DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival is conducted among children’s creative television studios, teams and individual authors, television companies and associations, producer centers, which create programs and films for children.
The following nominations are provided by the competitive program of the Festival:

The Best Live Action Film by Children's Studio
The Best Documentary by Children's Studio
The Best TV Programme by Children's Studio
The Best Animated Cartoon by Children's Studio
The Best Social Advertising by Children's Studio
The Best TV Program for Children
The Best Feature Film for Children
The Best Short Film for Children
The Best Animated Film for Children

The Festival is conducted annually in two stages. The first stage is called selective. During this stage the Organizing Committee of the Festival reviews works beforehand, which were sent to the Festival and selects those of them which will participate in the second stage. The second stage is called final, in terms of which program events of the festival are conducted. They include demonstration show, presentations, master classes, trainings, creative meetings, conferences and panel discussions.

The purpose of the Festival is to discover and support children’s television teams and gifted children; to improve professional level of television, oriented towards children’s target audience; to develop creative personality, to bring up moral and active civil position, love to the native land.

Tasks of the Festival:
- establishing and developing connections among children studios, exchanging experience and improving professional level of participants;
- showing vast audience interesting, unique works and projects from different countries of the world, presenting world experience in the field of film and television industry for children and youth;
- creating artistic and communication areas for exchanging experience, presenting new projects during the conduction of the festival and interfestival period;
- drawing attention of state, social and commercial structures to the issues of development of children on-screen works, the processes of identity formation by receiving information broadcasted by electronic mass-media, the needs of children creative teams, the fate of gifted children and their future.

The jury determines one winner in each nomination of the Festival, except nomination «The Best Television Program made for children». Other participants of the Second stage of the Festival receive special Diplomas of the Festival. The Jury can establish additional special prize.

Festival has a honor to award the CIFEJ Prize (prize of the International center of films for children and youth).

The Children’s Jury determines one winner in nomination «The Best Television Program made for children». The Children’s Jury can establish additional special prize.

Based on the review of works selected for the competitive program of the Festival, in addition the jury awards prizes in the following nominations:
- best director's work;
- best camerawork;
- best TV-host;
- best TV journalist;
- best actor.

The Jury, partners and sponsors of the Festival can establish their special prizes in any nomination.

Only works created in the festival year and also throughout the year, which precedes the festival one but only those, which, due to the certain reasons, did not get to participate in the program of the previous Festival can participate in it.

Works, submitted for participation in the Festival should have English subtitles (except for works in English and works that have voice-over or English dubbing-in).

Up to four individuals from the circle of the authors or their authorized person (one adult and three children) can present selected works for participation in the second stage of the Festival.

The Organizing Committee selects, forms and shows in special Festival programs live action, documental, animation and other films, television programs, cycluses, retrospectives created in any country of the world.

The participation in the nominations is free of charge. The participant of the Festival pays independently all charges related to sending the materials for the participation in the Festival, travel expenses to the place of the Festival and return trip.

Works which are sent to the Festival are not refereed. After conducting events of the Festival materials are not returned to the authors. They become a part of the Festival database.

The organizing committee of the Festival has the right to show competitive works of the Festival at the events held by the organizing committee of the Festival (at the location of the festival, within the framework of the Days of the Festival held in other cities of Ukraine, in special programs at other Festivals), as well as broadcast in television programs about the Festival and during informational and educational activities, broadcasting on TV aiming at highlighting and popularizing the Festival.

The Organizing Committee has the right to non-commercial display of works on days of the Festival which are not selected for competitive and non-competitive program of the Festival.

Participants of the Festival who submitted the work are responsible for authorship failure.

The Organizing Committee is not responsible for Participants’ violation of the third parties rights.

Program and events of the festival and also other questions concerning organization of the Festival conduction are established by the Organizing Committee.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Provisions.

Overall Rating

    One of the best festivals for children and young people in which I have participated. The organization crew does a very professional job and the level of the participating films is very high.

    March 2019
  • Jacqueline Sánchez-Carrero

    We have not been able to attend the festival but we have been told that it has been great this year. Thank you for selecting our short film.

    September 2018
  • Thanks to the organizers of Dytiatko!

    September 2018
  • Thank you for wonferful fest! It is the best ukrainian film festival for children! Good luck!

    September 2018
  • It was great being a part of the festival. We are in the US, so we were not able to attend, but the communication and the website was great in keeping us posted.


    September 2018