Next up in the meet the team series is the programmer and producer of the conference and seminar programme.

Emma, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background

Hello again! I am back at Cinekid for Professionals this year as programmer and producer of the conference, seminar and masterclass programme. This will be the 6th time I will experience the festival. During the year I also work on other projects as an editor, researcher and creative producer. I have a background in philosophy, media studies and journalism.

Which media productions bring out the child in you?

I am a big fan of the children’s TV programmes by Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. Villa Achterwerk used to be my absolute favourite. That’s why I was delighted to hear that Roos en Haar Mannen are back on TV (and YouTube!). From children’s programming on TV today, I love Beestieboys and Taarten van Abel. Another absolute favourite is the Finnish animation series The Moomins.

And then there are apps! As project manager of Cinekid AppLab I test and review hundreds of children’s Apps and I must say Pokemon Go does bring out the kid in in me.

What are you most looking forward to during the festival?

The full day Professionals Conference on Wednesday 19 October! The programme is chock full of interesting speakers and topics. I can’t wait to meet them all!