Cinekid Festival 2022

Join Cinekid Festival this autumn break, the world's largest film and media festival for children!

Experience, watch, play & marvel at Cinekid Festival! The entire autumn break you can watch the newest films and series on the big screen, experience the coolest games and VR in the MediaLab and leaern from your favorite stars during the masterclasses. The full programme is announced and ticket sales start on Thursday 29 September, but on this page you can already find an overview of the different aspects of Cinekid Festival and the most important dates, so you don't miss out on anything! 

Films & Series

At Cinekid Festival you never stop watching! With the newest films and series for everybody, you dive into the most special and adventurous worlds. Dream away with the most beautiful stories, visit shining premieres and ask your questions to your favorite

Opening film

The opening film of Cinekid Festival is Totem, the first family film by director and Gouden Kalf-winner Sander Burger (De veroordeling). Totem tells the story of 11-year-old Ama (Amani-Jean Philippe), daughter of asylum seekers who have exhausted all legal remedies. When Ama’s mother and brother are arrested, Ama sets off in search of her father through Rotterdam in the middle of winter, hoping to avoid deportation. During this frightening and exciting journey, she discovers her roots, thanks in part to her extraordinary totem animal: a gigantic porcupine.

Read everything about Totem

Important dates

The full programme is announced and ticket sales start on Thursday 29 september. Can't wait? A tip of the veil will be lifted during:

  • the announcement of the films and series selected for a Cinekid Lion Award: 6 september
  • the first sneak preview with 5 tips you can't miss on Cinekid Festival: 8 september


Join the voyage of discovery in the Cinekid MediaLab! In the biggest MediaLab for children in the world you find the coolest virtual games, crazy (digital) artworks, magical media installations and workshops to get your own hands dirty. Learn, play and phantasize as much as you want!

Read everything about the MediaLab