On this page, you can find an overview of all entry opportunities for Cinekid Festival! These include a wide range of programmes and competitions for talents, experienced makers and professionals.
The 36th edition of Cinekid Festival takes place from 15 to 30 October 2022. We'll be accepting entries from March 1st onwards and maintain the following entry deadlines in 2022:
- 24 January - Cinekid Directors LAB (closed)
- 24 May - Cinekid Script LAB
- 17 June - Games & Apps
- 1 July - Film & Series competitions
- 1 July - Junior Co-production Market (JCM)
- 12 September - Cinekid ScreeningClub 2022
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.
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
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 is 17 June 2022.
Cinekid Script LAB
Entries for Cinekid Script LAB can be submitted here.
For Cinekid Script LAB, we accept series and feature film projects in development that are either live-action, animation or documentary.
Entry regulations for Cinekid Script LAB 2022-2023 can be found on this page.
The deadline for entries for Cinekid Script LAB is 24 May 2022.
Interested in attending Cinekid for Professionals 2022? Read all about it here.