Saying goodbye to 2022, and welcome 2023!

Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska

Looking back over the past year, we have so much to be grateful for. A big “thank you” to all the screenwriters, directors, producers, decision makers, partners, associates, our community for being a part of Kids Kino.
Let us share with you a brief summing up of what happened in 2022.

2022 in brief:

Kids Kino Industry

For the second time, Kids Kino Industry was held in a hybrid formula, and in a new location – Kinoteka, Warsaw. As always, it accompanied the Kids Kino International Film Festival. The forum gathered more than 300 guests on-site and online. It was yet another year when we welcomed more than 300 guests.
The forum was preceded by the last workshop session of the script development programme Kids Kino Lab, and Producers LINK, a joint initiative of the Kids Kino Industry and the Cinekid for Professionals. For the first time, the forum also featured a session of the new programme Young Talents dedicated to the film and art students representing the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (Poland), the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg (Germany), and the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – FAMU (the Czech Republic).

Kids Kino Lab

Due to the uncertain situation, we kicked off our script development workshops with online session. But happily, the remaining three sessions were held on-site: in Belgium at JEF festival, in Czech Republic during the Zlin Film Festival, with the last session taking place in Poland during the Kids Kino International Film Festival and Kids Kino Industry. Six projects out of 12 were presented in the official selection of Kids Kino Industry, and one of them, “Tosia” written by Wojciech Janik and produced by Wojciech Stuchlik, was granted a CeTA Award during the KKI award ceremony.
We keep our fingers crossed for all of our participants and hope that the workshop brought them closer to bringing their projects to the screen!

Kids Kino Docs

We established a new development programme dedicated solely to documentary film and series for young adults. Kids Kino Docs is a part of a bigger programme co-financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
In 2022, there were two editions of workshops. In each of them six creators from Poland and Norway have been working on their documentary projects. The workshops will be continued in 2023 – next shared session for both editions will take pace in March.

KKI Talks, KKI awards, and more

Together with our partners WANDA – Belgian collective of female film creatives & youth film organization JEF, and Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film & Animation Production Days we had organised two webinars about inclusivity and new technical tools in animation.
We had a pleasure to give the KKI awards at m:brane, CEE Animation Forum, Animarkt Stop Motion Forum, BrLab and invite the chosen creators of the most promising projects to the official selection of the Kids Kino Industry.
In the meantime – our team visited many other international events to expand our partnerships and look for inspirations, promote our activities, and broaden our horizons.

Support for Ukraine

Writing about the past year we cannot forget about Ukraine.
As part of our support for the Ukraine, New Horizons Association and Kids Kino team have prepared a collection of children’s feature films and series in the Ukrainian language to cheer up the youngest Ukrainian refugees. Titles are available for free, without logging in or registering on the platform:
Many thanks to the partners of Kids Kino in Ukrainian: Copenhagen Bombay, KAZstudio, Gutek Film, REinvent, GS Animation, Letko, Badi Badi, Animoon, Roboto Sound, Studio Publishing BM, Uchostudio, Studio ZET, Good4Frame S.C. Thanks for the preparation of vod in the Ukrainian version go to Jakub Królikowski (Pracownia Pakamera) and Multiversal.

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