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California International Children’s Film Festival




The California International Children’s Film Festival’s provides a showcase platform for entertaining, educational and inspiring children based projects from around the world. 

The CICFF is a biannual event that focuses on bringing together talented filmmakers of all ages that want to share their diverse and compelling stories about and/or by children.  We curate and present the best independent and international cinema projects so our audiences and filmmakers will have a delightfully worthwhile screening and networking experience.  All projects must have one of the following criteria to be eligible for submission:  Project must be based around children, have a child as one of the lead protagonist or must have a child in one of the main behind the scenes production positions (Producer, Director, writer, etc...). 

There will be nine categories of entry including, Narrative short, Narrative Feature, Documentary Short, Documentary Feature, Student, Animation, Music Video, Experimental, and scripts.  All genres of fiction and non-fiction are accepted. There will also be nine awards up for grabs: Audience Award, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Music Video, Best Animation, Best Experimental and Best Script. 



*Feature Film

*Short Film

*Feature Documentary

*Short Documentary



*Music Videos



Call For Entries Now Closed



*Audience Award

*Best Feature Film

*Best Short Film

*Best Documentary

*Best Student Film

*Best Music Video

*Best Animation

*Best Experimental

*Best Script