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Children’s Film Festival Seattle

Inspiring empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world, the beloved annual festival for Seattle children and families celebrates its 13thedition with 168 films from 55 nations. 

Northwest Film Forum is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for its 2018 edition of  Children’s Film Festival Seattle — the largest and most respected festival of its kind west of the Mississippi.

The festival will stretch out over the course of two weeks, from its opening night on January 25 to its awards ceremony on February 10, 2018, with most screenings at Northwest Film Forum, in the bustling heart of Capitol Hill. Opening night, sponsored by The Boeing Company and presented in partnership with Seattle International Film Festival, will take place at the Egyptian Theatre, also on Capitol Hill.

The family-friendly extravaganza celebrates the best and brightest in international cinema that is age-appropriate for ages 2-14, and will include 168 films from 55 nations, spanning the globe from North to South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The festival includes animation and live-action shorts, features, and hands-on filmmaking workshops, all crafted with care to appeal to a wide range of age groups.

The theme of the 2018 festival is “Dream the Future.”


January 25, 2018 - February 10, 2018
$5 – $25
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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave
Seattle,  98122
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(206) 349-4478