KINEKO International Children’s Film Festival KINEKO International Children’s Film Festival
KINEKO International Film Festival is a place where you can watch films from all over the world,
participate in workshops and events and experience film-making with professionals, a lot of fun to explore, toddlers friendly which is perfect for cinema debut of young kids from 1 year old.

Now Call For Entries for Competitions


1) Early Bird:2015/3/31
2) Regular:2015/4/30
3) Late:2015/5/31
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Festival Features
From the most new films in the world
to well-known masterpieces!

We gather the most new and popular films information through our strong connections with other children's film festivals all over the world. At the same time, those well-known by everyone masterpieces such as "Thomas and Friends", "Shimajiro" are prepared all in one program for kids to enjoy as much as they want.


No worries about the subtitles!
All films are LIVE voice-over!

From the concerns to small kids who can't read subtitles yet, we screen all our films with our own original style: LIVE voice-over by voice actors on the stage. Voice actors stand in front of their microphone stands set right next to the screening, their live moving voice acting entertain both kids and adults.


Many International Guests visiting!

Every year the festival welcomes a lot of guests from all over the world, hosting stage greetings, film-making WS, etc. They are mostly film directors, producers, actors/actresses and festival directors, chances are provided for children to communicate with them at the Q&A corners, International exchange party, get global experience make them feel closer to the world.


Have fun whole day long!
Playable workshops are available at the venue

Fun and popular workshops such as "Experience as a Voice Actor", clowns, face-painting, music box and workshops for toddlers, fun events all day long at the venue for families to enjoy their time together.


Support film-watching Kinder Jurors
and film-making teens!

One of the "Best Film Award" is chosen by 10 kinder jurors (elementary school students) who are selected among public applications, to nurture children's sense and eye of "watching" a film. The Best Film awarded film will be invited and screened at the big event Tokyo International Film Festival in October, kinder jurors will walk on the red carpet with world-famous film stars! Moreover, International adult jurors and Japanese famous film-making company producers are gathered to choose the Best Film of "Teens Film Competition", the films are all made and submitted by teenagers between 10-18 years old. The Best Film awarded film makers will be invited aboard to one of the children's film festival to attend the film-making camp. This program positively provides the great opportunity and experiences for teenagers in the film industry.

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