4th Annual

Boston International Kids Film Festival

November 04, 2016 to November 06, 2016

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Any Feature film will be accepted for review. Please categorize your film as appropriate for either middle and/or high school audiences.
Any short films under 20 minutes in length will be considered. Please categorize your film as appropriate for either middle and/or high school audiences.
All international films considered. Please categorize your film as appropriate for either middle and/or high school audiences.
Any documentary film that is appropriate for ages 10 and over will be considered. Please categorize your film as appropriate for either middle and/or high school audiences.
Student Films
Films of any genre that were produced while the student was in middle or high school will be considered. Please categorize your film as appropriate for either middle and/or high school audiences.


The Boston International Kids Film Festival is a three-day festival of films and workshops, screening films for and by kids of all ages with lots of mentoring opportunities available for both children and adults.


The festival is produced and presented by Filmmakers Collaborative, a nationally recognized 501c3 organization created in 1987 to provide fiscal sponsorship and opportunities for education and networking in the independent media community.

It will kick off on Friday, November 4th with field trips taking place for schools throughout the day, followed by the screening of a new film and a VIP reception.

Films will run Friday, November 4 (10am - 9pm), Saturday, November 5
(9am - 10pm) and Sunday, November 6 (1pm - 7pm) at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville, MA.

Workshops tailored to both children and adults will be offered during the same times. Classes will include GoPro movie-making, animation workshops, a social media "bootcamp" for parents, and more.

An Awards Ceremony will conclude the festival, with awards being presented for Best Feature, Documentary, Short, Student film, International, Audience Choice and the Peggy Charren Award for Excellence.


Jen Myronuk; Jen Myronuk; Jen Myronuk; Laura Azevedo (Festival Director)


Rules and Regulations 2016

The 4th annual BIKFF will be held from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2016.

All submissions are due by July 31st, 2016. Anything postmarked later than this date would not be considered.

Early submission is recommended!

Feature Films: All non-documentaries longer than 30 minutes.

Short Films: Films less than 20 minutes

Documentary Films: any length

International Films: any length

Middle School Student Films: any length

High School Student Films: any length

In order to successfully submit your film to BIKFF, please ensure that you have fulfilled the following:
• Completed the Withoutabox Submission Form
• Sent a DVD screener (see specific requirements below) or submitted an online screener of your film.

Please note: Should you be informed directly that your film has been selected; you will be required to submit publicity materials. A complete list of required materials will be sent to you at that time.

For programming consideration, BIKFF accepts DVD and Online Screeners submitted via Withoutabox.

DVD Submissions
• DVDs must be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/ “no region, i.e., that the DVD is authored as a video DVD and is not burned as a data disk containing Quicktime or other similar file formats.
• DVDs must be labeled with the following:
o Title
o Production Company
o Company Address
o Telephone Number
o Director’s Name
o Length in Minutes
o Withoutabox Tracking Number
• Please test your DVDs thoroughly before sending.
• Screen burn-ins are acceptable.
• There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers. Please avoid excessive packaging and the inclusion of any materials other than what are specified.
• The Festival does not accept the following:
o Content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs
o Blu-ray discs
o Trailers for selection purposes

All submissions must be sent prepaid. BIKFF will not accept collect or cash-on-delivery shipments.

I. The BIKFF will not assume responsibility for, nor will it accept, shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges be billed to the sender.
Please Note: Any charges for shipping incurred by BIKFF will be invoiced back to the sender.

II. To ensure shipments originating outside the United States clear US Customs without delay, please follow these instructions:
a. Include three copies of a COMMERCIAL INVOICE (declaration of contents) containing the following information:
• Sender’s name, address and telephone number
• Receiver’s address (Festival address)
• Title of film and format (e.g., DVD)
• Length of film
• Fair market value
• Country of manufacture
• Declaration "Goods on loan for Festival purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic."
• Sender’s signature
b. The commercial invoice must be included with the courier waybill. If you are shipping via international post, please affix a customs declaration label to the outside of the package.

III. You can obtain confirmation of delivery through the courier tracking service.

IV. Shipping Address:
ATTN: BIKFF Submissions
Filmmakers Collaborative
6 Eastman Place
Suite 202
Melrose, MA 02176

Preview DVDs will not be returned.

The Festival programming team selects and schedules all films presented at BIKFF. Filmmakers selected to participate will be notified by September 12, 2016. Filmmakers not selected will be notified by email.

For more information regarding BIKFF, please visit www.bikff.org or contact Laura Azevedo at:

Telephone: 781-662-1102
Email: laura@filmmakerscollab.org


TERMS AND CONDITIONS Intellectual Property Rights By submitting your film to the Boston International Kids Film Festival , you hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or you have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film; (ii) the film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the film is not the subject of litigation; (iv) you have not entered into any agreement, nor will you enter into any agreement subsequent to the date of this film submission which would or could have the effect of impairing your ability to provide the film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Rules and Regulations; and (iv) you have the full right, power and authority to submit the film to the Boston International Kids Film Festival, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in your Submission Form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede you from fully performing all of your obligations pursuant to your submission and these Rules and Regulation. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Boston International Kids Film Festival, Filmmakers Collaborative, and its members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the film submitted by you or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by you in these Rules and Regulations, or in your Submission Form. Anti-Piracy Precautions and Release the Boston International Kids Film Festival endeavors to take all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While on the Boston International Kids Film Festival premises, copyrighted materials are securely stored and vigilantly inventoried. Access is limited to the Boston International Kids Film Festival submissions, programming, print traffic and projection staff. No duplication or loaning is permitted. By submitting your material to the Boston International Kids Film Festival, you hereby release the Boston International Kids Film Festival and Filmmakers Collaborative from any and all risk and liability in the event of theft or breach of copyright of your materials while on the Boston International Kids Film Festival premises. In case of loss of or damage to the material provided, the Boston International Kids Film Festival must receive notification and independent verification immediately. the Boston International Kids Film Festival obligation is limited to compensating the producer only for the cost of replacing the damaged materials thereof. General Release The the Boston International Kids Film Festival Organizing Committee reserves the right to rule on cases not foreseen by these regulations, but in accordance with international regulations. Participation in the 2013 Boston International Kids Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by producers and their agents.
The Boston International Kids Film Festival collects personal information supplied in the application solely to facilitate management and administration of its activities and responsibilities as it relates to the film being submitted. The Boston International Kids Film Festival safeguards this personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access or disclosure. By supplying this personal information you consent to its use for the purposes stated above.