JCM selection 2016 complete


Cinekid for Professionals has selected 30 children’s media projects in development for its Junior Co-production Market, to be held on 20 and 21 October 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The projects are presented in three categories: cross-media, film and TV. Over 300 international professionals from the children’s media industry will be introduced to these projects, in order to bring about new collaborations.

The selection includes both live-action as well as animation projects by renowned children’s media companies - like Submarine (NL), Fabelaktiv as (NO), Caviar (BE), Big Bad Boo Studios (CA), HOBAB (SE) and NTR (NL) - and many other talented media makers.



Cross-media projects

-      Helium, written and directed by Liv Karin Dahlstrøm, produced by Fabelaktiv as (Norway)

-      Miss Mogul, written by Matthew Roche, directed by Ruth Treacy, produced by Tailored Films (Ireland)

-      Het Muizenhuis, written by Camiel Schouwenaar, Fiona Van Heemstra, Steve Middleton, directed by Camiel Schouwenaar, produced by Rubinstein Pictures (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany)

-      The Piracy of Princess Priceless, written by Balázs Turai and Flora Anna Buda, directed by Balázs Turai, produced by Adriatic Animation (Croatia, Hungary)

-      Rosa & Dara and Their Great Adventures, written by Tomáš Končinský, Štefan Titka, Kateřina Karhánková, Kristýna Nedvědová, Hynek Trojánek, directed by Martin Duda, produced by Bionaut (Czech Republic)

-      Super Special, written and directed by Felix Massie, produced by Nexus Productions (United Kingdom)


Film projects

-      16, written and directed by Kenneth Elvebakk, produced by Fuglene AS (Norway)

-      Los Bando Immortale, written by Arild Tryggestad, directed by Christian Lo, produced by Filmbin (Norway, Sweden)

-      BINTI, written and directed by Frederike Migom, produced by Bulletproof Cupid (Belgium, the Netherlands)

-      The Cotton Wool War, written and directed by Marília Hughes, Cláudio Marques, produced by Coisa de Cinema (Brazil)

-      The Dragonfly, written and directed by Bishnu Dev Halder, produced by Courtyard Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (India)

-      Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm, written and directed by Anu Aun, produced by Kinosaurus Film (Estonia)

-      The Film of Pony and Pigeonboy, written by Veera Salmi, Hannamaija Matila, directed by Mari Rantasila, produced by Pohjola-filmi (Finland, Norway)

-      FRITZI – A Miraculous Revolutionary Tale, written by Beate Völker, directed by Ralf Kukula, Matthias Bruhn, produced by Balance Film GmbH, TrickStudio Lutterbeck GmbH (Germany, Czech Republic)

-      The Greedy Swimming Coach, written by Joyce van Diepen, directed by Kaj Driessen, produced by Corrino Media Group (the Netherlands)

-      Hand in Hand, written by Erik Ahrnbom, Grethe Bøe-Waal, directed by Grethe Bøe-Waal, produced by MINT ab (Sweden, Norway, Germany)

-      Ibracadabra, written by Sören Olsson, directed by Karzan Kader, produced by HOBAB (Sweden)

-      Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, written by Līga Gaisa, directed by Edmunds Jansons, produced by Atom Art (Latvia)

-      Muhammed Ali, written and directed by Ümit Köreken, Nursen Çetin Köreken, produced by DRAMAYAPIM Film Medya, (Turkey, France)

-      Next Door Spy, written and directed by Karla Bengtson, produced by Copenhagen Bombay Rights (Denmark)

-      Raspberries with Mustard, written by Ruth Olshan, Heike Fink, directed by Ruth Olshan, produced by zischlermann filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)

-      Rosie & Moussa, written by Michael De Cock, directed by Dorothée Van den Berghe, produced by Caviar (Belgium, the Netherlands)

-      Summer with Bernard written by Silke Schulz, Martina Saková, directed by Martina Saková, produced by SiLVERaRT (Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic)


TV projects

-      16 Hudson, created by Aly Jetha & Shabnam Rezaei, directed by Shabnam Rezaei, produced by Big Bad Boo Studios (Canada)

-      Coppelia, written by Tamara Bos, directed by Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul and Ben Tesseur, produced by Submarine and 3 Minutes West (the Netherlands, Belgium, France)

-      Doopie, written and directed by Meikeminne Clinckspoor, Maarten van Voornveld, produced by NTR (the Netherlands)

-      Hungry Bear Tales, written and directed by Katerina Karhankova, Alexandra Hetmerova, produced by Bionaut (Czech Republic)

-      The Scribblers' Club, written by Jacopo Armani, Fred Neuen, directed by Jacopo Armani, produced by Doghouse Films (Luxembourg)

-      Peek Zoo, written by Kealan O' Rourke, Kevin Waldron, directed by Kealan O' Rourke, produced by Dream Logic Studios (Ireland)

-      Urikito 3024, written, directed and produced by Mélanie Duval (France)


About Junior Co-production Market

The Junior Co-production Market (JCM) is part of Cinekid for Professionals (CfP), the industry event of the largest children’s media festival worldwide, the Cinekid Festival. The Junior Co-production Market is an integrated two-day co-production market that enables financiers, broadcasters and producers from all over the world to assess new and innovative projects across the cross-media, film and television sectors. The JCM reflects the high degree of interactivity and potential for cross-finance across these sectors. All the projects will be presented in an environment designed to encourage international co-operation.  The market starts with a public pitch of all the projects followed by a day and a half of one-to-one meetings between project representatives and potential financiers.


Success stories

The success of previous editions of the JCM is, amongst others, reflected in this year’s festival programme. For instance, Siv Sleeps Astray directed by Catti Edfeldt (SE/NL) was pitched at the JCM in 2014 and is selected for this year’s Best Dutch Family Film Competition, after its premiere at Berlinale Generation K+ 2016. Blue Bicycle by Ümit Köreken (TR, JCM 2013) also premiered in K+ 2016 and is selected for Cinekid this October. The same team, DRAMAYAPIM, will also present their project Muhammed Ali at this year’s Junior Co-production Market. Get Santa by Jacob Ley (DK, JCM 2012) will feature in Cinekid’s Best Children’s Film Competition, and was produced by Copenhagen Bombay, who will pitch their new project Next Door Spy this year.

Former JCM projects also do well internationally. Heartstone by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (IS) pitched at the JCM in 2013, and was selected for Venice Days 2016. When My Father Became a Bush by Nicole van Kilsdonk (NL) was part of the 2014 JCM selection, and will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016.


Two awards will be handed out at the JCM. First of all, the CfP Best Project Award (€ 2.500 cash prize) for best overall project in the market. Secondly, the prestigious Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works will be handed out for the third year in a row. The prize of € 20.000 in cash can be used by the award winner for the development expenses of their project. The winners of both awards will be announced on Friday 21 October.