LANTERN & LIGHT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
A festival of films made by young people aged 6 – 18
1st-3rd September 2023
“Giving voice to our children for their future”
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Submissions open for the prestigious 2023 Lantern & Light International Children’s Film Festival. A festival of films MADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE.
This is a showcase of young filmmakers under 18 years of age from around the globe with prizes in many categories, including the LANTERN & LIGHT GRAND PRIX AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM.
We’d love to see your work. Share it by submitting via FILMFREEWAY, LLICFF official submission platform.
Early deadline for short films in all categories
31st May 2023
Final deadline for short films in all categories
5th August 2023
1st-3rd September 2023
RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY
3rd September 5PM 2023
LLICFF – NEXT WAVE award Under 12
LLICFF – NEXT WAVE award 12 – 18
BABA DESI AWARD for BEST ANIMATION
JOBY award for BEST DOCUMENTARY
CAMEL HUMP & CROW – SCREENPLAY AWARD
BENDIGO BANK – FILM IN SCHOOLS AWARD
O’SULLIVAN & RUFFILLI STUDENT JURY AWARD
LLICFF BEST PERFORMER AWARD
PRODUCER’S CHOICE AWARD
LLICFF RUNNER-UP GRAND PRIX AWARD
LLICFF GRAND PRIX AWARD
The Lantern & Light Trophy awarded for each of the following:
GOLDEN FLAME AWARD
LLICFF GOLDEN FLAME AWARD. This category is our only category for professional filmmakers working with young people. Either helping them make films, or helping to bring to light the needs of young people – that is inspirational and inclusive? The motto of the LLICFF is GIVING VOICE TO OUR CHILDREN FOR THEIR FUTURE, so if you are a filmmaker working with young people, we want to hear from you. Gain recognition of your work. Contact us and submit your work to be eligible for the prestigious Golden Flame Award.
SPECIAL CATEGORY THEME
NO BULLIES HERE – This is a special LLICFF category for individuals and schools that can choose to use this as their film’s theme. There is no obligation to do so, entries will be accepted for all concepts. However bullying is not nice and you might have a creative idea that can unveil some of the issues around bullying.
NO BULLIES HERE
Imagine there were no bullies anywhere!
Have you had an experience about bullying? Have you or one of you friends been bullied? This is an opportunity to make a film and tell your story so that others can understand.
And…your film could be seen on the BIG SCREEN and even win the SPECIAL LIGHT AWARD ‘NO BULLIES HERE’ prize and be seen around the world.
Use your imagination to place it in your story somehow.
Oh, and the film must be under 15 minutes in length.