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EARLY BIRD accreditation for the 3. Edition of Warsaw Kids Film Forum is now available.

Warsaw Kids Film Forum is an industry part of the International Kids Film Festival in Warsaw. It serves not only as a platform where  European industry can meet in order to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop new films or TV series for children, but also as a space for projects to connect with co-producers, distributors, sales agents, regional film funds or TV and film institutions’ representatives. 200 guests from 25 countries have participated in the last edition. 

Warsaw Kids Film Forum will be held September 25-27 in Kino Muranow, Warsaw. 3 days long programme will consist of:

  • meetings with international experts from film and TV industry focused on children’s productions 
  • pitchings of 25 films and TV projects from Europe
  • one on one meetings with TV representatives, sales agents, distributors and investors
  • workshops
  • a script master class
  • individual script consultations 
  • co-production meetings

    Complete schedule of the event will be available on our website from September 16th.

    This year’s edition will be expanded by adding new events to the agenda. One of which is a closed workshop on „THE ART OF FINDING & MAKING A DEAL” by Silke Wilfinger, the founder of SilkWay Films and Carlos Hertel, sales manager in Bavaria Media GmbH. The workshop will be held September 25 from 4:15-7:15pm.

    Accreditations, admissions and prices:

    EARLY BIRD accreditations are available until September 9th. LAST MINUTE accreditations will be launched afterwards.

    1. Warsaw Kids Film Forum admission – 100 PLN
    2. „THE ART OF FINDING & MAKING A DEAL” workshop – 60 PLN (the number of participants is limited!)
    3. Package: Warsaw Kids Film Forum admission + „THE ART OF FINDING & MAKING A DEAL” workshop admission - 120 PLN

    If you would like to participate in the Forum, please follow the steps below:

  • Fill in the form at: www.warsawkidsff.pl/
  • Wait for an e-mail with payment information
  • Choose one out of 3 types of accreditations
  • Pay online
  • Wait for the link activating your account

At the 72nd Locarno Film Festival (August 7 - 17), Czech Republic will be represented by Oroslan. The directorial debut of Matjaž Ivanišin will have its world premiere in the competition section Concorso Cineasti del presente. Oroslan is Slovenian-Czech co-production, with Staragara producing on the Slovenian side and i/o post on the Czech side. The film was supported by the Czech Film Fund with the amount of 31 373 EUR.


Concorso Cineasti del presente
by Matjaž Ivanišin
SL, CZ 2019 / 72 min

When a man known as Oroslan dies, the news quickly spreads through a little village, causing grief and emotion. Later on, actions become words and words become stories. In order to overcome the sorrow and restore the natural flow of life, the villagers start sharing their memories about Oroslan, re-creating his image through their tales.

Read more about the film HERE.

Check the trailer HERE.

WED 14 AUG at 18:30, PalaCinema Sala 1
THU 15 AUG at 14:00, L’altra Sala
FRI 16 AUG at 21:00, PalaCinema Sala 2

Manuela Buono / Slingshot Films
World Sales
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SARAJEVO: Projects from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the Ukraine are among the ten documentary projects selected for Docu Talents from the East, which will be introduced at the Sarajevo Film Festival, during CineLink Industry Days on 18 August 2019.

RIGA: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the Human Resources Ministry of Hungary have signed a cultural cooperation programme for 2019-2021. The programme includes the cinema.

2 August / What's cooking?
  • Works In Progress opens submissions.
  • Music Meets Film announces first speaker.
  • Script Pool winner gets TIFF gala screening.
  • Project submission deadlines reminder.
  • Accreditation discount.

Starting from today we are accepting project submissions for Works In Progress showcases. As we will launch the Just Film Works In Progress, there will be a special session of children's and youth film projects. Just Film is the largest sub-festival of Black Nights taking place during the main festival, that will be celebrating its19th consecutive year with approximately 50 children's and youth feature films screened

Some of last year's projects have already been experiencing international success as Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Finland) was selected for Quinzaine des Realisateurs and Karlovy Vary and Days of the Whale (Colombia) landed at SXSW.

Project submission deadline: 15 September, 2019.



Great news from Canada! The winner of the 2017 edition of Script Pool Tallinn, Shonali Bose has finished her film The Sky Is Pink that she co-wrote with Nilesh Maniyar who was presenting the project in Tallinn (the two also co-directed and wrote Margharita With A Straw, best actress award at Black Nights FF in 2014). The Sky Is Pink will have its world premiere as a gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival this September!

A friendly reminder that Script Pool 2019 submission is currently open.



British composer and production company West One Music co-founder Richard Harvey is a BAFTA winner, a respected orchestral conductor and a virtuoso performer on a wide range of Western and ethnic instruments. He became involved in composing for film and television in the 1970s and has scored over 80 television and film projects to date, from British television series, documentaries and feature-length TV films, to major Hollywood titles.

At Music Meets Film 2019, running from the 25th until the 27th of Nov, Harvey shares his insights into his composition realm using historic and ethnic instruments in film music, about scoring trends and the direction of film music in the future.



Script Pool Tallinn - 2 September. Submit HERE!
Baltic Event Co-Production Market - 2 September. Submit HERE!
POWR Baltic Stories Exchange - 2 September. Submit HERE!

Get the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event accreditation at a discount price - 125 EUR - before the 16th of September!

The Festival + Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event accreditation is reserved exclusively for film industry professionals and is valid for the festival period, from the 15th of November until the 1st of December, 2019. It allows you to get the most out of Tallinn - take part of all the open lectures, pitchings, the audiovisual conference European Film Forum Tallinn, workshops and events of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event and to see up to 40 films in the programme of Black Nights.


The tenth edition of New Horizons Studio+ took place July 27 – 30 during the 19th New Horizons International Film Festival (July 25 – August 4).

Organized by the New Horizons Association and Creative Europe Desk Poland, it consisted of workshops and lectures on various aspects related to the project promotion and development.

New Horizons Studio+ selects European director-producer pairs who are developing their first or second feature film. 10 emerging talents from Poland and 10 from Denmark, Austria, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia took part in the programme under the supervision of the following experts: David Pope (London Film Academy), sales agent Hédi Zardi – CEO of Luxbox, Michael Arnon (EAVE) representing Wolf Consultants, Aranka Matits (EAVE) from Featurette and Mathias Noschis from Alphapanda.

The New Horizons Studio+ program was completed with a meeting with the special guest Sten-Kristian Saluveer who gave a lecture “Virtual Reality & Beyond”, which was a part of Creativity Talks organized by the British Council.

The participants took part in the pitching contest. The jury selecting the best project and pitch (composed of Hédi Zardi, Michael Arnon, David Pope as well as Creative Europe Desk Poland, New Horizons Association, London Film Academy and Ale kino+ television channel representatives) decided to give two main awards and a special mention.

How is Katia? (directed by Christina Tynkevych and produced by Olha Matat)  received the New Horizons Association / London Film Academy Main Award. The award is project consultation sponsored  by London Film Academy.

Jury statement: For its complex characters and a journey that leads them to grow and surpass their moral limits, an ethically grounded yet relatable, convincing story we want to see brought to the screen.

Horia (directed by Ana-Maria Comănescu and produced by Carla Fotea)  received Ale kino+ Television Channel Award, which is the Letter of Intent for TV distribution.

Jury statement: An affectionate and clear pitch of a story that speaks to a chapter in everyone's life when you have to win your own heart.

The Quiet Migration (directed by Malene Choi Jensen and produced by Maria Møller Kjeldgaard) received a Special Mention.

Jury statement: Salute the beauty of an artistic gesture based in a sincere personal background mixed with a unique cinematic poetry, It’s a strong promise of a beautiful film. 

Congratulations to the winners and thank to all the participants and partners: EAVE, London Film Academy, Ale kino+, British Council, Romanian Institute of Culture, Netherlands Embassy in Warsaw and Austrian Cultural Forum, as well as media partners: Film & TV Kamera, Film Pro and Film New Europe.

TBILISI: Dito Tsintsadze's Shindisi has been selected as Georgia’s entry for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best international feature film category. 

BUCHAREST: Cable and broadband operator Liberty Global has wrapped up the sale of operations in Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany to Vodafone.

VALLETTA: The first edition of Summer Cinema, a film caravan around Malta and Gozo organised by the Film Grain Foundation, will start on 2 August 2019. Five classic films including Kolya directed by Jan Sverak (produced by Biograf Jan Sverak) will be screened in open-air every Friday until 6 September 2019.

PAPHOS: Hollywood producers who visited Paphos recently declared to be interested in the possibility of a film studio being built in this city of Cyprus.