kfffKIDS FIRST! Film Festival
"It's Cannes for Kids!"


Venue Application


Now in its fourteenth year, the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a showcase for children's films. KIDS FIRST! partners with more than 60 venues worldwide, hosting screenings year-round.

Programming Examples

Partner with the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival and select from over 600 short and feature indie films as well as studio features that represent the best new releases for kids ages 2 to 18.

Venue Partners

The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is ideally suited for inclusion in established film festivals and film societies, art, science and children's museums, community centers, churches and schools. Some of our venue partners include:

uofhUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa










a Ashland Independent Film Festival





bBrooklyn Children's Museum











  • Select from more than 600 short and feature indie films.
  • Preview online, make your selections, download to your computer or flash drive.
  • No additional screening fee; includes all public performance rights
  • Low fee covers unlimited screenings throughout the year.


  • Provide appropriate venue and acceptable technical equipment for quality projection
  • Handle all local publicity and advertising
  • Manage all aspects of  screenings
  • Screenings are free to the public though you may charge a "festival" fee. Provide the screening free of charge


  • Annual KIDS FIRST! membership fee of $100
  • No additional screening fees.
  • You cover the cost of shipping DVDs to you, if required.

Contact Us

Please contact our office for more information. Call 505-989-8076 or write us here.

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