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Discover all the selected ahimation short for Cinekid Festival, Amsterdam.

The Cinekid Best International Animated Short programme helps acquaint Dutch children with stories from as many countries as possible, as well as with alternative ways of storytelling. Around 25 short films are presented in themed programmes or as preludes before a feature film screening. Then, an international jury of children’s film experts and animation film professionals decide which film is awarded the Cinekid Lion, together with a prize of €2,500. Take a look at the 2018 selection below:

  • BaDaBoo: The Boat Trip, director: Glenn D'Hondt & Karim Rhellam, production: Creative Conspiracy, Belgium
  • Between the Lines, director: Maria Koneva, production: Aqwarius Film Ltd, Russia
  • Brooklyn Breeze, director: Alex Budovsky, production: Figli Migli Productions, Colombia/United States
  • Coucouleurs, director: Oana Lacroix, production: JApictures Sàrl, Switzerland
  • Dragon Sledge, director: Evgeniya Jirkova, production: Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio, Russia
  • Drops, director: Karsten Kjærulf-Hoop & Sarah Joy Jungen, production: GotFat Productions, Denmark
  • Fill and Moo, director: Toshiko Hata, production: World Theater Project, Japan
  • Ice Nose, director: Veronica L. Montaño & Joel Hofmann, production: Tiny Giant GmbH, Switzerland
  • KUAP, director: Nils Hedinger, production: Prêt-à-tourner, Switzerland
  • Link, director: Robert Löbel, Germany
  • Lost & Found, director: Bradley Slabe, production: Andrew Goldsmith, Wabi Sabi Studios, Australia
  • New Neighbours, director: Andrea Mannino, Sara Burgio & Giacomo Rinaldi, production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Scuola nazionale di cinema - corso di animazione, Italy
  • Night Moves, director: Falk Schuster, production: animated-stories, Germany
  • No Gravity, director: Supinfocom Rubika, France
  • Out Fishing, director: Uzi Geffenblad, production: Zigzag Animation AB, Sweden
  • Penguin, director: Julia Ocker, production: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH, Germany
  • Planet Z - Surprise Egg, director: Maria Björklund, production: Pyjama Films Ltd, Finland
  • Robot & the Whale, director: Jonas Forsman, production: Hobab, Sweden
  • Stuffed, director: Supinfocom Rubika, France
  • Talent Scout, director: Jose Alberto & Vicente Herrera, 12 Pingüinos S.L, Spain
  • The Amazing Little Worm, director: Anna Gentilini, production: AgentPoppy, United Kingdom/Austria
  • The Bird and the Whale, director: Carol Freeman, production: Paper Panther Productions, Ireland
  • The Theory of Sunset, director: Roman Sokolov, production: Petersburg Animation Studio, Russia
  • Two Balloons, director: Mark Smith, production: Four Winters, United States
  • Wanda, director: Denise Hauser, production: Klipp og Lim as, Norway
  • White Crow, director: Miran Miošić, production: Zagreb film, Croatia
  • Whiteland, director: Ira Elshansky, Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio, Russia


Link,  Robert Löbel

In the Best Dutch short competition (animation films), the selected films are:

  • Polska Warrior, director: Camiel Schouwenaar, production: Armadillo Film
  • Mister Paper Goes Out for a Walk, director: Steven De Beul & Ben Tesseur, production: A Private View
  • Bloeistraat 11, director: Nienke Deutz, production: Lunanime
  • Cake Day, director: Jeroen Koelewijn, production: HKU - Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • Tides, director: Fleur Sophie de Boer, production: HKU - Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • The Fish, Man and Monster, director: Nik ter Beek, production: HKU - Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • A Cup of Joe, director: Samantha Williams, production: Submarine
  • Cycle, director: Sophie Olga de Jong & Sytske Kok, production: CinéTé Filmproduktie bv

Cinekid is premier largest media festival for young people from 3 to 14 years old. Every year, some 65,000 children and their minders visit the festival at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, or one of almost 40 film theaters throughout the Netherlands. Cinekid offers children a chance to experience a diverse programme of high quality international media productions (films, TV programmes, games, apps, installations). At the same time, the festival organises talks, workshops and masterclasses with the goal of developing the young audience’s ability to deal with the media in an independent, critical and intelligent way.

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