On Friday evening at the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, the jury and audience awards were presented for the best youth TV programs and children’s films of 2019. U.K. student film Heatwave was awarded Best International Animated Short, with Heer & Meester Film’s At First Sight taking the Lion for Dutch animation.
The winners of the MediaLab, Cinekid’s digital interactive exhibition, were announced on Thursday. The jury award for Best of MediaLab was presented to the virtual reality experience Eden’s Adventure by artist Abner Preis. The audience award was handed to the virtual reality game Museum of Symmetry by Canadian animator Paloma Dawkins.
Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 7,500)
BINTI | Frederike Migom | Bulletproof Cupid, Family Affair Films | Belgium, The Netherlands
Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
Sune vs Sune | Jon Holmberg | Unlimited Stories | Sweden
Best Dutch Family Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 7,500)
Romy’s Salon | Mischa Kamp | BosBros
Best Dutch Family Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
My Extraordinary Summer with Tess | Steven Wouterlood | BIND Film
Best of MediaLab (Golden Lion Jury Award € 3,000)
Eden’s Adventure | Abner Preis | The Netherlands
Best of MediaLab (Golden Lion Audience Award € 3,000)
Museum of Symmetry | Paloma Dawkins | Canada
Best International Animated Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
Heatwave | Fokion Xenos | National Film and Television School | Greece, United Kingdom
Best International Live Action Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
Provence | Kato de Boeck | RITCS School of Arts | Belgium
Best Dutch Animation Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
At First Sight | Sjaak Rood | Heer & Meester Film
Best Dutch Documentary Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
180CC | René van Zundert | Tangerine Tree | EO
Best Dutch Live Action Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
En route | Marit Weerheijm | Room for Film
Best Youth Film (Cinekid Lion Youth Jury Award)
Hacker | Poul Berg | Toolbox Film | Denmark
Best Dutch Fiction Series
Seven Little Criminals | Rob Lücker | Pupkin Film | VPRO
Best Dutch Non-Fiction Series
One Week to Go | Kim Faber, Jotte den Dulk, Anna Peeters, Winand Derks van de Ven, Marinka de Jongh, Stephane Kaas & Nelleke Koop | Moondocs | VPRO
National Audience Award, age 4-6
Fox and Hare | Mascha Halberstad & Tom van Gestel | Submarine, Walking the Dog, Doghouse Films | KRO-NCRV
National Audience Award, age 6-10
Floor Rules | Maurice Trouwborst | NL Film & TV | VPRO
At the Junior Co-Production Market of the industry event Cinekid for Professionals, an expert jury selected the best projects for youth media:
Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (Jury Award € 20,000)
Snot and Splash, directed by Teemu Nikki and written by Ilja Rautsi. Produced by It’s Alive Films (FI). Snot and Splash is a previous Cinekid Script LAB project from 2018-2019.
A special mention was given to the project Totem, directed by Sander Burger and written by Bastiaan Tichler & Sander Burger. Produced by Volya Films (NL).
Best TV Project Award (Jury Award € 10,000)
Art Mysteries, directed by Martijn Blekendaal and produced by Cerutti Film (NL, DE).
A special mention went to Folk Tales from Papua New Guinea, written & directed by Katherine Winfrey and Ursula Ulmi. Produced by Ulmi Film and Studio Epictus (CH, PG).
Filmmore Post-Production Award (Jury Award € 5,000)
The Summer Dad Went Gay, directed by Petter Naess and written by Endre Lund Eriksen. Produced by Fabelfjord AS (NO).
The Cinekid Honorary Award was handed to Bea Appels and Dick de Jonge for their outstanding contribution to youth film. For almost four decades their distribution company Twin Film released numerous children’s films in the Netherlands