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Kids Kino International Film Festival/ Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy Kino Dzieci

6th edition of The Kids Film Festival will take place from 21nd to 29th of September 2019. The 5th edition of the festival took place in September 2018 in 20 Polish cities and screened over 100 titles. With the youngest viewers at its core, the festival is not limited to the presentation of important, thought-provoking and interesting movies for junior audiences (aged 4-12 years). It serves as a platform for exchanging experiences of people dealing with various aspects of children’s culture – creators and animators in the broad sense of the word.

Kids Kino International Film Festival / Festiwal Filmowy Kino Dzieci is organised by Educational Department of New Horizons Association, Poland.

Kids Kino.Lab/ Kino Dzieci.Lab

It’s a program dedicated solely to the development of scripts and production basics of films for young audiences. Our goal is to support the production of ambitious movies for children aged 4-12 years, based on the highest artistic and production standards of European cinema. First project from previous edition of our program is already in production (The Real Trouble / Tarapaty, dir. M. Karwowska), next project applied for funds to Polish Film Institute. Kids Kino.Lab/Kino Dzieci.Lab works with 8 teams (scriptwriter and producer) on participant’s projects. We develop the script form short synopsis to second draft of script together with production basics (estimated budget, financing and promotion plan).

Among our tutors are Philip Lazebnik (writer’s tutor – scriptwriter of Disney movies – ex. Mulan, Pocahontas, currently working in Europe), Kirsten Bonnen Rask (writer’s tutor – previously consulting scripts of Lars von Trier and Urlich Seidl, currently writer, producer and consultant of many children film, head of South Norwegian Filmcenter) and Ronald Kruschak (producer’s tutor – producer and writer, his films got many awards in Germany, some of them reached 1 mln audience).

Kids Kino.Lab / Kino Dzieci.Lab is organised by Educational Department of New Horizons Association, Poland.

The New Horizons Association is a non-governmental organisation, founded in 2003 by Roman Gutek. Its main objective is the promotion and popularization of unconventional, artistically challenging cinema. Thanks to such endeavours this type of films have come to be known as New Horizons films in Poland. The association organises film festivals (MFF New Horizons, American Film Festival, The Kids Film Festival), educational programmes (New Horizons of Film Education), runs a cinema (New Horizons cinema in Wrocław) and distributes films.