Cinekid presents film & television competitions 2018

2018-10-04 10:54:00

The 32nd edition of Cinekid – the world’s largest media festival for children – is proud to present this year’s nominees of the film and television competitions. Online ticket sales to the festival have started today. Cinekid is held at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek and The Movies from 20 to 26 October 2018.

Best Children’s Film
Of the hundreds of feature film entries that Cinekid receives each year from across the world, fifteen are selected for the Best Children’s Film Competition. A jury of five international professionals with a background in film or children’s media deliberate over the Best Children’s Film Jury Award (valued at €7,500 and presented with an accompanying Cinekid Lion statuette). Below you’ll find the selection of 2018, full of ground-breaking and genre-crossing titles from all corners of the earth, and with the world premieres of Invisible Sue and Land of Glass.

Alone in Space, director: Ted Kjellsson, production: Nice Drama AB, Sweden
Captain Morten and the Spider Queen, director: Kaspar Jancis & Henry Nicholson, production: Riho Unt, Nukufilm OÜ, Estland/Ireland/Belgium/United Kingdom
Gordon & Paddy,  director: Linda Hambäck, production: LEE Film, Stockholm AB, Sweden
Home Team, director: Carlos Andrés Morelli, production: La Gota de Cine, Brazil/Argentina/Uruguay
I am William, director: Jonas Elmer, production: Meta Film Rights ApS, Denmark
Invisible Sue, director: Markus Dietrich, production: ostlicht filmproduktion GmbH, Germany/Luxembourg
Land of Glass, director: Jeppe Vig Find & Marie Rønn, production: Pilot Film, Denmark
Los Bando, director: Christian Lo, production: Filmbin AS, Norway/Sweden
Mirai, director: Mamoru Hosoda, production: Studio Chizu, Japan
Rosie & Moussa, director: Dorothée van den Berghe, production: Caviar, België
Short Cut, director: Jakub Šmíd, production: Czech Television, Czech Republic
Supa Modo, director: Likarion Wainaina, production: One Fine Day Films, Germany/ Kenya
The War Game, director: Goran Kapetanovic, production: Copenhagen Bombay Sweden, Denmark/Sweden
Wangdrak's Rain Boots, director: Lhapal Gyal, production: Beijing Youth Film Studio, China
Winter Flies, director: Olmo Omerzu, production: Endorfilm, Poland/Czech Republic

Best International Animated Short
The Cinekid Best International Animated Short programme helps acquaint Dutch children with stories from as many countries as possible, as well as with alternative ways of storytelling. All new short animated films for children produced in 2017/2018 are eligible for this competition. Around 25 short films are presented in themed programmes or as preludes before a feature film screening. Then, an international jury of children’s film experts and animation film professionals decide which film is awarded the Cinekid Lion, together with a prize of €2,500. Take a look at the 2018 selection below:

BaDaBoo: The Boat Trip, director: Glenn D'Hondt & Karim Rhellam, production: Creative Conspiracy, Belgium
Between the Lines, director: Maria Koneva, production: Aqwarius Film Ltd, Russia
Brooklyn Breeze, director: Alex Budovsky, production: Figli Migli Productions, Colombia/United States
Coucouleurs, director: Oana Lacroix, production: JApictures Sàrl, Switzerland
Dragon Sledge, director: Evgeniya Jirkova, production: Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio, Russia
Drops, director: Karsten Kjærulf-Hoop & Sarah Joy Jungen, production: GotFat Productions, Denmark
Fill and Moo, director: Toshiko Hata, production: World Theater Project, Japan
Ice Nose, director: Veronica L. Montaño & Joel Hofmann, production: Tiny Giant GmbH, Switzerland
KUAP, director: Nils Hedinger, production: Prêt-à-tourner, Switzerland
Link, director: Robert Löbel, Germany
Lost & Found, director: Bradley Slabe, production: Andrew Goldsmith, Wabi Sabi Studios, Australia
New Neighbours, director: Andrea Mannino, Sara Burgio & Giacomo Rinaldi, production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Scuola nazionale di cinema - corso di animazione, Italy
Night Moves, director: Falk Schuster, production: animated-stories, Germany
No Gravity, director: Supinfocom Rubika, France
Out Fishing, director: Uzi Geffenblad, production: Zigzag Animation AB, Sweden
Penguin, director: Julia Ocker, production: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH, Germany
Planet Z - Surprise Egg, director: Maria Björklund, production: Pyjama Films Ltd, Finland
Robot & the Whale, director: Jonas Forsman, production: Hobab, Sweden
Stuffed, director: Supinfocom Rubika, France
Talent Scout, director: Jose Alberto & Vicente Herrera, 12 Pingüinos S.L, Spain
The Amazing Little Worm, director:  Anna Gentilini, production: AgentPoppy, United Kingdom/Austria
The Bird and the Whale, director: Carol Freeman, production: Paper Panther Productions, Ireland
The Theory of Sunset, director: Roman Sokolov, production: Petersburg Animation Studio, Russia
Two Balloons, director: Mark Smith, production: Four Winters, United States
Wanda, director: Denise Hauser, production: Klipp og Lim as, Norway
White Crow, director: Miran Miošić, production: Zagreb film, Croatia
Whiteland, director: Ira Elshansky, Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio, Russia

Other competitions
Go here to see the selections for Best Dutch Family Film, Best Dutch Series and Best Dutch Short Film (live-action, documentary and animation).
The winners will be announced at the Cinekid Film & Television Awards event, held in het Westergas Theater on Friday 26 October – the final day of the Cinekid Festival.

About Cinekid Festival
Cinekid is the world’s largest media festival for young people from 3 to 14 years old. Every year, some 65,000 children and their minders visit the festival at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, or one of almost 40 film theaters throughout the Netherlands. Cinekid offers children a chance to experience a diverse programme of high quality international media productions (films, TV programmes, games, apps, installations). At the same time, the festival organises talks, workshops and masterclasses with the goal of developing the young audience’s ability to deal with the media in an independent, critical and intelligent way.

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