Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2023: Shorts [Hybrid]


Step into a world of fantasy and fairytale at the 18th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, happening February 3 – 12, 2023!

Check out the fantastical short film programs below. To buy tickets to an individual program, click on its listing to find ticket options. To make the most of your CFFS experience, you can purchase a full festival pass here. 

Looking for program descriptions? Click into a program that interests you, or browse the festival catalog in newsletter format here!

Short Film Programs


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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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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