The New Horizons Association (the organiser of the Kids Kino IFF, the Kids Kino Industry co-production forum, and the Kids Kino Lab script development workshops) and the South Norwegian Film Centre (Sørnorsk filmsenter) present a new programme: Kids Kino Docs. The call for projects for the first edition will open right at the beginning of 2022.
The Kids Kino Docs programme is addressed to directors and producers from Poland and Norway who would like to make documentary films and series for young audiences.
Two calls for projects for the new programme will be organised in 2022. In each of them, six projects will be selected to be developed for the following 15 months during in-person workshops in Poland and Norway, supervised by Kirsten Bonnén Rask, and Paweł Ziemilski, and international experts.
The programme will provide filmmakers with an opportunity to develop their projects in an international community of documentary film professionals. 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.
First call for projects: 3rd January – 7th February 2022.
The programme details will be announced at the beginning of 2022.
Kids Kino Docs is an extension of the Kids Kino Lab script development workshops, where documentary productions were developed alongside feature and film and series projects. The goal of the new programme is to create a space dedicated to documentary films and series for young audiences.
The New Horizons Association is a non-governmental organisation whose main objective is to promote and popularise unconventional ambitious arthouse cinematography through organisation of film festivals (New Horizons IFF, American Film Festival, Kids Kino IFF) and educational programmes (The New Horizons of Film Education) as well as running a cinema in Wrocław (Kino Nowe Horyzonty) and film distribution.
Kids Kino Industry and Kids Kino Lab are the industry events accompanying Kids Kino IFF. Every year, selected film and series projects for young audiences take part in the Kids Kino Lab script development workshop, to be later presented alongside other projects at the Kids Kino Industry co-production forum. The forum is aimed at creating a space to connect filmmakers and their potential business partners to co-work on a project.