On Friday night, at the Westergas Theatre in Amsterdam, the 2016 Cinekid Jury and Audience Awards were presented in the Film, TV and New Media categories. Japanese director Kohki Hasei's feature film Blanka was proclaimed Best Children's Film by the international jury. Anna van der Heide’s film Mr. Frog won the Cinekid Lion for Best Dutch Family Film.
The Golden Kinderkast for best TV production went to Mascha Halberstad and Anneke Dorsman for their collaborative production of Get it! by the NTR. Prizes were also granted in the New Media field: the jury considered the through apps programmable Dash & Dot Robots the best new media production of 2016. These were developed by American company Make Wonder and brought to the Netherlands by Tools for Talent.
The Audience Award was conferred to Physical Pong by the Dutch developer Thijs Eerens. For the first time, the apps from the Cinekid AppLab were also eligible for a Cinekid Lion. Sago Mini Friends bagged this award.
The complete list of winners:
Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 10,000)
BLANKA / Kohki Hasei / Dorje Film / Italy, Japan, Philippines
Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
LITTLE GREY FERGIE: COUNTRY FUN!/ Peder Hamdahl Næss / Cinenord Kidstory AS / Norway
Best Dutch Family Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 7,500)
MR. FROG / Anna van der Heide / BosBros / Netherlands
YOUNG WRESTLERS / Mete Gümürhan / Kaliber Film / Turkey, Netherlands
Best Dutch Family Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
DUMMIE THE MUMMY AND THE SFINX OF SHAKABA / Pim van Hoeve / PV Pictures / Netherlands
MovieZone Cinekid Award (Youth Jury Award)
OFFLINE: ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL? / Florian Schnell / Rat Pack Film Production / Germany
Best European Short Animation Film (Jury Award)
THE TEENY-WEENY FOX / Aline Quertain & Sylwia Szkiladz / Folimage / Belgium, France, Switzerland
Cinekid Golden Kinderkast (Jury Award € 7,500)
GET IT! / Mascha Halberstad & Anneke Dorsman / NTR
Cinekid Kinderkast Fiction (Jury Award)
SOCCER GIRLS / Sia Hermanides & Alieke Saarloos / BosBros / AVROTROS
Cinekid Kinderkast Non-Fiction (Jury Award)
A YEAR WITHOUT MY PARENTS / Els van Driel / EO
Cinekid Kinderkast Age 4 - 6 (Audience Award)
COUNTING DOWN TO ST. NICOLAS’ EVE / Jop de Vries / NL Film & TV / Nickelodeon
Cinekid Kinderkast Age 6 - 12 (Audience Award)
ANTI BULLY CLUB / Rian Hoekstra & Mike Warmels / Skyhigh TV / EO
Best New Media Production (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 7,500)
DASH & DOT ROBOTS / Tools for Talents & Wonder Workshop / United States
Best New Media Production (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
PHYSICAL PONG / Thijs Eerens / Netherlands
AppLab Award (Cinekid Lion Jury Award)
SAGO MINI FRIENDS / Sago Sago / Canada
Burny Bos Talent Award (Jury Award € 5,000)
FIERE AMAL / Ruud Visser
The Burny Bos Talent Award was granted for the third time this year. With this accolade, Burny Bos wants to encourage and reward scriptwriting talents in the Netherlands. The winner is given the possibility to elaborate the written screenplay under the guidance of BosBros and produce it, if financing is secured.
Cinekid for Professionals
During the Junior Co-Production Market at the Cinekid for Professionals industry event, the jury awarded various prizes to the best projects for youth media.
Best Project Award
HUNGRY BEAR TALES / Katerina Karhankova & Alexandra Hetmerova / Bionaut / Czech Republic
MOUSE MANSION / Camiel Schouwenaar / Rubinstein Pictures / Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
Eurimages Co-production Development Award
HAND IN HAND / Grethe Bøe-Waal / MINT ab / Sweden, Norway, Germany
16 / Kenneth Elvebakk / Fuglene AS / Norway
RASPBERRIES WITH MUSTARD / Ruth Olshan / zischlermann filmproduktion GmbH / Germany
Lifetime Achievement Award for Sannette Naeyé
On Friday night, Cinekid also presented the Cinekid Lifetime Achievement Award to their managing director Sannette Naeyé. Naeyé has announced she will leave Cinekid as of 2017. With this honour, Cinekid wants to express gratitude to her for her whole-hearted dedication over the past twenty years. Naeyé stood at the cradle of the Cinekid Festival as we know it today: a powerful organisation that is a fixture in the (inter)national cultural and educational landscape.
Amsterdam based artist Jeroen Henneman design the award for this occasion.
The 30th anniversary edition of the Film, TV and New Media festival for children took place from 15 to 21 October at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Up until 30 October, you can find Cinekid in more than 35 cities across the country.