Sign up for Shorts by Kids

Enter the one and only film competition for young filmmakers and win!

Every year, Cinekid Festival offers the most exciting tv series, films and other digital media from all around the world. But there's one thing: almost all of them are made by adults. And we know that kids are just as capable in making amazing films. That's why seven years ago we started with film competition Shorts by Kids. 

Every year you can send in your self made film with a previously determined theme. This year's theme is: summer vacation! We are curious how your summer vacation will look like. Maybe you're staying with your grandparents? In a tree house in the back of the garden? Or maybe are you doing nothing at all? Capture your vacation like a real documentary, decide what you want to do with a self-written script and actors, or maybe with a homemade animation video. So basically, your options are endless. Let us see the summer vacation through your eyes. 

If you submit your film for the Shorts by Kids competition, you might get a chance to be selected, which means that your film will be screened in a cinema theater during the Cinekid Festival 2020 in Amsterdam. During this screening a professionals jury will be present. The three best shorts will be published on the websites of Cinekid, Zapp Echt Gebeurd and Kidsweek. The winning filmmaker will go home with the Cinekid Shorts by Kids Award and a great prize! We'll keep the latter secret for now. 

Are you enthusiastic and 14 years old or younger? Don't wait any longer; record a film with a maximum of 3 minutes, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and send the link to [email protected]. Feel free to send your additional questions to.

The deadline is Monday 30 September.