CineFest Junior Film Festival is an interactive international film festival with a focus on children in the age 4-14. Our festival will have a competitive film section, non-competitive film section, workshops, meetings and more. Our aim is to give children the opportunity to not only watch, but also actively encounter film and other cultures from the very first beginning.

We accept films in every language and in every genre and style, e.g. narrative, documentary and animation. Films can be made by professionals, amateurs or kids themselves. For more detailed information, please read the regulations below. After the succes of 2017, we continue working together with ECI Roermond to make CineFest Junior an event not to miss.

Films competition:
- CineFest Junior Film Award for best film
- CineFest Junior Audience Award for best film

1. There is no limitation regarding the production date of your film, although our main focus will be on productions made within the last five years.
2. The maximum running time for short films is 20 minutes (including credits).
3. Films in every genre can be submitted (e.g. fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and more). Please note that our main audience are children till the age of 14, so no violence, nudity or other child-unfriendly topics.
4. We accept submissions in every language (or films without dialogue). If the spoken language is not Dutch, Dutch subtitles are required. For short films we can deliver Dutch translations after acceptance to the festival. In that case, an English dialogue list is obliged.
5. Submissions only via or on invitation, with online screeners (downloadable preferred). Additional materials such as credits, synopsis, stills, director’s biography and headshot are obligatory.
6. The film format in which the film can be presented during the festival is digital HD file only. Presentation of other formats and video systems is exceptional and requires authorization of the Festival program department.
7. Mails about waiving the submission fee will not be answered; we respect your work, please also respect ours.

Please read the full regulations carefully before submitting.