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NYICFF Industry Forum announces 2021 virtual dates

The New York International Children’s Film Festival Industry Forum will take place virtually this year over five Thursdays from April 29 through May 27.

The no-fee series will bring together filmmakers, industry leaders, and artists to share projects and discuss key issues around representation for kids.

The 2021 forum will place particular emphasis on the importance of diverse representation both on and behind the camera and in all aspects of entertainment for young audiences, from development to marketing and beyond. The Festival has long been at the forefront of the call for dynamic and diverse programming for kids and families and recognizes the significant impact the content they consume can have on their understanding of the world around them.

In addition to the Festival’s annual slate of short and feature films from around the world, special programs such as Breaking the Binary, Celebrating Black Stories, and Girls’ POV have amplified often underrepresented voices and stories. The Industry Forum initiative, launched in 2020, is an outgrowth of the organization’s ongoing commitment to ensuring thought-provoking and intelligent stories are available to all audiences.