WANTED: English speaking children

Cinekid is looking for children who would like to be part of the focus groups of Test&Pitch with Kids

Cinekid for Professionals is a 5 day event during the Cinekid Festival in October that brings together TV buyers, producers, distributors, directors, networks, sales agents, entertainment companies, academics and journalists who maintain a laser focus on children’s media.

Located in Amsterdam, Cinekid is the world’s largest media festival for children. Every year more than 50.000 children are given the opportunity to visit over 500 media productions selected by the festival: feature films, children’s documentaries, short films, animations, television series and single productions, cross media productions, interactive installations and set-ups as well as workshops.

Test & Pitch with Kids

During the Cinekid for Professionals programme, we give industry experts the chance to pitch their children/kidsprojects to a group of international (English speaking) children. They will show clips to the participating children and consult their opinion. This is a unique opportunity for them to see how children react to their projects and to hear, but also see what they think. Children get to be a director for one day, and they might even have a big influence on the final outcome of the production!

Test&Pitch with Kids will be moderated by Lisa Wade, well known in the Netherlands as a presenter of Dutch television shows for children like Klokhuis and 13 in de Oorlog.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for participants for three focus groups which consist of 8 – 10 children in the following age categories:

Focus group 1: 4 - 6 years old
Focus group 2: 6 - 10 years old
Focus group 3: 10 – 12 years old

When will the event take place?

Test&Pitch with Kids will take place on Friday 23 October 2015, from 10:00 to 13:00 at the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam.

Focus group 1: 10:00 -11:00
Focus group 2: 11:00 – 12:00
Focus group 3: 12:00 – 13:00


What do we offer the children?

The participating children get to enjoy the great experience of being a director and giving their opinion on video clips of projects in development.   Besides that,  the participant + one of their parents/supervisors, will receive a guest badge which gives them free access to the Medialab and the Film and Television programme on Friday 23 October 2015.

Where can you apply?

If you are interested in participating, or if you have any further questions, please write an email to Amber Nefkens, the producer of Test&Pitch with Kids: a.nefkens@cinekid.nl