Children's Film Festival Seattle 2017

Jan 24, 2016 - Feb 11, 2017
21 Films


For full festival details, look no further than the official Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017 website!

Have you ever dreamed of going on an around-the-world trip with your family? Then save the dates for Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017, January 26 – February 11, at Northwest Film Forum.

​Our next edition of Children’s Film Festival Seattle will feature more than 188 films from 50+ countries. Kids can hear the music of dozens of different languages in the festival, and feast their eyes on gorgeous animation, crisp live action and features films that run the gamut from laugh-out-loud funny to unforgettably poignant.

Now more than ever, it’s a great time to remind our kids that Planet Earth is home to many different and beautiful cultures and ways of life. Our festival films also show that we share much in common with people who live in vastly different circumstances than we do. We all have the same longings — to laugh, to love, to belong and find the deeper meaning of our lives. An international children’s film festival is a perfect place to discover common ground, to build empathy and celebrate our shared humanity.

​Our festival offers something for everyone ages 2-14, from gentle animation for our youngest viewers to meaty docs and narrative films about important issues for older kids. School groups are joyously welcome — please let us know at if you are an educator interested in bringing a field trip group to the festival.

​As always, kids will be in charge at this year’s festival. We’ve reached a wonderful milestone with this, our 12th Children’s Film Festival Seattle — our youth jury will be led by a group of amazing teenaged graduates of the jury program, which began in 2007. We can’t wait to see the smiles on our new young juror’s faces when they meet their leaders — motivated, high-energy, worldly teens who have grown up watching international films at Northwest Film Forum. To find out more about the children’s jury, contact

​Our festival motto is simple: See the World, Feed Your Mind. From the beginning, we’ve believed that kids can only change the world if they’ve seen the world. We hope this festival opens their eyes.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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