The 7th 'ILI Children's Film Fest,' Now Open for Short Film Submissions at

Short Films Made and For Kids to be Screen and Awarded Sept. 23 – Oct 1, 2023, at the 7th annual ILI Children's Film Festival
BALTIMORE - Feb. 1, 2023 - PRLog -- Short films made by and for kids now being accepted for the 7th annual "Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Fest" (ILICFF) at The ILI Children's Film Festival is to be held September 23 – October 1, 2023 at various locations in Maryland and virtually (powered by Zoom).  Shorts in the past have come from the U.S., India, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and the Canada - to name a few countries. Deadline and notification dates are available at

The film festival will be hosted by ILICFF founder Anthony Michael Hobbs, a SAG/AFTRA multi-award-winning actor (DreamWorks, PBS) and filmmaker (  The ILICFF event will consist of a public screening and awards via Zoom, a private screening at the Baltimore Design School, filmmaking workshops for youth at the Eubie Blake Center, and two basketball tournament fundraisers (high school and college level).

Filmmakers and attendees rave about ILICFF, such as Alan Chriest who posted at, "Simply the best festival ever!"

"Super impressed with them and love that they have kid judges,"
said filmmaker Nicole Rose.

Charlotte McLaverty stated, "Such a friendly creative film festival. It was a wonderful experience."

Four awards will be given out at ILICFF - "Best Film Made FOR Kids; "Film Festival Choice," "Best Film Made BY Kids," and "Most Uplifting Film" award sponsored by the 24th annual Uplifting Minds II entertainment Conference.

The "Imagination Lunchbox International Children's Film Fest" was created in 2016 by Hobbs to give young filmmakers a platform to showcase their films and view other creative projects made for young filmmakers. Anthony has garnered over 20 awards for writing, starring-in, directing and producing multi award winning short films, such as One Nation, and Naga Pixie. He has also produced short films through his company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC for others, such as Agent Hollywood – another multi-award-winning film, for his former coach.

To submit a short film to ILICFF log onto

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