Each year we have an honour to choose one of the projects presented at the M:brane forum to be shown at Kids Kino Industry. This year we’ve decided to give our award to the creators of “Game of Minds” from Finland. We are delighted to have such a great project as part of our official selection.
Winner of Kids Kino Industry Exchange Award:
“Game of Minds”
Produced by Liisa Karpo and Marianne Mäkelä
The award was given by Maciej Jakubczyk, the Head of the Education Department of the New Horizons Association, Katarzyna Janiak, Project Manager of Kids Kino Industry and Viola Gabrielli, Head of Programme of Kids Kino Industry.
“We’ve chosen the project which is visually refined and impressively insightful, emphatic, educational and touches the relevant topic not only for teens, but also their relatives.”
The project reveals the demands of the entertainment industry of e-sport and offers solutions of how to manage pressure, self-esteem and identity doubts on the way up to become a professional e-sport superstar. We were impressed by the way of how the creators presented this topic which we think is something new.
The additional advantage for us was the way creators chose the format with the wide range of options which will help reach the special target audience. That’s why we are happy to announce that the Kids Kino Industry award goes to Finnish series Game of Minds directed by Petri Luukkainen and Jesse Jokinen, produced by Liisa Karpo and Marianne Mäkelä.
We strongly believe that these kinds of stories should be made and we are honoured to present it during the upcoming Kids Kino Industry forum in September. The project is preselected to the official pitching during 2021 KKI (28.09-1.10), as well as awarded with full accreditation, access to all sessions and events, and to special matchmaking with DM invited to KKI 2021.”
See you in September!
The chosen project will be presented at the KKI forum in September. The creators of the project: “Game of Minds” by Petri Luukkainen, Jesse Jokinen, Liisa Karpo and Marianne Mäkelä is given accreditation which includes: full access to all events held during the KKI, opportunity to meet with invited Decision Makers, as well as free accommodation.
Producer Liisa Karpo says:
“We are very excited by the award and delighted to learn that our story about esports and gaming youth important to wider audience. We strongly feel for the young gamers and the pressure they have in the gaming world. But we sincerely also believe in the possibilities it presents to the youth giving and teaching skills, which are useful in and outside the online games. We take this award with pride and promise to continue the production with full speed, heart and rock’n’roll.”
The call for submission for 2021 Kids Kino Industry will open on 19 April. More information on application process soon.