Open call for game and app developers

Cinekid invites artist, designers, studios and agencies to submit games and/or apps for the upcoming MediaLab and for consideration of the Cinekid Game & App Award.

The call offers an opportunity to become part of the festival and reach out to an international audience and network of media experts specialized in children’s projects.

Submissions for the 2021 Cinekid Game & App Award are accepted until June 11th, 2021.

The category is Games & Apps. If you have any question regarding your possible submission, feel free to contact Cinekid.
Submissions should be completed no earlier than 2019, and/or in development to be completed in October 2021. We will consider projects of excellent artistic quality, innovation and/or authenticity. Cinekid welcomes submissions from international game studios, artists, designers, students and collectives.
A professional committee will select 10 titles. The selection, consisting of 10  titles, will receive an opportunity to showcase their project in the MediaLab at the Cinekid Festival in the Netherlands. An all-kids Jury will decide the winner, who will be awarded the Cinekid Game & App Award and receive a prize of € 2.500,00 .
Cinekid Festival is one of the world’s largest and most respected film and media festivals for a younger audience. The 35th edition of the festival will take place from October 14th - 29nd, 2021. During the festival Cinekid presents the MediaLab, an exhibition of interactive and immersive installations, workshops and games in Amsterdam and 6 other cities in the Netherlands.
The festival yearly welcomes some 65.000 visitors, 600 international professionals including partner festivals, producers, broadcasters, distributors, agents, curators and artists, and garners a wide variety of national and international media attention.
Digital culture is all encompassing. More than ever, is it important for children, the storytellers and content creators of the future, to gain a better understanding of the technologies behind their screens and devices. The MediaLab focuses on giving its visitors an insight in, and uncovering these mediatechnologies. What are they, and how can they help us gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us? The MediaLab is meant as an active experience, one in which visitors dive deep into the offered themes and technologies around new forms of storytelling.
The MediaLab is for children ages 4-14 and all works presented in it should be suitable for that age group, however it is not necessary for a project to be especially created for children only.

To submit a project please visit this form.
Rules and regulations can be found here.
For further information on submitting a project please be in touch with Luc Berendsen at