Young Horizons Industry 2023 winners announced

Photo credit: Michał Mroczkowski

It’s time to wrap up! During the award ceremony conducted by Maciej Jakubczyk, Young Horizons Department Director and Viola Gabrielli, Head of Young Horizons Industry Programme the winners have been announced.

The creators of the 33 projects presented during the pitching had the opportunity not only to meet future partners during 1:1 meetings and gain feedback from our experts, but also have a chance to receive one of the prizes sponsored by our partners ORKA, FIXAFILM, Audiovisual Technology Center in Wrocław, No Problemo Music, m:brane, CEE Animation Forum, Animarkt Stop Motion Forum.

Here they come!

Winners of the Young Horizons Industry 2023

ORKA award

Winner: “Princess Goldenhair”, Viktor Krištof, Jan Těšitel, Three Brothers Production, The Czech Republic
–> PLN 30,000 for the in-kind award for a post-production and VFX services at ORKA

2nd ORKA award

Winner: “Electric Wonder”, Pavla Klimešová, Helium Film, The Czech Republic
–> PLN 15,000 for a supporting service of ORKA in fundraising for co-production of a project with Poland

The both ORKA awards were presented by Alicja Gancarz, Head of Development, ORKA.


Winner: “Pucio”, Paulina Talarska, Rafał Skarżycki, EGoFilm, Poland
–> PLN 30,000 for the in-kind award for a post-production and VFX services at FIXAFILM

The award was presented by Magda Janowska, Postproduction Manager, FIXAFILM.

Audiovisual Technology Center in Wrocław award

Winner: “Big Bang Parade”, Annemie Degryse, Martyna Koleniec, Lunanime,
–> PLN 45,000 for the in-kind award

The award was presented by Anna Szadkowska, Production Manager, Audiovisual Technology Center in Wrocław.

No Problemo Music – two awards

Pucio, Paulina Talarska, Rafał Skarżycki, EGoFilm, Poland;
Doggy Brawl, Wojciech Stuchlik, Andrzej Duda, Under Ski Tower, Poland
–> 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

The awards were presented by Adam Romanowski, founder and CEO, No Problemo Music and Agnieszka Sękowska, General Manager, No Problemo Music.

m:brane award

Winner: “Fabled”, Arnar Benjamin Kristjansson, Guðni Lindal Benediktsson, Zik Zak Filmworks, Iceland
–> Direct access to official selection during m:brane 2024 in Sweden

The award was presented by Lennart Ström, Managing Director, m:brane.

CEE Animation Forum award

Winner: “The Grimmsons”, Zofia Jaroszuk, Anna Zychowicz, Konrad K. Mrozik, Laniakea Pictures
–> Direct access to out of competition presentations during CEE Animation Forum 2024 in the Czech Republic

The award was presented on behalf of CEE Animation Forum by Jakub Karwowski, President of the Board, SPPA – Polish Animation Producers Association.

Animarkt Stop Motion Forum award

Winner: Natalia Durszewicz
> A free Animarkt Stop Motion Forum accreditation

Audience Award for the Best Pitching

Winner: The Huggingtons, Kjersti Greger, Lars Hegdal, Klipp og Lim
–> A free Young Horizons Industry accreditation for the Pitching Team members

The award was presented by Maciej Jakubczyk and Viola Gabrielli.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Young Horizons Industry co-financiers and partners

Co-financed by: Polish Film Institute, Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme, City of Warsaw, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland

Sponsors: The Pack, Cinestash

Partners: ORKA, FIXAFILM, Audiovisual Technology Center, No Problemo Music, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, Łódź Film Commission, Silesian Film Fund, Lower Silesia Film Centre (Wrocław Film Commission), Gdańsk Film Fund, Podkarpackie Film Commission, Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA), Polish Animation Producers Association (SPPA), Crew United, Kids REGIO, German Children’s Film Association (Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V), m:brane, CEEA Forum, Animarkt Stop Motion Forum, Animation Production Days, BrLab

Media patrons: Cineuropa, Film New Europe, C21Media, Modern Times Review

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