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Film Festival

Celebrating 14 Years!

Kids Video Connection Children’s Film Festival Promoting Positive, Educational, and Entertaining Films for Children. KVC Children’s Film Festival is two weeks of fun, educational and exciting activities which include film screenings, media literacy and video production workshops for children, teens and independent writers/producers interested in creating children’s programs. 

We focus and showcase films produced by youth from around the world. Also, we promote positive films produced by independent producers.

Kids Video Connection Children’s Film Festival
(June 3 – 27, 2021)

 

This summer festival is entertaining and engaging for the whole family. Since we started the festival, it has been a great success, and we have reach over 10,000 youth and their families! In an effort to help us fulfill our mission, promote positive children’s programming and introduce youth to careers in the media industry, we started this annual film festival in 2007 with funding and support from Georgia Council of the Arts and DeKalb County Office of Arts, Culture & Entertainment.

KVC was awarded DeKalb County Arts Visionary Award for starting the festival and creating an innovative art program to teach children through the arts. 

Our upcoming festival will be June 3-9, 2021, and by popular demand we will host the virtual film festival June 25-27, 2021. This year’s festival is sponsored in-part by Emory University Department of Film and Media Studies and DeKalb Entertainment Commission. 

We are now accepting submissions, use the button below to submit your film today.

Congratulation to the 2020 Winners!

Best Young Director for Live Action!

The Butler and the Ball

Directed by, Andrew Chan-Possemato, New York, USA, 11:17

An urban fairy tale about a lonely boy who enters a contest to become the new butler of a grieving, reclusive singer; the first film by eight-year-old writer/director Andrew Chan-Possemato.

Best Young Director for Animation!

The Seasons

Directed by Youth Animator, Alexandra Nickel, Michigan USA, 1:47

A wonderful short nature story told in a colorful way. Though animation we see the life cycle of a tree  changing across the seasons.

Best Animated Short

Lucky

Directed by Alexis Wong, California, USA, 6;38

Ming feels insecure when she moves into a new neighborhood with her mom and dad. She is wondering will she fit in and make new friends. She finds a friend in a huge but playful magical Chinese Lion.

Mimi Meets Books:

Directed by Yih-Fen Chou, Taiwan  6:15

In this creative short animated story, Mimi is introduced to reading and discovers the joy of books.

Best Student Animated Short!

Alienated

Directed by College Student, Nicole Yoshinaga, USA, 4:30

A wonderful and eye-opening short animated film about an alien who is alienated from others because he is different.  He has a unique talent, and he learns how to utilize and appreciate his differences. After he learns to accept himself, the others see his unique gift and they become friends and celebrates his uniqueness.

Best Live Action!

Eva & Arrow

Directed by Andrew Aidman, USA, 11:11

In this adventurous short film, a young girl and her brother race against time in order to save their mother from the bite of a poisonous spider.

Van’s Ice Cold

Directed by Cornell Calhoun III, USA, 5:22

In this hilarious short film, adults and kids clash over the price of lemonade. In the humor there is a valuable lesson about respect.

The Spaghetti Monster

Directed by Joshua M. Thomas, USA

A group of kids go on an adventure on a summer day and  finds out that trespassing can be deadly when they meet the Spaghetti Monster.

Lost on Barduino

Directed by Asali Echols, USA, 13:19

When a boy gets lost in space, he finds a friend and discovers what really matters.

Best Feature – Grand Prize Winner!

Arapaho Truths

Directed by George Giglio, USA, 29:16

The Northern Arapaho People of the Wind River Indian Reservation of Wyoming are storytellers. In an effort to pass their culture to the next generation the Elders tell the children four traditional stories, using clay animation, shadow puppets, paintings, drawings and performance, the children make the stories come to life.