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New York Int'l Children's Film Festival is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Bill Plympton, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, Henry Selick and Gus van Sant are on the NYICFF Jury. As an Academy®-qualifying Festival, winners of NYICFF's juried prizes are eligible for Oscar® consideration in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.

What we are looking for:

Each year the festival scours the globe to present a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary and experimental film from around the world. We are looking for creative, original, non-formulaic works that will help to define a new, more compelling film for kids. We are not shy about showing films with mature themes, subject matter, language or sensibilities, especially for our teen and pre-teen audiences.

Submissions for NYICFF 2014 are currently closed. Submissions for the 2015 festival will open in mid May.

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