Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020

Thank you for submitting to CFFS 2020!

Submissions are now available on waiver-code basis only.

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 8, 2020

at Northwest Film Forum


Children’s Film Festival Seattle is cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the best and brightest in international films for children, including animation, feature length films, short films, and hands-on workshops. CFFS provides a joyous and dynamic setting that cultivates intergenerational relationships and inspires younger generations to participate as agents of change in their local and global communities.

CFFS forges connectivity between people through visual storytelling that is centered on the experience of childhood. We prioritize stories that have been underrepresented in the mainstream media, which inspire empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world.

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.


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS IN 2019