Cinekid for Professionals’ Junior Co-production Market has selected 29 children’s media projects in development for its 11th edition, to be held on 17 and 18 October 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The projects will be introduced to more than 200 attending potential partners from the industry, and are presented in three sections: Cross Media (7), Film (13), and TV (9). The selection includes both live-action as well as animation projects by renowned children’s media companies - like BosBros, Maipo Film and Gobi Studio - and talented new producers in the field.

One-on-one meetings at the Junior Co-production Market.

About the Junior Co-production Market:

The Junior Co-production Market 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 (JCM) 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 market 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 one and a half days of one-on-one meetings between project representatives and potential financiers.

The JCM will take place for the 11th time this October. The success of previous editions is, amongst others, reflected in this year’s festival programme. For instance, Life According to Nino by Simone van Dusseldorp (Family Films, NL) was pitched at the JCM in 2010, where it found two co-production partners. Now it is completed and will open the upcoming Cinekid Festival and compete in both the Best Children’s Film Competition, as well as the Best Dutch Family Film Competition. Labyrinthus by Douglas Boswell (Savage Film, BE) was presented at the JCM in 2011 and found their co-production partner at the market. It will also participate in the Best Children’s Film Competition at Cinekid, after having had its international premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Maipo Film (NO) is not only present in this year’s JCM selection, but also presented the TV-series Alfie Atkins at the JCM in 2010. They have now completed the feature film follow-up Hocus Pocus Alfie Atkins, which is screening in the Best Children’s Film Competition.

Over the past years 255 projects were presented, 99 projects have been realised and 36 projects are currently in production. The overall percentage of projects realised or in production is more than 53%. Over the past years (2009-2012) the number is even higher, resulting in 54% projects successfully released or to be released shortly.

Award winners at the Junior Co-production Market 2013.


Three awards will be handed out during the Junior Co-production Market. First of all, the Cinekid Power to the Pixel Prize will be handed out to the best project of the Power to the Pixel Market and Lab in London, for the best children’s project selected by Cinekid. The project will receive automatic selection for the Junior Co-production Market. Secondly, the renewed CfP Best Project Award (€2.500 cash prize) for best overall project will be handed out during the JCM.  Thirdly, the JCM has a new award to hand out during the forthcoming edition. The prestigious Eurimages Co-Production Development Award is dedicated to children films, and offered by Eurimages - the Council of Europe’s fund for the co-production, distribution’s, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works. The prize of €20.000 in cash can be used by the award winner for the development expenses of their project. To be eligible, projects must be intended for cinema release, and must be designed as a European co-production between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund, for reasons other than purely financial. The winners of the CfP Best Project Award and the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award will be announced on Saturday 18 October.


Selection: The full Junior Co-production Market 2014 selection, by category:

Cross Media (7)

-      Ella Bella Bingo, production company: Kool Produktion AS, Norway

-      KIKERIKI!, production company: Kireriki Productions, Germany

-      Little Wild Worlds, production company: Studio Outo, Finland

-      Moo, production company: Filming in Malta, Malta

-      Sans Dessus Dessous, production company: Gobi Studio, France

-      ShipAntics, production company: Studio POWWOW, Ireland

-      Troubling Monsters, production company: HIERROanimación, Colombia


Film (13)

-      Even Mice Belong in Heaven, production company: Fresh Films, Czech Republic

-      Wolf, production company: Hamster Film GmbH, Germany

-      Mia Sleeps Astray, production company: Snowcloud Films AB, Sweden

-      Miss Sing Song Surinam, production company: Caviar Film & TV Nederland BV, the Netherlands

-      Mr. Frog, production company: BosBros, the Netherlands

-      Nature Calls, production company: Maipo Film, Norway

-      An Ocean Between, production company: Original Film, Norway

-      Silver Mountain, production company: DIE BASISBerlin Medien GmbH, Germany

-      Summer Treasure, production company: Boo Productions, Greece

-      Superteacher!, production company: Bijker Film & TV, the Netherlands

-      Travel to Mama, production company: Dandelooo, France

-      When My Father Became a Bush, production company: Lemming Film, the Netherlands

-      Young Wrestlers, production company: Kaliber Film, Turkey


TV (9)

-      Castaways, production company: Mirage Film Studio Kft., Hungary

-      The Flying Bear and the Gang, production company: Badi Badi, Poland

-      I, Elvis Riboldi, production company: Edebe Audiovisual Licencing, Spain

-      Jill & Joy's Winter, production company: Zodiak Finland Oy, Finland

-      Joe & Waldo, production company: De Hofleveranciers, Belgium

-      Koyaa, production company: ZVVIKS, Slovenia

-      Let's Play a Story, production company: Studio dim, Croatia

-      Life As It Is!, production company: L Edition Entertainment Film AB, Sweden

-      Play journey, production company: Childhoods, Brazil