The accreditations go on sale. Take the first sneak peek at the programme!

Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska

The accreditations for the 7th Young Horizons Industry are now up for sale!

The three-day industry event for professionals will take place on 4–6 October 2023 at the Kinoteka Cinema in Warsaw and online. The programme includes keynotes, pitchings, one-to-one meetings, script consultations, workshops, and festival screenings.

Organised for the first time under a new name – Young Horizons Industry – the 7th international co-production forum is an integral part of the Young Horizons International Film Festival (formerly Kids Kino Industry and Kids Kino International Film Festival).

Take the first sneak peek at the programme!

Curated by Viola Gabrielli, this year’s Forum programme will focus on children and immersive media, rethinking content development, cinema distribution paths in coexistence with streaming platforms, and useful new tech tools that facilitate production.

A full conference programme will be available closer to the date of the event. The speakers’ names and bios will be available in July on our website.

Conference day | 4 October 2023

Panel: Children, Film, and Immersive Worlds

Immersive worlds (early elements of a future ‘metaverse’) hold a huge attraction to Gen Z and Gen Alpha. Find out how filmmakers and distributors use the social game and experience platforms like Roblox, Fortnite, Zepeto, and Minecraft to engage with the 8+ audience through stories and their favourite characters.

Panel: European Cinema in The Streaming Age

The most popular titles in European cinemas belong to children and family content. Recent Young Horizon’s own distribution titles like Kitty Kotty or School of Magical Animals are the perfect evidence of that uplifting direction. Join our expert panel of distributors and sales agents that discuss different paths of recent titles that cinema distribution can take in coexistence with the streamers.

BONUS: As an introduction to this session, Ampere Analytics will share with us new insights on trends for 2023 and an outlook for 2024 of the big 5 territories (DE, GB, IT, ES, FR) plus a spotlight on Poland.

Case Study: Testing The Ground – Rethinking Content Development

While content is still king, the audience is now queen. Fast media forms like TikTok and the game industry are serious competitors for the demanding 8+ audience. It’s time to rethink the way we develop story worlds. The Media and Marketing House Hotel Hungaria will share their different approach and how to stay relevant to your audience. Find out why perfect concepts might no longer be needed to convince investors and audiences.

Pitchings and one-to-one meetings | 5–6 October 2023

After the intense conference day, the Young Horizons Industry guests return to the cinema hall to spend two days with project presentations followed by one-to-one meetings.

Check the official selection on our website.
Projects details coming soon.

Upcoming announcements:

  • Producers LINK 2023 selection
  • Young Talents selection
  • Speakers and panellists for Young Horizons Industry


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