We are happy to share the schedule of Kids Kino Industry with you and invite you to our four-day forum!
Important information for the attendees:
- The event will be hybrid. The first three days (27th–29th of September) will take place in Warsaw and online. The last day of KKI (30th of September) will be fully online.
- The information on which sessions are available on-site, online, or hybrid is marked in the schedule with icons of a computer (online) or a crossed-out cloud (on-site).
- The accreditations for the event are available on our website.
So what awaits us at KKI – let’s check it out!
We will kick off the forum with the Inspiration Day and a session with representatives of major streaming platforms (including Viaplay, HBO MAX, DISNEY+) about the growing demand for local productions (Scaling Up – Streaming Hubs for Local Content).
Next, we will meet with the creators of the productions How I Learned to Fly and Too Old for Fairy Tales (Local Stories for a Local Audience – New Stories from the East). Both projects have been presented at the forum and will be screened as part of the Kids Kino IFF programme.
On the same day, we will discuss the success of the French series Molang (Creating Successful Original IPs and Worlds) and dive deep into the PUBLIKUM tool (Dare to Reach – Audience Building and Awareness with Latest Approaches and AI).
We will wrap up the first day with a session to discuss the opportunities for collaboration and new flexibilities in commissioning policies for innovative programmes that embrace new talents and new creative voices (Meet the Commissioners).
Pitchings, workshop, masterclass, talks
The programme for the second and third days will focus on pitchings of 27 selected projects at the in-development and work-in-progress stages that are looking for potential co-producers, sales agents, broadcasters, and distributors.
In addition to the pitchings, on the second day, creative producers and showrunners interested in the audience insights approach can attend a workshop with Rikke Flodin (Closer to the Story – Audience Building and Insights from Early Script to Launch). The day before, she will give us an overview of how a tool specialising in audience building works and how the film industry can benefit from it (Dare to Reach). Registration for the workshop will open soon.
After the masterclass on comedy productions last year, we decided to give the spotlight to horror and thriller filmmakers for young audiences (Creating Thriller/Horror For 12+). This session is a must for screenwriters and creative producers who are looking for their niche in genre cinema – the demand for such cinema keeps growing!
On the last day of the forum, we will move completely to the online space, where two sessions await: one about documentary cinema, organised in cooperation with the Jump in the Doc programme for young documentary filmmakers and the IDFA festival (Going International with Docs), and another one on sustainable production (No Planet = No Film).
Script consultations, 1:1 meetings, festival screenings
The KKI programme will also include our regular highlights, such as script consultations and 1:1 meetings – we will provide detailed information on these in the following weeks.
Between sessions, pitchings, and meetings, we strongly encourage Kids Kino Industry accreditation holders to attend the Kids Kino IFF screenings (with English subtitles or Polish voiceover). With our accreditation, you can collect a free ticket in the cinema box office! (only for on-site attendees).