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Our INSPIRATIONAL webinars are leading up to the virtual Kids Kino Industry co-production & pitching event – with its 1:1 meetings, consultant tables, masterclasses & workshops from September 29th – October 2nd.
- CURSE OR BLESSING
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- NEW FORMATS IN KIDS TV - closed -
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- A QUANTUM LEAP - closed
CURSE or BLESSING. CO-PRODUCTION IN A CHANGED ENVIRONMENT
When: September, 21st 12:00 – 13:00 CEST (GMT + 2)
The first look into the live-action feature MISSION ULJA FUNK produced by In Good Company GmbH (Germany) in cooperation with ShipsBoy sp. Z o.o (Poland) and Samsa Film (Luxembourg) and on its particular production process that was maintained during the lockdown situation. Together with the film teams, TV partners and funders the session explores added values, co-pro challenges and future funding outlooks. Participants will be given time to scrutinize possible reservations towards co-productions in an interactive Q&A session.
speakers: Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Founder & producer of In Good Company GmbH, Germany), Krystyna Kantor (Line Producer of ShipsBoy sp. Z o.o, Poland), Susan Newman-Baudais (Head of the coproduction programme, Eurimage, France), Anke Lindemann (Head of Children & Family Programme, MDR, Germany), Claas Danielsen (Managing Director of the Central German Regional Fund MDM)
moderation: Agnieszka Dziedzic, Founder & Producer Koi Studio, Poland
in cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of German Children’s Film and KIDS Regio.
MISSION ULJA FUNK – a road movie about 12-year-old Ulja, the youngest child of a Russian-German family living in a small German town with a thirst for knowledge and a huge interest in science. When Ulja discovers the small asteroid VR-24-17-20 is about to fall to earth in a few days in Belarus, she sets off a journey across Poland with one year older Henk to see the impact of VR-24-17-20 for themselves. On their heels: Grandma Olga, the rest of the family, Pastor Brotz (Luc Feit) and half the congregation.
CURSE or BLESSING. CO-PRODUCTION IN A CHANGED ENVIRONMENT
When: September, 21st 12:00 – 13:00 CEST (GMT + 2)
EXPLORING THE CHANGE. GÖTEBORG’S FILM FESTIVAL NOSTRADAMUS REPORT MEETS KIDS KINO INDUSTRY
When: August, 24th 15:00 – 16:00 CEST (GMT + 2)
A dynamic session on the future of the children’s screen industry in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. Media analyst and author of the Nostradamus Report Johanna Koljonen will introduce us to the 2020 edition CREATIVE EXPLOSION, discussing screen industry developments in the context of global macro trends including the pandemic. Focussing on the young audiences platform agnostic perception of content she reflects on new possibilities for creators and distributors in terms of storytelling, audience relationship and releases. The session will be joined and moderated by David Kleeman who brings in his analytic knowledge on how children make their choices around media and what they are seeking in the near future. Finally Madiana Asseraf-Jacob of the European Broadcasting Union will guide us through an overview on how children’s public broadcasting have been shaping their formats and content during the pandemic and what are the main lessons learnt from here in terms of their future programming.
speakers: Johanna Koljonen, media analyst, broadcaster and experience designer in talk with David Kleeman, Dubit; Prix Jeunesse, SVP, Global Trends; Advisory Board Chair, USA; Madiana Asseraf-Jacob, Head of Media Strategy & Development at the EBU
in cooperation with KIDS Regio
NEW FORMATS IN KIDS TV
When: August, 31st 15:00 – 16:00 CEST
A new line up of winning programs partly pivoted during the pandemic thread which throws a spotlight on a connected and sophisticated young audience that is hungry for knowledge, eager to communicate as well as embraces diverse voices and stories portraying their reality. An opportunity to exchange and listen to the producers behind these fresh new content that are shaping the future storytelling ideas, presented by David Kleeman.
– MY # QUARATINELIFE – news, opinions and stories from around the world by children for children.
Free Press Unlimited is the Dutch NGO behind WADADA News for Kids already connecting 21 countries worldwide with tailor-made news, opinions, and stories from the perspective of children or youth. The new cross media project MY #QUARANTINE LIFE is promoting and supporting worldwide that youth have the right of reliable information. At the YouTube Channel children and youth are able to make and share their own videos with news, opinions, stories and ideas from their quarantine. The channel was quickly established when countries around the world went into lockdown because of the corona pandemic and the news media ignored the stories of children and youth. Children deserve To Know’ and share news, their opinions and stories.
speaker: Jan-Willem Bult, founder of Children’s in the Centre Foundation, Free Press Unlimited, WADADA News for Kids, Netherlands,
– LOCKDOWN – a social media mystery for tweens (8-12) in the social distancing era
Lockdown is an up-to-the-minute series that reflects the current state of the world. It is the story about a group of bored quarantined kids in a big city affected by COVID-19 working together online to solve a mystery involving one of their new neighbours. Shot entirely via webcam and smartphones, this series is a look at how tweens stay in touch while having to stay away. But it is also a look at what happens when boredom leads to suspicion. The series won the special achievement award at the Prix Jeunesse 2020.
speakers: J.J. Johnson, Executive Producer of Sinking Ship, Canada, Saara Chaudry, actor, dancer, singer, Canada
–TALKING HEADS – children talk about their view of life while getting a haircut. Prix Jeunesse winner in the category Non-Fiction 7-10 and the prix Jeunesse German children’s jury award 2020.
While getting a haircut by hairdresser Marko, children talk about their view of life, their concerns or about what makes them really happy. Through the mirror we not only see their new haircuts take shape, but above all we hear what happens inside their little minds. Whether they talk about fear, love, anxiety or growing up, in Talking Heads the conversation is always heart-to-heart and without shame. Funny, meaningful and heart-breaking anecdotes that are recognizable for children and their parents.
speaker: Koji Nelissen, producer and founder of Keplerfilm, Netherlands
STUDIO PRESENTATION – UP-AND-COMING PROJECTS
When: September, 7th 15:00 – 16:00 CEST (GMT + 2)
A preview of two up and coming animation productions and their studios from Czech Republic and Argentina featuring their impressive taste in animation storytelling, combining stop motion, puppets, 2D animation and special effects. Get insights from their lead producers regarding their motivation, artistic choices and a closer look behind the scenes of
the whole development process. Joining the conversation with Katarzyna Gromadzka (Momakin Studio, Poland) and the creative teams will be also Silvina Cornillón from Latin American Film Market Ventana Sur with more background information of South American’s incentive structure for audio-visual works and its co-production possibilities with Europe.
We will have a closer look at:
EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN (feature from Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France)
A film about two mortal enemies – a little mouse Whizzy and Whitebelly the fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven. In this new world they relinquish their old animal instincts and become friends. When they subsequently follow a path into a new life they must overcome what would normally be hailed impossible.
speaker: Vladimir Lhoták, lead producer Fresh Films (Cz)
TWO LITTLE BIRDS (TV series from Argentina, Uruguay, France)
A black and a white bird are living peacefully together in the same tree. A new development appears to lead to the two birds ludicrous and hilarious competition with each other culminating to bring the tree under risk. Each episode ends up safe and sound with the opportunity of a fresh start.
speaker: Luciana Roude, lead producer Can Can Club (Argentina)
The session will be joined by Silvina Cornillón, coordinator of the Animation industry section on the Latin American Film Market Ventana Sur, Argentina
Moderation: Katarzyna Gromadzka, Momakin, Poland
A QUANTUM LEAP – GAME TECH IN FILMMAKING
When: September, 14th 12:00 – 13:00 CEST (GMT + 2)
The long awaited fusion of CG animation and film production has finally arrived with the use of game engines being adopted by small and large studios. It is opening doors into virtual production, empowering directors and artists to make projects look ever closer to their creative vision, by easing their workflow and adding more flexibility to their production process. This session will delve into two best practise examples; the BBC/HBO live-action TV series HIS DARK MATERIALS and Blue Zoo’s distinctive short animation ADA exploring why and how real-time engines helped them transition from a traditional animation production toward a brave new, virtual future of powerful VR and game-creation capabilities.
HIS DARK MATERIALS
The beloved adaptation of Philip Pullman’s trilogy about young girl Lyra and her quest to find her kidnapped friend. A journey that leads her to uncover a sinister plot of a secret organization, encounter extraordinary beings and protect dangerous secrets. The expansive and multiverse HBO / BBC series HIS DARK MATERIALS (2019) has been carefully crafted and brought to life with a unique and holistic design approach that spans the development, the production and post. With season 2 already on its way the series is set to be a ground-breaking example of televisions endless bounds with the possibility of using Real Time technology engine UNREAL.
speaker: Jassmine Najime, Studio Manager, Painting Practice, UK
Stranded on an arctic island, an Alaskan seamstress must overcome her fears of the wilderness and find the strength to survive if she ever hopes to return home to her son. With this experimental short film Blue Zoo shorts program enters a complete new direction. Using ground-breaking real-time technology, the team rendered ADA in Unreal Engine to accelerate the process of animated storytelling. The result is a raw and emotive film in an illustrated and characterful style that differentiates itself from a video game-style of animation.
speaker: Dane Winn, Commercials Director at Blue Zoo, UK
moderator: Jan von Meppen, game Designer, Writer, Producer and co-founder of LUDINC, Germany