What is Cinekid?

Cinekid is the worlds largest media festival for children! Read more about our mission and vision here

When is the next Cinekid Festival?

The Cinekid Festival takes place during the school holidays in the fall: Between the 7th and 35(hihi vast 25th) of October 2020 at 10 different festivallocations throughout the Netherlands and there will also be satellite editions at twenty Cinekid on Tour locations. From October 7, Cinekid can also be experienced online, at Cinekid Play.

When is Cinekid on Tour?

Cinekid on Tour takes place at almost 20 locations throughout the Netherlands with films, workshops and media installations. It takes place during the annual school holidays in the fall, depending on when it takes place in that region: week 1 (10 - October) or in week 2 (17 - 23 October)

How old do you have to be to go to the Cinekid Festival?

Everyone is welcome at Cinekid! We have a fun programme planned for kids aged between 3 and 14. But there are kids of 15 and 16 years old that still enjoy Cinekid. 

When does the ticket sale for the Cinekid Festival start?

Our ticket sale started Thursday September 24 on our website and through the websites of the ten festival locations and Cinekid on Tour theaters. Stay up to date on our programme by checking our website, social media or newsletter.

Is Cinekid only active during the autumn break?

Definitely not. We have interesting activities in your neighbourhood or school year round. More information on these activities can be found here

What is Cinekid for Professionals?

With its focus on children’s media, Cinekid for Professionals (CfP) is the most important international industry event for producers, directors, broadcasters, distributors, academics, institutes, funding bodies, journalists, researchers and artists, all working within children’s media. This year (19 -23 Oct) CFP will take place entirely online, due to COVID19.

Can I enter the competitions?

You're very welcome to. There are multiple competitions you can partake in. You can do this by going to our entry page

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Other questions

Can I work at Cinekid?

Cinekid is always looking for volunteers to help during the festival. Send an email with your name, age and background to [email protected].

When there are jobs available, you can find them at our job offers.

Still don't have an answer to your question? Contact us by sending an email to [email protected]