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


Venue Application


Now in its seventeenth year, the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is a showcase for children's films. KIDS FIRST! partners with more than 50 venues worldwide, hosting screenings year-round.

Programming Examples

Partner with the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival and select from over 300 short and feature indie and student films as well as studio features 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 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 University of Hawaii at Manoa, Beloit International Film Festival, Newport Beach International Film Festival, Wilkes University, Gig Harbor Film Festival, On Location Memphis, Oxford Film Festival and more. .

For an annual fee of $175 for non-profits and $200 for for-profit venues, your organization is able to screen any of the films selected by KIDS FIRST! to play at your 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 email us at [email protected]

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