Enter Shorts by Kids

Participate in the film competition for young makers and win!

Each year, the Cinekid Festival offers the most fun television premieres, remarkable new media en international films that have never been screened in the Netherlands before. Almost all these productions are made by adults. But we all know that children know best how to make the coolest media. That's why we started the film competition Shorts by Kids five years ago.

Television, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Netflix...the world around you is packed with moving images. And you live in the middle of this vast media jungle. Is it hard to keep up with the enormous pace? Or do you feel right at home in these virtual dimensions? This year we are looking for videos with the theme 'the media jungle and I'. You can look at this literally or figuratively. Everything goes really, as long as it has something to do with the theme and you.

Make your video exactly in your style, submit it for Shorts by Kids 5 and perhaps your film will be selected for the competition of and screening at Cinekid Festival 2018 in Amsterdam. During the screening a professional jury will watch your film with you. Afterwards the three best videos will appear on the sites of Zapp Echt Gebeurd, Cinekid and Kidsweek. The winner goes home with a Shorts by Kids award and a Canon camera. 

This year we're starting with an international edition of Shorts by Kids, which means that your film might be considered for screenings at festivals all over the world!

What are you waiting for? Make a video with a maximum duration of 3 minutes, upload to YouTube or Vimeo (you need to open an account for that) and send the link to The deadline is 19 October.

Any questions? Feel free to contact Mirjam Marks via