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New York Int'l Children's Film Festival 2017: Call for entries
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 17:30

a-town-called-panic-return-to-school-nyicffThe 20th NYICFF invites animation directors to submit their films.


(Photo: A Town Called Panic: Return to School awarded at the 2016 NYICFF)


 Founded in 1997, New York International Children’s Film Festival aims to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18.


The 2017 event marks the 20th anniversary of the Oscar®-qualifying festival (Best Live Action and Animated Short categories).


Eligible to screen in competition are works completed no earlier than January 1, 2014.


The relevant animation categories are:


Short Film Animation:
Any animated film (excluding documentary) under 40min. The festival looks for creative, engaging, and original animation from around the globe.


Feature Film Animation
Animated feature film that explore issues, topics, stories or themes that have a connection, relation to family, children or teen audience or could possess a subject or story that may be of interest to audiences of all ages.



• September 8, 2016: EARLY DEADLINE for short film entries
• October 6, 2016: FINAL DEADLINE for short film entries
• October 6, 2016: EARLY DEADLINE for feature film entries
• November 10, 2016: LATE DEADLINE for short film entries
• November 10, 2016: FINAL DEADLINE for feature film entries
• December 1, 2016: LATE DEADLINE for feature film entries

Complete eligibility information, submission fees and official rules and regulations for 2017 .



Shaun the Sheep photo op (c) NYICFF


Winners of the 2017 Grand Prize Short Award and the Jury Awards for Animated Short and Live Action Short will receive one free year of VimeoPRO, courtesy of Vimeo.


NYICFF is accepting films via Withoutabox, its official submissions platform.


The 20th New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) will be held February 24 through March 19, 2017 at venues throughout New York City.


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