Kids & Docs

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    The Kids & Docs Workshop has started: talented filmmakers are working on short docs for kids - to be screened at IDFA in the future. The issues they portray are all but childish. Watch a selection of workshop-results from the past (for free), like Danny's Parade.

    During the workshop (which is co-hosted by Cinekid), a fine selection of talented directors will develop a film plan together with and supported by more experienced colleagues, finishing end of May. The outcome will be a fifteen minutes doc for kids. The films produced are of mature quality: a substantial part of the over seventy films made over the past years has traveled around the world and received awards on its way. 

    The films have not only been screened at festivals but have also been broadcasted. And from 2011 onwards, workshop-documentaries have been put online (, for example, The Hideout by workshop leader Astrid Bussink, who won the main award at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2013.

    And we have made a fine selection of workshop results about a great variety of topics: broken families, coming out and feeling trapped, eating meat, overcoming fear, autism and intuition and about dreaming big. 

    Items in this selection

    Danny's Parade

    • Anneke De Lind van Wijngaarden
    • 2007

      Because life is boring for young gays, Danny arranges a boat for teenagers during the Amsterdam Canal Parade. Not everyone appreciates his initiative.

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      Drona & Me

      • Catherine van Campen
      • 2009

        Drona and I is a portrait of autistic Hindu boy Drona. We'll be watching him through the eyes of Arjun, his elder brother, and so a lovingly double-portrait is formed.

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        Let Me Go Home

        • Chiel Aldershoff
        • 2009

          Fourteen-year-old Sietske has been in a youth detention facility for 18 months. Soon, the day will come that she will be allowed to go outside.

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          • Billy Pols
          • 2009

            The Dutch-Moroccan Nassim is a skater who dreams of becoming a pro – even though he knows Moroccans are supposed to like football and kickboxing.

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            I Feel...

            • Elsbeth van Noppen
            • 2010

              Ten-year-old Robert and seven-year-old Jasmijn see and feel more than others. In a natural environment, they talk openly about their experiences.

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              Little Miss Piggy

              • Ellen Vloet
              • 2013

                Eleven-year-old Brechtje lives on a pig farm, but she dreams of life in the big city.

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                • Sjoerd Niekamp
                • 2014

                  Going to scout camp for the first time is pretty intense. It’s hard to survive, but fortunately Johan has an ace up his sleeve: Rambo.

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