It is time to unveil the titles of the projects selected for the first edition of the Polish-Norwegian documentary project development programme Kids Kino Docs.
We would like to thank everyone who has applied for participation in the programme. Your positive reception, the number of applications, and interest in the programme have exceeded our expectations.
There are no doubts that documentaries for young audiences have great potential – this type of cinema is absolutely worth supporting and developing.
We hope that Kids Kino Docs will contribute to the growing popularity of documentary films for young viewers among filmmakers as well as the audience.
On behalf of the Kids Kino International Film Festival, in September, we will invite our younger and older audiences to watch documentary films in the new section: Road to the North – Documentaries from Norway.
Before that, in June, we will announce the call for the second edition of Kids Kino Docs: another 6 documentary filmmakers from Poland and Norway will be invited to take part.
List of projects and participants in the 1st edition of the Kids Kino Docs programme
- Animal Tails, Nora Nivedita Tvedt, feature film, Norway
- Girls’ Stories, Agnieszka Borzym, feature film, Poland
- Hunting Down The Beast, Geir Bergersen, series, Norway
- My Imaginary Friend, Ellen Morgenstierne, series, Norway
- Where’s Africa?, Mateusz Miszczyński, mid-length film, Poland
- Youtopia, Ewa Galica, mid-length film, Poland
Kids Kino Docs is a joint initiative of the New Horizons Association (organiser of the Kids Kino IFF as well as the Kids Kino Industry co-production forum and the Kids Kino Lab script development workshops) and the South Norwegian Film Centre (Sørnorsk Flmsenter AS).
Kids Kino Docs is an extension of the Kids Kino Lab script development workshops. The goal of the new programme is to create a space dedicated to documentary films and series for young audiences.
The 15 months’ programme will provide participants with an opportunity to develop their projects in an international community for over a year under the guidance of leading tutors Kirsten Bonnén Rask and Paweł Ziemilski and international guest experts. As part of the workshop sessions, participants will work on a variety of aspects: improving their ideas, collecting documentation, preparing for filming, filming itself, and, finally, editing.
If you are interested in further details about the programme, please contact: email@example.com.
The Kids Kino Docs programme and the Road to the North – Documentaries from Norway section are co-financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.