KIDS KINO LAB
Each 22’ episode follows 24 hours in the life of Anna, the main character, a 10-year-old girl. Breakfast, going to school, lessons, break, homework, dinner, going to bed. We travel around the world and experience a typical day, but change continents and countries. The only thing that doesn’t change is her name: she’s Anna in Belgium, Japan, Kenya, Iran, Cuba and New Zealand. Through Anna’s eyes, we get to know her world, expose cultural differences, see what we can learn from each other and explore universal themes such as love, climate change, traditions, gender, mourning and religion. With voice-over and simple animation on the live action film the internal world of each girl, her fantasy and dreams, will be portrayed.
*The project was developed within Kids Kino Lab script development workshop. Call for projects for next edition is now open.
Format: Documentary series
Country of Production: Belgium
Target Audience: Children 6-10
Production Company: Bulletproof Cupid
Producer: Katleen Goossens
Scriptwriters: Tijs Torfs, Celine Vanhoutte
Kids Kino Lab Tutor: Kirsten Bonnén Rask
Goals at the Kids Kino Industry:
Funding / Sales agent / Co-producer / Distributor / Broadcaster
Celine graduated magna cum laude in 2014 as a Production Manager (film) at the RITCS School of Arts in Brussels. She worked for the theatre production company 4Hoog, a unique player on the Flemish children’s art scene. She has produced several short movies, such as The Life of Esteban by Inès Eshun, which won the Student Visionary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, and 5XT by Niels Putman, which won second prize at the Jinzhen International Short Film Festival.
Tijs graduated with honours with a Master’s degree in fiction writing in 2019 at the RITCS School of Arts in Brussels. His diploma film won the audience award at the Leuven International Short Film Festival in 2020. Since September 2019, he had been working on a documentary for children, Bertha and the Wolfram, which was broadcast on Belgian national television and picked up the award for Best Short Documentary at the JEF Festival, as well as being selected for several festivals.