New York International Children's Film Festival

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The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) is an annual Oscar-qualifying[1] event that seeks to "promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3–18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids".[2] It was founded in the late 1990s by Eric Beckman. It is the largest film festival for children and teenagers in the United States.[3] NYICFF is produced by film distribution company GKIDS.[4] In addition to the annual three-week-long festival in March, NYICFF provides year-round programming with monthly presentations at various New York City theaters.[5]

NYICFF Jury[edit]

NYICFF has a special annual award voted on by a jury of various celebrities, including Academy Award-winning actors and directors: