Young Horizons Industry official selection is here!

Studio Muflon

It’s time to announce the official selection of Young Horizons Industry!

26 projects, including 12 films and 14 series from 17 countries, will be presented during the 7th edition of Young Horizons Industry (former Kids Kino Industry) in in-development and work-in-progress pitching sections.

The international co-production forum will take place from 4 to 6 October 2023 on-site in Warsaw and online, as part of the Young Horizons International Film Festival (former Kids Kino IFF).

Shortlisted from 109 submissions, 22 projects have joined the previously selected titles, the winners of our Exchange Award presented at m:brane, CEEA Forum, Animarkt Stop Motion Forum, and BrLab.

2 pitching days

24 projects in the in-development section and 2 projects in the work-in-progress section will be pitched during the second and third day of the event.

Among the selected projects, there are films and series addressing different age groups (preschoolers, children, teens, young adults). With a wide range of genres, from comedies, through drama, to science-fiction, fantasy, and even folk horror, we hope that each of our guests will find a project to cooperate with.

The projects selected for our forum were recommended by our selection committee: Eleanor Coleman, Indie Sales & Blue Spirit, France; Julie Skaufel, Onkelfilm, Norway; Alexandre Dupont-Geisselmann, Farbfilm Verleih, Germany; Suzanne Kelly, RTÉ, Ireland; Natalia Cupryjak, Canal + Poland; and Arild Halvorsen, Fabelaktiv, Norway.

In addition to the pitching sections, Polish animated film “Diplodocus” has been chosen for the market presentation section.

Official selection – key numbers and statistics

  • 26 projects in in-development and work-in-progress section (in total)
  • Including: 22 projects shortlisted from 109 submissions (new submissions record) and 4 projects awarded at m:brane, CEEA Forum, Animarkt Stop Motion Forum, and BrLab
  • From 17 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
  • 1 project in Market Presentation

Pitchings sum up:

  • 10 live-action projects: 8 films, 2 series
  • 14 animated projects: 3 films, 11 series
  • 1 animated documentary series
  • 1 documentary project: 1 film

List of the selected projects:

In Development

  1. Alienation”, live-action film, production: Filmfabriq (Hungary)
  2. The Art Detectives”, live-action series, production: Lequerica Films / Les Films de la Boussole (Spain)
  3. Big Bang Parade”, animated film, production: Lunanime (Belgium)
  4. Billy & the Boingo Band”, animated series, production: Big Bad Boo Studios (Canada, Austria) – awarded at CEEA Forum
  5. Crazy Inventions”, animated series, production: Badi Badi (Poland)
  6. Doggy Brawl”, live-action film, production: Under Ski Tower (Poland)
  7. Electric Wonder”, live-action film, production: Helium Film (The Czech Republic)
  8. Exit Tales”, animated series, production: Storyhouse (Belgium)
  9. Fabled”, live-action film, production: Zik Zak Filmworks (Iceland)
  10. Finding Home”, Animated documentary series, production: Animadocs, Iliade Films (Bulgaria, France, USA)
  11. The Grimmsons”, animated series, production: Laniakea Pictures (Poland)
  12. The Huggingtons”, animated series, production: Klipp og Lim (Norway)
  13. If Pope Knew”, live-action film, production: AkbelFilm (Turkey)
  14. Julian”, documentary film, production: UNI-SOLO Studio (Poland)
  15. Mami Fatale and The Great Cookbook”, animated film, production: GS Animation / Grupa Smacznego (Poland)
  16. The Marvelous Story of Aimar”, live-action film, production: Ceibita Films (Chile, Costa Rica) – awarded at BrLab
  17. Maude”, animated series, production: Snafu Pictures (United Kingdom)
  18. Princess Goldenhair”, live-action film, production: Three Brothers Production (The Czech Republic)
  19. Pucio”, animated series, production: EGoFILM (Poland)
  20. Rainbow in hell”, animated film, production: Animoon (Poland)
  21. Sissi & Caesar”, stop motion animated series, production: Tres Tercios (Chile) – awarded at Animarkt Stop Motion Forum
  22. The Unreal World of Alda”, animated series, production: KYK / kykmyndir (Faroe Islands) –awarded at m:brane
  23. The Weight of Water”, live-action film, production: Beluga Two Films (United Kingdom)
  24. Yesterday’s Girl”, live-action series, production: Tailored Films (Ireland)

Work in Progress

  1. Mouse & Crane”, animated series / games & app, production: Those Eyes (Denmark)
  2. My Little Heroes”, animated series, production: Peekaboo Animation (Spain)

Market Presentation

  1. Diplodocus”, animated film, production: Human (Poland)

Young Horizons – a new chapter begins!

Young Horizons is one of the key branches of the New Horizons Association. It is responsible for distributing and supporting high-quality films and series for young audiences. The Young Horizons brand includes several complementary areas: theatrical distribution (Young Horizons Distribution) and online distribution (Young Horizons VOD); film education for preschools and schools (Young Horizons Education); development and promotion of films and series in Poland and across the world (Young Horizons Industry); and the peak event of the year – The Young Horizons International Film Festival.

About Young Horizons Industry

Young Horizons Industry (former Kids Kino Industry) is the industry part of the Young Horizons International Film Festival. A three-day international co-production forum takes place from 4 to 6 October 2023 in Warsaw and online. Each year, around 300 film professionals come to Poland to exchange ideas, share their experience, and develop new content for young audiences. Young Horizons Industry is a space where we help connect projects with potential co-producers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, and film funds.

Besides the forum, Young Horizons Industry is a series of programmes and projects aimed at supporting and promoting film and series development for young audiences such as script development workshops and mentoring programmes for upcoming filmmakers.

The accreditations for Young Horizons Industry will be on sale from 5 July. More information available on the Buy Accreditation page.

Read more about our new name and identification:
A new chapter begins. Let’s meet Young Horizons

Young Horizons Industry, part of Young Horizons Festival is 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.

Partners: ORKA Production, FIXAFILM, Audiovisual Technology Center, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, Wrocław Film Commission, Gdańsk Film Commission, Łódź Film Commission, Podkarpackie Film Commission, Silesia Film Commission, Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA), Kids REGIO, German Children’s Film Association (Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V), m:brane, CEEA Forum, Animarkt Stop Motion Forum, Animation Production Days, Cinekid for Professionals, Polish Animation Producers Association (SPPA), Film New Europe, BrLab.

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