Dear Filmmakers, next call for projects will open in the second half of 2023.

Call for projects is closed

Ready to develop your story? Keep reading!

Submission starts: second half of 2023

The programme is focused on live-action and animation films and series. All participants will be working with Philip LaZebnik (“Mulan”, “Pocahontas”, “The Prince of Egypt”, “The Road to El Dorado”), originally associated with Disney and Dream Works. Within the programme, we aim to work from the concept of the story to the first draft of the screenplay*. However, more advanced projects are still eligible and welcome!

The upcoming edition is open only for projects from Poland.

Read more about the concept of the workshop, testimonials and watch the interview with Philip
Read more about our tutor Philip LaZebnik

*Read more in the regulations below


Kids Kino Lab is open to:

People interested in writing and producing films for young audiences. Polish residents only. You can apply individually or in a team of two people. There is no need to have a producer on board.

Eligible projects:

  • Live-action feature films and series at the stage of the project concept or at an early development stage
  • Animated feature films and series at the stage of the project concept or at an early development stage

Working language

The working language of all workshop sessions is English. Participants are also obliged to deliver all materials, such as treatments and drafts, in English.

Session dates

Applicants must confirm their full availability for all the on-site sessions.

I session: 27th April 2023 – next day after the selection
II session: 6th – 7th June 2023
III session: 2nd – 6th October 2023 (4th – 6th October facultative participation in Kids Kino Industry forum)

All sessions will be held in Warsaw.

Besides the on-site sessions, participants can take part in online consultations. The date will be confirmed later between the tutor and the participant.

 Aim of the workshop

The aim for participant is to complete the programme with a first draft of the script*.

Selected projects will have the opportunity to be presented in front of the international film pros at the Kids Kino Industry international co-production forum in October 2023.

*This depends on a number of factors, including the advancement of the project as well as the amount of work and time the participant put into developing the script during the workshop.


Submission fee is 200 PLN excl. VAT (246 PLN incl. VAT).

Participation fee is 1500 PLN excl. VAT (1845 PLN incl. VAT) (for team max. 2 people) (paid after the project has been selected).



  is closed



A. Prepare all the required documents and complete the online application before 7th April.

Required documents:

      • Project description (max. 4 pages)
      • Short bio (max. half page)
      • Motivation letter (max. 1 page)

If you would like to take part in the Interactive Masterclass with Philip LaZebnik on 26th April, please let us know in the application form. The number of participants is limited.

B. Complete the payment for the submission (After submitting the form, you will receive a payment link within 2 working days.)

If you do not get a payment link, please contact our Producer -> Maja Banasiak

IMPORTANT: Only selected projects will be qualified for further recruitment. The creators will be notified about the preselection results via email by the end of 17th April.

STEP 2: LIVE PRESENTATION – only for the preselected projects

Present your project in front of Philip LaZebnik and workshop organisers on 26th April.

A 5-minute presentation will be followed by a 2-minute Q&A.

The presentation may include visuals (in this case, they must be sent to Maja Banasiak no later than 4 days before the live presentation).

Acceptance of the project

We will inform you about the final selection results by the end of 26th April.

Once your project is accepted for the Kids Kino Lab programme, you will have 10 days to sign an agreement and pay the participation fee (1500 PLN excl. VAT (1845 PLN incl. VAT)).