Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth was founded in 2000 by the Danish Film Institute in cooperation with The Danish Film School, the children and youth department of the national TV broadcaster Danmark's Radio, Nordisk Film Biografer, Nordisk Film Junior, Dagbladet Politiken, Byens B?rn and Tinderbox A/S.
The festival is named after Buster Oregon Morgensen, the slender, magic-happy grandchild of a canon-king from the film 'Buster's World'. And like the boy in the film, BUSTER has also found its true self and its own strengths through creativity, hard work and exciting challenges.
What sets BUSTER apart from other film festivals in Denmark is that it focuses exclusively on children and youths. The first edition of BUSTER was held in 2000, when 7000 spectators filled the cinemas. The growing number of spectators shows the necessity to have a film festival for children and youth in Denmark.