Years running: 6 (since 2013)

San Diego International Kids' Film Festival

International Children’s Film Festival.


The San Diego International Kid's Film Festival promotes the idea of entertainment with education. Supported by many across the world, the festival supports the entertainment and education industries by showcasing international films, and gives young, aspiring filmmakers a channel to communicate to an international community. The resulting collaboration produces a unique multi-cultural experience, engaging young viewers with positive media, as a diverse education.


San Diego International Kids' Film Festival is a competitive Film Festival. Films accepted are automatically eligible for the applicable competition category. There are three age groups: Children ( age 6-14); Youth ( age 15-18); Adult: age 18+ ; under each age group, there are categories in Live action ( feature and short); Animation ( feature and short); Mix-media ( feature and short); Documentary ( feature and short). In addition to all official selections being eligible for Jury, Audience and Festival Honors awards, a jury comprised of filmmakers ( both young and adult) and industry representatives will screen all competition finalists, deliberate and announce the results at the end of the Festival. 


  • Films must have a completion date of Jan 1, 2016 or later,
  • All entries submitted must be suitable for children ages 18 and under.
  • Subtitles language: English

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Signed and completed Entry Form (one entry form per film or episode); 
  • 3 preview copies DVD(NTSC only);
  • A minimum of one (1) still from the film (color preferred, B&W accepted). Digital stills and press kits are preferred. Stills must be 300 dpi and at least 4"x 5" in size and contain an actual shot from the film;
  • You may email stills to
  • Payment.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States
Sun Diego

Official website



Schulman Auditorium
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad,, CA 92011
United States

P. O. Box 4781
Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274

Phone: 310-541-8040

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    July 31, 2018
  • Notifications
    August 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    24 — 26 August 2018
Categories & Fees

Shorter than 40 minutes - made by adult filmmakers.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $60

41 minutes or longer - made by adult filmmakers.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $80
  • Regular Deadline — $100

Any length film made by youth (age 15-18 years old).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $25

Any length film made by children (age 6-14 years old).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $20

Less than 45 pages.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $50


  • Earlybird Deadline — $65
  • Regular Deadline — $85
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