Film Festival Rules


Age Groups

The KFIF is open to kids in the following age groups:



There are three different categories: 

Short Film
Music Video

Film Details

Maximum Length: 5 minutes


The deadline to submit is 


Finalists will be announced 


Festival Date


Cleveland, Ohio


Full Rules & Details

  • The age groups are 8-11, 12-14, 15-18
  • Three categories are available: Animation, Short Film, and Music Video
  • 3 finalists will be chosen in each category at each age group
  • All finalists will receive a prize
  • Entries must be filmed and edited by person submitting
  • You can order more t-shirts if wanted
  • Maximum movie length is 6 minutes
  • All movies must be PG or G
  • Judges will decide if movie is appropriate
  • You can submit more than one movie
  • Winners will be announced at the festival
  • Top three to five movies for each category and age group will be shown at festival
  • All movies will be displayed on website starting a few days after the festival
  • The winner of each category will receive prize money and gifts
  • The age categories are as of August 1st 2017

Ready to Submit?

Got the rules down? Okay great, get ready to submit your film. Visit the Submit page to get all the details on how to submit your masterpiece.