warsaw / hybrid
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.


date: 28.09.2022, 15:00-18:00 CEST | 29.09.2022, 13:30-15:30 CEST
venue: KINOTEKA / KKI platform (session available on-site / online)


  • Philip LaZebnik, Kids Kino Lab tutor FILMS
  • Armin Prediger, Kids Kino Lab tutor  SERIES

Are you ready to develop your story but still searching for a workshops and tutors who could help you take the best out of your idea? Consult your project of a film or series for young audiences with the Kids Kino Lab scriptwriting tutors.

Our tutors, Armin Prediger and Philip LaZebnik, will be happy to discuss the potential of your project during a 45-minute individual script consultation.

Who is it for: scriptwriters, directors.

Registration for consultations: dominika.lusniak@nowehoryzonty.pl. The number of participants is limited. The consultations will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.


Philip LaZebnik

Kids Kino Lab scriptwriting tutor FILMS

Philip is a screenwriter, playwright and a screenwriting consultant. Originally associated with Disney Studios and Dream Works. His screenwriting credits include “Mulan” and “Pocahontas” for Disney, and “The Prince of Egypt” and “The Road to El Dorado” for DreamWorks, among many others.

He has written the book for the theatrical musical “The Prince of Egypt” with songs by Stephen Schwartz, which opened at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End in February, 2020.

Philip has considerable experience in film teaching: Polish Film School (Lodz, Poland), Bridging the Dragon (Mentor, China), North by Northwest (Tutor, Bornholm), Animationhus (Workshop, Viborg) and worked as a Film/Story Consultant for: “Antz” and “Shrek” (Story consultant, DreamWorks Feature Animation and PDI), “Lion King 1 ½” and “Mulan II” (Disney Television Animation), and numerous other films.

Philip’s goal is to foster a positive, supportive environment in the room, where we can discuss the screenwriting tools which are useful not only for developing the project in the workshop but also future scripts. These tools include analyzing story structure, understanding character motivations, and knowing what questions to ask when writing a script.

Armin Prediger

Kids Kino Lab scriptwriting tutor SERIES

Armin is a screenwriter, story editor, creative coach, mentor and consultant working in the entertainment industry for 31 years, 24 of those as a writer, head writer and script editor in live action and animation. Aside from mentoring and supporting the development of upcoming series (including mentoring at the German Academy for Children’s Media for seven years and teaching at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media in Galway, Ireland, and the La Poudriére animation school in Valence, France), he is in demand as a script doctor, consultant and developer of ideas and adaptations in film and television.

Building on an original concept that respects the passion of the creator as well as the requirements of the marketplace, Armin uses a variety of creative techniques in a modular approach to help the writer/producer team to generate a framework for an ongoing supply of original storylines and then mentors the creation of the bible, sample scripts and a final pitch.

Kids Kino Lab, script development workshop

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

12 teams work under the guindance of our script and producers’ tutors and international industry experts. The programme is based on individual and group work, consultations, and lectures and workshops with industry professionals.

Participants enter the programme with short synopsis and finish with second draft of the script together with production plan. Final workshop round takes place at Kids Kino Industry.

More: kidskinolab.pl