Open call for presentation proposals

UPDATE: This call is closed for submissions.

Cinekid for Professionals invites media makers, researchers and artists to submit their presentation proposals for the 2018 Cinekid Professionals Programme. The call offers an opportunity to become part of the Cinekid industry programme and reach out to international media professionals.

Industry Forum (Professionals Conference new style): Media Jungle Programme 
A safari to the rare, the eccentric and the meaningful

During Cinekid’s Industry Forum, 45 professionals from the field of children’s media from all over the world will share their ideas and tips & tricks with you. In rapidly alternating sessions they will elaborate on the development of their projects, the pitfalls and the roads to success from their own practices. From diverse backgrounds these experts will zoom in on their take and experiences in children’s media– from creation to distribution, from music to transmedia. Enter the dialogue and get an exclusive look behind the scenes of these super-creative minds and their working practices.

When: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Where: Westergastheater, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Presentation Proposals
Cinekid welcomes proposals for the Wild Card table and is looking for presentations in the area of children’s (3-14 years) media and encourages proposals that are innovative, engaging and/or inspiring. Proposals may include: best practices and/or case studies, research results, workshops, playful hands-on sessions, digital projects to be tested with kids and more.

  • You won’t have to prepare a Powerpoint or Keynote, but you will take your laptop/iPad with you with documents on there that will clarify the realisation of the product.
  • You will give an introduction of 10 minutes per session in which you will explain your project from A-Z and offer a clarifying look into your making proces. After this there will be 30 minutes left to talk about the do’s and don'ts and other insights together with the other guests. Important here is that it’s all about a dialogue in which others contribute with feedback as well as other input. The dialogue with the participants is what it’s all about!

Proposal requirements: Please motivate why the proposal is relevant for our audience and include a synopsis of your presentation topic and a biography in your submission. When selected, you will receive an email in the week of 23 July 2018.

Cinekid covers travel, accommodation and accreditation.
Submit your proposal before 1 July 23.59 (CEST) to 

About Cinekid for Professionals
Cinekid for Professionals is the international industry event during the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with a laser focus on children’s media.

Who attends? Each year 500 industry professionals involved in film, television, cross-media, digital arts, and media literacy attend Cinekid for Professionals. This includes producers, directors, buyers, broadcasters, programmers, academics, institutes, funding bodies, journalists, researchers and artists all within the field of children’s media.When & where? Each autumn international professionals gather at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam during the Cinekid festival.

Cinekid for Professionals 2018 will take place 23 - 26 October.