Martha Nichols-Pecceu, Ph.D.
Chair and Founder 

Jennifer Koch
Vice Chair

Library Media Specialist
Chenoweth Elementary School

Eric Pecceu
Vice President of Global Key Accounts
Essilor USA

Layla George 
President and CEO
Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Frances Tamba
Branch Manager
BCBG Maxaria

Duane Parker
Private Investor


About Louisville Children's
Film Festival


To support the educational development of children in Louisville, inspiring an openness and curiosity about the world through the showing of high-quality, diverse films.

The LCFF film selection committee sought films with content that speaks positively to children, youth and families of diverse ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. The Festival presents films that are entertaining and/or challenging to young minds with serious, true-to-life topics and narratives. Topics can span the entire range of emotions. LCFF includes foreign films with subtitles, documentaries, animation and even experimental films that might widen the perspectives of those who attend. Through the selected films we hope to demonstrate the artistry and craft of filmmaking and to provoke discussions about the stories.

Children have been an important part of LCFF from the get-go. Students from Kammerer Middle, Chenoweth and Hawthorne Elementary Schools have created videos for the festival. Other kids have participated in the review and selection of festival films.

Special thanks to Lily Rogers and Stellan Johnson for their video productions.


Our Mission


Film Criteria


Board Members                   Advisory Board


Nell Cox

Victor Darrigrandi
Broadcasting Teacher
Kammerer Middle School

Nancy S. Hancock
Hancock Legal Services, PLLC

Russell Hockenbury
Jaeger Education Center
Jefferson County Schools

Dean Otto
Curator of Film
Speed Art Museum

Tracy Thomas
Youth Programs Coordinator
Louisville Free Public Library

Daniella Tejeira
Web Designer