Adelaide Kids Film Festival | 14-17 November 2013


The Adelaide Kids Film Festival is an annual film festival ‘for kids by kids’. A pilot event was successfully held in December 2011, and immediately it became clear that there was demand for an annual film festival which would harness, encourage and showcase the creativity of young filmmakers.

The event is primarily aimed at filmmakers 18 years and under, with submissions of films under 10 minutes accepted in three main categories: Live-Action, Animation and Documentary. It is the organisers aim to ensure that the festival is as accessible to as many entrants as possible. As a result, submissions are free.  There is a minimal charge ($3-$5) for screenings and special events  for attendees and filmmakers under the age of 18.

“Not only did we receive dozens of entries from both primary and secondary school students across South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia, but we also received packages from across the globe. I was absolutely blown away.”  Chloe Gardner, Festival Director

The program for 2013 has been launched, so take a look here.  The program is packed full of Movie Magic from South Australia all the way to Canada, Wales, Columbia, South Africa and beyond.

Click here for more information & ticket details. Tickets are only $5 per child, $15 per Adult – Book Tickets here


Hindmarsh Square (North West Corner)

This will be the first ever Kids Film Festival to be held outdoors in Adelaide.  Come for 20 minutes, or stay for the afternoon.  Bring a rug and enjoy the ‘Best of the Fest’ package – 14 films screened twice in an afternoon!

SESSION ONE @ 3:00pm

SESSION TWO @ 4:30pm

See the program and more information on the AKFF website here.


The winner of the 2013 Adelaide Kids Film Festival poster design competition was William Joyner, age 10, from Eastern Fleurieu School Strathalbyn. The poster shows a unique style that helped it stand out amongst the many entries received state wide.  Great job William!


What:  Adelaide Kids Film Festival 2013

When:   14-17 November 2013

Where:  Adelaide College of Arts, Adelaide Studios & Palace Nova Cinemas

Who:  Ages 6-18 years

All images courtesy of the Adelaide Kids Film Festival.

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