Cinekid for Professionals is an international industry event during the Cinekid Festival in October that brings together TV buyers, producers, distributors, directors, networks, sales agents, entertainment companies, academics and journalists who maintain a laser focus on children’s media.

Located in Amsterdam, Cinekid is the world’s largest media festival for children. Every year more than 50,000 children are given the opportunity to visit over 500 media productions selected by the festival: feature films, children’s documentaries, short films, animations, television series and single productions, cross media productions, interactive installations and set-ups as well as workshops.
During the parallel organised industry event Cinekid for Professionals you can explore international co-productions, give your programme international exposure and discuss major issues in kids media. Cinekid offers various events to expand your professional network and meet like-minded professionals.
Cinekid for Professionals 2016 will take place from 18 - 21 October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For the 2016 programme click here.
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Key components of Cinekid for Professionals 

  • The Junior Co-production Market: presenting around 30 new and innovative projects in development for children and youth audiences (approx. 13 film, 9 TV, 8 cross-media) presented to leading financiers, broadcasters and potential co-producers.
  • The ScreeningClub: a digital screening facility with over 300 titles.
  • A Conference & Seminar programme: open programme for everyone interested in children’s media.
  • The Script LABa four-month script-training programme for writers with a children's film project.
  • Various networking opportunities: including drinks in the innovative MediaLab in the presence of several artists and creators of the interactive installations.

Who attends?

Professionals involved in live-action, animation, film, television, cross-media, new media, media literacy. This includes  broadcasters, entertainment companies, distributors, producers, directors, academics, institutes, funding bodies, journalists, researchers all within the field of children’s media.

Facts & Figures

  • 300+ media professionals
  • Of which 200+ international guests from more than 30 territories
  • 20+ international festivals
  • 15+ international broadcasters
  • 50+ speakers for our conference programme
  • 300+ audiovisual productions ready to be acquired or programmed
  • 30 projects in development looking for co-producers or financiers
  • € 22.500 of Awards to be handed out
  • Running parallel to the Cinekid Festival: with 50.000+ visitors, the 1200m2 digital playground The MediaLab and many international film screenings at the cinemas with children.
For further information, please contact: professionals@cinekid.nl
Meet our team here and our advisory board here.