Kids Kino Industry is a part of the Kids Kino International Film Festival. Together with Kids Kino Lab (a script development workshop) and Kids Kino Docs (documentary project development workshop), KKI creates a wide range of initiatives to support the development of film industry as well as the production and dissemination of quality kids’ content.
Each year, there are around 25 projects in development and works in progress presented at the forum, with 1–2 projects presented at the market presentation section.
Annually, the event is attended by more than 300 guests. Our Decision Makers and investors are looking for the most promising projects. In previous years, the forum brought together industry representatives working for established companies, such as Netflix, ViacomCBS, ARRI, Indie Sales, New Europe Film Sales, LevelK, TVP, KiKa, YLE, RTV Slovenija, Windrose, Dutch Features, Beta Film, Attraction Distribution, Dandelooo, Millimages, and Canal+ Poland.
The pitchings and 1:1 meetings are the core of the programme of Kids Kino Industry. However, the four-day programme includes a number of masterclasses, case studies, consultations, panels, networking opportunities, and more.
2022 Call for Entries
The 6th edition of Kids Kino Industry, an international co-production forum and networking event, is now accepting entries.
We’re looking for new diverse, forward-thinking film and series ideas for a new generation of young viewers, to be presented in front of a group of industry representatives, Decision Makers, and Investors.
We believe that high-quality, enlightened films and series for our young generation are more important now than ever. Our goal is to help filmmakers in finding the right partners and investors for their projects.
For the 2022 edition, producers can submit their projects of films and series for young audiences in two categories:
● Projects with a treatment or script
● At development stage
● With a partly confirmed financing structure
Work in Progress
● At production or postproduction stage (with shooting started by the end of 2022)
● Projects that are still looking for funding or a co-producer, as well as a distributor, sales agent, broadcaster
The call is open for the following types of projects:
The main focus will be put on the European projects in development, at an early production stage, or in postproduction, but the submissions are also open for projects from outside Europe.
Please make sure to prepare ahead the following documents which are needed for the application:
The submission is free of charge.
2021 Event Coverage
Individual consultations with experts specialising in areas such as film marketing or script doctoring. This year, accreditation holders will be able to consult with such names as Andrew Kavanagh, Jesper Møller and Maurice Wheeler, who have advised Warner Bros., Disney, Sony, BBC, Google, Netflix and Nickelodeon, among others.
Apart from the individual meetings, consultations and pitching sessions, the panel entitled 'Going International - Markets, Festivals, Conferences and Labs for Kids Content'; is also worthy of attention. Without leaving home, the meeting participants will be able to get to know one another, learn more about leading international events and put questions to their representatives. The guests on the panel will include Marlene Wegener from Animation Production Days, Greg Childs from the Children's Media Conference (CMC), Lennart Ström from M:brane, Nienke Poelsma from the Cinekid International Film Festival, Matija Šturm from CEE Animation, Silvina Cornillón from Ventana Sur and Anne Schultka from Kids Regio.
The programme also features masterclasses and workshops. Young filmmakers are sure to be interested in the meeting with the young Belgian director Frederike Migom, maker of the award- winning film Binti, who will give a lecture entitled 'My First Movie - How to Develop a Story for a Children's Audience'. For writers, directors and producers, the organisers have also prepared the workshop 'How To Get Back On Track With Your Story' with Paul Tyler.
For all producers and creators looking for partners for their projects or who are submitting their packages, the 'Building The Bible' lecture is a must-see event. During the meeting, participants will learn how to prepare the so-called Bible or Pitch Bible, how to 'advertise'; their project and what the representatives of selected platforms are looking for. Participants will also learn how to create a standard 2-page 'flyer' and 10-page pressbook.
During the combined lecture and Q&A entitled 'Knowing your Film from the Inside Out - Become the Ultimate Ambassador!, which will take the examples of two productions, scriptwriters and producers will be able to see how knowledge of audience behaviour towards different genres influences the choice of distribution strategy, and they will also learn more about how to become an ambassador for their project. The lecture will be presented by Alison Norrington and Fulko Kuindersma.
This year, Kids Kino Industry received 66 submissions from 26 different countries. The selection process was supported by 3 international female experts: Alison Norrington (Creative Director & Founder at storycentral Ltd), Silke Wilfinger (Managing Director of SilkWayFilms), and Viola Gabrielli (Kids Kino Industry Inspiration Day Programmer and Business Relations). Eventually, after a few weeks of reading and discussing the submitted stories and materials, 27 projects were selected to be pitched at the 4th edition of Kids Kino Industry 2020.
Sessions during the forum are divided into two groups: Projects in Development and Works in Progress.
Projects in development:
A Penguin in the Chicken House, live-action & stop motion film, Coala Filmes, Brazil
Flo the Seal, animated series, Animoon, Poland
Geno, animated film, Lira Production Studios, Georgia
Inside Luna, animated film, Filmallee GmbH, Germany
It Shall Be Done, 3D animated series, Karandash Animation Studio, Ukraine (exchange project as part of partnership with UANiMA- Ukrainian Animation Producers Association)
Katzenauge, feature film, Hager Moss Film GmbH, Germany (exchange project as part of partnership with Förderverein deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.)
Kids Encyclopedia, animated series, Tritone Studio, Latvia
Kreuzberg Supergirls, live-action series, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH, Germany
La Vida Es Un Musical, documentary film, GotFat Productions, Denmark (exchange project as part of partnership with M:brane)
Lala – A Fairy’s Heart, animated film, Mythberg Films Kft., Hungary
Los viajes de Kepler, animated series, Lodeiros, Spain
Luzie’s mad world, live-action film, Leitwolf Filmproduktion, Germany
Mu & Sic, animated series, Fumi Studio, Poland
Myshko & Dzvinka, animated series, Studio KAPI, Ukraine
Ninja from Manila, live-action film, vy/ac Productions, Philippines
Our Town, live-action series, Tile Media & RTE, Ireland
Planet 7693, live-action film, Giggling Goat Production, Montenegro
Roy – One of A Kind, live-action film, Lucy Loves Drama Oy, Finland
Sisters, live-action film, Fenixfilm, Latvia
The Spacehead, live-action film, Objectif s.r.o., Slovakia
Tin’s Fireboots, animated series, Wizart Animation, Russia
Wasserratte, live-action series, StickUp Filmproduktion, Germany (exchange partnership with Förderverein deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.)
Wonder Legends, animated series, Wonder Legends Karubin Malczyk sp. j., Poland
Works in Progress:
A Butterfly’s Heart, live-action film, FRALITA FILMS, Lithuania
Cricket & Antoinette, animated film, Diedra d.o.o., Croatia
The Gladiator, animated film, Opal Production, Romania
Toru Superfox, animated series, Animoon, Poland
An additional day of the online forum will be dedicated to 12 projects developed during Kids Kino.Lab development workshops.
2019 Event Coverage