS (under 40 minutes)
Early Deadline: Received by Sept 9, 2015 - $40
Final Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 - $60
Student Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 - $25

FEATURE FILMS (40 minutes or longer)
Early Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 - $75
Final Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 - $100
Student Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 - $50

What we want:
Each year the festival scours the globe to present a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary and experimental film from around the world. We are looking for creative, original, non-formulaic short and feature films that support our mission to create a more dynamic film culture for children and teens.

We often program films that were not created with a young audience in mind, but are received passionately and enthusiastically by attendees ages 3-18 nonetheless. We are not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities.

Prior New York International Children's Film Festival Prizes:
Filmmakers of selected films will receive:
-All Access Pass to the #1 Children's Film Festival in the Country
-Exceptional Visibility with 100% Advance Sold-Out Screenings
-A-List NYICFF Jury: Frances McDormand, Matthew Modine, Michel Ocelot, Gus Van Sant,
Susan Sarandon, James Schamus, Evan Shapiro, Uma Thurman, John Turturro, Christine Vachon
-Audience and Prestigious Jury Awards
-Free New York City Accommodations

About NYICFF
Established in 1997, NYICFF is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens, with attendance of 25,000 and a marketing reach of over 2 million. The cornerstone of our work is the annual film festival which takes place in March at theaters around New York City. The festival premieres 100 exceptional new films from around the world, plus filmmaker Q&As, receptions, panels, workshops, retrospectives, audience voting and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.

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