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Golden Sparrow - German Children's Film and Media Festival (Cinema, TV, Online), Gera/Erfurt

Goldener Spatz
Deutsche Kindermedienstiftung
Anger 37 (Haus Dacheröden)
99084 Erfurt
phone +49-3 61-66 38 60
fax +49-3 61-6 63 86 29
email: info@goldenerspatz.de

Festival Director
Nicola Jones

Year of Foundation 1979

Event Date from 06 June 2021 till 12 June 2021

Event Date

in Gera, Erfurt, Germany

Sections Competition for German-language productions: Feature-length Theatrical and TV films), Short Films, Series (2021: Live-Action; 2022: Animation), Information/Documentaries, Entertainment; International Information Section, Pro Junior (film market), Retrospective

Category Documentary, TV Movie, Short, Feature

Terms of Entry German-language productions and co-productions (feature films and TV productions); completed from 2019 (Live-Action series only) or 2020; target audience: children up to 12 years; short films up to 55 minutes

Genre Children & Youth


Format DCP, HD

Registration Deadline 15 December 2020

Fees none

Attendance Figures 15,000

Participants of the Film Industry distributors, TV buyers, producers and film industry representatives, executives of non-profit organizations

GOLDEN SPARROW (best in each category):
Short Fiction
Feature-length Film

Best Male and Female Performance or Best TV Presenter (Euro 1,000)
Best Pre-School Program
Best Script (Euro 3,000)

Best Website
Best Online Game

Number of Films Shown about 80

Media Coverage ca. 80 print press and TV journalists (local, national and international)

Evaluation A children's film festival with a long tradition. Especially attractive for producers, buyers and festival organizers due to the associated trade fair, where, apart from the German-language competition, selected high-quality international children's theatrical and television productions can also be viewed.

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