Young Horizons Industry 2023 – guide

Photo credit: Paulina Kurach

7th international co-production forum for films and series for young audiences Young Horizons Industry will take place between 4 and 6 October on-site in Warsaw, and online.

  • All people with accreditation will get access to online platform with online booking system (Accreditations were on sale until 20 September)
  • On the platform you can book a meeting, run an online meeting, watch sessions and pitchings (not all sessions will be streamed online, check the agenda on the platform)
  • The main venue is Kinoteka, Plac Defilad 1, Warsaw
  • If you need hotel recommendations, please contact our team
  • All information about the transport from the airport/train station will be sent directly to all the guests via our newsletter system

Pitchings, market presentations and market screenings

33 projects (films, series, live-action, animation, documentary) at different stages of development representing different topics, genres, and aimed at different target age groups from preschools to young adults will be presented during pitchings section on 5 and 6 October.

Distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, and media representatives are welcome to attend market screening of “Kaytek The Wizard”, and market presentation of “Diplodocus”.

—> Browse projects

Awards at Young Horizons Industry

All 33 projects presented in pitching sections have a chance to win the awards funded by our partners.

Lists of awards:

–> PLN 30,000 for the in-kind award for a post-production and VFX services at ORKA
–> PLN 15,000 for a supporting service of ORKA in fundraising for co-production of a project with Poland

–> PLN 30,000 for the in-kind award for a post-production and VFX services at FIXAFILM

Audiovisual Technology Center in Wrocław
–> PLN 45,000 for the in-kind award

No Problemo Music
–> A free music license for songs from the Audio Network’s library for their production and its promotional materials without restrictions on time, territory or fields of use

–> Direct access to official selection during m:brane 2024 in Sweden

CEE Animation Forum
–> Direct access to out of competition presentations during CEE Animation Forum 2024 in the Czech Republic

Animarkt Stop Motion Forum

–> A free Animarkt Stop Motion Forum accreditation for one person

Audience Award for the Best Pitching
–> A free Young Horizons Industry accreditation for the Pitching Team member


1:1 meetings – who you can meet at Young Horizons Industry

If you have a project for young audiences

Producers with film and series projects who are looking for partners, including co-producers, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents, can book individual meetings with more than 300 industry professionals attending the forum. Among them there are representatives from NDR, Global Screen, BBC, Warner Bros. Discovery, LevelK, Indie Sales, OneGate Media, Farbfilm Verleih, VRT – Ketnet, VPRO, KiKA, ARD, ZDF, Goodfellas, Blue Zoo Animation, Cinema Delicatessen, Dandelooo, Trust Nordisk, Canal+ Poland, Polsat.

—> Search for Guests

The page Guests only highlights some of the guests. Full list is only available to people with accreditation. Please note that some guests are attending the event online.

To send a meeting request, please use our 1:1 booking system available on the platform.

If you are looking for projects for young audiences or talents

Industry professionals who are scouting for projects for young audiences and young talents are welcome to book a meeting with Pitching Teams or Producers LINK and Young Talents participants (Young Talents programme will be announced soon).

To send a meeting request, please use our 1:1 booking system available on the platform.


If you are looking for some inspirations

On 4 October, we invite you to join the conference day with keynotes, panel discussions, case studies (Children, Film, and Immersive Worlds, Testing The Ground – Rethinking Content Development, European Cinema in the Streaming Age).

International professionals working in documentary field are invited to join Focus on Docs  and round tables discussion.

—> Register for round table discussion on docs

Creators with projects are invited to register for the consultations on IP development with Marina Narishkin and script consultations with Torbjörn Jansson.

—> Book a consultation

Company presentations

We kindly invite you to take part in a short company presentations after first and second round of pitching on day two of Young Horizons Industry forum.

Find more information about the companies:
The Pack

Festival screenings and Media Lab

In the meantime, we invite you to attend Young Horizons festival screenings in Kinoteka or Kino Muranów, or visit MediaLab located in Ethnographic Museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne), Kredytowa 1, Exhibition hall/Patio.

Discover more about the festival and MediaLab

Go social at Young Horizons Industry

During 3-day event we will have a chance to make new connections in a less formal way. Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Polish Regional Film Funds, join the Producers Meet Producers networking game, or come to our party.

All details about the social events during the event are available on our platform only for accreditation holders.

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