14th Annual

KIDS FIRST! Film Festival Screenplay Endorsement Program


Best Screenplay for Children ages 8-12


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
KIDS FIRST Member Fee 55.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Information not provided.

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Certificate in each age category.

Category Rules

Submit a pdf version of your script by email attachment to ranny@kidsfirst.org. Include a cover page which shows the title of the screenplay, along with any other pertinent information, and your Withoutabox Entry #. If possible, please also include a list of characters for our jurors.

If you upload your screenplay to Withoutabox, you must email ranny@kidsfirst.org so we know to download it. You will receive an email confirmation when your pdf arrives.

KIDS FIRST! accepts screenplay submissions year-round.

Select the age category most appropriate for your screenplay. If the jurors feel it is more appropriate for different age group, they will change the age recommendation.

For information about becoming a member, visit our member site at: http://www.kidsfirst.org/member/indiprodmember.htm
Member discount for screenplays is $20 ($55 instead of the regular fee of $75)

All screenplays are judged using the KIDS FIRST! endorsement criteria. A full evaluation will be sent to the submitter whether or not the screenplay is recommended by KIDS FIRST!.

If recommended, screenplays are awarded a KIDS FIRST! Endorsed designation. If the film is produced, the completed film may be submitted for full endorsement at a discounted fee.

KIDS FIRST! Best Awards are announced once a year. For a list of winners and updated information, visit www.kidsfirst.org