Kids Kino.Lab Announces 2019/2020 Participants


WARSAW: The 4th edition of the international script development programme Kids Kino.Lab, formerly known as Kids Film.Pro, has announced its tutors and participants in advance of its first session of 2019/2020, which will begin on 26 November in Poznań, preceding the 37th edition of the International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, which runs 1 – 12 December 2019.

The workshops in Poznań will be the first out of four stationary sessions dedicated to the development of  films and series for young audiences. The entire programme lasts 10 months and will take place in Greece (Athens), the Czech Republic (Zlin) and Poland (Poznań & Warsaw). Guided by screenwriting tutors, participants of the programme will develop their work from synopsis (concept) all the way to well-developed, second draft of the screenplay with initial production assumptions.

The 4th Kids Kino.Lab will focus on developing the following projects:

GROUP 1 - tutor: Philip Lazebnik
- Enchanted in Music, fiction film, scriptwriter Jacek Bławut and producer Bartek Gliński (Poland)
- Ring of Life, fiction film, scriptwriter Kataryna Kopylova and producer Sashko Subko (Ukraine)
- The Gauntlet, fiction film, scriptwriter Nikos Dayandas and producer Stelios Apostolopoulos (Greece)
- Happy End, fiction film, scriptwriter: tbc and producer Agnieszka Dziedzic (Poland)

GROUP 2 - tutor: Kirsten Bonen Rask
- Don’t drink our blood, fiction film, scriptwriter Tomáš Pavlíček and producer Tomáš Michálek (Czech Republic).
- Dustzone, fiction film, scriptwriter Stefan Titka and producer Vratislav Šlajer (Czech Republic).
- Really Great Adventure, fiction film, Emil Płoszajski and producer Karolina Galuba (Poland).
- Fantasylum, animated film, scriptwriter Martyna Wojcieszek and producer Natalia Łodygowska (Poland).

GROUP 3 - tutor: Armin Prediger
- The Family Coat, animated series, scriptwriter Fokion Xenos and producer Isabella Alopoudi (Greece).
- A little pilot, animated series, scriptwriter, Eliška Chytková and producer Petr Babinec (Czech Republic).
- Johan, Sebastiana & Bach, animated series, scriptwriter Kajetan Kusina and producer Anna Gnyś (Poland).
- Sex O'clock, fiction series, scriptwriter Matěj Randár and producer Karolína Zalabáková (Czech Republic)

The 4th Kids Kino.Lab will include industry masterclasses, guidance of tutors and established screenwriters, as well as meetings with the producers’ tutor Ronald Kruschak, who will help participants in developing their production plans, identifying production needs and potential problems. During sessions in Poznań, the participants will learn how to construct characters, develop a treatment and will find out about constructing the screenplay’s sequence and structure.

Kids Kino.Lab is a project organised by the New Horizons Association Educational Department, a non-governmental organisation, founded in 2003 by Roman Gutek. Its main objective is the promotion and popularisation of unconventional, artistically challenging cinema. Kids Kino.Lab workshops are co-financed by Creative Europe Media and the Polish Film Institute. Partners include the Zlin Film Festival. Selected projects will be presented at the 2020 Kids Kino Industry, formerly known as Warsaw Kids Film Forum, an international coproduction forum, which is an industry part of the Kids Kino International Film Festival.