Children Cinema Awards is an international film festival which showcases and promotes films for children and teenagers. Our goal is to entertain our young audience with fun, colorful, diverse, positive and stimulating films that could help with broadening their imagination, creativity and development.
We also encourage young filmmakers and recognize their work, giving them the space to live their dream of seeing their films on the big screen.
Submission is open to filmmakers of all ages with works that are children and teen friendly. There is also a special category open for young filmmakers (18 and under) because we like to award them for their awesome talent.
Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Winners will receive the Festival Laurels.
All WINNERs will receive the personalized Certificates with an online verification.
GOLDEN EAGLE STATUETTE is handed during the Awards Ceremony of the film festival within the year. The screening takes place in the Pathé Tuschinski Cinema in Amsterdam.
- Best Children’s Film
- Best Teen Film
- Best Young Director (18 and under)
- Audience Choice Award
RULES AND TERMS
1. Submissions for the 1st edition of Children Cinema Awards is open to short films made for and about children and adolescent beginning June 2019.
2. All films must be presented in their original language with English subtitle.
3. Films must have been completed after 1 January 2017. Premiere status is not required.
4. Short film entries must not exceed a running time of 45 minutes.
5. Student films and videos must present proper documentations from their academic
institution, example: academic ID of the director/producer or a letter of recommendation
from an academic adviser or institution. Any films submitted as student film without proper identification will be disqualified in the category.
6. Student films must be submitted no later than two years after graduation.
7. All submitted films and/or videos must pay the necessary entry fee. Student entries are
eligible for discounted fees.
8. Entry fees are non-refundable in case of any submission withdrawal.
9. Any changes to the rules will be at CCA’s discretion.
10. All entries must be submitted online via FilmFreeway.
11. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the CCA Selection Committee.
12. Criteria for judging is based on creativity of visual images, production quality (without
irrespective of the cost of production), originality of storytelling and entertainment value.
13. Submissions will be checked for their eligibility and judged only in their appropriate
14. All Official Selections for each category will be announced at CCA website and CA social
media platforms and will be notified through email.
15. The number of selections for each category is at the CCA Committee’s discretion.
16. Screening and Awarding Ceremony will be held at Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam on
April 2020. Any other announcements will be made on CCA’s official website and CA’s social
1. Official Selection for each category will receive a CCA digital certificate with verification
and a digital copy of the official CCA laurel.
2. Winners of the Best Children’s Film and Best Teen Film are chosen from the winners of
the main categories.
3. “Best Young Director” is chosen from Best Short Film by A Young Filmmaker.
4. Winners of Best Children’s Film, Best Teen Film and Best Young Director will be handed
CA’s official statuette called the “Golden Eagle” during the awarding ceremony.
5. Audience Choice Award is given to the most popular film during the festival.
6. Winners will be chosen by Juries composed of film industry professionals especially
invited by CCA festival director for this edition.
7. In case of the recipients’ absence during the award ceremony, CCA will send the statuette to them via post.
8. The winners of Golden Eagle will get the chance to be screened at the other
Cinematography Award film festivals (ECA, ACA, NYCA and LACA)
9. Other additional award prizes may be given during the ceremony.
1. All official selections are included in the festival programme for exhibition.
2. CCA reserves the right to choose other shortlisted films to be screened in the film
3. The filmmakers and/or production companies must provide CCA a copy of their films for
screening at least 30 working days prior to festival. This is to make sure the festival has
enough time to check for any technical concerns that may occur and resolve them prior to
4. If sending DCPs, the sender is requested to inform CCA on the means of dispatch and the date of shipment. Postage or shipment costs are the responsibility of the sender. No collect costs are accepted unless authorized by the CCA. Materials should be sent to
Cinematography Awards Foundation by internet transfer or by post:
FUNDACJA NAGRODY KINEMATOGRAFII,
Michalowskiego 8, 02-438 Warszawa, Poland
5. All screening formats can be received by participants during the
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR EXHIBITION
1. All films must be of standard cinema aspect ratio and resolution (Square Pixels 1.0).
Flat:1.85:1 2K (1998x1080) or 4K (3996x2160) Scope: 2.39:1 2K (2048×858) or 4K
2. HD format is possible, but the filmmakers/producer must give CCA the rights to re-format it for screening purposes. HD quality digital copy of the film in Quicktime (Pro Res 422) if applicable.
3. H264 (MP4) files can be accepted provided the images are of great quality.
1. CCA is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival.
2. The filmmakers and/or the production company allow CCA to use their film’s Press Kit for promotional purposes.
3. The submission of any films to the festival means that the filmmakers and/or the production company agree without any reservation to all the rules and regulations of CCA.