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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 24 May 2020 till 30 May 2020

Event Date !!! 2020 edition postponed from 24-30 May to autumn (dates tbc) !!!

in Gera, Erfurt, Germany

Sections Competition for German-language productions: Feature-length Theatrical and TV films), Short Films, Series (2020: Animation; 2021: Live-Action), 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 in 2018 (Animation series only) or 2019; target audience: children up to 12 years; short films up to 55 minutes

Genre Children & Youth


Format DCP, HD

Registration Deadline 13 December 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 15,000

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

Prizes/Awards 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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