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Cinekid organises festival tour for asylum centres
During the summer break, Cinekid and Stichting de Vrolijkheid are organising a grand festival tour for six different asylum centres across the Netherlands. From 16 July until 31 August, children between the ages of 3 and 14 and their parents can get acquainted with unique films, media workshops and interactive installations.
12 Jul 2018 -- 9:09
Cinekid Script LAB celebrates 5th edition with 12 promising projects
Cinekid welcomes sixteen writers for the fifth edition of Cinekid Script LAB, a six-month project-driven initiative that focuses on the development of scripts for children’s films. The LAB starts during Cinekid for Professionals in Amsterdam in October, and runs until the Berlinale in Berlin in February 2019.
03 Jul 2018 -- 10:10
Cinekid Festival 2018: the media jungle
Cinekid proudly presents the 2018 festival campaign, a brand new corporate style, and a completely revamped website. For this Cinekid worked with digital agency Vruchtvlees: Digital, Strategy & Design, based in The Hague.
19 Jun 2018 -- 11:11
Kids & Docs Workshop kicks off again
The Kids & Docs Workshop, which aims to develop doc-making talent within the children’s media sector, has started again. The workshop is organised by Cinekid and the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), with the support of the NPO fund and is run in association with the Dutch public broadcasters and youth TV broadcaster Zapp.
27 Feb 2018 -- 14:14
Cinekid’s TV and Film Awards Winners Revealed
On Friday evening, during the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, the jury and audience awards for the best youth TV productions and children’s films of 2017 were presented. The international jury proclaimed Wallay, a coming-of-age film by Swiss director Berni Goldblat, Best Children’s Film. The film The Day My Father Became a Bush by director Nicole van Kilsdonk won the Cinekid Lion for Best Dutch Family Film.
27 Oct 2017 -- 22:22
2017 Cinekid Media Awards Winners Revealed
On Wednesday evening, the 2017 Cinekid Media Awards were presented at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam. With these awards the best media projects for children from the past year are celebrated. Cinekid, Mediawijzer.net and ECP | Platform voor InformatieSamenleving presented the Golden Lion, Golden Guppy and Golden Humming Bird.
25 Oct 2017 -- 22:22
Cinekid programme complete, online ticket sales have started
Cinekid, the largest children’s media festival in the world, proudly presents the complete programme of the 31st edition. The online ticket sales for the festival have also started today. Cinekid takes place at the Westergasfabriek and The Movies in Amsterdam from 21 to 27 October 2017.
05 Oct 2017 -- 10:10
Cinekid presents: Night of the Lion
Cinekid can stay up late this fall break! Under the header Night of the Lion, the largest media festival for children compiled a special programme for adults at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. During the evening of Monday 23 through Friday 27 October, five exceptional youth films are screened that film lovers should not miss.
20 Sep 2017 -- 10:10
Cinekid Festival opens 31st edition with animation film Next Door Spy
It’s not long now until the Cinekid Festival is upon us again. Held during the autumn holiday at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and in another 35 cities across the country, it is the largest film, television and media event for children aged between 3 and 14. This 31st edition opens on Wednesday 18 October with the festive Dutch premiere of the Danish animation film Next Door Spy.
01 Aug 2017 -- 9:09