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Get Ready for the Festival!

the project

The Kids Film It Festival started with a vision from twelve-year-old Ryan Levine. Ryan’s dream was to find a way to pair his passion for movies with a philanthropic cause that hit very close to home for his family – Parkinson’s Research. Ever since Ryan was young, he loved movies. Eventually, that passion grew into filmmaking. Unfortunately, he came to find that there weren’t many outlets for young people to showcase their work in filmmaking. Many festivals show films made for kids, but not made by kids.
When Ryan’s grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Ryan wanted to find a way to help. He decided to pair his filmmaking dream with his philanthropic passion, and that mission led to the creation of the Kids Film It Festival. The Festival affords young people with the opportunity to showcase their work, and all proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to benefit Parkinson’s Research.

With much hard work and dedication, the first ever International Kids Film It Festival was held in 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio at the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. People from more than 97 countries visited the festival website, and more than $32,000 was raised for Parkinson’s Research. With such outstanding support and enthusiastic participation from kids around the country, Ryan was inspired to move forward and create a yearly Kids Film It Festival.
Six years later, the Kids Film It Festival has raised over $300,000 for Team Fox, has had over 100 submissions annually, and had kids submit from all over the world. Thank you for your donations and participation!

the steps

The festival is already underway, now our biggest goal is to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation!

why we're doing it

We want to make a positive impact to those affected by Parkinson's Disease while also giving kids an opportunity to show off their films.


Final budget


100% of the proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.

TOTAL RAISED = $2,940.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $44.10

Original budget

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

100% of the proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.


Get Ready for the Festival!

The film festival is coming up soon! This year it will be held online so as many people can attend that want to. In order to watch, we ask that you please make a donation to our page. A link will be sent out to all donors allowing them to attend.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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