Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2022 [Virtual + In-Person]

About Festival

The 17th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle comes to Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave, Seattle) and streams virtually from February 11–20, 2022! Family passes & tickets are available.

Since 2005, Children’s Film Festival, Seattle has used cinema as a tool for championing racial equity, diversity, inclusivity, social justice, global awareness, and the best in visual storytelling for young people.

Crafted with care and fear for the urgent issues of the moment, the festival stands out for its ability to showcase the best and brightest in international cinema, while always upholding its values and commitment to creating intimate, community-minded view experiences.

Looking to watch the festival online?

It’s time to celebrate!

Crafted with care to address urgent matters of the moment, Children’s Film Festival, Seattle showcases the best and brightest in international cinema for young audiences, inspiring young people to participate as agents of change in their local and global communities. It is the largest film fest on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families.

This year’s fest marks an exciting milestone: CFFS is welcoming a new Festival Director, Kendra Ann Sherrill.

After sixteen fabulous fests, founding festival director Elizabeth Shepherd entrusted Kendra with the leaders of this time-honored enterprise, and Kendra dove in to programming and planning the 2022 festival with gusto.

CFFS 2022 is presented as a hybrid, in-person-and-online festival, accessible to youth, families, and film lovers of any age across the country. Festival passes for each comfort/access level – in-person-only, virtual-only, and hybrid – are on sale now!

Enjoy the festival from home or in person!

To accommodate evolving public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, we are using a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival model in 2022. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUALIN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person), all available here. Vaccination and DOUBLE-masking are required for NWFF patrons!

In addition to having at least one in-person screening at our cinema, all film programs will be presented on our Eventive virtual cinema platform and viewable on demand throughout the festival, Feb. 11–20, 2022.

Individual VIRTUAL tickets to the fest are sold only through Eventive;

IN-PERSON tickets are sold on and at the Northwest Film Forum box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle) on the day of the screening. All passes are sold through; Hybrid passes, purchased on BrownPaperTickets, will be issued through Eventive within one business day of purchase.

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2022: Festival Passes

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2022 [Virtual + In-Person]