27-30 september 2022
warsaw, poland and online

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

poland’s international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. part of kids kino international film festival.

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2022 Kids Kino IFF – Save the date!

by | 8/02/2022 | Bez kategorii, Aktualności, News

The 9th edition of the Kids Kino International Film Festival – in cinemas from 24 September to 2 October and online from 6 to 23 October.

The New Horizons Association is happy to invite you to the 9th edition of the Kids Kino International Film Festival – a cinema celebration directed to young viewers and their guardians. Once again, the festival will take a hybrid form, which guarantees access to a wide selection of children-friendly high-quality films for almost an entire month.

From 24 September to 2 October, the festival will be held on-site in 20 towns and cities in Poland. Next, from 6 to 23 October, the festival films will be available to watch online.

Kids Kino IFF is addressed to children over 4 years old and their guardians. Since 2014, that is the beginning of the festival, its main mission has been about providing wide audiences with access to quality films of exceptional educational, artistic, and creative value.

The festival line-up is based on 12 sections presenting a variety of themes and genres. One of the sections is specifically dedicated to the children’s guardians. The programme includes a number of documentaries, live-action films, and animations. There will be a new section this year, focusing on Norwegian documentary productions for young viewers. The Road to the North – Documentaries from Norway section is co-financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Every year, Kids Kino prepares a special section to present the cinematography of a selected region. This time, we are going to show you A Postcard from the Netherlands. This section is partnered by the Netherlands Embassy in Warsaw.

As part of the Main Competition, you will be able to watch the most interesting international productions that have not been released in Poland yet. The jury will evaluate films in this section as well as in two other categories: Discoveries Competition and Short Documentaries Competition. Like in previous editions, members of the audience in all the festival locations will also have their chance to assess the films and choose the best title of the Kids Kino festival.

Moreover, the festival agenda will include: meetings with film directors and child actors, introductions to films prepared by educators and experts, workshops, and a variety of online resources. The form of all the accompanying activities will be adapted to the safety rules in place.

The 9th Kids Kino IFF is organised by the Education Department of the New Horizons Association, which specialises in cinema for young audiences in a number of fields. Apart from the festival, the Association develops numerous film education projects as part of the New Horizons of Film Education programme. Other activities and events organised by the Association include film distribution in cinemas and on the New Horizons VOD platforms; Kids Kino Lab and Kids Kino Docs – script development workshops focused on feature, animated, and documentary films and series for kids and teenagers; and meetings with representatives of global film industry.

This year’s edition will be again accompanied by Kids Kino Industry: an international co-production forum for the creators of films and series for young audiences. Every year, this event is attended by more than 300 representatives of film industry, such as Netflix, Canal+, and Nickelodeon. For the participating filmmakers, the forum is an opportunity to find future investors, co-producers, distributors, sales agents, and TV broadcasters that can help them implement their ideas for films or series. The event will take place on 27–30 September, in Warsaw and online.

For more information about Kids Kino IFF and other activities of the Education Department of the New Horizons Association, visit: www.kinodzieci.pl.