Barnefilmfestivalen April 22 – 27 2024

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Submit Your Film Now!

Film submission for KICFF 2024 is officially open! Submit your film now and join the magic.

The submission is now closed

Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF) is Norway’s largest film festival aimed at children and youth (aged 3-19). The festival takes place in the towns of Kristiansand, Arendal and Farsund, located in the beautiful Southern part of Norway. The 27th edition of KICFF will take place from the 22nd of April to the 27th of April 2024.

We accept entries of short films, feature films and documentaries – both live action and animation, from all over the world. 

Note that we only accept films with first official screening date after January 1st, 2023.

  • Main entry deadline: 1st of January 2024.
  • Deadline for Norwegian short films (up to 30 min.): 1st of February 2024. Films completed in 2023/2024.

Some of the films will be selected for competition, but most of the films will be screened outside competition.
For films in competition, we are mainly looking for films that will have their Norwegian, European or World Premiere at KICFF.

Deadlines

  • All feature-length films (over 60 min.)
    First official screening after January 1st 2023.
    Entry Deadline January 1st 2024

  • International short films (up to 30 min.)
    First official screening after January 1st 2023.
    Entry Deadline January 1st 2024

  • Norwegian short films (up to 30 min.)
    Completed in 2023 or 2024.
    Deadline 1st of February 2024. NB! If you have a Norwegian short film that is not quite finished 1st of February please contact us at festival@bff.no

Submission is done via the festival platform Filmchief. 

We prefer online or downloadable screeners.
Please note that we will only be in touch if your film is chosen for KICFF 2024.

Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions:

festival@bff.no

Our main competitions for the next festival edition are:

  • Best Norwegian short film
  • Best Norwegian pitch (TV series or feature film idea)
  • Best European feature film
  • Best European documentary
  • Best International feature film for children
  • Best International short film for children
  • Best International feature film for youth
  • Best International short film for youth