What is International Kids Film Festival?

A first-of-its-kind global film festival that endeavours to introduce kids to the magic of films and utilize its power to educate and inspire. International Kids Film Festival is an opportunity for students across the globe to WATCH, LEARN and MAKE Cinema.

In its digital avatar International Kids Film Festival 2020 was be available on an exclusive, secure video platform for students.

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International Kids Film Festival 2017

IKFF was conceived in 2017 and the first edition was held between 14th and 21st November 2017. The first of it’s kind, IKFF partnered with 500 schools across India to host this unique festival on their school premises.

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Jury 2017– Rasika Dugal, Shahana Goswami, Rucha Pathak, Jyoti Kapur Das

International Kids Film Festival 2018

2018 was a year of firsts for IKFF. The festival went international for the first time was hosted by 3000 schools across 20 different countries. IKFF also partnered with the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy and conducted our first international Child Jury exchange. The festival partnered with the Education Ministry of the government of Karnataka to bring IKFF to government school students for the first time. The festival featured 100 films from across the world.

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Jury 2018 – Shweta Tripathi, Vikramaditya Motwane, Jabeen Merchant, Eric Bilodeau

International Kids Film Festival 2019

The International Kids Film Festival 2019 brought the magic of cinema to students in 9000 schools across 40 countries between 1st November and 31st December 2019. Among the schools that hosted IKFF, were government schools in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka and Telangana as part of a partnership between IKFF and the Education Ministries of these states. IKFF 2019 featured 100 films from 30 different countries.

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Jury 2019 – Manisha Koirala, Rajeev Masand, Jaya Bachan, Sriram Raghavan

International Kids Film Festival 2020

International Kids Film Festival went digital in 2020. A month-long festival from 20th November to 20th December 2020, IKFF featured 150 films from across over 40 countries in over 25 languages, and was streamed exclusively on the KRAYON digital platform in India. Along with film screenings, IKFF also digital events in the form of panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses on world issues and film as part of KRAYON’s learning platform, KRAYON Studio. IKFF is also home to Make Cinema, the world’s largest student filmmaking competition.

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Meet the real heroes for the International Kids Film Festival.
They cheer and support us to chase our dreams.

Eric Bilodeau

Artistic Director, Providence Children’s Film Festival

Elizabeth Shephard

Festival Director, Children’s Film Festival
Seattle

The Team
Presenting the star cast of International Kids Film Festival.

“We at LXL Ideas believe that entertainment and fun are integral to learning. Through our films, festivals, events, publications and research we create meaningful experiences to enable children to live a better life, and not just to get grades.”

— Syed Sultan Ahmed, Managing Director, LXL.

Syed Sultan Ahmed

Festival Director

Neha Jain

Artistic Director

Bushra Navid

Festival Coordinator

Anne Doshi

Programming Head

Ruchi Sawardekar

Program Manager

Rachna Sukuru

Programming Assistant

Atharva Karandikar

Digital Marketing

Sruthi Murali

Krayon Team

Pramod Somashekar

Krayon Team