The 6th Kids Kino Industry, international co-production forum for films and series for young audiences, organised as part of the 9th Kids Kino International Film Festival (in cinemas from 24 September to 2 October and online from 6 to 23 October), will take place on 27–30 September 2022, in Warsaw, Poland + online. Selected projects from Kids Kino Lab will be presented at the forum as part of a pitchings.
Kids Kino Industry is the only event of this type in Central and Eastern Europe. Every year, it is visited by more than 300 representatives of film industry, searching for the best projects for young audiences. The visitors include companies such as Netflix, Canal+, ViacomCBS, ARRI, Indie Sales, New Europe Film Sales, LevelK, Windrose, Platige Image, Beta Film, Film Republic, and Nickelodeon.
For the participating filmmakers, the forum is an opportunity to find future investors, co-producers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, VOD platforms that can help them implement their ideas for films or series. This is also a chance to extend their business networks.
The highlight of the four-day forum is the annual pitching of projects in development and works in progress. The pitched projects present feature, animated, and documentary films and series for children and teenagers. The titles presented in the previous editions included, among others, films Double Trouble and Triple Trouble (both developed within Kids Kino Lab), and series Odo. Too Old for Fairy Tales and Detective Bruno (developed within Kids Kino Lab, second part, Detective Bruno 2, is currently developing at the KKL) are already awaiting their cinema release.
And there’s more!
The pitching session is customarily accompanied by a conference programme. The panel discussions concerning the latest trends in the AV industry and film market feature the representatives of the leading film companies and institutions from Poland and abroad.
Screenwriters, directors, and producers can take part in a consultations with the tutors of the Kids Kino Lab and Kids Kino Docs programmes. There are also networking events, such as speed meetings.
As usual, the final session of the Kids Kino Lab script development workshop will be organised parallel to the forum. Again, Warsaw will be visited by more than 20 emerging producers selected for the Producers LINK programme, organised in cooperation with Cinekid and Cinekid for Professionals. The producers will take part in the pitchings and in the special programme addressed to them, which will be continued in October at the Cinekid festival.
In the first edition of Producers LINK, Poland was represented by Małgorzata Wabińska (Entertain Pictures), Joanna Ronikier (Running Rabbit Films), and Jakub Karwowski (Letko).
The call for the Producers LINK programme will be announced in the second half of 2022.
If you’d like to take part in the producers’ event or get more information about it, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Between the pitchings and other attractions, you can simply enjoy going to the cinema. This year, the Kids Kino International Film Festival will be held on-site in 20 towns and cities in Poland, from 24 September to 2 October. Next, from 6 to 23 October the festival films will be available to watch online (only in Poland).
The accredited on-site guests of Kids Kino Industry will be able to attend the festival screenings in the cinemas in Warsaw.
The festival line-up is based on 12 sections, including the Main Competition. There will be a new section this year, presenting Norwegian documentary productions: Road to the North – Documentaries from Norway. This section is co-financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In this edition, Kids Kino Festival will also present another new section, A Postcard from the Netherlands. This section is partnered by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland.
Kids Kino Industry – the industry event of the Kids Kino IFF – is co-financed by the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme, the Polish Film Institute, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland.