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A look back at the Warsaw Kids Film Forum

On Friday the 29th of September we finished the Warsaw Kids Film Forum, the industry section of the 4th edition of the Kids Film Festival. Creators pitched a total of 28 projects for films and series for young audiences, including 4 Work-in- Progress presentations. Over 200 people took part in the event including Polish and European film industry guests, who took part in over 250 One-to-One meetings. Partners of the Warsaw Kids Film Forum gave awards for the best pitches.

The Financing Forum for Kids Content has awarded an invitation to their event, that takes place in Malmo in March of 2018, to “The Gingers” presented by Artur Wyrzykowski and Emil Płoszajski from Artcore. European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs has awarded an invitation to the EAVE Marketing Workshop, that takes place this year in Luxemburg, to “Iggy the Eagle” presented by Radosława Bardes and Bartek Kędzierski from ORKA Studio. Audiovisual Technology Center CeTA film from Wroclaw has awarded two projects with production and postproduction services valued at 60 and 100 thousand zloty: “Wooma” presented by Karolina Mróz Couchard and Mariusz Włodarski from Lava films and “Christmas Wish“ presented by Aleksandra Wojtaszek, Tadeusz Rawa and Łukasz Olszacki from TOUCHfilms Production.

The Warsaw Kids Film Forum, which took place on the 27-29 of September, was the first international pitching forum in Poland for films and television series aimed at the children’s market. During the Forum there were presentations of case studies about producing films for children, Work-In-Progress presentations as well as individual consultations with script doctors, distributors, sales agents and experts from the film industry. The forum was organized for the film and media industries in Poland and Europe, with an emphasis on presenting projects from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic states.

Warsaw Kids Film Forum is organized by the Education Department of the New Horizons Association.

WKFF was co-financed by: Municipal Office Capital City of Warsaw, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Creative Europe MEDIA, Polish Film Institute.

Partners of WKFF 2017 were: Film Commission Poland, Mazovia Warsaw
Film Commission, Polish Animation Producers Association, Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, Audiovisual Technology Center CeTA, Kids Regio, Akademie für Kindermedien, EAVE and The Financing Forum for Kids Content.

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