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MAGIC Calendar Archive

The MAGIC Calendar lists events that highlight and promote the active participation of young people in the media. The list is by no means a complete list of children & media events world-wide - we welcome your proposals for events to add to the calendar.

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December 2006

November 30 - December 1, 2006:
On November 30 and December 1, Montreal will host the eagerly awaited fourth annual Média-Jeunes Conference. Organized by the Alliance for Children and Television (ACT), the Conference is the only one of its kind to bring together Canada’s creators, producers and broadcasters of children’s and youth programs, promoting exchange, training and professional development. Over 200 attendees, including a number of well-known specialists, will explore programming trends and share their views on the needs and interests of young people through workshops, discussions, and chances to meet with prestigious guests from Canada and abroad. Média-Jeunes 2006 conference-goers will also have the unique opportunity to watch the top programs from Munich’s PRIX JEUNESSE 2006, the world’s biggest children’s and youth festival.

November 2006

November 20, 2006:
Launch of Respecting Difference - the Media Initiative for Children at The MovieHouse, Dublin Road, Belfast

More info

November 19, 2006:
OneMinutesJr Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands


November 7-12, 2006:
Jana Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth in Beirut, Lebanon
The 2006 Jana International Film Festival for Children & Youth will display films on and by children under 19 years of age. Preference will be given to films by children & youth themselves, or with their active participation. The festival invites work by children & young adults, about or for children and youth globally. Already, the festival has received submissions from Germany, Italy, Palestine, France, USA, UK, Croatia, Bangladesh, Sweden, Finland, Colombia, Portugal, Argentina, Australia, Spain, and Serbia.
MORE INFO: www.al-jana.com

October 2006

October 22-29, 2006:
Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cinekid Festival, celebrating its 20th edition this year, is an annual Film, Television and New Media Festival for Children that is held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Every year during the autumn break more than 30,000 children are given an opportunity to attend one or more of the 200 media productions that Cinekid presents: feature films, children’s documentaries, short films, animations, TV series and single plays, cross-media productions, interactive installations and set-ups and workshops. The main festival is held in Amsterdam, but approximately 30 satellite festivals are held in cities all over the Netherlands.

October 23-27, 2006:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Tashkent, Uzbekistan


October 19-29, 2006:
23rd Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF)
The Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF) is the largest festival of films for children in North America and features over 200 animated and live action films from 40 countries. The Festival welcomes over 24,000 Chicago area children, adults, and educators to the screenings, and over 100 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with kids.

October 16-20, 2006:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Görlitz, Germany


October 10, 2006:
Un minuto por mis derechos in Buenos Aires, Argentina

After 5 months of friendly meetings, deep reflections and hard collective work, the 450 young people who are participating in the 2006 edition of un minuto por mis derechos in Argentina are already editing more than 70 videos.
With the help of 25 facilitators formed in media production and human rights, all of them gathered in the 18 workshops developed in 8 Argentinean provinces from North to South. Although many miles separate these children from one another, all are joined in one common aim: Be able to express their thoughts, dreams, rights, realities and give a clear message in an artistic way. The 2006 productions will be presented in a big show in the imágenes jóvenes cinema festival, that will take place on october 10 th in Gaumont Cinema, one of the most traditional in Buenos Aires City.

UN MINUTO POR MIS DERECHOS es una iniciativa impulsada por UNICEF que, en Argentina, es promovida por la oficina local y llevada adelante por la Fundación Kine, Cultural y Educativa.
El proyecto convoca a adolescentes entre 14 y 21 años a expresarse de forma creativa y amplia sobre sus derechos a través del lenguaje audiovisual y mediante la realización de videos de 1 minuto de duración.

October 4-8, 2006:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Tirana, Albania


September 2006

September 23 - October 1, 2006:
Discovery - Scotland's International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Dundee, Scotland
Third edition of the Discovery Festival FCYP which will include networking event for European Film Industry Professionals and an International Young Film Makers forum with masterclasses, an opportunity for kids to show case and discuss their work and ideas with their peers from other nations.


September 15, 2006:
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - Day of General Deiscussion "The Right of the Child to be Heard"
More info - PDF one-pager

September 3-6, 2006:
XVIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect - "Children in a Changing World: Getting it Right" in York, United Kingdom


August 2006

August 24, 2006:
RecYouth Multi-Media Festival in Manhattan, NY, USA

More info

August 18-20, 2006:
3rd International Oneminute Film & Videofestival in Aarau, Switzerland - 3. Internationales Oneminute Film & Videofestival, in Aarau (Schweiz)


August 12, 2006:
International Youth Day

More info

July 2006

July 21-30, 2006:
Irmas International Youth Summit - Empowering young people everywhere. In Los Angeles, USA
More info

July 19, 2006:
Invitación Especial - Niñez y Adolecencia en la Prensa
El Capítulo Infancia de Periodismo Social presenta este miércoles 19 de julio su segundo informe anual "Niñez y Adolescencia en la Prensa Argentina", una investigación sobre la cobertura de 12 diarios nacionales y provinciales basada en el monitoreo de casi 30 mil noticias publicadas durante 2005.

  • Cuánto y cómo hablan los diarios sobre los niñas, niños y adolescentes
  • Cuáles son los temas más tratados cuando se informa sobre niñez
  • Cuáles son las fuentes que más influyen en las notas sobre chicas y chicos
  • Cómo mejorar la cobertura y promover los derechos de niños, niñas y adolescentes
  • Cómo pueden aliarse los medios y la sociedad civil a favor de los chicos
  • Cómo hacer de la niñez una prioridad del debate y de las políticas públicas

Este segundo informe anual del Capítulo Infancia responde estos
interrogantes. Los invitamos a la presentación, con la asistencia de representantes de la prensa, de organizaciones, de Instituciones públicas y de los socios estratégicos (UNICEF,Fundación Arcor, Fundación C&A) y el sponsor principal (Repsol YPF) que apoyan nuestro proyecto.
Los esperamos este miércoles 19, a las 14.00, en la sala González Tuñón, del Centro Cultural de la Cooperación (CCC), en Avenida Corrientes 1543.

July 7-18, 2006:
Junior 8 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia

E-discussion group

July 7 & 8, 2006:
Showcomotion Children's Media Conference in Sheffield, UK

Conference website

June 2006

June 29 - July 8, 2006:
Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival in Sheffield, UK

Young film fans must make a note on their calendars because the Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival will be returning to the Showroom from 29 June to 8 July, 2006.
Organisers are working hard to create an exciting line up of activities and events, cramming the ten days of the festival with premieres, special guests, competitions and fun-packed workshops.
The festival is now in its 8th year and is the longest-established kids’ film fest in England and Wales.

June 21, 2006:
"Children’s use of new media" and "Blocking access to illegal content: child sexual abuse images" in Luxembourg
More info

June 15-18, 2006:
Kids For Kids Festival in Cyprus

Festival website

June 4-8 , 2006:
Youth Media Development Forum 2006 (YMDF 2006) in Bamako, Mali

This is an international event for media professionals from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is an initiative of the NGO Plan.

June 1-4, 2006:
2nd International Audiovisual Festival for Children & Adolescents in Havana, Cuba

The Cuban Institute of Movie Arts and Industry (ICAIC), through its Animation Studios, officially announces the celebration of the Second International Audiovisual Festival to take place from June 1st to 4th, 2006, in Havana. It is aimed at developing exchange, producing quality audiovisual works, and promoting thematic, esthetic, and cultural diversity within a globalized world context.
The Festival will be co-sponsored by UNIAL, ICRT, the Educational Television, the Educational Channels, UNICEF, and the International Movie-Making and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños.

May 2006

May 28 - June 1, 2006:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Salzburg, Austria

Would you like to create your own one minute video in Salzburg, Austria? If you are between 12 and 20 and live in Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia or the Czech Republic you can! We are looking for enthusiastic youngsters who are interested in media, want to express themselves creatively, are eager to learn new things, and would like to make new friends. All travel and accomodation expenses will be covered by the European Cultural Foundation, so just fill in the application form showing your motivation and reasons for wanting to participate.

May 28 - June 1, 2006:
Regional Preparatory Meeting of the 5th World Summit on Media for Children “5WSMC” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

May 25-29, 2006:
Shooting Europe, The European Short Film Festival, in Karlsruhe, Germany

"Shooting Europe" is a European film festival to take place in Karlsruhe Germany (24-28 May 2006). There will be a competition for professional movie makers.
More info available in the following languages: Bulgarian, Dutch, English, German, French, Latvian, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish and Ukrainian here.

May 18-21, 2006:
Jugendmedientage 2006 in Berlin, Germany


May 17-21, 2006:
Reggio Film Festival in Italy - Children - Theme of the 2006 Reggio Film Festival

Childhood is the theme of the fifth annual Reggio Film Festival, which becomes international this year. Rules and application forms can be found on-line on the Festival website. The deadline for entries is February 28th, 2006.

May 14-18, 2006:
Islamophobia - is it a myth or a reality? - International Youth Conference in Ukraine

The Association of Crimea community youth centers "Youth for Peace and Development" will provide an International youth conference "Youth from Black Sea region countries against islamophobia & discrimination & fanaticism" since 14 till 18 May 2006 at the Crimean tartar theatre in Simferopol city of Crimea, Ukraine.
The conference will be organize as a part of the European youth campaign for diversity, human rights, and participation "All different-all equal!" with supporting by the Council of Europe.

May 5-10, 2006:
The PRIX JEUNESSE 2006 festival will be held from 5 - 10 May 2006 at Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich, Germany.


April 2006

April 24-26, 2006:
GKinder Film- und Fernsehtage der Stiftung Goldener Spatz in Erfurt, Germany


April 19-23, 2006:
OneMinutesJr workshop on "child poverty" in Bochum, Germany

Contact: cschuepp@unicef.org

April 9-16, 2006:
FEST - International Youth Film Festival in Espinho, Portugal


April 3-7, 2006:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Bulgaria


March 2006

March 27-31, 2006:
Workshop for Children's TV Producers with PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Organized by AIBD, Kuala Lumpur, National TV of Cambodia and PRIX JEUNESSE

Consultant: Remo Trerotola, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Contact: Kirsten Schneid, PRIX JEUNESSE

March 22-30, 2006:
National Radio And Television Production Workshop in Mwanza/Morogoro (Tanzania)


March 22-25, 2006:
Workshop for Children's TV Producers with PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organized by AIBD, Kuala Lumpur, Goethe Institute Dhaka and PRIX JEUNESSE
Consultant: Remo Trerotola, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Contact: Kirsten Schneid, PRIX JEUNESSE

March 21, 2006:
The Kids' TV Forum in London, UK


March 6-12, 2006:
VIDEOTIVOLI, International video festival for young people in Tampere / Finland

Videotivoli has got 500 films from 30 different countries. During the week there will be screenings for schools and festival audience. There will be also an animation exhibition and practical seminar / workshop about the animation and media education.
Website: www.videotivoli.fi

February 2006

February 21-25, 2006:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Liepaja, Latvia


February 9-11 , 2006:
Cyberworld unlimited? - Digital Inequality and New Spaces of Informal Education for Young People, International Conference in Bielefeld, Germany

January 2006

January 26-29, 2006:
DocPoint & DOKKINO, International Helsinki Documentary Festival in Finland

DocPoint organizes a documentary film event for elementary and high school pupils. The event that now is organized for the third time has been named DOKKINO and it has been extended to a year-round event. DOKKINO is organized in co-operation with DocPoint's major partner Finnkino.

January 17-22, 2006:
Tromsø International Film Festival in Tromsø, Norway

The Film Festival has had an incredible growth since it first commenced in 1991. The total of visitors in 2005 reached 42000; an almost absurd number compared to other festivals throughout Norway.

January 14-17, 2006:
Save the Children UK (West Bengal Office) is hosting a comics workshop for children, the theme being on HIV/AIDS. Using comics as a tool, children will be developing material (which we can late use as IEC material) on HIV/AIDS.
For more info:
Laila Mallik - Save the Children (UK)
West Bengal Office
77, Hazra Road, Kolkata
Email: l.mallik@scfukindia.org

December 2005

December 14, 2005:
Roundtable discussion featuring leading children's media executives and child development experts, and the release the new Kaiser report, "A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers." in Washington, DC, USA.

• December 11, 2005
International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) - Sport for Development and Peace - Let's Play!

UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are asking broadcasters around the world to highlight sport as they celebrate this year's International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) on 11 December 2005.
The power of sport as a tool for development and peace is the theme of this year's ICDB, the day when broadcasters throw open their studio doors and the airwaves to young producers and presenters.
And, for the first time this year, the International Academy and UNICEF will offer eight regional awards to the broadcasters which best promote the principles, purpose and main themes of ICDB.
Each regional winner will be invited to the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York on 21 November 2005 and one will receive the prestigious International Academy/UNICEF Award.


• December 3-10, 2005
8th Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People in Athens, Greece


November 2005

November 26 - December 10, 2005
Camera Zizanio '05

The 5th edition of Camera Zizanio (European Meeting of Young People's Audovisual Creation) will take place from November 26 to December 10, 2005 in Pyrgos, along the 8th OLympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People. We would like to invite the young creators from Europe and all over the world to send their audovisual creations.
Deadline for submission of applications: October 20, 2005.

• November 24/25, 2005
Kinder & Digitale Medien - Conference in Vienna, Austria

Conference website

• November 20, 2005
Universal Children's Day

• November 14-19, 2005
Barcelona International TV Festival - Barcelona, Spain

The Festival Internacional de Television de Barcelina invites filmmakers of all ages to submit their children and youth productions and participate in the 9th edition of the Barcelona International Television Festival (FITB), which will be held from 14th to 19th November 2005 in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona.

• November 14, 2005
Young people and mobile phones - Potentials & dangers: Expert meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany

• November 12-16, 2005
Child and Youth Participation Fair - Tsunami Response in Phuket, Thailand

Organised by UNICEF East Asia Pacific Regional Office - A three day event will be held in Phuket to share experiences of child and youth participation in the response to the tsunami and other recent disasters. The importance and benefits of involving children in emergency preparedness and reconstruction efforts will be highlighted through a series of workshops and discussions of current and past initiatives in the region. This event provides an opportunity to bring together key partners and agencies to develop understanding and action to mainstream youth participation in response to emergency situations.
The themes explored in the workshops will have a broad relevance for all those working on child and youth participation initiatives, but especially for those in areas experiencing frequent natural disasters.
For information about, and participation at, this event please contact: Guy Thompstone / Regional Coordinator, Child and Youth Participation in Tsunami Response, UNICEF EAPRO

• November 11, 2005
Child Rights vs. Press Freedom - in Bath, UK


• November 10, 2005
The Children, Youth & Media Conference: A First in Toronto!
On November 10, Toronto will host the first-ever Children, Youth & Media Conference. Organized by the Alliance for Children and Television (ACT), the Conference is the only one of its kind to bring together Canada's creators, producers and broadcasters of youth programming. Modelled after Média-Jeunes, a highly coveted gathering the ACT has held in Montreal on four occasions, this new event is devoted to exchange, training and professional development. Over 200 attendees, including a number of well-known specialists, will explore programming trends and share their views on the needs and interests of young people through workshops, discussions and speedpitching sessions. They will also have the chance to meet prestigious guests from Canada and abroad.

November 8-13, 2005:
OneMinutesJr workshop on the Maldives

• November 2, 2005
'Kids Media - a Cultural Force or a Commercial Cash Cow' 11th Annual Conference of the VLV Forum for Children's Broadcasting - Venue: The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1
Confirmed speakers include Alison Sharman, Head of CBBC, Estelle Hughes, Head CITV and Professor Al Aynsley-Green, Children's Commissioner for England

October 27 - November 2, 2005:
4to Festival Internacional de Cine Nueva Mirada Para La Infancia Y La Juventud - in Buenos Aires, Argentina


October 2005

October 22-30, 2005:
Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival in Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv IFF MOLODIST is dedicated to first professional and student films. Non-competition has numerous of informative sections that dedicated to the cinema in Ukraine, Eastern Europe and Russia as well as winners of other festivals.
Festival website
Application form

October 10-14, 2005:
Asia-Pacific Children & Youth TV Festival in China
Several broadcasting and development organisations have come together to organise a TV festival in Beijing, China, to improve the overall standard and promote the development of children's TV in the Asia Pacific.
Called the Asia-Pacific Children & Youth TV Festival, the five-day event beginning 10 October also aims to enhance face-to-face communication among TV professionals in the region.
It is co-hosted by China Central Television (CCTV) and Prix Jeunesse International, and supported by the ABU, the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), UNICEF China, and the China Children's Development Foundation.
The event will include a forum themed, "New trends in the world children's TV industry", whereby industry professionals will be invited to exchange views on topics such as the latest trends in kids' TV and the application of new technologies in this field.

October 7-9, 2005:
San Diego Girl Film Festival (USA)
The 3rd annual San Diego Girl Film Festival will be held October 7-9, 2005 at the Museum of Photographic Arts and the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, USA.

October 5, 2005:
Un minuto por mis derechos - Project presentation in Buenos Aires, Argentina


September 2005

September 12-14, 2005:
1st National Community Media Forum in Tanzania

The Media Council of Tanzania in collaboration with the Young People's Media Network (YOMneT) are organizing the first national community media forum in Morogoro from September 12-14 to discuss the formation of the National Community media Forum.

September 4-11, 2005:
Summer School on "Children, Youth and Media Research in the European Union: Current State and New Trends" in Rethymno, Crete
The Centre of European Studies and Research and Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Crete (Greece) organize a one-week European Workshop/Summer School at the post-graduate level on Children, Youth and Media Research in Europe.
The main objectives of the Summer School is to exchange knowledge between young researchers and help to establish a network of European scholars currently undertaking research on Children, Youth and Media Research. Further objectives are to overcome academic isolation, test the ground for innovative ideas and establish new collaborative links between students, faculty members, young researchers and all those concerned with Children, Youth and Media Research issues in the European Union.
MORE INFO: www.soc.uoc.gr/summerschool
Contact person: Dr Kourti Evangelia

August 2005

August 21-23, 2005:
Educational Video Festival for Rural Children and Youth in Bangladesh from 21-23 August, 2005 in Muktagacha, Mymensingh (Bangladesh)
UnnayanNet is going to organize 1st "Educational Video Festival for Rural Youth and Children" in Bangladesh. Regarding this the organizers are looking for educational video documentary on the following issues:
- ICT, Global Information System, Global Village
- Youth leadership/ Participation/ Relationship
- AIDS/ HIV, Mental Health
- Childrights/ Children of the World
- Millennium Development Goals
- Conflict Resolutions, Social Unity
- Global Schooling, Computing
- Arts and Culture
- Environment Consciousness/ Biodiversity
Formats accepted: VHS (PAL), Multimedia CDROM, VCD, DVD and QuickTime Web format. The sSubmission dateline is 12 August, 2005. The contact person for all entries/questions is Shahjahan Siraj, Chief Executive, UnnayanNet.

August 16-21, 2005:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Istanbul, Turkey


August 12, 2005:
International Youth Day
Theme for International Youth Day: "Making Commitments Matter" - On 12 August, young people around the world will celebrate International Youth Day. This year's theme is: "Making Commitments Matter - the tenth anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth". Youth around the world are encouraged to celebrate their role in society and to review what
their countries have achieved in youth development in the past ten years.
The Website of the Programme on Youth will list various events taking place that day. To add your event, send an email to youth@un.org.

August 7-15, 2005:
16th World Youth and Student Festival in Caracas, Venezuela

Website: www.festivalmundial2005.org.ve

August 7-13, 2005:
UNESCO Inter-generational educational conference in Connecticut, USA
The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, USA, invites application from young human rights leaders (ages 18-30) from around the world to participate in an inter-generational educational conference, scheduled for August 7 - 13, 2005. Selected young people will engage through dialogue with experienced and older human rights practitioners to gain management skills and techniques and a greater understanding of human rights issues on a global level. A principal objective is to nurture individuals to be effective leaders in the field of human rights.

August 6-9, 2005:
Bushovision - Budapest Short International Film Festival, Hungary

Website: http://gombolyag.uw.hu

July 2005

July 30 - August 8, 2005:
World Youth Congress 2005 in Scotland

July 26 - 29, 2005:
Children's World Summit for the Environment in Japan

UNEP is organizing the first Children's World Summit for the Environment in Japan from 26 to 29 July 2005 in conjunction with Expo 2005. The Aichi Prefectural Government, the City of Toyota and the City of Toyohashi will host it.
The Summit is a follow-up to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Its aim is to discuss how to better involve children in the implementation of the decisions from these summits.
The Children's World Summit for the Environment will bring together 1,000 children, aged between 10 and 14, from over 150 countries, together with their adult chaperones.
The Summit will help to increase children's understanding of environmental issues by letting them share experiences and opinions, give them an opportunity to collectively voice their concerns for the environment and inspire them to initiate and implement community environmental projects.
Application form for the 2005 Summit

July 17- 21, 2005:
Regional workshop for children's media initiatives to further child rights in South & Central Asia - in Kathmandu, Nepal

Save the Children members with their partners, as well as other agencies in South & Central Asia have involved themselves in a number of media related activities, which have been led by children. While some children’s media initiatives revolve around traditional media like theatre and puppetry, others have encouraged children to use contemporary media like newspapers, TV and radio.
Please send all your queries to Neha Bhandari, Regional Consultant, with a copy to Y. G. Bhavani, Regional Advisor Child Participation and Positive Discipline.

July 5-7, 2005:
UN Study on Violence Against Children, Regional consultation meeting in Slovenia (for Europe & Central Asia)

Violence Study website - Europe and Central Asia

July 3-5, 2005:
The C8 Children's Forum - July 3-5, 2005

What is the C8?The C8 is a children and young people’s version of the G8 meeting. C8 will be held in Scotland in July. Young people from around the globe will be travelling to Scotland to debate and take action on the most pressing issues facing young people today.
Young people from 8 of the world’s poorest countries will meet with young people from G8 countries, to debate, discuss and firmly place their issues on the agenda of the G8 leaders. They will produce their own recommendations to take to the G8 leaders.

July 1-10, 2005:
8th ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries 2005 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Furaha Piniel / Press & Publicity Coordinator
ZIFF-Festival of the Dhow Countries
Ngome Kongwe, Mizingani Street
Box 3032 Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tel: +255 (4) 747 411 499
Fax: +255 (4) 747 419 955
Website: www.ziff.or.tz
Email: press@ziff.or.tz

June 2005

June 30 - July 9, 2005:
Showcomotion 2005 in Sheffield, UK


June 30 - July 3, 2005:
3rd Kids For Kids Festival in Naples, Italyl

June 30 - July 3, 2005:
Jugendmedienevent 2005 in Essen, Germany & Brussels, Belgium


June 29 - July 3, 2005:
Childhoods 2005 - International Conference in Oslo, Norway

Conference website

June 10 - 16, 2005:
Bosnia Hercegovina Kid's Festival with a PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase presentation/expert workshop on 10 and 11 June in Sarajevo, BiH
Organized by Goethe Institut Sarajevo
Prix Jeunesse website

May 2005

May 29 - June 4, 2005:
ZLIN 2005 - 46th International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin, Czech Republic
The Zlin film festival has a stable position in the calendar of world festivals. It is an important cultural and social event, attracting filmmakers, actors, producers, and journalists as well as leading Czech and foreign media companies.
ZLIN Festival website

May 25 - June 1, 2005:
"Baltic PRIX JEUNESSE": Workshop and Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania
Organized by Goethe Institut Vilnius, with participants from Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia
Prix Jeunesse website

May 24 - 26, 2005:
PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase & Workshop in Gaza & Ramallah, Palestine
Organized by Goethe Institut Ramallah
Prix Jeunesse website

May 16 - 20, 2005:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands

This workshops for Moroccan youth living in Amsterdam will take place from May 20 - 23, 2005. Around 12 participants between the ages of 16 and 18 will create one minute videos about their experiences. The best thirteen videos will be part of a 5 minute documentary illustrating their fears, hopes and dreams in the context of their families, homes, cities, neighbourhoods, and histories. These documentaries will be broadcast weekly starting September 2005 on the Nieuwe Omroep in the Netherlands. The show will reach a wide audience and will try to illustrate how Moroccan youngsters in The Netherlands live between two cultures.

May 19 - 22, 2005:
4th International Festival of Documentary Film CRONOGRAF in Chisinau, Moldova


May 16 - 20, 2005:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Chisinau, Moldova


May 13 - 16, 2005:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Rotterdam, Netherlands

This workshops for Moroccan youth living in Rotterdam will take place from May 13- 16, 2005. Around 12 participants between the ages of 16 and 18 will create one minute videos about their experiences. The best thirteen videos will be part of a 5 minute documentary illustrating their fears, hopes and dreams in the context of their families, homes, cities, neighbourhoods, and histories. These documentaries will be broadcast weekly starting September 2005 on the Nieuwe Omroep in the Netherlands. The show will reach a wide audience and will try to illustrate how Moroccan youngsters in The Netherlands live between two cultures.

May 6- 8, 2005:
Ahead of the Curve - Weekend workshop in Litchfield, CT (USA)


May 3 - 5, 2005:
YouthMediaConvention 2005 from Kiel (DE) to Oslo (NO)
Website in German and Norwegian

May 1 - 5, 2005:
Shooting Europe, European Short Film Festival - in Karlsruhe, Germany


APRIL 2005

April 20 - 24, 2005:
8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in Austin, Texas (USA)
Emergencia is the youth component of the 8th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, and is open to filmmakers under the age of 19. Preference is given to works produced by Latinos, Native Peoples of the Americas, and African-Americans, but this section is open to all young filmmakers.
Emergencia is produced by student participants in Cine Las Americas' education programs at Johnston High School. Feature and short films of all forms will be considered, including narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation.
The festival is scheduled for April 20 through 24, 2005, in Austin, Texas.

April 15, 2005:
Growing Up in a Mass Media World - A conference promoting media literacy in young people today - Connecticut, USA

April 2 - May 1, 2005:
Kristiansand Int. Children's Film Festival
Kristiansand Int. Children's Film Festival
Contact person: Danckert Monrad-Krohn
Kristiansand Kino, PO.Box 356,
N-4663 Kristiansand, Norway
Tel: +47 38104205
Fax: +47 3810 4201
WEBSITE: www.filmweb.no/kristiansandkino/barn

April 8-12, 2005:
Talent Campus Buenos Aires

Universidad del Cine announces the first edition of Buenos Aires Talent Campus which will be held in cooperation with the Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale Talent Campus and the Buenos Aires Independent International Film Festival (BAFICI) on April 8 to 12, 2005. During four days, workshops and lectures will be held by regional as well as international professionals, academics and intellectuals. They will provide the young filmmakers with both a theoretical and practical approach in order to enhance their cinematographic education.
Directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and producers from Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia and Venezuela will be able to apply. Once selected, they will be invited to Buenos Aires with travel costs and accommodation covered. After the Buenos Aires Talent Campus has come to an end, all talents will have the chance to attend the Buenos Aires Independent International Film Festival to complete their experience.
For questions concerning the Talent Campus Buenos Aires send a mail to: talentcampus@ucine.edu.ar

April 6-10, 2005:
1st African Youth Summit on Globalisation - Abuja, Nigeria
The ‘’1st African Youth Summit on Globalisation’’ will be providing the floor for more than 100 youth delegates representing various African Youth organisations and International organisations that will be making contributions to diverse challenges confronting the African continent from a youth perspective in the millennium as it concerns globalisation. All young people in the world share a common value of being in the process for a meaningful adult life, seeking to ensure economic independence, and becoming productive members of their societies. In succeeding along this line, young people need institutional and leadership support, conditions to live in peace, access to good educational, social and health facilities and productive and enjoyable leisure time, these form all the common necessities young people crave for all over the world irrespective of their race, religion, gender, culture, beliefs or colour. They should be enabled to participate as both creators and beneficiaries of development, the youths are recognising more and more that unemployment, illiteracy, discrimination against indigenous young people and young people with disabilities, discrimination based on religious beliefs and all other forms of social exclusion are threats to African development both now and beyond. The African youths can and should be part of the solutions to the problems plaguing the continent. They have been showing strong commitment and getting involved in all phases of global development practices, having shown that they are not obstacles but invaluable resources of development. Youths are building democratic leadership, civil society, and social capital for the twenty-first century, to this end, active involvement in decision making on all levels, participating in human development and capacity building are invaluable access to the evolvement of a growing sustainable society. The Summit will have the support of institutions, academics and experts in the field and will attempt to offer a broad platform to youths to seek innovative solutions to the challenges of globalisation in particular on the African continent. Participating Youths will be expected to provide their vision of the African future in this given opportunity.
For more info, email Gabriel Shokoya.

MARCH 2005

March 20-27, 2005:
Festival de Cinema e Vídeo Jovem in Espinho, Portugal

For more information, go to the Festival website

March 17-25, 2005:
Leeds Children & Young People's Film Festival, UK

For more information, go to the Leeds Festival website.

March 16 &17, 2005:
BrainCamp in New York City, USA

For more information, email BrainCamp@aol.com

March 15, 2005:
Prix Jeunesse suitcase for the 'Kids & Color" film project in Hilversum, Netherlands


March 11-14, 2005:
OneMinutesJr workshop season starts in the Netherlands

The first OneMinutesJr workshop in 2005 will be held in Hilversum, Netherlands, from March 11-14 and will be part of the "I love Hillywood" video festival.
The opening of the festival will take place on the 10th of March and will be followed by a three-week video exposition. During the whole exposition, a selection of OneMinutesJr videos from former workshops will be shown.
The participants who can apply to be part of this workshop have to live in Hilversum or at least study there. The aim of the workshop is to have a Dutch workshop with young people who represent the multicultural society of Holland. There will be Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese and Dutch participants as well as other teenagers from other cultural backgrounds. The topic of the workshop is "My world in one minute".

March 11-12, 2005:
Africa Now: Untold Stories
The Canada Fund for Africa, CIDA, and Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication, are hosting a conference on March 11 and 12, 2005, entitled "Africa Now: Untold Stories". The conference will bring together young Africans and Canadians, media practitioners and development experts working on the continent to provide their perspectives on some of the most difficult challenges facing African youth today: HIV/AIDS, the environment, war-affected youth, and childhood development in refugee camps. The conference will also examine the role of the media in reporting on these issues.

March 8-13, 2005:
Malmö International Children and Young People's Film Festival, Sweden
BUFF 2005 - Sweden Official Children and Young People´s Film Festival is arranged between March 8-13. 100 films are screened to an Audience of 14.000 kids during five days screening 1000 adults take part in the seminars and debates regarding education, production and distribution.
BUFF Malmö International Children & Young People´s FilmFestival
P.O. Box 4277 SE-203 14 Malmö, Sweden
Phone: +46 40 23 92 11
Mobile: +46 (0)708 768 951
Fax: +46 40 30 53 22
Visitingadress Stortorget 29

March 7-8, 2005:
DigiMedia 2005 in Cairo, Egypt



February 16-18, 2005:
KidScreenSummit 2005 in New York, USA

February 8, 2005:
"Safer Internet Day" on Tuesday 8 February
The Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe has called on the organisation's 46 member states to support "Safer Internet Day", Tuesday 8 February.
Speaking on the eve of the event - which is a European initiative to promote a safer Internet for all users, especially young people and children - Maud de Boer-Buquicchio said:
"Raising awareness and promoting education about the safe use of the Internet can help protect the fundamental rights of young people and children, recognised by all 46 member States of the Council of Europe.
"The vulnerability of children using the Internet entitles them to special attention and protection - through education and awareness of users, but also through the criminalisation and prosecution of offences committed via the Internet".
Safer Internet Day is an annual event conducted by the Internet Safety Awareness Network (INSAFE) under the patronage of European Commissioner Viviane Reding. It will be celebrated in 30 countries across Europe and beyond.

February 3/4, 2005:
"A Child's Life: Learning, Literacy and the Role of the Media" in Baltimore, USA
The U.S. Department of Education and PBS are hosting a Ready To Learn summit titled "A Child's Life: Learning, Literacy and the Role of the Media," to be held on Feb. 3-4, 2005 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD.
Aiming to examine the impact of media on children's literacy skills, the invitation-only event offers participants an opportunity to learn about and exchange information on current research, insights and future projections as well as lay a foundation to forge new partnerships among the public broadcasting, reading research, technology and entertainment fields.


January 25-27, 2005:
Prix Jeunesse suitcase in Ljubljana, Slovenia


January 25-28, 2005:
Prix Jeunesse suitcase in Jakarte, Indonesia



December 28, 2004:
OneMinutesJr documentary on RUV TV and online stream

The documentary on the OneMinutesJr workshop held by UNICEF, the ECF and the Sandberg Institute in Reykjavik (IS) in October 2004 will be streamed live on December 28th, 2004 - from 20.45 Icleandic time (i.e. 20.45 GMT).
At the same time, the 30-min film will be shown for the first time on RUV for the general TV audience in Iceland. The documentary is in English and can be streamed by clicking the button saying "sjónvarpið í beinni" at the link given above.
The workshop in October 2004 was followed by a RUV camera team including film authors Eggert Gunnarsson and Linda Asgeirsdottir as well as cameraman David Gudjonsson. The documentary shows how the 20 young people from Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Aland Islands and Finland use their creativity in the production of OneMinutesJr films on "Youth democracy and youth participation" at the 5-day workshop in Icleand earlier this year.

December 12, 2004:
ICDB - International Children's Day of Broadcasting

ICDB homepage at www.unicef.org

December 12, 2004:
Exhibition "Rights and Duties of the Child" - London, UK
The African Child Association is pleased to invite schools and colleges to participate in this year's Children's Rights Exhibition of Arts, Paintings and Photographs, Letters, Poetry and Essay Writing, a celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 12th Anniversary of the International Children's Day of Broadcasting at the Langham Hotel London in Regent Street, West End on the 19th of December 2004 between 4pm - 7.30pm.
Promoting the works of 5-19 year-old children and young people, schools are welcomed to send their pupils paintings, carvings, graphics, recorded images and photographs illustrating the "Rights and Duties of the Child". Children are also invited to write in Letters and Poetry addressed to the Prime Minister Mr. Tony Blair c/o ACA, explaining what they would like the Blair "Commission for Africa" to do or accomplish for African Children in the UK and most essentially those living in Africa.

December 7-17, 2004:
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano - Habana

December 1, 2004:
World AIDS Day 2004

World AIDS Day 2004 website


November 25 - December 9, 2004:
The Laganside CINEMAGIC World Screen Festival for Young People

Email: info@cinemagic.org.uk
Website: www.cinemagic.org.uk

November 25-27, 2004:
Launch of OneMinuteJr Films at International Roma Film Festival, Skopje (Macedonia)
18 Macedonian teenagers took part in a 4-day film workshop in Skopje from Nov 5-8, 2004 to produce films around the topic of 'Safe Environment'. The films, produced by a mixed group of ethnic-Roma, ethnic-Albanian and ethnic Macedonians from Macedonia will for the first time be presented to an audience of film makers, TV producers, young people and other guests at the Second International Roma Film Festival in Skopje, the 25 - 27 of November.
The films will, together with OneMinuteJr. films produced by Roma Youth from the CEE/CIS at the recent Targu Mures workshop, be used to kick start a discussion about Youth participation in Media. The Roundtable discussion is initiated by UNICEF to help put young people and their rights related to participation in media development and broadcast on the agenda.
One of the films that will be shown is this years winner of the OneMinuteJr Category "Inside Out" - 'Sleeping in an Orphanage' by Tatiana Panait (19) from Romania.

November 23-26, 2004:
International Youth Media Festival YOUKI in Wels, Austria

We are looking for unusual, provocative, serious, funny, original films by youngsters until 19. Wanted are own ideas, cinematic visions, experiments in style, content and form. We accept all themes and genres. Maximum length 11 minutes.
Website: www.youki.at

November 13-27, 2004:
International Children's Film Festival 2004 in Austria

Email: kinderfilmfestival@pitanga.at
Website: www.kinderfilmfestival.at

November 21 - 26, 2003:
SeeYOUth 2004 in Cologne, Germany

Website (in German)

November 22, 2003:
International Emmy Awards Gala

UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will be presenting the International Academy/UNICEF Award at the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York.
International Emmy Awards website

November 21, 2003:
5th International One Minute Video Festival in Amsterdam

This year seven categories and more than 1000 films will compete against each other from 51 different countries. In total 56 films will be shown that have been nominated by the jury members. The One Minutes Junior category was introduced 2 years ago and is supported by UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation and the Sandberg Institute.
This year's jury member for the Junior category will be Mr. Ferenc Moldovanyi, a renowned Hungarian film maker. He has worked as an independent film director and producer in projects such as "The Way", a documentary shown at over 30 international film festivals and winner of several awards. His last documentary feature "Children - Kosovo 2000" was also awarded and shown at many prestigious festivals all over the world.

November 20-27, 2004:
Cinepänz - 15th Kölner Kinderfilmfestival

Website: www.cinepaenz.de

November 18-28, 2004:
International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam - IDFA

Kids & Docs is aimed at stimulating the production of (inter)national creative young people's documentaries. The programme consists of twenty documentaries. Alongside the screening of young people's documentaries, every morning IDFA presents school screenings, at which some 2,500 school students from Amsterdam are expected to attend. In the context of '20 November, Universal Children's Day', IDFA is organising a special edition Digital Playground, a project that allows young people to make their own one-minute documentaries. Finally, for the first time this year, IDFA has also instigated a young people's jury, which will judge eight films from the programme.
Website: www.idfa.nl

November 15-20, 2004:
VIII Barcelona International Television Festival (FITB), Spain

More info on the website of the European Observatory on Children's Television

November 12-18, 2004:
Internationales Kinder- und Jugend Filmfest in Marl, Germany

Website: www.kinderfilmfestival.de

November 10-25, 2004:
MAGIC PENCIL Children's Book Illustration Today in the Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
Magic Pencil is a new British Council Touring exhibition selected by the celebrated children's author and illustrator, Quentin Blake, first incumbent of the post of Children's Laureate. Many of the artists included in the show are household names (Quentin Blake himself, Raymond Briggs, Tony Ross and John Burningham). Others represent new and varied ways of approaching book illustration, such as the use of integrated TV and photographic collages by Lauren Child, the innovative layouts of Sara Fanelli using experimental type, handlettering and collage, and the sly but immaculate work of Posy Simmonds, which marries formidable powers of social observation with cunning text.

November 9, 2004:
Just One Click in Scotland - One-day conference in Murrayfield Stadium Conference Centre, Edinburgh
The internet and new technologies have brought great opportunities. For young people especially, they have opened up many new patterns of communication and learning. But there is also a downside to these developments. The internet and 3G phones are also proving a tool for sexual abuse and exploitation. Abusers can distribute abusive images of children, show live acts of abuse, and even 'advertise' children on the web. They can cloak themselves in anonymity, grooming children and young people while pretending to be children themselves.

November 5-8, 2004:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Skopje, Macedonia

UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the OneMinutes Foundation will organize a OneMinutesJr workshop for Roma teenagers from Macedonia.
For more info, please contact Chris Schuepp

November 4-10, 2004:
3rd International Children's Film Festival 2004 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Email: festivalcine@ciudad.com.ar
Website: www.nuevamirada.com.ar/2festival.htm

November 4, 2004:
Responsible Advertising - One-day conference in Brussels

This conference, from independent Brussels-based newspaper European Voice, will bring together all the major stakeholders either directly or indirectly involved in advertising to children. It will look at existing advertising codes across Europe – both statutory and self-regulatory - and seek to illustrate through a series of speeches and panel debates where they do and they do not deliver, what scenarios are likely in the future and whether 'nutrient profiling' of food and drink products should be used in advertising regulation. Also to be debated is the role that media literacy programmes play in relation to audiovisual policy. The conference asks key stakeholders to set out their vision of the future model for regulation of this sector.

November 2-7, 2004:
Festival Internacional de cine para la infancia y la juventud (FICI)

Website: www.fici.info

November 1-10, 2004:
DocuDays, the Arab world's only festival totally dedicated to documentary films, will run it's 6th edition from Nov 1 - 10, 2004 in Beirut. There is a special section for student/youth documentaries.

Website: www.docudays.com


October 26 - November 2, 2004:
The Japan Prize - International Educational Program Contest in
Tokyo, Japan

The contest was established in 1965 by the Japanese broadcasting company NHK, with the aims of contributing to the advancement of the world's educational broadcastning and to the promotion of understanding and co-operation among nations. The Japan Prize awards innovative and excellent programs and encourages the production of high quality programs which support rich and profound education and contribute to the advancement of educational programming worldwide. The acceptance deadline is August 31, 2004.

October 27-29, 2004:
Prix Jeunesse Suitcase at the Goethe Institute Tbilisi

Organized by TV and Radio Broadcasting of Georgia - hosted by Goethe Institute / Contact: Tamar Skhvitaridze

October 21-31, 2004:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival in Chicago, USA
For more information: www.cicff.org
Email: kidsfest@facets.org

October 22-24, 2004:
Jugendmedientage in Munich, Germany

Website: www.jugendmedientage.de

October 21 & 22, 2004:
Conference: "Young People, democracy & participation" in Selfoss, Iceland
For more information, email UNICEF Iceland

October 21 & 22, 2004:
BrainCamp West in Los Angeles, USA
For more information, email BrainCamp@aol.com

October 17-24, 2004:
Cinekid Festival 2004 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: www.cinekid.nl

October 16-20, 2004:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland

UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the OneMinutes Foundation will organize a OneMinutesJr workshop for young people aged 12-20 from the Nordic countries.
For more info, please contact Chris Schuepp and go to the OneMinutesJr website.

October 11-16, 2004:
Global Kids International Film Festival in Mulhouse, France

Global Kids International Film Festival is a teaching festival dedicated to providing access to the best in children's and family programming from around the globe. The festival will take place 11-16 October 2004.
During the week of the event, school age children and their teachers visit area theatres to see films created especially for them. The morning sessions are devoted to younger audiences and the afternoon sessions are for older students. Special tributes and programs are screened nightly. Seminars, workshops and special activities take place throughout the week.

October 8-14, 2004:
Jana International Film Festival for Children and Youth: Children on the Margin make films in Beirut, Lebanon

The 2004 children film festival will display films by and with children under 18 years of age. Preference will be given to films by children themselves, or with their active. The festival invites works by children & young adults from around the world, whose works are about or for children and youth.
For more information, please contact:
Arab Resource Center For Popular Arts/AL-JANA
P.O. Box: 114/5017
Beirut - Lebanon
E-mail: arcpa@cyberia.net.lb
Website: www.oneworld.org/al-jana
Tel/Fax: +961 1 819970 - Mobile: +961 3 839917

October 5-15, 2004:
PhotoVoice exhibition at the Economist Plaza, 25 St. James's Street, London SW1A 1HG

This two week exhibition (5th-15th Ocotber, 10am-6pm) will feature photographs, biographies, project backgrounds and some digital stories from the two recent PhotoVoice projects in Cambodia.

October 5, 2004:
World Teachers' Day


September 26 - October 1, 2004:
Radio Kidocracy in Ganzekraal (Cape Town), South Africa
Bush Radio website
Bush Radio has hosted Radio Kidocracy conferences since 2000. From 2001 to 2003, the event focused on drafting a Children's Radio Manifesto in response to rising interest in, and demand for, quality children's radio broadcasting and in support of the initiative by the South African department of communication to widen provision in this field. The work of those conferences led in 2004 to the completion of The Radio Manifesto, an international document that challenges broadcasters to make radio with and for children and youth. The Radio Manifesto was announced to the world at the Rio Summit on Children and Media in April 2004.
RKK 2004 will develop the idea of a participatory youth radio conference with radio production and recording workshops involving all delegates in active radio-making projects.
For more information, or to register as a delegate to the Konvention, visit the Bush Radio website.

September 15 - 26, 2004:
3rd edition of Ayam Beirut al Cinema'iya Arab film festival, in Ashrafieh, Lebanon

September 2-6, 2004:
OneMinutesJr workshop in Romania - September 2004

Within the framework of the OneMinutesJr network, UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation and the Sandberg Institute will organize a workshop for Roma youngsters between 14-16 years of age. The workshop will take place in Targu Mures, Romania, from September 2-7. Roma boys and girls from Slovakia, Serbia & Montenegro, Romania, Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria are invited to APPLY for the workshop.


August 21, 2004:
RECYouth Multi Media Festival in New York, USA

The first-ever RECYouth (Reel Education & Communication for Youth) Multi Media Festival will showcase digital video projects created by NYC youth (19 and under).
The festival will also feature several workshops in digital filmmaking techniques, media literacy and activism, and other creative expression tools. These hands-on workshops are directed at New York City youth (ages 10-19) and will be facilitated by local Youth Media Organizations, teachers and professionals.
Submit your video and register today to RECYouth Multi Media Festival, attn: Mari Irizarry, Chelsea Recreation CEnter, 430 W. 25th St, New York, NY 10010. Deadline: July 26th.
The festival, which is put on by the NYC Parks & Recreation Computer Resource Centers, takes place August 21st, 2004 at Jackie Robinson Park and Recreation Center, Bradhurst Ave and 146th Street.

August 7-13, 2004:
1 Festival Internacional del Audiovisual para la Ninez y la Adolescencia in Havana, Cuba

The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) throughout its Animations Studies invites all interested to participate in the First International Audiovisual Festival for Childhood and Adolescence, to be held on August 7-13, 2004 in Havana and Guantanamo Cities, Cuba.The Festival`s co-sponsor are the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television, Educational Television, the San Antonio International School of Cinema and Television, New Latin American Film Foundation, UNESCO, PAHO/WHO and UNICEF.
1 Festival Internacional del Audiovisual para la Niñez y la Adolescencia se celebrará del 7 al 13 de agosto del 2004 y tendrá como sedes la Ciudad de la Habana y Guantánamo. Es convocado por el Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC), a través de su productora de Dibujos Animados y cuenta con el coauspicio del Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión (ICRT), la Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños, la UNICEF y la UNESCO.

August 2-13, 2004:
Workshop in Lesotho to focus on media and children
The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho will host a two-week training workshop on reporting on children's issues. The full-time course, facilitated by the Mozambique-based NSJ Media Training Trust, will run from August 2 to 13 in Lesotho's capital, Maseru. Application deadline: June 21.
The course is designed specifically for senior English-speaking print journalists working anywhere in the 14-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC). The course seeks to equip participants with the ability to understand, analyze and report on children's rights and wider issues. It also will attempt to teach journalists how to communicate with children and write for younger readers.
Special sessions will explore ways to offer fresh takes on major stories. The issues range from child labor to child prostitution, HIV/AIDS orphans, child refugees, nutrition, safe motherhood, education for girls, water and sanitation, child soldiers, and the current plight of children in SADC.
For more information, contact Donna Mpengula, NSJ training coordinator or go to the NSJ website.

JULY 2004

July 28 - September 30, 2004:
"Lives in Transition: Expressions of Refugee Youth" on display at the United Nations General Assembly Building July 28 - September 30, 2004
Exhibition of photographs and testimonials by Iraqi, Afghani, Sudanese, Somalian, Colombian and Burmese refugeeS will start July 28 to September 30th in the United Nations Building in New York. The intimate exhibition created by National Geographic provides us with intimate portraits of families and community torn by civil wars, ethnic conflicts and poverty.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, "Out of an estimated 20 million refugees, displaced persons and other vulnerable groups around the world today, 50 per cent are children." The AjA Project, a San Diego-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing innovative media arts and photography-based educational programs for refugee youth, will be featuring its students' artwork

July 26-29, 2004:
Digital Generations: Children, young people and new media in London, England
Computer games, the internet and other new communications media are often seen to pose threats and dangers to young people; but they also provide new opportunities for creativity and self-determination. This international conference will present the most exciting and challenging new research on children, young people and new digital media. We aim to bring together researchers from a range of academic disciplines - including media and cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology and education - and to promote dialogue within and across research traditions. We also aim to develop dialogue between researchers, practitioners in digital media, and educators. Keynote speakers include David Buckingham (University of London), Marsha Kinder (University of Southern California), Gunther Kress (University of London) and Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics). The last day of the conference will be an education day featuring new research and strategies for teachers, as well as workshops led by practitioners, such as games and web designers.
For more info, please contact newmedia2004@ioe.ac.uk or go to the conference website.

July 14 - August 29, 2004:
International Children's Film Carnival 2004 in Hong Kong
International Children's Film Carnival 2004 in Hong KongInternational Children's Film Carnival 2004 in Hong Kong
An innovative and imaginative stoke bird, a lonely wolf, a legendary Loch Ness beast, a magic paintbrush, a curious matchstick and a smart spider are among the array of fun characters to be featured in the International Children's Film Carnival 2004 to be held from July 14 to August 29 in the annual summer extravaganza at "International Arts Carnival" (IAC).

July 5-16, 2004:
International Film Festival for Children and Young People - DIVERCINE 2004 in Montevideo, Uruguay

July 5-9, 2004:
Film workshop in Armagh, Northern Ireland
The Armagh Multi-media Access centre is running a week-long course for those interested in making their own films. The programme is aimed at anyone from a complete beginner to those with some experience. The course will be based in the AmmA centre and will offer tuition on such areas as camera work, editing and production. Everyone will be given the chance to complete their own short videos during the week and will have access to the high quality facilities that the centre offers. The course is for young people of 14 years and over.
MORE INFO or write to Vine Haugh, Adviser for Creative and Expressive Studies SELB

July 5-9, 2004:
OneMinutesJr workshop on HIV/AIDS - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the OneMinutes Foundation are now accepting applications from young people aged 12-20 for the OneMinutesJr workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan which will take place from July 5-9, 2004.
Applicants must be residents of one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
If you are from one of these countries and between 12 and 20 years of age, please fill in the APPLICATION FORM and send it back via email to Chris Schuepp. Deadline for applications is May 31st, 2004.

July 1-10, 2004:
Showcomotion: Film Festival For Children & Young People in Sheffield, UK

For more information: www.showcomotion.org.uk
Email: showcomotion@showroom.org.uk


JUNE 2004

June 26 - July 3, 2004:
Filmfest Munich 2004 - in Munich, Germany

From June 26 to July 3, Munich will host Germany's largest audience-friendly film festival. Movie lovers, international stars, directors, members of the press and the worldwide film industry will come together to view and celebrate the latest in international cinema. 197 films from 35 countries will be presented, among them new films by such directors as Jim Jarmusch, Emir Kusturica, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Figgis and Martin Scorsese, to name just a few.
There are special screenings of children's films at the KinderFilmfest which is part of the festival.
Filmfest website

June 22, 2004:
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media - Public Seminar Series
Young Hindi film viewers responses to romance and violence in films
Shakuntala Banaji, Institute of Education
Seminars run from 5:00 - 6:30 and are open to the public. Contact Rebekah Willett for more information.
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media website

June 18-21, 2004:
Kids for kids Festival & AGORA 2004 in Athens, Greece
www.agoramed.orgKidsforKids Festival websitewww.agoramed.org
www.agoramed.orgCIFEJ websitewww.agoramed.org
KIDS FOR KIDS FESTIVAL, a unique event aiming at bringing young people together to share their mutual passion for film is back, and you don't want to miss it!
The KIDS FOR KIDS FESTIVAL, an ECTC project in co-operation with CIFEJ and ECFA, promotes films made BY children and teenagers FOR children and teenagers. Participants will have the chance to meet and compete with children of the same age group from around the world. KIDS FOR KIDS FESTIVAL is a perfect platform for them to demonstrate exactly what they are capable of.
Once they have passed the pre-selection for the competition, the films and the filmmakers will be invited to the festival in the beautiful city of Athens (Greece), June 18 to 21, 2004. The pre-selection for Europe will be led by ECFA (European Children’s Film Association), the rest of the world will be covered by CIFEJ (French acronym for the International Center of Films for Children and Young People). ECFA and CIFEJ are able to put your work on the map of the world, so there is no reason for you to miss this opportunity.
For more information: AGORA 2004 website

June 13-19, 2004:
Prix Jeunesse in Munich, Germany
Prix Jeunesse website
For more information: Prix Jeunesse Homepage

June 13-16, 2004:
Children watching war - International workshop, taking place during the Prix Jeunesse in Munich, Germany

The workshop is o
rganized by the IZI and supported by the bpb MORE INFO

MAY 2004

May 30 - June 5, 2004:
ZLIN 2004 - 44th International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin, Czech Republic
The Zlin film festival has a stable position in the calendar of world festivals. It is an important cultural and social event, attracting filmmakers, actors, producers, and journalists as well as leading Czech and foreign media companies.
The 2004 festival will be held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech UNESCO Commission, and the Czech UNICEF Committee.
The festival programme includes an international competition of the latest audiovisual works in the field of feature and animated films for children and youth. A new European Debuts competition section was successfully opened in 2003 within the framework of support for starting young filmmakers.
The traditional screenings of international student films will be turned into a competition of young filmmakers. The festival programme will include a competition of documentaries for youth, retrospective and informative sections, a competition of feature films from the Visegrad countries, a competition of audiovisual works on new media and a number of supporting events.
ZLIN Festival website

May 28-29, 2004:
12th Croatian Minute Movie Cup
The 12th Croatian Minute Movie Cup is organized by GFR FILM-VIDEO and the Croatian Film Association. It will take place on May 28 - 29, 2004 in Pozega, Croatia. The festival is open to all foreign and Croatian film/video makers older than 16 who are allowed to send an unlimited number of entries. The length of videos must not be longer than 60 seconds (including all titles and sound).

May 27-30, 2004:
22nd International Film Festival "Up to 21"
The 22nd International Film Festival, an amazing event promoting independent movie for the youngest, will take place from 27 to 30 May in Warsaw, Poland.
The Festival, representing films of authors who were not older than 21 at the moment of realisation, is the oldest event of that kind in the world. The Festival, for 22 years, was organised by The Federation of Independent Filmmakers and was held under UNICA patronage with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, local authoryties and private sponsors. This year, first time, the most famous Film School in Lodz will take the patronage.
Every year, nearly 120 participants from the whole Poland and a few countries from the world take part in our Festival. The authors of the classified films may participate in the Festival on charge of the organisers. We invite all Polish and foreign filmmakers, who at the moment of realisation were not older than 21 years old. Films must be submitted on VHS, S-VHS, MiniDV and DV. The topic and sort of film may be of any form you choose. Deadline is May 10, 2004.
The films will be evaluated and awarded by professional Jury. Apart from the film shows, ther will be other attractions like: workshops, the evening with Polish Animation, and banquet during which the awarded films will be presented. The films must be submitted until May 10, 2004 to the following address:
FTFN / ul. Pulawska 61 / 02-595 Warsaw / Poland
Additional information: www.dozwolonedo21.prv.pl
Information about other festivals: www.filmfederacja.pl

May 26, 2004:
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media - Public Seminar Series
Children in Communication about Migration Liesbeth de Block, Institute of Education
Seminars run from 5:00 - 6:30 and are open to the public. Contact Rebekah Willett for more information.
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media website

May 18-23, 2004:
International conference "Youth Media against racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination in CEE/CIS countries" in Tabor, Czech Republic
The purpose of the meeting is to look precisely into the situation in Central and Eastern Europe (using the example of the Czech Republic where the meeting will be held) with the intention to develop alternative media actions in solidarity with other activists from EU countries.

May 13-15, 2004:
Media Education in Europe - An International Conference in the W5/Odyssey Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
This landmark event will bring together media educators from across Europe to meet and debate the new challenges and opportunities for media teaching in the 21st century. Many countries now have requirements for media education built into their formal school curricula, but provision remains uneven in both quantity and quality. A key focus for the event will be evaluation: it is only on the basis of robust evidence about effective teaching and learning, that media education can gain the policy status and resources that it needs. This conference will draw together existing evidence, initiate new research and development partnerships, and set new agendas for education and media policy-makers.
Media Education in Europe is organized by the British Film Institute on behalf of the Media-Educ consortium. For more detailsl and the conference registration form, please go to www.media-educ.org.

May 7-9, 2004:
Swiss Youth Press Festival 2004 in Basel, Switzerland
The motto is "Don't just watch, create!".
More info in English, German, French or Italian.

May 7-9, 2004:
Olympia Youth Teen New Media Fest in Olympia, WA, USA
"It is increasingly important for youth to understand and be actively creating ways to express themselves rather than be consumers of what they are supposed to be. In regards to this process, OYTNMF is a weekend long celebration of youth culture, made by youth and teens. Although the focus will be on film and videos made by 21 year and younger, OYTNMF will also include teen bands, comic books, computer design, a panel discussion on youth in media, and workshops making a micro-movie and animation. We are looking for works to be screened during the festival as well as folks who are interested in making OYTNMF a reality."
The entry/submission deadline: April 9, 2004
E-mail: olyteenfest@yahoo.com
Web site: www.olyfilm.org/teenfest/fest.html


APRIL 2004

April 30 - May 8, 2004:
LocoMotion International Film Festival in Salt Lake City, USA
The LocoMotion International Film Festival, produced by Spy Hop Productions and presented by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration™ of Salt Lake City, showcases emerging visions of young people and celebrates artistic excellence, technical achievement, and originality through the presentation of creative and compelling shorts.
The entry/submission deadline: April 1, 2004
E-mail: info@locomotionfilmfestival.org
Web site: www.locomotionfilmfestival.org

April 29 - May 4, 2004:
International Children's and Youth Short Films at the 50th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany

Every year in spring, the Oberhausen Short Film Festival shows around 70international short films for children (and parents) in a competition andvarious thematic special programs as part of its six-day festival.
The films come from places as diverse as Canada and Burkina Faso, Thailand and Switzerland, Finland and France and many others, they may be animations,feature films, documentaries or anything else, as long as they are short.
The programs are presented by age groups ranging between five and 16 years, including specially selected music video clips for teens. Two children's jurys judge the competition films. More information about the festival at its website, where you can also find the programs as of mid-March 2004.

Images from the films "Far West" by Pascal-Alex Vincent from France (2003 winner in the category 12-16 years) and "Tornehekken" by Anita Killi from Norway (2003 winner in the category 5 - 12 years)

April 27 - May 2, 2004:
Kristiansand International Childrens Film Festival in Norway
Contact: Danckert Monrad-Krohn
Web site: www.krskino.no

April 27, 2004:
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media - Public Seminar Series
Educaunet: Developing critical awareness of Internet risks through media education Rebekah Willett and Andrew Burn, Institute of Education
Seminars run from 5:00 - 6:30 and are open to the public. Contact Rebekah Willett for more information.
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media website

April 20 - April 24, 2004:
3rd ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
ViewFinders is a celebration of film and video for youth ages 3-18 that includes a comprehensive school program as well as evening and weekend screenings for families and young adults. ViewFinders features films from around the world geared toward youth with a selection of films made by youth.
The entry/submission deadline: January 9, 2004
E-mail: festival@atlanticfilm.com
Web site: www.atlanticfilm.com

April 19 - April 23, 2004:
4th World Summit on Media for Children and Adolescents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The World Summit is an initiative of the World Summit on Media for Children Foundation which started in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia, and rapidly converted into the leading international forum, dealing with quality of media produced for children and adolescents, new technologies, public policies, legal and commercial agreements. This forum consists of innovative and instigating discussions held through conferences, exhibitions, round tables, workshops, panels, masterclasses and video-conferences.
For further information, please go to the Summit website

April 1-11, 2004:
Leeds Children and Young People's Film Festival in Leeds, UK
The National Young Filmmakers Award (NYF)A is calling for films made by young people aged between nine and 18 years of age that have been made since July 2002. The award is designed to show the very best films made by young people in the UK as part of Leeds Children and Young People's Film Festival. The deadline for submissions is Friday 13th February 2004 and selected films will be screened before an industry panel. The Leeds Children and Young People's Film Festival is shown every year from 01-11 April 2004.

MARCH 2004

March 15 - April 9, 2004:
MAGIC and Voices of Youth web-dialogue
From 15 March through 9 April, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, invites children and young people from everywhere to join a four-week web-dialogue hosted by UNICEF’s websites, Voices of Youth and MAGIC, in preparation of the 4th World Summit on Media for Children and Adolescents which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 19 - 23 April, 2004.
The web dialogues will run for four weeks and focus on the four themes of the Rio Summit. The dialogues will be moderated by an adolescent Summit delegate and a UNICEF facilitator and be held in English, French, Spanish and Russian.
MORE INFO in English, Russian, Spanish & French

March 18, 2004:
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media - Public Seminar Series
'Young adult literature'? - The case of Francesca Lia Block / Chris Richards, University of North London
Seminars run from 5:00 - 6:30 and are open to the public. Contact Rebekah Willett for more information.
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media website

March 11-12, 2004:
BrainCamp East, Avon Conference Center, Trump Tower, NYC
"BrainCamp is the only high-level, cross-media conference specifically geared to major players in children's entertainment. BrainCamp is a chance to relax with peers and explore all sides of our industry, gather ideas, and recharge your batteries."

March 9-14, 2004:
Malmö International Children and Young People's Film Festival, Sweden


March 6-7, 2004:
BAM Kids Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York, USA
The BAMkids Film Festival - a selection of live-action, Claymation and animation for children - runs at the BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn from March 6-7. It features 46 ­international feature-length and short films from 22 countries.

March 1-7, 2004:
Videotivoli 2004 - Children's and Youth Film Theme Year at the Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
Videotivoli 2004
During the Tivoli week, you will be able to see a selection of films made by under-13-year-olds from all around the world, as well as other peppy and exciting films for children. More than that, there will be international workshops and an international seminar on media education.


February 22-29, 2004:
16th European Youth Film Festival of Flanders, Belgium
The festival consists of a competition for recent European youth- and children’s films for ages 8 to 12, a competition for short films and a variety of screening outside competition. For the 16th edition, there is also a documentary competition. The films in competition are judged by a Ketnet – jury (Ketnet = Flemish children’s tv network) and a professional jury.
The festival also offers other activities to the visitors. There are several workshops for children and young people (making animations, making documentaries, etc.).
For more info: www.kidfilm.be

February 18-22, 2004:
Media and children - SEENPM Course for Journalists in Croatia
The course is dedicated to children and child rights in media. Existing practice of journalism is faced with a lot of examples of violation child rights in the media, i.e. reporters do not treat children in media as a special minority and sensible group to whom we have to approach with a particular attention. The reason for that is a lack of general knowledge of journalists for this kind of reporting. In the transition countries the problem is even bigger due to recent past (conflicts, war, poor economic situation, etc.).
How to report from homes for abandoned children, how to treat HIV positive child; how to report on sexually abused children. These are all delicate questions that the lecturers would like to discuss with journalists – participants of the course, with a strong wish to improve their present knowledge.

February 12-14, 2004:
KidScreen Summit 2004 in New York, USA
KidScreen Summit 2004
KidsScreen website

February 12, 2004:
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media - Public Seminar Series
You’d Have To Change the World: Media in the Lives of New Zealand Children Geoff Lealand, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Seminars run from 5:00 - 6:30 and are open to the public. Contact Rebekah Willett for more information.
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media website


January 21, 2004:
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media - Public Seminar Series
The 'info(rmal) learning game': from promotional discourses to textual practices Giota Alevizou, University of Sussex
Seminars run from 5:00 - 6:30 and are open to the public. Contact Rebekah Willett for more information.
Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media website

January 17 to February 28, 2004:
KIDS FIRST! 5th Annual Film and Video Festival in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
KidsFirst websiteKidsFirst website
The KIDS FIRST! Film and Video Festival, touring to more than 30 cities this year, offers sneak previews and debuts of theatrical, direct to video, and TV-bound entertainment from international and domestic studios as well as independent producers.
All festival programs are KIDS FIRST! endorsed which means they are free of gratuitous violence, bias or sexual content, and are appropriate for each of four recommended age groups (2-5, 5-8, 8-12 and 12-15). The films will be played in age group clusters so you can conveniently attend back-to-back showings of titles appropriate for your child's age.
The curators for KIDS FIRST! include more than three thousand KIDS FIRST!® Jurors - adults and children nationwide - and kids from our Junior Film Critics Clubs. This guarantees that everything shown is both adult approved and child recommended.


December 19-21, 2003:
Seminar "Fotojournalism for youth newspaper reporters", organized by Young Journalist Center Moldova and Independent Journalism Center, Chisinau, Moldova

December 14, 2003:
ICDB - International Children's Day of Broadcasting
The theme for this year's ICDB is heroes and role models. Under the banner 'We can be heroes,' UNICEF is urging broadcasters to throw the spotlight on those inspirational people - young and old - who help to make a world fit for children.
ICDB homepage at www.unicef.org

December 11-18, 2003:
Intern. Interdisciplinary Course on Children's Rights, Belgium
For further information, please go to the HREA website

December 10, 2003:
Youth Day at the WSIS, Geneva - Switzerland
For further information, please click here or go to the WSIS homepage.

December 9-11, 2003:
Brazilian seminar examines children - media relationship
Journalists, media producers, and "opinion-makers" are invited to attend a seminar that will examine the different ideas concerning the relationship between children and the media.
" TVQ (Quality Television), Infancy, Adolescence and the Media" will take place December 9 to 11 in Sao Paolo. The Brazilian Center on Media for Children and Adolescents (MIDIATIVA) is organizing the event with the Investigative Laboratory on Infancy and Communication (LAPIC) of the University of Sao Paolo, and the Social Service of Brazilian Business (SESC).
For more info, e-mail sirlene@midiativa.tv or click here.

December 7, 2003:
Photo exhibition "Perspective" - 11 am, Pushkin Park, Chisinau, Moldova
"Perspectives" presents the results of a nine-day photo workshop with teenagers from all over Moldova. The photots lookat the world from different angles, influenced by the personal cultural background of the photographer(s).
From December 8-19, 2003 the 50 photographs can be seen in the Ginta Latina Center for Culture and Arts. After their presentation in Chisinau, the teenagers will tour with the photo exposition to Cernauti (Ukraine) and to Sighisoara (Romania), thus getting in contact with young Ukrainian and Romanian photo enthusiasts. The project "Perspectives. Youth of Moldova takes Pictures of the World" is organized by the Institute of Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa Germany) in partnership with the Association European Youth Exchange Moldova (EYE Moldova), financed by the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.

December 4-14, 2003:
CineMagic World Screen Festival for Young People in Association with Laganside in Belfast, Northern Ireland
For more info: CineMagic website


November 15-29, 2003:
Exhibition - 5 years of the OneMinutes in Amsterdam, NL
Grand Opening: November 14, 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Exhibition open from November 15-29, 2003
(Tuesdays - Saturdays from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Free entrance - For more info, please click here.

November 25, 2003:
Media Day at the British Council Conference on refugee and migration issues in Cardiff, Wales
The Media Day (25 Nov) is being run by PressWise as part of the British Council Conference on refugee and migration issues in Cardiff. There are two workshops on youth & media:
- Young Voices - ’ There must be an easier way': children using video to represent their migration experiences - with Rasa Sekulovic (Save the Children, Serbia), Liesbeth de Block (Institute of Education Centre for the Study of Children), Simon Aeppli (WAC Performing Arts & Media College), Maria Leonida (Documentary Director, Greece) & Nadina Christopoulou (CHICAM - Greek Refugee Council, Institute of Education).
- Inside Out - A powerful and challenging piece of theatre following two young asylum seekers as they try to make a life for themselves in London.
With Stella Barnes (GYPT), Adam Annand, Alison Hale, John Morales, Patrick Nelson & John Wood (Writer and Director, Inside Out).
For more details see www.asenseofplace.org.uk

November 24, 2003:
Planning for an independent children's rights champion in England (Venue: Conference Center at Church House, London)
Speakers include Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister for Children, Young People and Families; Trond Waage, Norwegian Children's Ombudsman; Lucy Smith, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; Peter Clarke, Children's Commissioner for Wales; Laura Dent, Right Here Right Now
For more info, contact Sharan Jeer (Tel. 020 7278 8222) or go to the Conference Flyer (PDF)

November 24, 2003:
International Emmy Awards Gala
UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will be presenting the International Academy/UNICEF Award at the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York.
International Emmy Awards website

November 16, 2003:
One Minutes Jr. Awards Festival in Amsterdam, NL

For more info: www.theoneminutesjr.org or email Sophie Leferink at the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam, NL

November 15-29, 2003:
Exhibition - 5 years of the OneMinutes in Amsterdam, NL

Grand Opening: November 14, 5.00 - 7.00 p.m.
Exhibition open from November 15-29, 2003
(Tuesdays - Saturdays from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Free entrance - For more info, please click here.

November 15, 2003:
Don Bosco Film Festival for Peace, India
Tej-Prasarini Don Bosco Communications will hold the Don Bosco Film Festival for Peace on November 15. 10 short films made by students from 7 schools and colleges from the western region of India will be released to the public. The festival will be held at Don Bosco High School Auditorium.
Each of the films has a story that has been conceived, scripted, acted and directed by students between the age of 13 and 17. The films were one of the areas that Tej-Prasarini Don Bosco Communications ventured into as the Communication Campaign for Peace, the other being the release of Exercise in Education to Peace and the capacity building seminar to train teachers the
art of Peace building.
For more info: Thank you.
Fr. Darryl D'Souza - Director of Tej-Prasarini

November 13-16, 2003:
Sithengi Children's Festival in Cape Town, South Africa
For further information, please contact Firdoze Bulbulia

November 11-13, 2003:
Barcelona International Television Festival (FITB), Spain

World Forum on Children's Television
More info on the website of the European Observatory on Children's Television

November 7, 2003:
International Media Literacy Forum, Seattle (USA)
On November 7, 2003, media literacy experts from around the world will gather in Seattle, Toronto, New York, London, and Madison, Wisconsin to talk via interactive TV about new directions in media literacy education.
Anyone can watch or join the discussion by registering at www.nationaltelemediacouncil.org
Participants will interact with media education leaders to explore key issues in the field of media literacy including: The New Media and Digital Culture; Testing the Limits of Democracy; Media Education in Theory and Practice; and Media Education Around the World. These topics parallel research categories presented in a new book, "Visions/Revisions: Moving Forward with Media Education" published by the National Telemedia Council.

November 5-9, 2003:
7th up-and-coming Film Festival in Hannover, Germany

The festival is an international competition for works by the young generation of film makers from the ages of 7 to 27. The festival comprises a German competition and an international competition. Each competition has its own jury which will award the best works prizes. Films for the international competition will also be selected from German entries by the pre-selection committee. Thus, German participants have the opportunity to take part in two competitions.
The festival intends to present works which are imaginative, unusual, humorous, provocative and unconventional.
The festival is intended as a forum for the exchange of experience between young film makers, the audience, professional film makers and media educators. Festival languages are German and English.
More info on the Festival website

November 5, 2003:
What does the Future Hold for Children's Radio, TV, New Media and Cinema? - VLV's 9th Annual Conference on Children and Broadcasting in London, UK
The 2003 Communications Act removed restrictions on media ownership and predators are already circling.Will the new regulator Ofcom be able to ensure that British children continue to have access to programmes and services that put their interests first? What if ITV is bought by an American multi-national? How will it affect the provision of programmes in what is already the most competitive market for young viewers in the world?
For further information or tickets please contact Linda Forbes or Jocelyn Hay on 01474-352835 or e-mail: vlv@btinternet.com


October 26-29, 2003:
'A Toast to Bread & Butter' 2003 in Boston, USA
'Bread & Butter' focuses on those parts of children’s TV that are often taken for granted – daily and weekly series and other elements that are vital to broadcasters’ schedules and the foundation of children’s viewing.
The 2003 special theme will be Do It, Make It, Play It, Tell It, a showcase for programs and interstitials that invite young people to be active participants, at home or on the screen, with or without use of technology. This includes genres created or presented by children.
‘ Bread & Butter’ is a practical, creative workshop. Each entry is screened, then immediately discussed, by an international group of colleagues. It is a unique opportunity to explore the creative and financial realities of developing, producing and evaluating children’s TV.
For more information, email kidsmedia@atgonline.org

October 23-26, 2003:
Ibero-American Congress of Communication and Education
in Huelva, Spain

Congress website

October 20-21, 2003:
Future Kids Online in Stockholm, Sweden
For two full days 200 participants will meet and discuss possibilities as well as risks concerning kids' online behaviour. Along with politicians, researchers, industry representatives and experts, kids themselves will present their views and opinions on Internet use and safety issues. Current research and extensive survey results on children's use of new media will be presented, and the roles of parents, educators, industry and government are on the agenda. The conference addresses a number of interesting perspectives and challenging issues for discussion and debate.
The conference fee is 850 SEK (approx. EUR92), including VAT 25%. Please note that the conference language is English. There will be no interpretation services.

October 10-14, 2003:
One Minutes Jr. workshop in Berlin, Germany

For more information, email Young People's Media Network

October 10-12, 2003:
Annual meeting for media educators in Quito, Ecuador
The annual meeting for media educators and coordinators of the IAPA Press Institute is scheduled to be held September 10 to 12 in Quito, Ecuador.
The Press Institute, under the auspices of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), offers educational seminars and materials for journalists, with a particular focus on Latin America. The central theme of this meeting is “reading as a generator of change,” and forms part of the program Newspapers in Education. The goal of this program is to guarantee a love of reading among children and accustom them to being informed at an early age.
MORE INFO from the IJNet website


September 28 - October 3, 2003:
Radio Kidocracy 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa
Radio Kidocracy 2003 aims to further develop the idea of a participatory youth radio conference in practical terms, with radio production and recording workshops involving all delegates in active radio-making projects. In addition, the 2003 conference will also launch the International Children's & Youth Radio Manifesto.
For more information, email Nashira Abrahams at Bush Radio

September 28 - 30, 2003:
Youth Media Convention aboard the Kiel-Oslo ferry

On September 28th, 2003, there will be a ferry on its way from Kiel to Oslo. On board: 150 young media creatives from all over Europe. And you can be one of them!
You are about to meet many other young journalists. Media professionals, known from TV or other media, will be on-site to give you their undivided attention. Leading journalists from Germany will be there for you, even besides the official talks and discussions. That’s how you can have a chat with them on education in journalism or about other topics that might be of interest to you.
For more info, go to the Youth Media Convention website.

September 25-27, 2003:
15th European Television and Film Festival in Berlin, Germany

The focus of this year's Forum is the youth audience and the opportunities and challenges for broadcasters and filmmakers raised by the growing importance of this part of the population. It will offer a wide range of plenary presentations, working groups, panel discussions and master classes in four main areas; distribution, production, media policy and packaging, from experts in the field of both youth and television and film. The activities will include examples of successful formats, support schemes to encourage younger people to actively participate in the production of films and programming, as well as mapping out trends in he cultural preferences of the youth audience in the audiovisual sector. The overall aim of the Forum in 2003 is to raise the central question of youth in order to understand the extent to which this audience represents an opportunity, risk and challenge and identify the crucial issues for the audiovisual community.
For more information about the conference or details about becoming a permanent Forum member please contact the Forum co-ordinator, Ilknur Yilmaz, or visit the EIM website.

September 9-15, 2003:
One Minutes Jr. workshop in Casablanca, Morocco

For more info: www.theoneminutesjr.org or email Sophie Leferink at the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam, NL

September 8, 2003:
International Literacy Day - global event

September 7-10, 2003:
5th World Young Reader Conference in Helsinki, Finland
Some of the most successful editorial strategies for attracting young people to newspapers will be examined next month at the 5th World Young Reader Conference in Helsinki, Finland, where hundreds of newspaper executives from around the world will focus on reaching a future generation of newspaper readers.


August 27-30, 2003:
Festival De Televisión Infantil Iberoamericano / Prix Jeunesse 2003 in Fedepadre, Chile
For the first time, Latin America will have its own festival and competition to honour the best TV programs dedicated to children, an offspring of the prestigious PRIX JEUNESSE. Chile will be the host-country for the the events in August 2003, 2005 and 2007. For more information (in Spanish & English):
Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericana

August 25-30, 2003:
One Minutes Jr. workshop in the City of Derry, Northern Ireland

For more info: www.theoneminutesjr.org or email Chris Schuepp

JULY 2003

July 7-10, 2003:
One Minute Jr. workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia

For more information: www.theoneminutesjr.org
or email Chris Schuepp

JUNE 2003

June 28 - July 1, , 2003:
National Media Education Conference 2003, USA
For more information: Alliance for a Media Literate America

June 19-23, 2003:
AGORA 2003 in Bologna, Italy
AGORA is the annual mediterranean summit on media for children organised by the ECTC, offering to children's audiovisual industry professionals a wide conference and market platform in order to present new innovative products, to develop creative synergies in all sectors and languages / means of the children's audiovisual industry, research and education.
For more information: www.agoramed.gr

APRIL 2003

April 26-30, 2003:
OneMinutesJr. workshop in Budapest, Hungary

For more information: www.theoneminutesjr.org or email Chris Schuepp

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