Boston International Children’s Film Festival features intelligent, passionate, and provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18. Co-presented by New York International Children’s Film Festival.

“This festival is about redefining what kids’ entertainment can be,” Time Out New York.

“Devoted to the kind of fare that may be found at the Academy Awards, but not at the local multiplex,” New York Times.

“More daring and subtle than the usual kids’ fare,” Variety.


The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

MFA Film is sponsored by Bank of America.

Also made possible with endowment support from the Katharine Stone White Film Fund, the Museum Film Program Endowment Fund, the Dean W. Freed Fund, the Marilyn and Selwyn Kudisch Endowed Fund for the Benefit of the Film Program, the MFA Associates and MFA Senior Associates Fund for Film and Video, and the Margaret L. Hargrove Fund. A gift from an anonymous Friend of Film makes program notes for select events possible. Visits by film and video artists are made possible by the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Fund and by The Lowell Institute.