Children's Film Festival Seattle 2023: How to Fest!


The 18th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle comes to Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave, Seattle) and streams virtually from February 3–12, 2023! Family passes & tickets are available.

How to Watch

The 2023 Children’s Film Festival Seattle will occur February 3-12. There are two ways to watch this year’s festival – in-person at the Northwest Film Forum or virtually on demand on our Eventive virtual cinema platform. 


Check out the festival’s program for in-person screening dates and times. In-person screenings will take place over the two weekends during the festival (Feb 3-5 & Feb 10-12). There are no CFFS related in-person screenings during the week (Feb 6-9). Certain programs are in-person only. For information about our cinema including directions, accessibility info and our sensory access document, click here. 


Virtual film programs will be presented on our Eventive virtual cinema platform and viewable on demand throughout the entire festival, Feb. 3–12, 2023.

Once you purchase your virtual tickets, you can access the programs a few different ways:

  • From the Eventive virtual catalog page, purchased tickets will appear under “My Content Library” under your user menu (upper-right).
  • From the Eventive festival landing page, they will appear under “My Tickets” on the site’s menu bar (at top).
  • Your confirmation email will also route you back to these pages to watch. (Can’t find it? Check spam!)


  • All virtual film programs will be available to watch starting February 3rd. Once a screening program is unlocked, you have until 11:59PM, February 12 to begin watching and 72 hours to complete viewing.
  • You can watch a screening program an unlimited number of times within the 72-hour period.
  • For specific information on how to watch films on your phone, tablet, laptop or television, view the Eventive Help page.
  • If all else fails, please contact

How to Buy Passes & Tickets

Festival Passes

Make the most of your CFFS experience with a festival pass! Passes are available at a $90 – $190 sliding scale. There are three categories of festival pass to the 2023 festival: VIRTUALIN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person).

Individual Tickets

You can purchase in-person tickets to a film program on its individual webpage listing. To check out the CFFS program, click here. In-person tickets are also sold at the NWFF box office on the day of the screening. In-person tickets range from $7-$14.

You can purchase virtual tickets to a film program on its individual webpage listing, or through the CFFS Eventive page. Virtual tickets are available at a $5-$25 sliding scale.

COVID-19 Safety

Patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.


Virtual-Only and In-Person-Only passes 🎟

  • $90 NWFF Members
  • $100–150 General; priced on a sliding scale
  • $190 Parent & Child Pass (In-Person-Only)

Hybrid Passes 🎟

  • $100 NWFF Members
  • $125–175 General; priced on a sliding scale

Enjoy the festival from home or in person!

There are three categories of festival pass to the 2023 festival: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person).

In addition to having at least one in-person screening at our cinema, all film programs will be presented on our Eventive virtual cinema platform and viewable on demand throughout the festival, Feb. 3–12, 2023.

Individual virtual tickets to the fest are sold only through Eventive; IN-PERSON tickets are sold on and at the NWFF box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle) on the day of the screening. In-Person festival passes are sold through BrownPaperTickets; Virtual and Hybrid passes, purchased on NWFF’s Eventive page, will grant immediate access to CFFS films starting Feb. 3.

Festival Directory

Crafted with care to address urgent issues of the moment, Children’s Film Festival Seattle showcases the best and brightest in international cinema for young audiences, inspiring young people to participate as agents of change in their local and global communities. It is the largest film fest on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families.



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1515 12th Ave,

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