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Nienke Poelsma


Head of Cinekid for Professionals

Nienke Poelsma

Nienke heads Cinekid for Professionals, an industry event organized in parallel to Cinekid (, the world’s largest media festival for children. Cinekid for Professionals highlights opportunities for international co-productions, international exposure and discussion of major issues in kids’ media, as well as running organises several talent development programmes, script labs and workshops. Prior to Cinekid, Nienke was Coordinator CineMart & Rotterdam Lab, part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). In this role she oversaw selection, programming, Rotterdam Lab (workshop for producers), financing, personnel and many other industry activities.

She is also Secretary of the Board at Roffa Mon Amour, a silent rooftop cinema festival in Rotterdam (NL), and has chaired many international juries and sessions at international industry events.