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Cinekid Festival has opened

The 34th edition of Cinekid, the world’s largest film festival for children, was festively opened at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam today by children’s mayor Illias Admi. The Dutch premiere of the French-Danish animated film Calamity was part of the opening and a special show for children only.

The 34th edition of Cinekid, the world’s largest film festival for children, was festively opened at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam today by children’s mayor Illias Admi. The Dutch premiere of the French-Danish animated film Calamity was part of the opening and a special show for children only.

With the extra measures that have been taken in connection with Covid-19, our festival can safely be enjoyed by all children under the age of 13 years; together with parents or guardians for the cinema programs and interactive installations and the workshops for kids only. Children can also experience Cinekid in their neighbourhood. If there is no festival location nearby, we have the online festival on Cinekid Play’’, said Managing Director Heleen Rouw.

Opening film Calamity
Cinekid has been involved with the animated film Calamity since the very start of the project at the 2017 Junior Co-Production Market. Directed by award-winning director Rémi Chayé, Calamity has been submitted as an entry in the Best Children’s Film Competition 2020. Calamity will be distributed in The Netherlands by Cinéart and released in cinemas and arthouses on 9 December 2020. After today’s premiere screening, nearly 100 primary school students attended the workshop by foley artist Daimo da Costa. They created together the sounds from the film Calamity with items such as coconuts for horse hooves.

Cinekid for Professionals
The professionals programme, Cinekid for Professionals, takes place fully online this year at  www.cinekid.com. The industry event, runs from 19th until the 23rd of October, and offers among other events the interactive conference programme Industry Forum. The talent development programme Scriptlab will also kick off. 

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