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


Venue Application


Now in its 19th year, the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a showcase for children's films, including TV and webseries, direct to DVDs and screenplays.

KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is different from other festivals in that it partners with more than 50 venues worldwide, which host screenings year-round - from annual festivals to monthly and even daily screenings.

Programming Examples

Partner with the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival and select from more than 300 short and feature films from indie and student filmmakers as well as major studio releases.

Venue Partners

The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is ideally suited for inclusion in established film festivals and film societies, art and children's museums, community centers, churches and schools. Some of our venue partners include University of Hawaii at Manoa, Beloit International Film Festival, Newport Beach International Film Festival, Wilkes University, Gig Harbor Film Festival, On Location Memphis and Newark Museum.

For a nominal annual fee of $150, your organization is able to screen any of the films included in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival line up.

Apply here to become an affiliate of KIDS FIRST! Film Festival.
Venue Application

Pay your annual member fee via Paypal now.

Film Festival Affiliate Membership


  • Select from more than 300 short and feature films from independent and student filmmakers and vetted by KIDS FIRST! Jurors.
  • Preview films online at our password protected film programmer's site, make your selections, download to your computer or flash drive for exhibition.
  • No additional screening fee. Includes all public performance rights
  • Low fee covers unlimited screenings throughout the year.

Venue Responsibilities

  • Provide appropriate venue and acceptable technical equipment for quality projection
  • Handle all local publicity and advertising
  • Manage all aspects of  screenings
  • Credit KIDS FIRS! Film Festival in all your publicity materials for each film provided by KIDS FIRST!


  • Annual KIDS FIRST! membership fee of $150
  • 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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