A total of 13 projects will participate in the 7th edition of the Kids Kino Lab script development workshop, which is aimed at developing feature-length film and series projects for young viewers.

The projects will be developed under the guidance of script tutors Philip LaZebnik, Kirsten Bonnén Rask and Armin Prediger, with the producers simultaneously working on the development of their projects with Ronald Kruschak, producers’ tutor at Kids Kino Lab.

The selection

The upcoming edition of the workshop will feature four projects from Poland, three from the Czech Republic, two each from Belgium and Norway and one apiece from Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

The producers and scriptwriters of these 6 live-action films, 3 animated films, 2 animated series and 2 live-action series will start their journey with Kids Kino Lab in January 2022. Over the course of 9 months, four on-site sessions will be held in Poland (2 sessions, one during Kids Kino Industry), Belgium (during the JEF Festival) and the Czech Republic (during the Zlín Film Festival).

The selected projects include two films set around Christmas (“Tosia” and “Christmas Survivors”), projects on ecology (“Rubbish Life”), inventions and technological development (“Divine Lightning”), growing up, friendship and finding acceptance (“GameGirl”, “Hello Wolves 2”, “The Land of Lost Laundry”, “School for Little Monsters”), an adaptation of a story by Karel Capek (“Dashenka”), the second part of a project developed during previous editions of Kids Kino Lab – “Detective Bruno” (“Detective Bruno 2”), an animated series for younger viewers showing everyday events in the lives of preschoolers (“Rosalie and Mr. Moon”), an allegory of today’s world set in the science-fiction genre (“Dry Land”) and a project that aims to break stereotypes by showing the female body on the screen using the example of the main characters – a group of young dancers (“Empire”).

Kids Kino Lab list of projects:

Christmas Survivors, animated film, scriptwriter: Anita Killi, producer: Lillian Løvseth, company: Trollfilm AS, Norway

Dashenka, animated film, scriptwriter: Petr Semecký, producer: Jiří Sádek, company: Montowna, Czech Republic

Detective Bruno 2, live-action film, scriptwriter: Ewa Rozenbajgier, producer: Kaja Jałocha, company: Shipsboy, Poland

Divine Lightning, live-action film, scriptwriter: Marek Chalupa, producer: Pavla Klimešová, company: Helium Film, Czech Republic

Dry Land, live-action series, scriptwriter: Bex Harvey, producer: Terhi Kylliäinen, company: Becklow Films, UK

Empire, live-action series, scriptwriter: Charlotte De Cort, producer: Mariëlle Dazler, company: De Mensen nv, Belgium

GameGirl, live-action film, scriptwriter: Hana Cielová, producer: Julietta Sichel, company: 8Heads Productions, Czech Republic

Hello, Wolves 2, live-action film, scriptwriter: Natalia Pietrucha, producer: Mirosław Majeran, company: Najpierw Drugie Danie, Poland

The Land of Lost Laundry, live-action film, scriptwriter: Julie Skaufel, producer: Nicholas Sando, company: Filmbin AS, Norway

Lily and the Magic Lantern, animated mini-series, scriptwriter: Brigitte Minne, producer: Cedric Igodt, company: CineVenture, Belgium

Rubbish Life, animated film, scriptwriter: Katarzyna Leśniak, producer: Michał Nowak, company: MFOKA, Poland

School for Little Monsters, animated series, scriptwriter: Roman Kepkalo, producer: Yana Palamarenko, company: YARKI, Ukraine

Tosia, live-action film, scriptwriter: Wojciech Janik, producer: Wojciech Stuchlik, company: Film Production Wojciech Stuchlik, Poland

We will shortly present the Kids Kino Lab tutors’ assistants who qualified for the scholarship programme in a further press release. Details of the projects taking part in this edition will appear on the workshop website before the first session begins in January.

Kids Kino Lab is the industry part of the Kids Kino International Film Festival.
The programme is co-financed by Creative Europe, the Polish Film Institute, and Østnorsk Filmsenter AS.
The partners of the 7th edition are the Zlín Film Festival, JEF Festival, and Kids Kino Industry.