Cinekid Selects 30 Junior Co-Pro Projects

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Cinekid has chosen 30 children’s media projects in development to participate in its Junior Co-production Market, taking place October 20-21 in Amsterdam. Selections include both animation and live-action titles in three categories: cross-media, film and TV. Over 300 international kids’ media pros are expected to attend this year’s market.

Two awards will be handed out at JCM: the CfP Best Project Award (2,500 euros) for the best overall project, and the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of 20,000 euros to be put toward a European production. Winners will be announced Oct. 21.

Previous JCM editions have resulted in productions now taking part in the 2016 Cinekid festival, such as Get Santa directed by Jacob Ley (Copenhagen Bombay / CB Sverige AB), featuring in the Best Children’s Film Competition this year.

JCM 2016 Selections; Animated Projects

Cross-media:

Het Muizenhuis (The Mouse Mansion), written by Camiel Schouwenaar, Fiona Van Heemstra, Steve Middleton, directed by Camiel Schouwenaar, produced by Rubinstein Pictures (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany)

The Piracy of Princess Priceless, written by Balázs Turai and Flora Anna Buda, directed by Balázs Turai, produced by Adriatic Animation (Croatia, Hungary)

Rosa & Dara and Their Great Adventures, written by Tomáš Končinský, Štefan Titka, Kateřina Karhánková, Kristýna Nedvědová, Hynek Trojánek, directed by Martin Duda, produced by Bionaut (Czech Republic)

Super Special (Best Friends), written and directed by Felix Massie, produced by Nexus Productions (United Kingdom)

Feature films:

FRITZI – A Miraculous Revolutionary Tale, written by Beate Völker, directed by Ralf Kukula, Matthias Bruhn, produced by Balance Film GmbH, TrickStudio Lutterbeck GmbH (Germany, Czech Republic)

Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, written by Līga Gaisa, directed by Edmunds Jansons, produced by Atom Art (Latvia)

Next Door Spy, written and directed by Karla Bengtson, produced by Copenhagen Bombay Rights (Denmark)

TV projects:

16 Hudson, created by Aly Jetha & Shabnam Rezaei, directed by Shabnam Rezaei, produced by Big Bad Boo Studios (Canada)

Coppelia, written by Tamara Bos, directed by Jeff Tudor and Thierry Marchand, produced by Submarine and 3 Minutes West (the Netherlands, Belgium, France)

Hungry Bear Tales, written and directed by Katerina Karhankova, Alexandra Hetmerova, produced by Bionaut (Czech Republic)

The Scribblers’ Club, written by Jacopo Armani, Fred Neuen, directed by Jacopo Armani, produced by Doghouse Films (Luxembourg)

Peek Zoo, written by Kealan O’ Rourke, Kevin Waldron, directed by Kealan O’ Rourke, produced by Dream Logic Studios (Ireland)

Urikito 3024, written, directed and produced by Mélanie Duval (France)

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