WELCOME TO CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE
FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 8, 2020

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 ages 3-14. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects 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.

Most festival events are held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, with the exception of Closing Day at Rainier Arts Center!


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS IN 2020

  • A cat-tastic opening night program of feline-centric animation from eight countries, with lobby fun, special treats and more.
  • Q and A’s with filmmakers from around the world.
  • Fabulous feature films from South Africa, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, and the USA.
  • Indigenous Showcase screening, presented in collaboration with Longhouse Media.
  • Emphasis on the planet with environmental shorts programs for older and younger kids, plus the feature documentary Microscopic Madness.
  • Rainbow Roar — a shorts program devoted to celebrating LGBTQ kids.
  • Two showcases of youth-made films in Nascent Creations and 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.
  • Interactive installation in the lobby and filmmaking workshops give kids a chance to get hands-on.