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Cinekid Script LAB is a six-month script-training programme for writers with a children's film project. The training was initiated by Cinekid in 2014, and takes place during Cinekid for Professionals in October, and the Berlinale the following February
During the Cinekid Script LAB, an international group of writers and writer/directors will work on their plans for children’s feature films. The programme offers tailor-made coaching and training; it answers to the specific writer’s and story’s needs, along a six-month trajectory.
Submissions need to be feature length and can either be fiction, documentary, animation as live-action projects for an audience of 4-12years old and written from their perspective. The main criteria for selection are the viability and quality of the plans and the demonstrable talent of the writers. Only projects that have a production company attached are eligible, and a signed contract with the writer(s) should be provided along with the submission.
Netherlands Film Fund (NETHERLANDS)
Finnish Film Foundation (FINLAND)
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (BELGIUM)
Icelandic Film Centre (ICELAND)
Norwegian Film Institute (NORWAY)
Swedish Film Institute (SWEDEN)
The event is co-funded by national institutes such as Flanders Audiovisual Fund (BE), Norwegian Film Institute (NO), Swedish Film Institute (SE), Netherlands Film Fund (NL), the Icelandic Film Institute (IC) and the Finnish Film Foundation (FI).