KINEKO International Children’s Film Festival

Kineko International Children’s Film Festival was funded in 1992 with its original name “Tokyo Kinder Film Festival” in partnership with the director of Generation section at Berlinale.

KICFF is a non-profit film festival and has become the largest film festival for children in Japan. Every summer, the Festival welcomes over 10,000 children, adults to the screenings, and media professionals, international guests and celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with children.

The festival introduces opportunities for Japanese children to experience cinemas around the world, animations, international cultural exchange programs and one of the most unique features, Live Japanese Voice Over performed by professional actors.

KICFF is a competitive festival and the decision is made by children.

This Festival also features year-round screenings and media literacy workshops for children around the cities of Japan.

E Kou (Programming Director); Hui Heng (Programming Director); Hui Heng (Programming Director)


General Public Competiton Works Entry Requirements
Entry Call for Films・Animation works made for Children

“Participation Regulation”
【Production Year】 Films made after January 2016 is required.
【Production Country】 Worldwide.
【Language】 English subtitles are required for non-English films.

【Category】 Feature・Animation・CG,etc, All genre.
Producted for Children.
Suitable for Children.
Films that entertain both grownups and children together.
Films that grownups want children to watch.
【Length】 Any.
【Screening Fee】 Not applicable.
Final Deadline :September 2nd, 2018
“How To Apply

Please send the two documents below to apply:
Ship one DVD copy to the office address below or provide an online screener link and password.

※Please understand beforehand that application materials are not returnable.
※Applicant is responsible for shipping charges.
“Selection notification”
“The selection results will be announced by the end of October, 2018.
Please note that only selected films will be contacted through email or phone call.

※We will use the email address written on the entry consent form to contact you, please make sure
it is entered accurately.

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