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


Venue Application


Since 2000, the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is reknown as a showcase for children's films from studios, indie and student filmmakers worldwide. KIDS FIRST! partners with more than 50 venues worldwide, hosting screenings year-round at established film festivals, film societies, museums and other cultural venues.

Programming Examples

Venue affiliates of the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival select from over 400 short and feature films that represent some of the best new releases for kids ages 2 to 18.

Venue Partners

The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is ideally suited for venues to easily include a collection of films selected by the KIDS FIRST! juries of adults and kids that can be played at established film festivals and film societies, art, science 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, Kids Video Collection, On Location Memphis, Oxford Film Festival and more.

Venue affiliates pay an an annual fee of $175 (non-profits) and $200 (for-profits) for the right to screen any of the films selected by KIDS FIRST! at their annual festival or special screenings.

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

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Annual Membership


  • Select from more than 450 short and feature films from independent and student filmmakers.
  • Preview online, make your selections, download to your computer or flash drive for festival play.
  • No additional screening fee; includes all public performance rights.
  • Your membership 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.
  • Screenings are free to the public although you may charge a "festival fee".
  • KIDS FIRST! Film Festival must be given appropriate credit in festival program and all advertising.
  • The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival logo must be prominately displayed in festival program and all advertising.


  • Annual KIDS FIRST! membership fee of $175 (non-profits), $200 (for-profits)
  • No additional screening fees.
  • If required, venue covers the cost of shipping DVDs to you.

Contact Us

Please contact our office for more information. Call 505-989-8076 or email us at [email protected].

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