Barnefilmfestivalen April 2530 2023

Submit you film today! KICFF 2023

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 26th edition of KICFF will take place from the 25th of April to the 30th of April 2023.

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, 2022.

  • Main entry deadline: 15th of December 2022.
  • Deadline for Norwegian short films (up to 30 min.): 1st of February 2023. Films completed in 2022/2023.

We accept entries of features, documentaries and short films. We welcome both live-action and animation films from all over the world.
Please note that we only accept films with first official screening date after January 1st, 2022.

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.

SUMBIT YOUR FILM TODAY! 

Deadlines

  • All feature-length films (over 60 min.)
    First official screening after January 1st 2022.
    Entry Deadline 15th of December 2022

  • International short films (up to 60 min.)
    First official screening after January 1st 2022.
    Entry Deadline 15th of December 2022

  • Norwegian short films (up to 35 min.)
    Completed in 2022 or 2023.
    Deadline 1st of February 2023

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 2023.

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