What is Cinekid?

Cinekid is the worlds largest film and media festival for children! Additionally, we are thé platform for (international) children's film productions, offer streaming service Cinekid Play and enable children to explore the digital playground MediaLab. Cinekid also organizes workshop(trajectories) and film screenings specifically for schools, all year round, across the entire country. 

What is Cinekid's mission/vision?

Cinekid seeks to amaze, entertain, and connect; and contribute to the development of children into independent, conscious and thoughtful world citizens. In order to reach this goal, Cinekid presents, produces, teaches and communicates with and about film and moving images in a language that children understand. 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 festivallocations throughout the Netherlands for the first time. Cinekid can also be experienced online all year round, at Cinekid Play.

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 [email protected] 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. 

When does the ticket sale for the Cinekid Festival start?

Our ticket sale will start on Thursday September 30th. Tickets for Cinekid Festival can be purchased via our website. 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, 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

Cinekid Play

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.

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 yeaer round. Not only does it offer films that you can also see on our Festival, but we also offer a lot more. 

Where can I register for Cinekid Play?

You can register via the website of Cinekid Play. Here, you can create a free account to make unlimited use of the site’s content. With your free account, you can personalize your avatar, earn trophies and select your favorites. 


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.

Do I need a ticket for the MediaLab?

Whether you need a ticket for the MediaLab depends on the location. More information about this can be found here soon. 

Cinekid for Professionals

What are the dates and locations of Cinekid for Professionals?

Cinekid for Professionals 2021 will take place online from 19 to 22 October.

How do I apply for accreditation for Cinekid for Professionals?

More information on different types of accreditation can be found on our accreditation page.

Can I attend the Junior Co-production Market?

The Junior Co-production Market (JCM) pitches and 1-to-1 meetings are only accessible for guests with a CfP accreditation. As a professional working in (children’s) media, you can request an accreditation, more information can be found here. We are looking for professionals that can significantly contribute to the projects selected for JCM.

Can I attend the ScreeningClub?

The ScreeningClub is only accessible for guests with a CfP accreditation. As a professional working in (children’s) media, you can request an accreditation, more information can be found here.

How do I submit a production to the Cinekid Festival?

You can submit recently completed films and TV productions for Cinekid’s ScreeningClub by filling out this form. The submission deadline for productions for the Cinekid Festival 2021 is on September 14th. To stay up to date we advise to keep a close eye on our website or subscribe to the Cinekid for Professionals newsletter

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]