27-29.09.2022 warsaw / hybrid
30.09.2022 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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Kids Kino Industry

International co-production forum, industry part of Kids Kino IFF.

Event dates: September 2023 – Warsaw/online

Whether you are a filmmaker, distributor, sales agent, broadcaster, film commissioner, journalist, student or other film industry representatives interested in films and series for children, Kids Kino Industry is a place for you.

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All about the kids content

Kids Kino Industry is a part of Kids Kino International Film Festival and together with Kids Kino Lab and Kids Kino Docs creates an offer of initiatives to support development and dissemination of quality kids content. Our goal is to create a meeting place where European professionals can exchange ideas, experiences and develop new content for children. We want to create a space that will help connect projects with potential co-producers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters and film funds.

Kids Kino Industry 2022 in numbers:

Attendees

Individual meetings

Projects

Find your partner

As a producer you have the opportunity to pitch your project in front of the potential financial partners, e.g. Warner Bros. Discovery, Disney, Netflix, ViacomCBS, Arri, Indie Sales, New Europe Film Sales, LevelK, TVP, RTV Slovenija, Windrose, Platige Image, Beta Film, Blue Zoo, Film Republic, Canal+ Poland, as well as to receive a feedback from them what needs to be improved in your project in order to gain their attention.

Each year we put a lot of effort to provide you with the best selection of Decision Makers who are looking for the most promising projects.

Check who attended our forum in 2022.

Find out how you can attend our forum.

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Pitch your project

The pitching, main part of our programme, is divided into sections each dedicated to the projects at different stages:

  • project in development
  • work in progress
  • market presentation

The submissions for the next edition of Kids Kino Industry will open in a first quarter of 2023.

Discover our programme

Besides the core element of the Kids Kino Industry which is the pitchings and 1:1 meetings, our programme includes masterclasses, workshops, consultants’ tables – perfect for established filmmakers and emerging talents as well as students who are just at the beginning of their carriers.

2022 Kids Kino Industry Programme
2022 Kids Kino Industry Projects

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Kids Kino Industry Talks

In addition to the Kids Kino Industry, we are hosting special webinars available for free for a registered participants. Together with invited quests from all around the world – filmmakers, journalists, media analytics and others, we are gathering on ZOOM to discuss the most important topics from the field of filmmaking and creating content for kids.

Check our past webinars here.

We work with films 360°

We are all about helping you create high quality content for kids. From the very beginning stage of you project (Kids Kino Lab script development workshop, and Kids Kino Docs documentary development programme) through looking for co-producers, funding, sales agent or broadcaster (Kids Kino Industry) until you will be ready to show your film to the audience (Kids Kino IFF, distribution, education in schools).

Since you are here, please take a look and learn more about our other activities:

Kids Kino International Film Festival

The Kids Kino International Film Festival takes place annually in September/October in around 20 cinemas in Poland. In 2020, for the first time in its history, Kids Kino assumed a hybrid form: apart from the screenings in cinemas, some of the films was available online. The programme of the 7th edition included over 150 titles – feature films, shorts, animations, live action films, and documentaries selected for viewers aged 4 to 12.

Learn more about the Kids Kino IFF.

Kids Kino IFF

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Kids Kino Lab

script development programme for scriptwriters and producers

Kids Kino Lab is an international programme dedicated solely to the development of scripts and production basics of films and series for young audiences. Our goal is to support the ambitious projects for children, based on the highest artistic and production standards of European cinema.

Learn more about Kids Kino Lab.

Kids Kino.Lab

Kids Kino Docs

documentary development programme

Kids Kino Docs is a 15-month Polish-Norwegian programme aimed at filmmakers working on documentary projects for young viewers which are at the development and pre-production stage.

Kids Kino Docs consists of four workshop rounds in Poland and Norway. The participants work on film material they have produced within the programme.

Learn more about Kids Kino Docs.

Kids Kino.Lab

Kids Kino Presents

Kids Kino Presents is a film distribution brand helping to popularise children’s films in cinemas, on TV, and on VOD platforms.

Since 2010 New Horizon Association regularly have been buying films for young audience which hadn’t been distributed in Poland before. These films are shown at the screenings of the New Horizon of Film Education project. This kind of educational projections can be organized in every cinema, community center or library. Purchaser not only get a film copy but also educational materials.

You read more here: https://kinodzieci.pl/dystrybucja-kino-dzieci-prezentuje/ (in Polish).

Kids Kino IFF

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New Horizons of Film Education

New Horizons of Film Education is a project for schools and pre-schools implemented in over 90 cities and towns in Poland.

Our main goal is to make young people more familiar with the language and history of film, as well as to encourage them to discuss about what they see. We also emphasise the sociological and psychological issues in films. The programme is primarily based on Polish and European films and each screening is accompanied by a lecture on the subject. Apart from feature films, we show documentaries and animated shorts and, if possible, we organise meetings with directors and film professionals.

You can read more here: www.nhef.pl.

Kids Kino IFF

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The New Horizons Association

The New Horizons Association is a non-governmental organisation, founded in 2003 by Roman Gutek.
Its main objective is the promotion and popularization of unconventional, artistically challenging cinema.
Thanks to such endeavours this type of films have come to be known as New Horizons films in Poland.
The association organises film festivals (MFF New Horizons, American Film Festival, The Kids Kino International Film Festival), educational programmes (New Horizons of Film Education), runs a cinema (New Horizons cinema in Wrocław) and distributes films.