Boston’s First Kids International Film Festival: Coming to Tufts this November!

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iStock_000007248825XSmallFinally kids have the chance to create and judge their own films along with their peers. This is a great project to get a head start on this summer!  The Boston International Kids Film Festival is a thee-day festival where children will also have the opportunity to take classes for media skills, participate in workshops, and be mentored by local professionals.  The Film Festival is a new collaboration between Filmmakers Collaborative and Tufts University that aims to expose children to a “a variety of developmental stages, and their caregivers, to thought-provoking films from around the world that are by, for or about children (Filmmakers Collaborative).

Beginning November 1st, at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts with a gala ceremony, the festival will then screen films all day Saturday, November 2 and on Sunday, November 3 from 1 – 6 pm, at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville. These films will be selected via online submissions ( and in conjunction with other area children’s film festivals. In between screenings, workshops will be available for elementary and middle school kids.  The festival will then conclude with an award ceremony with a variety of awards given to filmmakers and educators.

The festival is produced and presented by Filmmakers Collaborative, a national 501c3 nonprofit corporation created in 1987 to provide fiscal sponsorship and opportunities for learning and networking in the independent media community

All submissions are due by October 13, 2013. Anything postmarked later than this date would not be considered.

Early submission is recommended!
Feature Films: All non-documentaries longer than 20 minutes.

Short Films: Films less than 20 minutes

Documentary Films: any length

International Films: any length

To learn more and get your child involved, check out Withoutabox and be sure to submit soon!