Dytiatko International Children´s Media Festival (13)

DYTIATKO International Children´s Media Festival


01 Nov 2020
Call for entries

31 May 2021
Festival closed

06 Aug 2021
Notification date

06 Sep 2021
09 Sep 2021


64 Sumska Str.,  61002, Kharkov, Kharkiv Region, Ukraine

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
English Russian Ukrainian
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Festival start: 06 September 2021      Festival end: 09 September 2021

Festival founded by Kharkiv Regional Council in 2009.

The Festival mission is to find and support children’s/youth studios and clubs, which are engaged in cinema and television creativity, talented children; development of the children’s/youth cinema and television in Ukraine.

The Festival objectives are:

– the establishment and development of contacts between children’s/youth studios, experience exchange and further professional development of the participants;

– communication to the general public of interesting, outstanding works and projects from different countries, presentation of the best global practices in the development of children’s/youth cinema and television industry;

– the setup of creative and communication platforms to exchange experience and present new projects during the Festival and between the Festival times;

– creative personal development, education of moral values and social activism;

– drawing attention of governmental, non-governmental organizations and commercial entities to the issues of the development of screen children’s/youth creativity, to the processes of personality forming via receiving information broadcast by electronic mass media, to the needs of children’s/youth creative clubs, the development of talented children and their future.

The Festival is held among children’s/youth television, animation, cinema- and radio studios, clubs, groups and individual authors, television and radio broadcasters and creative production entities, directors and producers’ centres, which produce programmes and films for children and youth.

The jury determines one winner in each nomination of the Festival, except nomination «The Best Television Program made for children». Other participants of the Second stage of the Festival receive special Diplomas of the Festival.

The Children’s Jury determines one winner in nomination «The Best Television Program for children». The Children’s Jury can establish additional special prize.

Only works created in the festival year and also throughout the year, which precedes the festival one but only those, which, due to the certain reasons, did not get to participate in the program of the previous Festival can participate in it.

The Festival participants provide authors’ works of various genres and creative solutions.

The duration of works in nominations: “The Best Fiction Film by a Children’s Studio”; “The Best Documentary by a Children’s Studio”; “The Best Television Programme by a Children’s Studio”; “The Best Animation Film by a Children’s Studio”; “The Best Radio Programme by a Children’s Studio”; “The Best Television Programme for Children” and “The Best Short Film for Children” is up to 30 minutes.

The duration of works in nominations “The Best Social Advertisement by a Children’s Studio” is up to 2 minutes.

The duration of works in nominations “The Best Feature Film for children” and “The Best Animation Film for children” is up to 120 minutes.

The duration of works in nominations “The Best Series for children” is not limited.

The duration of works in nomination “The Creative Task” is up to 3 minutes.

Works, submitted for participation in the Festival should have English subtitles (except for works in English and works that have voice-over or English dubbing-in).

To participate in the Festival, it is necessary to submit the following:

- the materials for the catalogue: a short annotation of the work, the information about the authors, photo of the author, 3 frames of competitive work;

- the authors’ written consent in regard to the use of the works presented and/or their parts for shows during the Festival, in TV programs showing the Festival, and during educational events.

Up to four individuals from the circle of the authors or their authorized person (one adult and three children) can present selected works for participation in the second stage of the Festival.

The Organizing Committee selects, forms and shows in special Festival programs live action, documental, animation and other films, television programs, cycluses, retrospectives created in any country of the world.

The participation in the nominations is free of charge. The participant of the Festival pays independently all charges related to sending the materials for the participation in the Festival, travel expenses to the place of the Festival and return trip.

The applications and the works for the participation in the Festival can be submitted at the following address: 64 Sumska St., suite 96, Kharkiv city, Ukraine 61002, with inscription “To the Festival “Dytiatko”.

The organizers are not responsible for mistakes and inaccuracies in the submitted application. Mounted parts or parts of several programs are not accepted.

In case of violation of any clause mentioned above, the application for the participation in the Festival is not considered.

Works which are sent to the Festival are not refereed. After conducting events of the Festival materials are not returned to the authors. They become a part of the Festival database.

The Organizing Committee has the right to non-commercial display of competitive works of the Festival at the events, which are conducted by the Organizing Committee of the Festival (at the Festival platform, in special programs on other Festivals), also to display in Television programs about the Festival and during informational and educational events.

The Organizing Committee has the right to non-commercial display of works on days of the Festival which are not selected for competitive and non-competitive program of the Festival.

Participants of the Festival who submitted the work are responsible for authorship failure.

The Organizing Committee is not responsible for Participants’ violation of the third parties rights.

Program and events of the festival and also other questions concerning organization of the Festival conduction are established by the Organizing Committee.

Participation in the Festival foresees agreement with this Regulation.



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