Children’s International Film Festival
2020 Schedule (to be announced soon)
Attention Filmmakers! Submit your film for free through FilmFreeway to be considered for this year's Children's International Film Festival. All entries must be 15 minutes in length or less and must be appropriate for children ages 9 through 14.
Children can learn about cultural diversity at the 8th Annual Children’s International Film Festival!
The Hickory International Council (HIC) and the Footcandle Film Society of Catawba County are presenting the 8th Annual Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) between April 13 and May 1, 2020 at the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block, Maiden High School Auditorium, and Newton-Conover Middle School Auditorium. The emphasis is on children in 4th – 8th grades.
The focus of the HIC is to promote cultural awareness of Catawba County’s diverse population. “It is important to highlight cultures from outside the United States and to work together to understand and accept the similarities and differences” said Hani Nassar, HIC Chair.
The 2020 CIFF films to be shown at the event will be announced at the end of March after all schools have approved their list.
Additionally, the HIC will involve the students in the event by incorporating a poster competition. The competition rules can be found HERE
“The mission of the HIC is to act as a forum for the local and global international community and to act as a liaison between that community and the city government in order to promote goodwill, mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect among citizens.”