Magazine article Screen International

Cinekid Chief Sannette Naeyé Announces Departure

Magazine article Screen International

Cinekid Chief Sannette Naeyé Announces Departure

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Sannette Naeyé, managing director of the Netherlands' Cinekid Festival, is to step down after 20-years at the helm of the Amsterdam-set child and youth-focused event.

Naeyé announced she would retire from office on Feb 1, 2017, following the 30th anniversary edition of the festival running Oct 15-21, 2016.

"I won't leave Cinekid behind all alone, but safely in the many hands that jointly turned Cinekid into the largest youth festival of its kind in the world," said Naeyé.

The former broadcasting executive took the top job at Cinekid in 1997, arriving from Dutch public broadcaster VARA where she was head of art and culture.

Naeyé is credited with building Cinekid into one of the most important film festivals in the world dedicated to child and youth fare.

More than 80,000 children and accompanying adults attend the autumnal Cinekid Festival and other satellite events taking place across the Netherlands. …

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