News - From Members

518 works were submited to the 6th Int'l Children's Television Festival

Published on 25/08/2014 at 09:26

Acceptance of applications and works for the 6th International Children's Television Festival "Dytiatko" has been finished.

Call for Entries - “Dytiatko” International Children’s Television Festival

Published on 10/04/2013 at 16:07

The 5th International Children’s Television Festival “Dytiatko” will be held on September 25th to 28th, 2013.

Young television and radio fans as well as animators, television companies and producion centers creating programs for children are invited to participate with their works.

Deadline for Submission: Aug 15, 2013

Call for Entries - Busan International Kids' Film Festival

Published on 10/04/2013 at 14:38

Busan International Kid's Film Festival will take place from July 24th to 28th, 2013

Busan International Kids' Film Festival (BiKi) is a visual culture festivity for children, leading  the future of Busan, known as the City of film and visual arts. It provide not only pleasures but a ground for visual arts education, as well. Having started its pre-festival in 2005, BiKi has been holding a festival every year in July or August since 2006 during summer vacation for school children. This year, its 8th edition will be held from July 24th to 28th at Busan Cinema Center in Korea.

The screening program of 8th BiKi is composed of BiKi Feature Films, BiKi Short Films, Special Programs, Ready Action (films made by children age 6-16) with events such as Poster Contest and Exhibition, Tent Theater, Anime Music Concert, Media Sharing Market, Film and Fun, Kids' Cine-Playground, Children Filmmakers' Night Party, Film Workshop and Seminars.

"Ready~Action!" is the only competitive section of BiKi for films made by 6 to16 year- old- kids and young people in and out Korea. During the festival, Children Jury will choose the best films in the final screening, which are well angled toward kids' points of view.

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2013


Three films on Oscar 2014 shortlist - News from DFI

Published on 17/08/2013 at 14:19

"The Hunt", "The Act of Killing" and "Northwest" are shortlisted for the title as Denmark's Foreign Language film. 

The Danish Oscar committee decided upon a shortlist of three films, one of which will be submitted as the Danish candidate in the Foreign Language Film category. The final candidate is expected to be announced on Thursday, 26 September.

The films have been selected by a committee set up by the Danish Film Institute and film industry organisations.

Call for Entries - China International Children’s Film Festival

Published on 15/04/2013 at 13:12

The 12th China International Children’s Film Festival is now open for film submission.

The festival is held in two main sections:

1. Competition: Children’s Film and Animated Features

2. Panorama: Special Subject Screening

The International Jury, the Children Jury, and the CIFEJ Jury will give their special awards to the best films.

Final film submission deadline is April 30, 2013; please submit your application online ( ).

The DVD screener of film should be sent to the festival office before May 10, 2013.

Call for Entries - 18th Festival Intenacional de Cine para Niños

Published on 03/03/2013 at 15:02

The 18th Festival Intenacional de Cine para Niños will take place from August 6th to 11th, 2013 in Mexico City.

This year, thefestival is also extended to the north of the country, in the city of Tijuana from 25th to 31th August, 2013.

The 18° Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños) gives a symbolic award and one diploma in each category in competition:  Feature Films (Fiction or Animation); Short Films (Fiction); Short Films (Animation); Documentary for kids.

The festival also has dedicated a section to the Short films made by kids in Mexico and other countries (Non competitive).

The deadline for the receipt of materials and DVD for pre- selection will be April 12, 2013

Maryam Milani, the new CIFEJ member, won The Liv Ullmann Peace Prize

Published on 05/11/2012 at 12:14

Maryam Milani, the new CIFEJ member, won the Special Prize of the 29th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2012  (27 Oct-4 Nov) for her film The Rooster Trademark Paper.

Oulu Int'l Children’s and Youth Film Festival 30th Anniversary

Published on 11/10/2011 at 10:17

Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (21– 27.11.2011) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary! 

This year's focus is on Danish films for children and young people, including unforgettable classics as well as fresh new favourites. A Danish Day will be arranged on Tuesday 22nd of November. 

In total over 100 movies will be shown at the festival. To see the list of prizes awarded at this festival, click here.

 The history of the festival will be presented to the public in a special 30th anniversary exhibition. There will be a photo exhibition with pictures taken by children and young people. It will be arranged in co-operation with Northern Photographic Centre


 A two-day seminar on media education will take place on 23- 24th of November. One of the themes is the Danish model of media education. Cinema consultant Jacob Breuning from Danish Film institute is lecturing of “Experience, understand and create – the Danish model of film and media literacy.

CIFEJ Prize Winner at Isfahan

Published on 15/10/2012 at 18:10

The CIFEJ Jury Members at the 26th Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran announced the feature film Ways to Live Forever”, directed by “Gustavo Ron” as the winner of the CIFEJ Prize at this festival.

Cine para Niños Festival

Published on 04/08/2012 at 13:54

The 17th Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños) kicks-off   August 7th and will continue till August 12th, 2012.

The festival will screen interesting short animations, long and short fictions, as well as documentaries.

During the festival, animations from Japan,Italy, Iran, Canada, and several other countries will be screened among which is the short animation "The Farmer and the Robot", directed by the eminent Iranian animator "Abdollah Alimorad who is present at the festival".  

To know more about this talented animation creator, please read interview with Abdollah Alimorad,published in CIFEJ Info 3 & 4, Pages16, 17 of the magazine.

To know more about his animation workshops, read interview with his  young students, Sina Kasravi & Amir-Mohammad Salaarvand, published in CIFEJ Info 6, Pages 15, 16 of the magazine

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