The accreditation includes tickets to all festival screenings, as well as to the European exchange programme on  Friday 3 November. The accreditation fee amounts to 50 €, 30 € for additional members of the same company.

The accreditation is to be payed in advance, before October the 25st. After confirmation of your payment, the accreditation badge can be obtained at Cinema Aventure, Galerie de la Centre, 16, 1000 Brussels, from November the 25th of October until 2nd of November 2018, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. .

Film Submission

Films for the festival 2018 can be submitted for our next edition between 15 december 2017 and 15 June 2018.


ECFA Documentary and Short Award

With the ECFA Doc Award, ECFA gives special attention to European quality documentaries produced for a young audience, promoting this specific genre towards audiences and festivals.
The ECFA Doc Award was launched in 2016, in cooperation with doxs!, the young audience festival within the Duisburger Filmwoche (Germany). In organising this prize, ECFA is working to raise awareness about documentary movies for a young audience, stimulate the debate and work towards a better European spreading of documentary films.
The ECFA Award follows a nominations and election procedure, parallel with the general ECFA Award. The final vote is open to all ECFA members, choosing the ‘Best European Young Audience Documentary of the Year’. The award is handed out during the International Filmfestival Berlin – Berlinale.
Bella Brussella Award

The Bella Brussella Awards are divided in these sections :
The Best of features for Teens
The Best of features for Kids
The Best of non European productions & co-productions : “Mundi”
The Best of TV

The awards are distributed by a national and international teenage jury.

European Exchange

Get your tickets for 4th European Exchange that take place on Friday the 3th November at Cinema Aventure, Centrumgalerij 57, 1000 Brussel. A ticket costs only 15 euro, lunch included.

Filem’On has organized the 4th European Exchange in Brussels with 8 new and inspiring projects. This Exchange stimulates film and media literacy for kids and youngsters from different backgrounds who come from all over the world.

“Time” is the main theme of the festival’s program this year. The workshops will include digital and analogue techniques, from magical lanterns, Virtual Reality, VJ performances and film classics. These examples illustrate the progress and variety of media. The Exchange this year will especially focus on innovative projects which serve to build bridges between theoldand thenew”.

Bringing together young audiences is at the heart of the Filem’On festival. Therefore, Filem’On will also present projects that were created with strong European and cross border partnerships. It also aims to reach out to children that are less advantaged based on their backgrounds, home-situation and/or illness.

9:30 > 10:00 : Welcome with coffee

10:00 > 10:15 :  Iris Verhoeven  (JEF – Belgium) – Hospital Project

Together with the Croatian Association Kids meet Art and BUFF International Children and Young Peoples Film Festival in Sweden, JEF will create an online film platform for children in hospitals in Croatia, Sweden and Belgium. We present diverse and high-quality content and exclusive festival films from different European countries with extra material to engage the audience to participate with their own stories and creativity. Like this ill children can watch, make and discuss films together at the hospital, at home or in revalidation centres. We will stimulate other European festivals to participate in this pilot project and make an even wider European platform possible.

What is JEF?

JEF is a brand new organisation around youth film. JEF loves quirky, high-quality youth films. JEF is also more than film: JEF is even a festival. JEF encourages children and youth to make movies. JEF is for and by youngsters. JEF addresses to everybody who wants to get involved with youth, film and new media. Furthermore JEF stimulates directors and scriptwriters to make more Flemish youth films.

 10:15 > 10:30 : Vincent Adatte (Magic Latern -Switzerland) – The short cinema lessons

Conceived by the Magic Lantern, a childrens cinema club, and produced by Milos-Films SA, the Short Cinema Lessons are a collection of short films by Swiss and international authors, willing to share some of their art and knowledge with a broad range of young spectators between the ages of 8 and 16.The collection is supplemented and broadened by an interactive and participative website. Developed by the Magic Lantern in close collaboration with the directors from the collection, it invites young internet users to get to the heart of the auteur approach, deepening the concepts dealt with in the short films, and testing this newly acquired knowledge with practical exercises in relation to the themes tackled.

10:30 > 111:45 Igor Amin & Daniel Nunes Coelho (BRAZIL) “What do we wish for the world?”

It  is a project that develops Audiovisual Technologies for Teaching-Learning and aims to facilitate processes between teachers and students in schools, from a public school in the big cities to schools that recognize ethno-cultural and social questions in the peripheries, forests and interiors. This Educational Technology seeks to understand three basic questions: What do children want for the world? How can new technologies become functional tools for the first generations? Does the lack of contact with nature make them vulnerable in the seeking to know and relate to each other?

10:45 > 11:00 Tine Kopf  (Germany)– By young people for young people – a multimedia guide through the Deutsches Filmmuseum’s permanent exhibition “

 After three years the Deutsches Filmmuseum has developed a multimedia guide together with children and young people. The young  participants decided on the core content of the guide and contributed to the displays which they selected for their targeted group – children, young adults, and families. Visitors can now use the guides to explore  themes relating to film, film history, and linguistic devices through a wide  range of interviews, audio clips, film excerpts, photographs, and games.  A core aim of this process-orientated project was to open up new  approaches to the content, themes, and exhibits of the Deutsches  Filmmuseum by means of a multimedia guide and to make the museum accessible for other target groups. In addition, the project sought to discover  how children and young adults responded to the museum’s attractions and  which objects particularly appealed to them.

11:00 > 11:30 : coffee break

10:30 > 11:45 Nienke Korthof (Tangerine Tree – Netherlands) -Wallawalla

Wallawalla is an educational documentary application for smartphone and tablet that challenges children between the ages of nine and fourteen and provides creative tools to create a short documentary film. Wallawalla wants to challenge a young audience and to give more depth to the stories they tell to each other. By letting children tell their own visually beautiful and strong stories and letting them discuss these stories they learn about the documentary genre and the importante of documentaries. Wallawalla is a project by directors Ellen Vloet en Eef Hilgers, produced by Tangerine Tree.

Tangerine Tree produces creative and author driven films and projects without distinguishing genres and welcomes experiment and dare.

11:45 > 12:00 : Leila Berhouma (Tunis)  – Film Litteracy in Tunis.

As part of our conference, the speech is focused on films made in Tunisia for children and youth, their importance through media education (also in schools) in Tunisia, their unicity, their difference or their succes in comparison to European films for youth.

Leila has a Master’s degree in audiovisual studies from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Manouba and a PhD in audiovisual studies on “Child with Special Needs Development Through Art (Music, Cinema, Audiovisual)” from the Institut supérieur de musique of Tunis. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Institut supérieur des arts multimédia de la Manouba in Tunis as well as an associate researcher at the research unit “Children and media” of the University of Carthage and at the Philab laboratory of the University of Tunis.

12:00 > 12:15 Suzanne Groothuis (Hope Foundation, Netherlands)- BeeHome

“BeeHome” was set up to prevent children in the diaspora from alienating from their own culture. In refugee camps in Palestine and Syria, artists are working with children. The project is about the possibilities the smartphone offers when it comes to accessing knowledge. The HOPE Foundation facilitates an online platform where children can submit their own movies and, through the basic HOPE films, find their way into the world of art and culture and discover creative hotspots. BeeHome wants children to develop in a contemporary way. BeeHome facilitates children in the diaspora through art and culture.  Filmer is Rosh Abdelfattah (Syrië )

12:15 > 12:30 : Tine Kopf  (Deutsches Filminstitut – Germany) Incubator Klubbs

FLICK (Film Literacy InCubator Klub) is developed by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Deutsches Filminstitut, EYE Filmmuseum, Les enfants de cinéma, ACE-Association of European Cinémathèques. The aim of FLICK is to build up a platform (Klub) where different types of stakeholders involved in Film Education and audience development can work jointly, in order to increase the awareness of the importance of Film Education, of the chances connected with the availability of digital resources and tools in this field, the outreach and the efficiency of actions linking European Film Heritage and Education. In 2018 four international workshops will be organized.