With its laser focus trained on children’s media, Cinekid for Professionals (CfP) is the essential international industry event for producers, directors, broadcasters, distributors, academics, institutes, funding bodies, journalists, researchers and artists, all working within the children’s sector.
Cinekid for Professionals takes place during Cinekid, the world’s leading media festival for children, and every year hundreds of industry professionals involved in film, television, cross-media, digital arts, and media literacy attend the event.
To encourage the production of youth media, Cinekid created an extensive programme for both domestic and international professionals in 2001, which soon acquired its own place within the festival. Cinekid for Professionals (CfP) initially organised seminars, an international conference, co-production markets and network meetings. Later the ScreeningClub followed; a ‘video library’ with hundreds of titles that draws buyers and programmers from all over the world. Today CfP attracts more than 500 media professionals from 40 different countries and, aside from in-depth conferences and network opportunities, offers more than 350 screenings. The event is seen as the leading platform for the international youth media industry.
Cinekid for Professionals 2018 runs 23-26 October at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.