What is your film festival’s mission?
Aiming to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival actively supports innovative films made by filmmakers from around the globe.
What role does your film festival play in supporting your film’s community?
The festival offers an excellent multicultural platform to engage aspiring adult and kids filmmakers, kids, and educators alike.
What is something people look forward to every year at your film festival?
Foreign kids films from 25+ countries
Panel Discussion: Pitch & Catch
Screenplay Showcase – A live short play
Red Carpet and Award Ceremony with Live Performance
What do you want audiences to take away from your film festival?
The audience will take away a multicultural film experience. Since the films are either made for or by the kids, the audience will have a chance to learn about another culture or listyle.
How long has your film festival been around?
Since September 2013.
Anything else you’d like to tell the audience about your festival?
In addition to the film screenings, the 2015 SDIKFF will host Opening Night Gala, Culture Forums, Industrial Panel Discussions, and Award Ceremony. These events will help facilitate interactions between filmmakers and the local kids. Youth and adult critiques will give comments to the selected films after screenings, and volunteer interpreters will assist with non-English speaking filmmakers during the events. The Cultural Forum events will focus on topics such as film production in different culture contexts and countries. An outstanding committee of industry personnel is serving on the film juries. And film distributors will be present at the festival to secure wanted material.
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