still photo from “Stairway to Heaven”
After intensive days at M:brane forum we are excited to announce the winning project of Kids Kino Industry Exchange Award!
Kids Kino Industry Exchange Award at M:brane goes to
“Stairway to Heaven”
Producer: Arild Halvorsen
Directors: Martha Antonette Solli & Rune Saeterstoel
Fabelaktiv AS, Norway
We have chosen “Stairway to Heaven” for its sensitive approach to a difficult topic of death and loss shown in a beautiful cinematic way with a great portion of imaginative lightness and power of friendship.
“Stairway to Heaven” is a TV-series in development, about seven-year-old Timian who has just moved to a small island, and doesn’t really know anyone there. When he is told by his parents that his little brother Oscar has gone to heaven, his world falls apart.
We strongly believe that these kinds of stories should be made and we are honored to include the project to the upcoming Kids Kino Industry forum (27-30.09.2022).
The award was given by Zosia Horszczaruk, Project Manager of Kids Kino Industry and Viola Gabrielli, Head of Programme of Kids Kino Industry.
Few words from the producer Arild Halvorsen:
We are thankful and really happy to get this award. Among all the fantastic pitches it is really an honour to be selected by Kids Kino Industry, and we are looking forward to attend the market in Warsaw in September! It was wonderful to be back in Malmö, and meet all the dedicated people (live and online), and feel the great atmosphere in the kids content industry! Thank you SO much!
The Kids Kino Industry co-production forum will be held on 27-30 September 2022 in a hybrid version – in Warsaw and online.
Call for projects in development and work in progress for the upcoming edition will open in April. More details soon.