This year Cinekid Festival will take place at 35 locations throughout the Netherlands! Our main location is Pathé Amsterdam Noord. In addition, you will find a large Cinekid Festival at the following locations:

LanternsWindow | Rotterdam
October 16 - 22 | Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam

The Barn | Haarlem
October 18 - 22 | Lange Begijnestraat 9, 2011 HH Haarlem

Concordia | Enschede
October 18 - 22 | Oude Markt 15 + Langestraat 56 (MediaLab), 7511 GA Enschede

Forum | Groningen
October 18 - 22 | New Market 1, 9712 KN Groningen

Film house Alkmaar | Alkmaar
October 16 - 24 | Pettemerstraat 3, 1823 CW Alkmaar

MIMIK | Deventer
October 16 - 24 | Pettemerstraat 3, 1823 CW Alkmaar

LUX | Nijmegen
October 23 - 31 | Mariënburg 38-39, 6511 PS Nijmegen

Chasse Cinema | Breda
October 23 - 31 | Claudius Prinsenlaan 8, 4811 DK Breda


The rest of the festival locations can be found here.

Can I still go to the Cinekid Festival with a physical disability?

You can still go to the movie and television showing with a disability. There are a lot of installations you can interact with at the MediaLab. At some installations, you need to physically interact, which can be difficult but we’ll do our best to make this possible. You are very welcome to come by and the Cinekid crew is there to support you. 

In addition, children with a visual impairment can also enjoy Cinekid. You can follow everything very clearly via the Earcatch audio description app. And with the new Subcatch app, children who are deaf or hard of hearing don't have to miss a moment of their favorite movie this year. View the offered films here!

Can I make photos and videos at Cinekid?

You are only allowed to take pictures and record outside of the movie and television screenings. The use of professional film and audio equipment is not allowed.

Many films are in Dutch. If a film is in another language, there are always Dutch subtitles. This is also stated in the program on the website.

Where do I need a ticket for?

You can buy a ticket for all hall performances, masterclasses, and the MediaLab in Pathé Amsterdam Noord. On the program page, you can filter by location, day, and age.

Help with tickets

For questions about tickets, ask them in our chat service! Click on the "Cinekid" button at the bottom right of your screen to start a conversation. You can also contact us via 020 - 531 78 90 or via service@cinekid.nl. We are available every day during the festival between 9.00 and 18.00. For festival locations outside Amsterdam, it is best to contact the relevant festival location directly.

How do I get tickets for Cinekid (on Tour)?

Tickets for the festival will be available online from September 30 through this page. Tickets for locations outside Amsterdam are only available at the participating movie theaters. Go to our overview for this.

How much is a ticket for Cinekid (on Tour)?


Cinekid Festival Online


Film and Series screenings Pathé Amsterdam Noord  

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Medialab early bird


Tickets via this website or directly via the festival locations.




This differs per theater, so pay attention to what is in your email confirmation!

Of course! With your Stadspas (green dot) you can go to a film show of your choice at the main location Pathé Amsterdam Noord for 1 euro. You will also receive a voucher for the Online Cinekid Festival from October 1 to October 31, 2021.

Is it safe to buy tickets off of somebody else?

We strongly discourage you to buy tickets from a stranger. There is no possibility to check if the tickets are valid.

I did not purchase my ticket(s) through Cinekid's website or on the website of a Cinekid location.

We strongly discourage you to buy tickets through unofficial channels. Your entry cannot be guaranteed. The official channel is the Cinekid website or a website from a Cinekid festivallocation.

Can I transfer my ticket to somebody else or are they personal?

There are personal tickets for some events, but that is clearly stated on the ticket. Nonpersonal tickets can be transferred to other people. The name on the ticket does not have to be changed (beware: the tickets only valid once).

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to return tickets. Not all tickets are personal, so you can give them to friends or family. More information can be found in our general conditions

As an adult, can I go into the MediaLab?

Of course, you can join your child into the MediaLab as an adult, but unfortunately you can't actively partake in the activities. The activities in the MediaLab are specifically designed for children. 

Tickets for the main location Pathé Amsterdam Noord are only sold online. The rules for ticket sales differ at the other locations. See the theater's website for more information about ticket sales. Subscriptions for the Online Cinekid Festival are only sold online.

Cinekid Festivalbox

What is Cinekid Play?

Cinekid Play is thé streaming service for curious children (and parents). It is a free online platform where films, workshops, tutorials and games can be watched and played. Cinekid Play is available throughout the year as permanent component of Cinekid.

Throughout October, Cinekid Play will also be transformed into the Online Cinekid Festival! For 8 euros you can watch the latest films throughout October that can also be seen at Cinekid Festival, view exclusive online installations and find workshops.

Who is Cinekid Play for?

Cinekid Play is for everybody. The platform’s content is most suitable for children between 4 and 12 years old. We use the following age classifications: All ages, 6 years old, 9 years old and 12 years old. 

What is the difference between Cinekid and Cinekid Play?

Cinekid Play is the online element of the Cinekid festival, that is available all year round. Not only does it offer films that you can also see at our Festival, but a lot more!

Do I need to pay for Cinekid Play?

The entire month of October is the Online Cinekid Festival at Cinekid Play! For 8 euros you get unlimited access to the latest films that can also be seen in the cinema during the Festival, the latest games and online installations.


What is the MediaLab?

The MediaLab is the world’s largest digital playground, filled with interactive art installations, the newest apps and games and exclusive media workshops. More information will follow about which Cinekid locations offer the MediaLab experience. The MediaLab can also be experienced online on Cinekid Play.

Cinekid for Professionals

How do I apply for accreditation for Cinekid for Professionals?

More information on different types of accreditation can be found on our accreditation page. It is only still possible to request an accreditation for Cinekid for Professionals Online. This is possible until October 12th. 

Can I attend the Junior Co-production Market?

It is possible to attend the Junior Co-production Market with the following accreditations:

  •  Cinekid for Professionals Amsterdam (on-site accreditatie)
  • CfP Online
  • Junior Co-production Market Online

Access to the online version of the JCM is requestable until October 12th. More information here

Can I attend the ScreeningClub?

It is possible to attend the ScreeningClub with the following accreditations:

  • Cinekid for Professionals Amsterdam (on-site accreditatie)
  • CfP Online
  • ScreeningClub Online

The ScreeningClub is only accessible online this year. Access to the ScreeningClub is requestable until October 12th. More information here. 

How do I submit a production to the Cinekid Festival?

The deadlines for Cinekid Festival 2021 have all passed. From March 2022 onwards, we’ll be accepting entries for Cinekid Festival 2022. To stay up to date we advise to keep a close eye on our website or subscribe to the Cinekid for Professionals newsletter


What is the Cinekid Festivalbox?

The Cinekid Festivalbox is there for all children who don't live near a festival location ór simply can't get enough of Cinekid! The box is filled with fun workshops and assignments to independently work with and teach about (the history of) film making in a playful manner. Additionally, the Festivalbox gives you acces to thé Online Cinekid Festival, where you can expand your home festival with numerous short films, games and tutorials. A creative and educational autumn break guaranteed! 


What does the Festivalbox contain?

  • 11 workshops and assignments assembled with care by Cinekid. Build your own film projector, make a caleidoscope, face paint yourself or your borther or sister, or make your own animations. The materials for the workshops you all find in the box!
  • Free access to thé Online Cinekid FestivalYour own voice robot! 
  • Cinekid socks
  • The Cinekid Festival 2021 paper
  • A Cinekid Festival poster
  • Dippies by Spoony
  • Cinekid merchandise

How do I order the Cinekid Festivalbox?

The Festivalbox can be ordered here.

Other questions

What is Cinekid?

Cinekid is the world's biggest film and media festival for children! Cinekid is the platform for (international) children's film productions, offers the streaming service Cinekid Play and makes sure that children can explore the digital playground MediaLab. In addition, Cinekid provides workshops and film screenings all year round, throughout the country, specifically for schools.

What is Cinekid's mission/vision?

Cinekid wants to amaze, entertain, connect and contribute to the development of children into independent, conscious and well-thinking global citizens. To achieve this, Cinekid presents, produces, teaches, and communicates with, through, and about film and moving images in a language that reaches children. Read more about Cinekid's mission and vision here.

When is the next Cinekid Festival?

The Cinekid Festival takes place during the school holidays in the fall, between the 13th and 31st of October 2021. In 2021, Cinekid will take place at almost forty different festival locations throughout the Netherlands for the first time. The festival can be online experienced on Cinekidplay.nl. For €8,- you gain unlimited access to the newest feature ánd short films, exclusive online installations, and workshops for the entire month of October. 

How can I get in touch?

The Cinekid helpdesk can be reached by phone between 9:00 and 17:00 via: 020 531 7890. You can also ask all questions you may have via service@cinekid.nl and via Facebook messenger. We will always try to help you as quickly as possible. 

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. 

Is Cinekid only active during the autumn break?

Definitely not. We have interesting activities in your neighbourhood, school and online all year round. For example, we organise exclusive premieres and offer films, workshops, tutorials and games throughout the year on Cinekid Play. 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. CFP will take place from the 19th to the 22d of October 2021.

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

Still don't have an answer to your question? Contact us by sending an email to info@cinekid.nl