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Kicking and Screening Soccer Film Festival

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival is an annual series of soccer cultural events that bring together soccer and film enthusiasts to celebrate the beautiful game.

K+S provides a forum for filmmakers, artists, and writers to showcase their work, uniting the millions of fans that make soccer the international phenomenon that it is. K+S is dedicated to showcasing the best soccer films in the world to bring attention to this under-appreciated, emerging film genre.

The festival's roots can be traced to April 2009, when a blind date between two fervent soccer and film fans, Greg Lalas and Rachel Markus, quickly evolved into a global festival celebrating soccer culture.

The success of the inaugural, sold-out K+S New York 2009 festival, held just three months after that fateful blind date, has led to K+S festivals in Washington (D.C.), Houston, North Adams (Mass.), Amsterdam, London, Kerala (India), Liverpool, Portland (Ore.) and many more locations around the globe. The festival has presented world premieres, U.S. premieres, speaker series featuring soccer celebrities, writers, and directors from around the world, several literary readings, and photo exhibits for thousands of festival attendees.  


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Premier global soccer film festival 

Since its inaugural NYC festival in 2009, K+S has held more than 20 events globally featuring 100+ films from around the world—all in celebration of the passion and power of the world’s most beloved game. 

Film screenings are complemented by poetry readings, art shows, live music performances, after parties, and thematic panel discussions exploring the themes and underpinnings of the films.  Special guests have included legendary soccer players, filmmakers, sports writers, artists, team owners, social advocates, and political dignitaries.

While its global footprint has helped K+S establish itself as the premier soccer film festival, it’s the annual flagship NYC festival that is the focal point for K+S and has embedded K+S within the diverse community of soccer, film, and cultural fans in the New York area.


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06/06/2017 - 06/09/2017
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Rachel Markus
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Noah Davis
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Greg Lalas
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Oliver Parman
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Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers to present their soccer-inspired work to an audience that both appreciates and understands the power and beauty of the game. 

We welcome feature-length works and shorts, documentaries and narratives, complete or in-progress. Basically, it's wide open. So if you've got an idea kicking (pun intended) around in your head, grab your camera and start filming. We'd love to see your film.

We are currently accepting general submissions for future festivals. Please read the entire page for submissions on website to ensure you understand all of the requirements.

Prior to mailing any film please complete/submit the online form before mailing anything to the address below.

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, PO Box 1468, New York, NY 10021 USA 

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