Kids First! Film Festival

Kids First! Film Festival
112 W. San Francisco St.
Ste 305A
Santa Fe, United States

Tel: 505-989-8076
Fax: 505-986-8477

All year, In progress
This film festival operates all year

Festival Overview

KIDS FIRST! showcases new films and DVDs from indies, students, and major studios for kids, ages 2 to 18. Festival titles are decided on a quarterly basis, and entries are accepted year-round. KIDS FIRST! is unique in that it partners with more than 100 venues nationwide - established film festivals, art and children's museums, non-profit film societies, commercial theaters - who host screenings of film accepted by KIDS FIRST! Our reach last year was more than 600,000 family members. And we are growing with leaps and bounds.


Animation Art-house Asian Black Children Comedy Documentary Drama Experimental Historical Independent Jewish Music Video National Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Student TV Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Ranny Levy
Lauren Longworth
Jury Coordinator
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Open to the public


Independent and student filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films. You may submit through or Send in your shorts, features, docs, animation, live-action, and special topics. If they're for kids, we want to see them.


DVD format, NTSC. VHS preview screeners are acceptable.


Feature 60+ min.
Early Deadline $40
Regular deadline $60
Late Deadline $75

Short 59 min or less; Screenplay; Student Film 12+ min
Early Deadline $30
Regular Deadline $50
Late Deadline $60

Student Film 11 min. or less
Early Deadline $20
Regular Deadline $30
Late deadline $35

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