Cinekid is the world’s largest media festival for children. Every year more than 60,000 children are given the opportunity to visit over 500 media productions selected by the festival: feature films, children’s documentaries, short films, animations, television series and single productions, cross-media productions, interactive installations and set-ups as well as workshops.
The Cinekid Best International Animated Short programme helps acquaint Dutch children with stories and ways of storytelling from as many countries as possible. All new short animation films for children and youth produced in 2017/2018 are eligible for the competition. Our aim is to represent as many as
possible countries and cultures, animation techniques, and artistic diversity.
Around 25 short films are presented in thematically combined programmes or as preludes before a feature film screening. The films are chosen to represent a wide range of styles and showcase a broad spectrum of countries and cultures. An international jury of children’s film experts and animation film professionals decide which film is
awarded a Cinekid Lion Jury Award together with a prize of € 2,500 to go to the winning film’s production company.