Children’s Film Festival

Past Film Festivals

2019 film festival
2018 film festival
2020 1st in young adult & Best of show
2019 film festival 2018 film festival 2020 1st in young adult & Best of show

The Drexel Foundation’s Film Festival is held at the 1914 historic Rex Theater in Sept. each year. The evening is a showcase of the movies entered by into Drexel Foundation’s “Film-Maker Competition…. for kids, by kids, and with kids in mind”. Additionally, the premiere of the movie created at the Drexel Crash Course is played preceding the entries, and following the awards ceremony. There is no fee to enter this competition; however, late submissions after the deadline are accepted for a $20 fee. One does not need to be present to win! This competition is open to all ages, to everyone, from anywhere.

There are four (4) age categories, 4-11, 12-14, 15-19 and 20 & up, with 1st place winners in each category taking home $25 gift certificates. The best overall film wins a $100 cash; however, all participants still go home with a sack full of prizes. There are trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for each age category. The films can be a longer narrative piece, a short, a photo slideshow, an animation, or a documentary. All entries must be rated PG, since this film festival theme is “For Kids, By Kids and with Kids in Mind”. We invite all ages to use their voice and make their video or a film; one they could share with their grandmother. We get a wide range of styles and topics each year, from a recycling documentary, to a skit, to a video about making a video. The videos can be submitted via YouTube link, MP4 or WMV file, or a DVD. Drexel Foundation Staff can help you if you need assistance with your submission format. The cost to attend the Film Festival is $5.00 for kids and $7.00 for adults. All film-makers who enter a film for the competition get two free tickets for admission on the night of the event. Come see these great movies, walk on the red carpet with these artists, or simply view past entries on the Film Festival Videos menu at the top of the page.

Film Festival Flyer (click for more info)

Film Festival Registration (click for more info)

Film Festival Hall of Fame (click for more info)

Film Festival Entries Throughout the Years (click for more info)

2020 Winners (click for more info)