The Oulu International Children's and Youth Film festival has established itself as a premier showcase for the high-profile Nordic and international children's and youth cinema. It was founded in 1982 as the first of its kind in Northern Europe. The festival is always held in the middle of November - during the darkest winter days - and it lasts one week. The competitive main section - with maximum 15 films - offers a wide range of genres for children from 3 up to 13. The Festival's Growing Pains section leads us to the world of the coming-of-age and adult audience. The Finnish Survey presents new Finnish production and it is a forum for the local professionals. The Kaleidoscope programme brings far-away countries near to the local audience. Besides the main sections the festival features retrospectives, children's classics, documentaries, etc. Newspaper Kaleva's Prize is given by a Children's Jury, while the CIFEJ Prize is awarded by an international professional jury. The festival is a home for seminars on media literacy, various exhibitions and animation and game work-shops for children and teachers.
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Artistic Director Anna Asplund
mobile +358 40 5213 960 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Manager Mika Anttolainen
mobile +358 44 588 1134 | email@example.com
Festival Assistant Inka Koutaniemi
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
Fax: 358 8 881 1290
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