The festival, which aims to raise awareness about children's rights and violations of rights, was held for the first time in 2010 in Bursa. It continued its activities as a traveling festival with special selections and screenings in Eskişehir, Erzincan, Kayseri, Malatya, Mersin, Şanlıurfa provinces in cooperation with various institutions for 9 years.
The festival, led by the Children's Rights Culture and Art Association, continues to be one of the most important cultural events that provide international interaction with the cooperation of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality since 2020.
Every year since 2018, the films selected by the jury are awarded "Best Short Film" and "Best Feature Film". In addition, the “Best Children's Movie” award, which is given to the most liked film watched by children, reveals children's views on the world of film.
With the “Selection of Continents” made for the first time in 2019, the films selected to represent the continents and the video messages of their directors sharing their personal views on children's rights were presented to the audience.
In the festival, which has a special film archive in its field, an article of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is treated as a theme every year. During the festival, films, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and interviews with Turkey in all areas and international children's rights, human rights violations and propose solutions are brought to the agenda.
To date, 1418 films have been submitted to the festival from 91 countries. 421 films were brought to 36214 viewers for free. (34960 children + 1254 adult audiences) 1256 photographs and 2140 paintings were sent by children with the support of the Ministry of Education. Works of 417 children in the field of painting and photography were exhibited. 1004 people participated in the panel.
833 children from 67 provinces were invited as festival guests, as well as adults from Turkey and abroad who were guests of the festival. In line with their interests, they attended workshops on children's rights, cinema, animation, screenplay, the magic world of television, children and media literacy, photography, painting, caricature, drama, creative music, mind games, design-oriented thinking and our inner rhythm.
The festival, which aims to contribute to the production and demonstration of artistic-cultural productions on Children's Rights, continues its activities by getting stronger every year.