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.

in cooperation with Jump in the Doc & IDFA

date: 30.09.2022, 10:30-12:00 CEST
venue: KKI platform (session available only online)


  • Ingvil Giske, Producer, Medieoperatørene (Norway)
  • Kateřina Hager, Producer, Bohemian Productions (The Czech Republic)
  • Aleksandra Derewienko, Sales & Acquisitions, Cat&Docs (France)
  • Meike Statema, Head of Talent Development, IDFA (The Netherlands)
  • Marije Veenstra, Head of Education, IDFA (The Netherlands)

moderation: Karolina Śmigiel, Head of the Jump in the Doc Programme, Producer, UNI-SOLO Studio (Poland)

Get inspired by our expert talk on how to shape potential co-production and distribution in documentaries for young audiences to go international and how to manage the risks.

Documentaries show strong signs of growth in global markets as more audiences discover the segment on diverse platforms. The documentary market for young audiences is confronted with the domination of national productions. How to start thinking internationally about both the production of documentaries for young audiences and their distribution?

Our four experts will share their experiences from producing and distributing documentaries for kids and talk about how to develop strategies to overcome challenges.

Who is it for: creative producers, director, sales agents and distributors interested in documentary films for young audiences.


Ingvil Giske

Producer, Medieoperatørene (Norway)

Ingvil Giske is a producer at Medieoperatørene in Oslo, Norway. She produced The Painter and the Thief by Benjamin Ree, winner of a Special Jury Award at Sundance 2020 and 30 other awards. She has worked with directors like Solveig Melkeraaen on the two kids docs The School by the Sea (2021) and Tongue Cutters (2017), and Line Hatland on Kids Cup (2021). She also produced Paul S. Refsdal’s Dugma -The Button (2016), which was screened at festivals around the world and awarded Best Mid-length Documentary at HotDocs 2016. In 2022 she released the DOX:Award winner The Eclipse by Nataša Urban.

Kateřina Hager

Producer, Bohemian Productions (The Czech Republic)

After studying at the Prague Film School and receiving a masters degree in Cultural Anthropology from Charles University, Katerina began to work as a documentary filmmaker and producer. In 2012 she founded the production company Bohemian Productions, focusing mainly on documentary films with international potential. Her feature documentary films A Marriage (2021), Children Online (2017) and Children of Flamenco (2013) have been screened at many prestigious film festivals and broadcast on Czech and international TV channels. Katerina’s past and ongoing film projects often explore topics related to youth. Her film Children Online has been used in educational programs across Europe. Katerina was a member of several festivals´ juries including the ECFA International Jury for Documentary Films at the Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth.

Aleksandra Derewienko

Sales & Acquisitions, Cat&Docs (France)

Holds a master’s degree in psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She also completed postgraduate studies in TV and Film Organization at the National Film School in Lodz, and the MEGA Plus course – European Master in Audio-visual Management – from the Media Business School in Spain. In 2016, after working as a sales manager at Taskovski Films for four years, she joined CAT&Docs in sales and acquisition. She has participated in many international festivals and markets and was a member of the pitching panels at Baltic Sea Docs, Visions du Reel, Krakow Film Festival, Doc Lisboa among others.

Meike Statema

Head of Talent Development, IDFA (The Netherlands)

Meike Statema is responsible for the talent development programs at IDFA as part of the Filmmaker Support Department. IDFA strives to fulfil an important role in the progress of the documentary world and in the fostering of new talent in the field of documentary. IDFA’s efforts are twofold: on the one hand, the festival provides an international platform and audience; on the other, it seeks to train and support emerging documentary makers to enable them to achieve the goals they’re aiming for.

Marije Veenstra

Head of Education, IDFA (The Netherlands)

Marije Veenstra started working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) at 2011 as Producer Education. She is trained as a primary school teacher and Museologist. From 2020 she is working as IDFA’s program manager Education. The Educational Program for schools, which aims at getting the genre documentary introduced to a young audience, consists of school screenings during the festival, an educational online film catalogue Docschool Online and workshops and film projects throughout the year.


Karolina Śmigiel

Head of the Jump in the Doc Programme, Producer, UNI-SOLO Studio (Poland)

Karolina Śmigiel is a film producer and cultural project manager, board member of UNI-SOLO Studio, where she produced the documentary The Dragon Spring (2017) and is currently developing the films A Hole in the Wall, Nanga Dream and Playing with Time. Returns0.

In 2020, together with Andrzej Wajda Center for Film Culture, she launched a program JUMP in the DOC, which aims to develop documentary production for young audiences in Poland.

She lectures at the Warsaw Film School at the Film Production Organization Department. She is a member of the Polish Producers Alliance. She was a participant of the Emerging Producers 2022 programme by Ji.hlava.


Jump in the Doc programme is an educational experiment aimed at creative people intending to make documentaries and having ideas for a story about the world of children or youths. The programme arises from the need to create media that will help us to talk with the younger generation, especially during crises.

Programme started in 2020. The 3rd edition is in progress.

For 9 months filmmakers, children, and tutors work together on developing ideas for documentaries. In the end of the process, film projects are presented to the Polish and international industry during Forum of Documentaries for Young Audience (May, at Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival). Through the Jump in the Doc programme, we hope to create together with our partners conditions for the production, financing, and distribution of documentary films for children in Poland.

Organizer of the programme: The Andrzej Wajda Center for Film Culture

Partners of the programme: Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Krakow Film Commission, Krakow Festival Office, Polish Producers Alliance, Embassy of the Netherlands in Poland, Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation

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