Call for Entries: Adelaide Kids Film Festival
Submissions are now open for the Adelaide Kids Film Festival
The Adelaide Kids Film Festival is an annual film festival ‘for kids by kids’. The event is primarily aimed at filmmakers 18 years and under, with submissions of films under 10 minutes accepted in three main categories: Live-Action, Animation and Documentary. Submissions are free and all screenings and special events are free to attendees and filmmakers under the age of 18.
Predominantly existing to screen film submissions from children, the festival also recognises the need to support mentorship and guidance along side a showcasing platform. The festival will be a feast of screenings, workshops and Q&A’s with special invited guests.
Submissions are also open to adult filmmakers who have made a film which is aimed at a youth audience.
Films made by adults which have a strong focus on themes surrounding childhood and adolescence, i.e made for, not about children and adolescents, are welcome in the festival. A film is categorized as ‘made by an adult’ if both the director and the producer were over 18 years old at the time of completion of the film.
Secondary School Filmmakers
Films made by filmmakers who are aged 12 to 18 (year 8 to year 12) are grouped into one category. Films are eligible for the Secondary School category if the producer, the director, and the camera operator/cinematographer (this can be the same person) are over the age of 12 but under the age of 18. Your film can be written by someone of any age, and can include cast members of any age. You can engage the help of an adult or professional for services such as music, editing, VFX, post production.
Primary School Filmmakers
Films made by filmmakers 12 and under (reception to year 7) are grouped into one category. A film is categorised as a Primary School Film if the producer, director and camera operator (this can be the same person) were under 12 when the film was completed. The cast can be any age, and you may have assistance from an adult or teenager in the form of technical and creative advice. An adult or teenager may also be involved in the editing and post production process. The important point is that the key creative decision makers and the young people driving the project from idea to completion are under 12.
All films entered into the AKFF must meet the following criteria:
- They must be under 10 mins
- They must be in english, or be subtitled in english
- They can be shot on any format
- They can have been made at any time, but films made in the last 2 years will be given extra priority
- They must not contain scenes of graphic violence, nudity or swearing (they must be accessible to a general audience)
- You must own the rights (or be in the process of negotiating the rights) to any music used in the film
Submissions close on the 20th October.
To submit a film, click here