Kids & Docs

Kids & Docs is a workshop organised by Cinekid and the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), with the support of the NPOfund and is run in association with the Dutch public broadcasters and youth TV station Zapp. Submissions for Kids & Docs 2018 are now open, find more information & regulations here(Dutch participants only)
During the two-month workshop, six highly talented filmmakers are given support to develop a film plan for a children’s documentary with a maximum duration of 15 minutes. The starting point for all these documentaries is the way children experience the world. Over this period the doc-makers will work closely with all the participating broadcasters. The films produced are of mature quality: a substantial part of the over seventy films made over the past years has travelled around the world and received many awards. 
Applications for financial support to facilitate the development of the documentary plans of the 2017 edition have been submitted to NPOfund (NPOfonds). 
The documentaries have premiered at the Cinekid Festival in October and/or IDFA in November 2017 (provided they are completed in time) before eventual broadcast on Zapp.

Participants 2017

Public Broadcaster




Cerutti Film

Martijn Blekendaal

EO (IKONdocs)


Els van Driel


Hazazah Pictures

Bibi Fadlalla


Hazazah Pictures

Tessa Pope



Olivier Garcia


Tangerine Tree

Shamira Raphaela