Kids Kino Industry at Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
“IMPACT – Shaping productions between arthouse and family entertainment“
The session wil be run on FPFF YouTube channel, December 11th, 14.00-15.00 CET
Hosted by: Maciej Jakubczyk (Head of Kids Kino IFF), Katarzyna Janiak (Project Manager Kids Kino Industry) & Viola Gabrielli (Head of Programme, Kids Kino Industry) at New Horizons Association
Leontine Petit, CEO & producer at Lemming Film with offices in Amsterdam and Berlin reveals her ambition and vision for creating intriguing films with a vast diversity in genre formats and topics. Together with Moritz Hemminger (ARRI Media International) they talk about how to bring films to the next level, including films for a young audience, how to balance productions between market pressure and artistic value in changing times and what are the next moves. The Session is hosted in conversation with Poland’s prestigious drama (queen) producer Ewa Puszczyńska (renowned for her titles COLD WAR and IDA) to discover the alchemy of maintaining the right balance of creativity, uniqueness and commercial success.
Founder & Producer, Extreme Emotions, Poland
Ewa Puszczyńska is a renowned Polish film producer whose achievements include Oscar winner Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski) and Cold War (Best Director, Cannes 2018). Puszczyńska is the founder of Extreme Emotions and a lecturer at leading Polish film schools.
Founder, CEO & Producer, Lemming Film, Netherlands
Leontine Petit is founder and CEO/Producer of Lemming Film with offices in Amsterdam and Berlin. Lemming Film has, for the last 25 years, successfully co-produced 54 feature films and 14 high end drama series in Europe and beyond. Their projects are sold to many countries around the world and have won various national and international awards.
Before working in film production, Leontine studied at the University of Amsterdam where she earned her Master’s degree in Philosophy. She graduated from EAVE and is a member of the ACE Network. She was Producer on the Move (2006). In 2014 she participated at EAVE+. She first participated in the Inside Pictures workshop in 2017. Today she teaches at various media programs and is the President of ‘Bridging the Dragon’, an association that is connecting European and Chinese Film makers.
Leontine is a passionate advocate of helping independent films cross boundaries and connect with international audiences. She won the prestigious Eurimages Co-production Award during the European Film Awards in 2016.
Deputy Head of Sales & Acquisitions at ARRI Media International, Germany
Moritz Hemminger joined 2012 the ARRI Media International department of the worldwide established ARRI Group in order to help expand their international sales operations. As Deputy Head of Sales & Acquisitions at ARRI Media International Moritz is responsible for all feature film acquisitions and is in charge for their sales team. Beside prestigious festival dramas and genre films like CURVEBALL, THE ASPERN PAPERS, A PURE PLACE Arri’s third and secure focus when acquiring rights for worldwide distribution is on FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT (live action & full animation) with titles like DEAR MR. FÜHRER, MADISON, THE OGGLIES.
After his studies Moritz Hemminger he started theatrical Sales career at Telepool in Germany (now also known as Global Screen) representing movies such as WHEN WE LEAVE, THE DOOR and many family and kids films such as LILLY THE WITCH trilogy, YOKO or the full animations NIKO, THOR and OOPS, NOAH IS GONE (Part 1).
Moritz Hemminger has also been a guest lecturer over the last years at Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris as well as at University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Furthermore he was a committee member of the German national film funding institution FFA (2017-2019), jury speaker for the selection of the German Oscar candidate in 2019 and is since 2018 a committee member of the Distribution Support Awards run by the German Films organisation.