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hosted by: Katarzyna Janiak, Industry Project Manager at Kids Kino Industry and New Horizons Association and Viola Gabrielli, Head of Programme, Kids Kino Industry and New Horizons Association
speakers: Peter Badač, BFILM (Czech Republic), Barbora Budinská, Plutoon (Slovakia)
moderated by: Silke Wilfinger, Founder & CEO of Silkway Films
Learn more about KKI Talks “Smart animation & clever 360° worldbuilding” in July:
An exclusive preview on the upcoming animated feature Journey to Yourland, a family adventure that draws its audience into the magical parallel world of Yourland where the protagonist encounters mesmerizing machines, talking animals, science that peacefully coexist with nature and its own mission and inner journey.
Produced by BFilm (Czech Republic) in co-production with Plutoon (Slovakia) and Stacka/The Fridge (Belgium) the film uses 3D CGI animation with an attached stop motion appeal utilizing real-time game technology for final images.
The lead producers will walk us through their production process, their challenges, their unique artistic choices for the contrasting visual concept, the applied technology as well as their 360° approach for the project’s wider audience reach.
Discover the project:
Journey to Yourland is a story about a young boy Riki and his adventurous journey to the magical world called Yourland. On his way, Riki meets new friends, discovers the secrets of this country, finds strength of his heart and thanks to that he manages to save Yourland. The 3D CGI adventure animation feature film for kids and families. Premiere is planned for early 2022.
Meet our moderator
Founder & CEO of Silkway Films
Silke Wilfinger can look back on a career spanning over 25 years in the film industry, including 20 years in the field of international licensing in audiovisual media, acquisitions, distribution & sales.
In 2016, Silke branched out on her own and founded her Munich-based company SilkWayFilms. SWF bases its business model on consulting, distribution, acquisition and sales on a national and international level. Silke also works as a communication trainer and mediator.
Meet our panelists
producer of "Journey to Yourland", BFILM
Peter is a graduate of VŠMU in Bratislava and FAMU in Prague. In 2010 he studied in HFF “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam, Germany. In 2014 he received scholarship from Fulbright foundation and studied at Ohio University in Athens, USA.
He has experiences as a production manager, a creative producer in TV and an independent film producer. Now he works as a producer in the company BFILM based in Bratislava and Prague. He has produced several shorts (“Pandas” won the award at Cinefondation 2013 in Cannes, “Untravel” was released at the Berlinale in 2018). In 2017, two of his fiction films were released: “Filthy”, directed by Tereza Nvotova at IFF Rotterdam, and “Freedom”, directed by Jan Speckenbach at IFF Locarno. In 2019, another two animation films were released: “The Kite” at Berlinale in Generation and “Sh_t Happens” at Venice and Sundance.
In addition to his work as a film producer, he teaches at FAMU. He is the member of the Slovak Film and Television Academy and European Film Academy.
BFILM was founded in 2010 as a film production company working with art-house fiction, animations and TV series. In 2017 it opens Czech office in Prague. BFILM focuses on remarkable artistic quality and innovative approaches, working with carefully selected directorial talent.
BFILM is one of the leading companies on the Slovak market with 3 award winning feature films and 9 short films already produced. Our films have received several awards and nominations, were in competition in Cannes, Annecy, Berlinale, Sundance or Locarno, were screened in Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Warsaw, Cairo and many other festivals. Our vision is to bring local stories for the broad international audience while helping emerging talents to be discovered and grow.
producer of "Journey to Yourland", Plutoon
Barbora gradutated in Directing and dramaturgy department on Theatre faculty of Academy of performing arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. After graduation, she worked mainly in TV production on different projects for Slovak and Czech national broadcasters. In 2013 she started to work for the animation studio and production company plutoon as a producer and story editor. She is working on different commercial project of the studio, on few short animated films and mainly on “Journey to Yourland” project. She is one of the scriptwriters and producer for the plutoon production company.