THE SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOW OPEN for the 11th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival.
Early Bird: September 30, 2019
Regular: October 25, 2019
Late: November 23, 2019
PCFF welcomes international films including documentary, live action, animated, experimental and youth-made films that inspire our viewers to think about the world in a new way.
The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) presents the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate and connect a diverse community of children and families from Rhode Island and throughout New England.
The 11th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival will return February 14 – 23, 2020. The annual Festival brings the world to our children and community through important films made by extraordinary, often unrecognized filmmakers from all over the globe. Each year we search for films appropriate for youth and children with interesting stories that offer wisdom and multiple cultural perspectives and connections across all ages. Through our thoughtfully selected films, we hope to demonstrate the artistry and craft of filmmaking and provide opportunities to discuss the stories, people and connections from near and far.
CRITERIA: The PCFF Film Jury selects films with content that speaks positively to young audiences and families from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please consider submitting if you have created work that can speak to all, including children and/or teens. We seek films that are entertaining and/or challenging to young minds with serious, true-to-life topics and narratives that may span a range of emotions. The film need not have a “storybook” ending to find a place in our Festival. PCFF welcomes foreign films with subtitles, documentaries, live action, animation and even experimental films that may inspire our viewers to think about the world in a new way.
Audience Choice Award Best Feature Live Action Film
Audience Choice Award Best Feature Animated Film
Audience Choice Award Best Feature Documentary Film
Audience Choice Award Best Short Live Action Film
Audience Choice Award Best Short Animated Film
Audience Choice Award Best Short Documentary Film
Special Jury Award Best Feature Film
Special Jury Award Best Short Live Action Film
Special Jury Award Best Short Animated Film
Global Awareness Short Film Award
Children’s Hospital Jury Award
Emerging Filmmaker Award
The CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2015 Providence Children’s Film Festival is now open.
The PCFF programming committee looks for films with content that speaks positively to children, teens, and families of diverse ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. We seek films that are entertaining and challenging to young minds. We select films that are both appropriate and important for young audiences to see—light, comical, and uplifting stories, but also films with tragic, difficult, and thought-provoking themes. A film does not need a “story-book” ending. PCFF welcomes foreign films with subtitles, documentaries, animation, and experimental films that give young audiences a wider perspective on the diversity of world cultures and art forms.
General submission details HERE.
Are you a youth filmmaker under the age of 18? Submit your film to the YOUTH FILMMAKER SHOWCASE (YFS)
PCFF is committed to nurturing the work of young filmmakers and so is proud to present a program of films all made by youth—from around the world—and to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to talk about both the fun and the challenges they face following the YFS screening.
Youth Filmmaker submission details HERE.