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Entries Cinekid Festival 2023

On this page, you will find an overview of all entry opportunities for Cinekid Festival from 15 December onwards. These include a wide range of programmes and competitions for talents, experienced makers and professionals. 


  • 28 November - Cinekid Directors LAB
  • Other deadlines TBA

Statement: submitting a project in light of the Ukrainian crisis

Cinekid condemns the Russian Government for the invasion of Ukraine. The escalating war in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country’s 7.5 million children. Read about the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis for your submission here.  

I want to enter a production to Cinekid Festival 2022!

Completed works

Film, Series & ScreeningClub
For both Cinekid Festival as Cinekid ScreeningClub, our digital sales library, we are accepting features, short films and episodic productions. Submit your project here.

Films and series can enter the following competitions: Best Children's Film Competition, Best Dutch Children's Film Competition, Best International Short Film Competition, Best Dutch Short Film Competition and
Best Dutch Series Competition.

You can find the regulations of the competitions and the ScreeningClub of Cinekid 2022 here.

Entry deadline for Cinekid Festival including the awards mentioned above is 1 July 2022.
The deadline for Cinekid ScreeningClub is 12 September 2022.

Works in development

Junior Co-production Market
The entry form for the Junior Co-production Market 2022 is available here

We accept feature film and serial productions in development from all over the world. During the Junior Co-production Market, two major awards will be handed out: the Eurimages Co-production Development Award (€20.000) and the Filmmore Post-production Award (€5.000).

Entry regulations for the Junior Co-production Market can be found on this page.

The deadline for film- and series productions in development for the Junior Co-production Market is 1 July 2022.

Digital Culture & MediaLab
Cinekid invites artists, designers, studios and agencies to submit games and apps for the upcoming MediaLab and for consideration of the Cinekid Game & App Award. A selection of entries will receive the opportunity to showcase their projects at the Cinekid Festival. The selection will be made by a professional panel and from this selection, an all-kids jury will select the winning entry.

The deadline for submissions has passed.

Cinekid Script LAB
For Cinekid Script LAB, we accept series and feature film projects in development that are either live-action, animation or documentary.

The deadline for entries for Cinekid Script LAB has passed.

Interested in attending Cinekid for Professionals 2022? Read all about it here.

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For questions about regulations, please contact Questions regarding technical issues with the entry forms can be sent to

Other calls
Submissions for Cinekid Directors LAB and ZappDoc LAB are now closed. Please find more information on the respective pages.