Call for entries

Think your children’s film, series, or media production could be the perfect fit for Cinekid Festival or Cinekid for Professionals? Don’t wait – send it in! Read on to find out which types of entries you can submit, when you can submit your project, and the criteria.

Call for entries

Projects

Films & Series
Open to 1 June 2024

If you’ve made a children’s film or series that tackles social issues or stimulates creative thinking, be sure to submit your film to the festival! If eligible, your project will also automatically be entered for all relevant awards. 

Read the full list of selection criteria and rules for Best Children's Film Competition 2024, Best Dutch Children's Film Competition 2024, Best Dutch Short Film Competition 2024 and Best International Short Film Competition 2024 here.


MediaLab: Cinekid x Amarte
Open to 31 March 2024

Are you a media artist and do you have a fantastic idea for a new, interactive work for the MediaLab? Be sure to submit your plan for Cinekid x Amarte! If awarded, you’ll receive an amount of €12,000 to develop your work with support from Cinekid. 

Read the full list of selection criteria and rules here.


Game Award
Open to 28 June 2024

Have you developed a cool game that’s fun for kids and also stimulates their thinking? Be sure to submit it for the Cinekid Game Award! If selected, you’ll be able to present your game at Cinekid Festival. 

Read the full list of selection criteria and rules here.


Junior Co-production Market
Open to 7 July 2024

Present your project to over 400 professionals during the two-day Junior Co-production Market. Take the next steps toward making your project a reality. Pitch your project and stand the chance of winning a coveted Cinekid Award. The market also enables distributors, commissioning editors, and producers to discover the latest children’s films and series in development and post-production.

Read the full list of selection criteria and rules here.


Talent development programmes

Cinekid Script LAB
Open to 26 May 2024

You’re a writer and working on a script for a children’s film. If you want your next draft to be a whole lot better, apply for Cinekid Script LAB! Your project can be a series or film (live-action, animation, or documentary). 

Read the full list of selection criteria and rules here.


Cinekid Directors LAB
Opens 1 November 2024

Are you directing a children’s film or series in advanced development? Is it almost time to shoot and are you looking to fine-tune your skills? Be sure to apply for Cinekid Directors LAB! Your project can be a series or film (live-action, animation, or documentary). 

Read the full list of selection criteria and rules here.