TIFF Kids International Film Festival Call for Entries

Accepting Categories
    Animation, Documentary, Feature, Narrative Fiction, Short

Festival Dates
    Apr 7, 2017 – Apr 23, 2017

Next Deadline
    Nov 25, 2016

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

TIFF Kids: The principal objective of the TIFF Kids International Film Festival is to present the best of contemporary and classic film for children, youth and families. Its mandate is to feature the most outstanding children’s films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference will be given to films not previously screened at a festival in Canada. TIFF Kids also promotes contacts between industry professionals and educators to assist in developing the role cinema plays in the education and enrichment of young people.

Engaging, educational and entertaining, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival is an initiative of TIFF that offers children and youth the opportunity to learn about cultural perspectives from around the world through the power of the moving image.

An enriching experience that is much more than just a day at the movies, TIFF Kids includes a Public Programme for ages three and up and a two week School Programme for students in grades 1 to 8. Featuring the best of Canadian and international cinema for children and youth, TIFF Kids offers a compelling selection of features and shorts on diverse subjects in a variety of genres and styles. It provides a rare opportunity to watch films that kids around the world are lining up to see and that in many cases may not be available again in Toronto.

In its first year the festival had an attendance of 2,300. It has since grown at a phenomenal pace, increasing its audience to over 30,000 in 2016. The tremendous success of the event led to the creation of the TIFF Kids section at the Toronto International Film Festival, the year-round outreach programme Special Delivery and the Pocket Fund, a fundraising initiative.

The 2017 TIFF Kids International Film Festival will include but not be limited to the following programmes: Reel Rascals, Special Presentations, Short Film Programme, Feature Film Programme, School Programme, Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase. Note: Jump Cuts accepts submissions of film and video by youth between Grade 4 and Grade 8. Submissions to Jump Cuts can be made through separate documentation. For more information visit tiff.net/submissions.

Selected films will be placed in the appropriate programme by the Festival programming team in consultation with the filmmaker.

The TIFF Kids International Film Festival runs from April 7 to April 23, 2017.

For more information, visit: tiff.net/kids

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