The 2nd Athens Int. Children’s Film Festival (ATHICFF, 18–24th November) organised multiple events to make the festival more accessible for target groups that might not find their way to festival cinemas so easily. That could be SOS Children’s villages or kids from remote regions, but just as well babies and… teenagers! Continue reading “Athens Int. Children’s Film Festival unlocked for all”→
In 2020 the Ciné Junior Festival (22nd January – 4th February) celebrates its 30th anniversary in more than 55 locations in France. Extra attention is given to film professionals in a programme on 28th January (Vincennes) and 30th & 31st January (Arcueil). Continue reading “Ciné Junior compiles short film programmes”→
What are kids really doing, when they’re on their phones and tablets? How can public service institutions compete with booming international streaming moguls such as Netflix, Disney and YouTube? On October 4th BUSTER Film Festival hosted an industry seminar, inviting media experts, content creators and youth representatives on stage for a tour de force in children’s media consumption.
One remarkable guest of the Schlingel Festival this year was Mirlan Abdykalykov. 20 years ago he starred in the film BESHKEMPIR (THE ADOPTED SON), now he is back as the director of RUNNING TO THE SKY, and looking for partners for his next project.Continue reading “Beshkempir has made a film”→
Cinekid is now having its hands in every stage of the film production process. While Cinekid for Professionals already provided in labs and networking facilities for scriptwriters, producers and distributors, now the Cinekid Directors LAB has launched a vital new coaching programme for directors with a children’s film project in advanced development.Continue reading “Cinekid Directors LAB kicks off first edition”→