27th Annual

KINEKO International Children's Film Festival

November 01, 2019 to November 05, 2019

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Hatagaya New Cetner Bldg. 10F
2-7-2 Hatagaya
Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-0072
Phone: 81-3-6276-3906
Fax: 81-3-6276-3907

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Live Action Films for Children
All live action films suitable for ages 1 to 12 in any lengths.

All films will be screened with Live-Voiceover in Japanese performed by professional actors including celebrity guests.
Animations for Children
All Animated Film suitable for ages 3 to 12 in any lengths.

All films will be screened with Live-Voiceover in Japanese performed by professional actors including celebrity guests.


The mission of Kineko International Children's Film Festival is to encourage each child to achieve his or her full potential, dreams and learns compassion throughout world cinemas.


Kineko International Children's Film Festival was funded in 1992 with its original name "Tokyo Kinder Film Festival" in partnership with the director of Generation section at Berlinale.

KICFF is a non-profit film festival and has become the largest film festival for children in Japan. Every summer, the Festival welcomes over 10,000 children, adults to the screenings, and media professionals, international guests and celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with children.

The festival introduces opportunities for Japanese children to experience cinemas around the world, animations, international cultural exchange programs and one of the most unique features, Live Japanese Voice Over performed by professional actors.

KICFF is a competitive festival and the decision is made by children.

This Festival also features year-round screenings and media literacy workshops for children around the cities of Japan.


Mitsuo Tahira (Festival Director)


General Public Competiton Works Entry Requirements
Entry Call for Films・Animation works made for Children

"Participation Regulation"
【Production Year】 Films made after January 2017 is required.
【Production Country】 Worldwide.
【Language】 English subtitles are required for non-English films.

【Category】 Feature・Animation・CG,etc, All genre.
Producted for Children.
Suitable for Children.
Films that entertain both grownups and children together.
Films that grownups want children to watch.
【Length】 Any.
【Screening Fee】 Not applicable.
Final Deadline :August 31st, 2019
"How To Apply

Please Ship one DVD copy to the office address below or provide an online screener link and password.

※Please understand beforehand that application materials are not returnable.
※Applicant is responsible for shipping charges.
"Selection notification"
"The selection results will be announced by the end of October, 2019.
Please note that only selected films will be contacted through email or phone call.

※We will use the email address written on the entry consent form to contact you, please make sure it is entered accurately.

Postage address: KINEKO International Children's Film Festival office
Hatagaya New Center Bldg. 10F, 2-7-2, Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, 151-0072 Tokyo, Japan


KICFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless KICFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.