Years running: 6 (since 2013)

Sharjah International Children’s Film festival

International Children’s Film Festival.


Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival is the first children film festival in the country and the region. The festival is dedicated to enhance the media literacy of children and young people, foster children's creativity and showcase the very best in filmmaking for, by and about children and young people.

The festival will play an essential role in bringing international films and new media content for youth and children in the region. It will expose them to world cultures and promote peace, tolerance and global understanding of how people from different cultures, religions and backgrounds live together in this world.


  • To educate children and youth of UAE about film and cinema;
  • To expose them to international cultures and traditions from all over the world through cinema;
  • To train children and youth to be future film makers by exposing them to creative, inspirational film makers;
  • To foster local film makers and motivate them to produce children films for the children and youth of the UAE.


  • Best Child Made Film
  • Best Emirati Short Film
  • Best GCC Short Film 
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Animation Film



  • Films must be for children of all ages.
  • Films which submitted in the last year's festival are not acceptable, whether accepted or rejected.
  • Have neither been broadcast nor presented in the internet / VOD other than in their country of origin.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

After filling the submission form online, please send the original copy of the film (in a flash memory or by email) and attach the information and details below along with the  flash memory or email:

  • The title of the film
  • Name of the director, producer, Production Company, and world Sale Company.
  • Film Duration
  • Sender’s Full address
  • An original copy of the film (with English subtitle)
  • Synopsis of the film in English
  • Minimum 3 screenshots/ stills of the film (HQ copies)
  • Director’s Photo, and Biography
  • Trailer of the film (1.5 minute maximum)
  • Poster of the film.

Screening Media Type: (MOV/MP4), HD Digital, or Blu-ray file formats.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United Arab Emirates

Official website



Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival
UAE | Sharjah | Al Qulayaa, Corniche street | PO BOX 272

Phone: +9716 594 1235,
+9716 594 1236

Fax: +9716 5622229


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 15, 2017
  • Deadline
    March 15, 2018
  • Event dates
    14 — 19 October 2018
Categories & Fees
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