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CINEKID Junior Co-Production Market, 22-23 Oct 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
22 October 2020 - 23 October 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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About Cinekid Junior Co-Production Market:

The Junior Co-production Market is an integrated two-day co-production market that enables financiers, broadcasters and producers to assess new and innovative children's projects across the film and television sectors.

The integrated market reflects the high degree of interactivity and potential for cross-financing across these sectors. All the projects will be presented within a unique and nurturing environment designed to encourage international cooperation. The market starts with a public pitch of all the projects followed by one and a half days of one-on-one meetings.

2020 Selected Projects

Cinekid for Professionals has selected 20 children’s film and television projects-in-development from 19 countries around the world for its Junior Co-production Market (JCM), to be held online 22-23 October 2020 during the Cinekid Festival. 

Full selection list Junior Co-production Market 2020

Film Projects

Dragons Exist
Written and directed by Suzanne Raes
Produced by Docmakers (NL): Ilja Roomans
Production countries: The Netherlands, Germany
Co-production company: Lichtblick Film (DE)

I am Helena
Written and directed by Karla von Bengtson
Produced by Copenhagen Bombay (DK): Lorene Lescanne, Mette Valbjørn Skøtt, Sarita Christensen
Production country: Denmark

Nayaraq, Sara’s Journey
Written by Yanina Romanin, Juan Rodríguez-Briso
Directed by Juan Rodríguez-Briso
Produced by Omnicorp Estudio (AR): Juan Martín Staffa
Production country: Argentina

Written by Job Tichelman, Camiel Schouwenaar
Directed by Camiel Schouwenaar
Produced by Rinkel Film (NL): Reinier Selen
Production country: The Netherlands

The Animals’ Christmas
Written and directed by Camille Alméras, Caroline Attia, Ceylan Beyoglu, Oleysha Shchukina, Haruna Kishi, Natalia Chernysheva
Produced by Les Valseurs (FR): Damien Megherbi
Production country: France

The Troublemakers
Written by Nildo Essá, Halima Essá
Directed by Nildo Essá
Produced by FX Animation Studios (MZ)
Production countries: Mozambique, Portugal, France
Co-production company: Sardinha em Lata (PT), Mounia Aram Company (FR)

The Whisper of the Sea
Written by Marcela Rincón, Jorge Estrada
Directed by Marcela Rincón
Produced by Fosfenos Media (CO)
Production country: Colombia

Tiger Martindale’s Survival Experts
Written by Ross Knight
Directed by Pavel Gumennikov
Produced by Baltic Pine Films (LV): Sergei Serpuhov
Production country: Latvia

Trembling Giant
Written and directed by Jacek Piotr Bławut
Produced by Aura Films (PL): Anna Blawut Mazurkiewicz, Bartek Glinski
Production countries: Poland, Belgium
Co-production company and co-producer: Bulletproof Cupid (BE) - Katleen Goossens

TV Projects

Written by Sophie Jans, Edith Huybreghts, Dirk Nielandt
Directed by Sander Brants
Produced by De Mensen (BE)
Production country: Belgium
Co-production company: Gardner and Domm (BE)

Beastly Crimes
Written by Anna Starobinets
Directed by Yulia Ruditskaya
Produced by Metrafilms Studio (RU): Artem Vasilyev, Anna Pokorska, Karina Kabanova
Production countries: Russia, Canada
Co-production company and co-producer: Lakeside Animation Studios (CA) - Iouri Stepanov

Darling ZhuZha
Written by Anastasiia Lavrenishyna
Directed by Anatoliy Lavrenishyn
Produced by Trident Film (UA): Kateryna Kopylova, Sashko Chubko
Production country: Ukraine

Written and directed by Klára Jůzová
Produced by Krutart (CZ): Martin Jůza
Production countries: Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania
Co-production company and co-producer: To Blink Animation (CS) - Andrijana Sofranić Šućur, Domestic Film (RO) - Irena Isbășescu

Directed by Andrew Mcnally
Produced by Lucan Studio (ZA)
Production country: South Africa

Louise Lives Large
Written by Carol Walsh
Directed by Ruth Treacy
Produced by Tailored Films (IE): Ruth Treacy, Julianne Forde, Eithne Fitzsimons
Production country: Ireland

Lyla and Max’s Garden
Written by An Vrombaut, Trish Cooke, Davey Moore, Nicole Davis
Directed by Zane Whittingham
Produced by Fettle Animation (UK): Kath Shackleton
Production country: United Kingdom

Written by Bert Lesaffer, An Vrombaut
Directed by An Vrombaut
Produced by Animal Tank (BE): Brecht Van Elslande
Production country: Belgium

Pirate in the Bathroom
Written and directed by Lars Henning Jung
Produced by Randale Film (DE): Dennis Siebold
Production country: Germany

Stories with Effects
Written by Dafna Vellejo, Aseneth Suarez Ruiz, Max Milfort Blandon, Demetrio Vallejo
Directed by Dafna Vellejo Manzano
Produced by Lapost Studios (CO): Aseneth Suarez Ruiz
Production country: Colombia
Co-production company: Señal Colombia (CO)

The Motorhomes
Written by Mariano Rojo
Directed by Deigo Lucero, Nicolás Couvin
Produced by Malabar producciones SRL (AR): Nicolas Couvin
Production country: Argentina
Co-production company and co-producer: Pakapaka channel (Contenidos Publicos S.E.) (AR)

At JCM two prizes will be handed out. The prestigious Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (€20.000 in cash) will be given to the best eligible film project with European co-production potential. The Filmmore Post-Production Award will be awarded to the best live-action project of the Junior Co-Production Market. This prize is designed to stimulate collaboration with the Dutch Visual Effects & Post Production lab Filmmore. The award, which comes with a €5.000 prize, forms an invitation to start a longer and fruitful collaboration with the company. All winners will be announced on Thursday 22 October.

2020 Call for projects (Archive)

Work-in-progress section: Next to 20 film and TV projects in development, the market also accepts up to 5 film and TV projects for the work-in-progress section. Parallel to the pitch and pre-scheduled meetings, they have the opportunity to screen their works and invite fellow professionals to attend the screening to receive feedback and attract potential partners. Projects that pitched at Cinekid before are welcome to submit their project again for this new section.

The final selection consist of maximum 25 projects:
a. 20 projects in the film- and TV section.
b. 5 projects in the work-in-progress section.

  • Submissions can be feature length film projects or TV/serial/episodic projects, and can either be fiction, documentary, animation and live-action as crossover projects for an audience of 3-14 years old.
  • Submitted projects need to have 10% of the financing in place, and a confirmed production company in the country of origin.
  • A draft of the script must be available upon request.
  • For works-in-progress: (rough) material available should not be less than 8 minutes long and there should be a teaser from the film or TV production.

The following information needs to be submitted:
Project information:
i. Logline (max 50 words)
ii. Synopsis (max 500 words)
iii. Treatment (max 10 A4 pages)
iv. Director’s statement (max 500 words) (if applicable)
v. Producer's statement (max 500 words)
vi. If applicable; cross-media strategy
vii. Still(s) or visual reference(s)

During the market, the prestigious Eurimages Co-production Development Award for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works is handed out. This prize of €20.000 in cash could be used by the award-winner for the development expenses of their project. To be eligible, projects must be aiming for cinema release and must be designed as a European co-production between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund for reasons other than purely financial.

Since Cinekid 2019, a new award has been added: the Filmmore Post-Production Award. This award is designed to stimulate collaboration with the Dutch Visual Effects & Post Production lab Filmmore. Granting the award, which comes with a €5,000 prize, is an invitation to start a long and fruitful collaboration with Filmmore.



Event Dates

  • From 22 October 2020 to 23 October 2020


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