In 2003, some Ibero-American media professionals, concerned about the timid participation of their countries in the Prix Jeunesse International Festival, decided to create their own version, closer to their reality. That is how the Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano PJIBA Festival came about. Thus, the comKids Festival has been awarding audiovisual and interactive productions that stimulate the cultural and social development of children and teenagers, since 2009 in Brazil. We seek to give producers and the industry as a whole elements to enable a gradual and sustainable improvement in the quality of audiovisual and interactive productions in our region. Very good results have been obtained, as can be gauged by the increase in the number of nominations of Latin American productions in international contests for audiovisual children and youth.

 

Opening ceremony. comkids Festival – Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano 2017. Photo: Danila Bustamante / comkids

The comKids – Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano Festivals welcome and promote debate on audiovisual production dedicated to children and youth. Productions and/or co-productions in Portuguese and Spanish by independent channels or production companies from Latin America, Ibero-America, Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries are eligible for its competitions. The Festival’s categories are usually divided into age groups and genre, welcoming productions made for television, cinema, apps for mobiles and other devices and internet sites in general.

In 2021, Midiativa held the comKids – Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano Festival once again, to award and select audiovisual works dedicated to children and teens and promote the industry. Read more at the comKids web Portal.

 

Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano – PJIBA Festivals (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions), 2003, 2005 and 2007 – Chile

comKids Festivals in Brazil: 2009 (PJIBA), 2011 (comKids – PJIBA), 2012, 2013 (comKids – PJIBA), 2014 (Primeira Infância e Inovação), 2015 (comKids – PJIBA), 2016 (Não Ficção), 2017 (comKids – PJIBA), 2018 (Interativo), 2019 (comKids – PJIBA), 2020 (Interativo) and 2021 (comKids – PJIBA). In 2022, new edition of comKids (Wait for it!).

IMG highlight: comKids 2017 Award Ceremony, Danila Bustamante / comKids

 

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