Cinekid nominates best TV programmes for children

Cinekid has nominated six Dutch-spoken TV programmes for the Kinderkast professional jury awards of 2017. The awards are annually conferred during the Cinekid Festival, which takes place from 21 to 27 October in Amsterdam. There are two categories: fiction and non-fiction.

This year, 56 TV programmes were submitted. From these, the professional jury, consisting of Hesdy Lonwijk, Evelien Bosch, Niki Padidar, Joram Willink and Bodil de la Parra, selected the nominees. In addition to the nominated titles, the professional jury was in charge of composing a shortlist of TV programmes that make a tour along schools in all 12 Dutch provinces. In this project, more than 2000 children vote for their favourite programme. The production reaping the highest score subsequently wins the audience award.



Don’t Lose Your Head
Directors: Job, Joris & Marieke / Producer: Viking Film /  VPRO
George & Paul
Directors: Erik Verkerk & Joost van den Bosch / Producer: Beast Animation & Pedri Animation BV / VTR & NTR
Directors: Maurice Trouwborst & Tomas Kaan / Producer: Lemming Film / VPRO


I Am Dutch
Director: Dirk Eijsbouts / Producer: NTR & voordeBUIS / NTR
A Butcher’s Heart
Director: Marijn Frank / Producer: Docmakers / KRO-NCRV
Hello, I Have Cancer
Director: Dirk-Jan van den Aardweg / Producer: EO / EO

During the festive awards ceremony on Friday 27 October at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Cinekid will announce the winners of the Kinderkast professional jury and audience awards.

Irrespective of genre, the Golden Cinekid Kinderkast will be granted to the best overall programme from the 56 entries. The winner of this award receives a cash prize of € 7,500.

The full festival programme will be released on 5 October 2017 via