Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020

Now accepting submissions for Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020!

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 8, 2020

at Northwest Film Forum

Inspiring empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world, the beloved annual festival for Seattle-area children and families celebrates its 15th edition.


Since 2005, Children’s Film Festival Seattle has grown to become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families.

Each year, we select international children’s films from dozens of countries, reaching more than 10,000 people during festival screenings in Seattle and a subsequent festival tour of 20-25 U.S. cities. 2020 Festival dates are February 28 to March 8.

What we stand for: Racial equity and diversity, inclusivity, social justice, global awareness, and the best in age-appropriate, visual storytelling for young people.

Produced by Northwest Film Forum, this cinematic extravaganza celebrates the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops, all crafted with care for the next generation of movie lovers.

Most festival events are held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.


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