Young Horizons Industry (former Kids Kino Industry) 2023

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
04/10/2023 - 06/10/2023
Online & Onsite (Warsaw, Poland)
Final submission deadline
Submission/Registration Fee

Event Description

The industry part of the Young Horizons International Film Festival is a series of programmes and projects aimed at supporting and promoting film and series development for young audiences.

The main event of our activities is an annual international co-production forum (former Kids Kino Industry) for more than 300 distributors, sales agents, broadcasters, platforms, festivals, film funds, investors, producers and creators.

2023 Coverage

List of the selected projects:

In Development

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

Work in Progress

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

Market Presentation

    “Diplodocus”, animated film, production: Human (Poland)

Call for Entries (Archive)

The 7th edition of Kids Kino Industry, an international co-production forum and networking event, is now accepting entries. 

Eligible Projects:

  • Projects of full-length films or series
  • Live-action, documentary, animation, transmedia
  • For kids, teenagers, young adults
  • Projects that already have a producer on board
  • At different stages of development, work in progress or postproduction
  • Looking for a co-producer, funding, broadcaster, sales agent, platform, etc.

    The main focus will be put on European projects, but the submissions are also open for projects from outside Europe

In Development

  •  Projects with a treatment or script
  • At development stage
  • With a partly confirmed financing structure

Work in Progress

  • At production or postproduction stage (with shooting started by the end of August 2023)
  • Projects that are still looking for funding or a co-producer, as well as a distributor, sales agent, broadcaster

Market Presentation

  • Finished projects (production year 2022/2023) which are looking for international distributors and sales agent
  • Films, all types

Documents required for the submission (all documents must be in English)

  • Photo or key visual of the project
  • Bios of the producer and scriptwriter (For Work in Progress and Market Presentation also director’s bio)
  • Logline, synopsis, and treatment
  • Financing structure of the project in EURO (or planned financing structure of the project for In Development projects)
  • Moodboard (Only for In Development, Work in Progress)
  • Link to the film materials/ footage (Only for Market Presentation; Optional for Work in Progress

The submission is free of charge, but there is an accreditation/participation fee.


2021 Event Coverage

2020 Event Coverage

Individual consultations with experts specialising in areas such as film marketing or script doctoring. This year, accreditation holders will be able to consult with such names as Andrew Kavanagh, Jesper Møller and Maurice Wheeler, who have advised Warner Bros., Disney, Sony, BBC, Google, Netflix and Nickelodeon, among others.

Apart from the individual meetings, consultations and pitching sessions, the panel entitled 'Going International - Markets, Festivals, Conferences and Labs for Kids Content'; is also worthy of attention. Without leaving home, the meeting participants will be able to get to know one another, learn more about leading international events and put questions to their representatives. The guests on the panel will include Marlene Wegener from Animation Production Days, Greg Childs from the Children's Media Conference (CMC), Lennart Ström from M:brane, Nienke Poelsma from the Cinekid International Film Festival, Matija Šturm from CEE Animation, Silvina Cornillón from Ventana Sur and Anne Schultka from Kids Regio.

The programme also features masterclasses and workshops. Young filmmakers are sure to be interested in the meeting with the young Belgian director Frederike Migom, maker of the award- winning film Binti, who will give a lecture entitled 'My First Movie - How to Develop a Story for a Children's Audience'. For writers, directors and producers, the organisers have also prepared the workshop 'How To Get Back On Track With Your Story' with Paul Tyler.

For all producers and creators looking for partners for their projects or who are submitting their packages, the 'Building The Bible' lecture is a must-see event. During the meeting, participants will learn how to prepare the so-called Bible or Pitch Bible, how to 'advertise'; their project and what the representatives of selected platforms are looking for. Participants will also learn how to create a standard 2-page 'flyer' and 10-page pressbook.

During the combined lecture and Q&A entitled 'Knowing your Film from the Inside Out - Become the Ultimate Ambassador!, which will take the examples of two productions, scriptwriters and producers will be able to see how knowledge of audience behaviour towards different genres influences the choice of distribution strategy, and they will also learn more about how to become an ambassador for their project. The lecture will be presented by Alison Norrington and Fulko Kuindersma.

Selected Projects

This year, Kids Kino Industry received 66 submissions from 26 different countries.  The selection process was supported by 3 international female experts: Alison Norrington (Creative Director & Founder at storycentral Ltd), Silke Wilfinger (Managing Director of SilkWayFilms), and Viola Gabrielli (Kids Kino Industry Inspiration Day Programmer and Business Relations). Eventually, after a few weeks of reading and discussing the submitted stories and materials, 27 projects were selected to be pitched at the 4th edition of Kids Kino Industry 2020.

Sessions during the forum are divided into two groups: Projects in Development and Works in Progress.

Projects in development:

A Penguin in the Chicken House, live-action & stop motion film, Coala Filmes, Brazil
Flo the Seal, animated series, Animoon, Poland
Geno, animated film, Lira Production Studios, Georgia
Inside Luna, animated film, Filmallee GmbH, Germany
It Shall Be Done, 3D animated series, Karandash Animation Studio, Ukraine (exchange project as part of partnership with UANiMA- Ukrainian Animation Producers Association)
Katzenauge, feature film, Hager Moss Film GmbH, Germany (exchange project as part of partnership with Förderverein deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.)
Kids Encyclopedia, animated series, Tritone Studio, Latvia
Kreuzberg Supergirls, live-action series, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH, Germany
La Vida Es Un Musical, documentary film, GotFat Productions, Denmark (exchange project as part of partnership with M:brane)
Lala – A Fairy’s Heart, animated film, Mythberg Films Kft., Hungary
Los viajes de Kepler, animated series, Lodeiros, Spain
Luzie’s mad world, live-action film, Leitwolf Filmproduktion, Germany
Mu & Sic, animated series, Fumi Studio, Poland
Myshko & Dzvinka, animated series, Studio KAPI, Ukraine
Ninja from Manila, live-action film, vy/ac Productions, Philippines 
Our Town, live-action series, Tile Media & RTE, Ireland
Planet 7693, live-action film, Giggling Goat Production, Montenegro
Roy – One of A Kind, live-action film, Lucy Loves Drama Oy, Finland
Sisters, live-action film, Fenixfilm, Latvia
The Spacehead, live-action film, Objectif s.r.o., Slovakia
Tin’s Fireboots, animated series, Wizart Animation, Russia
Wasserratte, live-action series, StickUp Filmproduktion, Germany (exchange partnership with Förderverein deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.)
Wonder Legends, animated series, Wonder Legends Karubin Malczyk sp. j., Poland

Works in Progress:

A Butterfly’s Heart, live-action film, FRALITA FILMS, Lithuania
Cricket & Antoinette, animated film, Diedra d.o.o., Croatia
The Gladiator, animated film, Opal Production, Romania
Toru Superfox, animated series, Animoon, Poland
An additional day of the online forum will be dedicated to 12 projects developed during Kids Kino.Lab development workshops. 

2019 Event Coverage


Event Dates

  • From 04/10/2023 to 06/10/2023



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