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The issues of developing projects that will make up the future of content directed at children and young adults will be tackled during INSPIRATION DAY, a special event hosted by the Warsaw Kids Film Forum with the participation of Film New Europe and the backing of the Central European Initiative running from 25th  to 27th September 2019.

Central Europe Initiative (CEI) and Film New Europe (FNE) event FNE INSPIRATION DAY will take place on 25th September 2019, stating with a discussion panel FORECASTING THE FUTURE FOR KIDS CONTENT  - In TV and Digital SVoD hosted by David Kleeman. After an intro by David Kleeman and the Dubit Trends report, the session will ask the panel of speakers  Richard Rowe (DHX) Luca Milano (RAI Ragazzi),  Claire Tavernier (digital media adviser) and Maria Kosareva, Viacom (RU) for their perspectives. What do these forecasts mean for them regarding developing content for dedicated kids programs? Does it differ for business grounded in linear free-to-air vs. non-linear channels? What's next in terms of content and how to make a profit?

Following the presentation the participants will have a chance to explore NEW FRESH & EDGY KIDS TV PROGRAMMES in a series of case studies devoted to productions The Butterfly Effect, presented by Nadine Zwick-Pellet, (ARTE JUNIOR, France),  Jams presented by Luca Milano ( RAI Ragazzi, Italy& Simona Ercolani, CEO and Creative Producer of Stand By Me, Italy) and Overgrep presented by Joakim Vedeler ( NRK Super, Norway).

Stine Bomholt-Hansen (Level K, Denmark) will share  dos and don’ts in  distribution with a special focus on kids content and Marie-Claude Beauchamp (Carpe Diem, Canada) will talk about the new realities of project development in the most technologically developed segment of the film industry in her presentation “DEVELOPLING AN IP 360° – from the idea to licensing and immersive experience”. The local content will be showcased by the SPPA – The Association of Polish Animation Producers.

Silke Wilfinger (SilkWay Films & Carlos Hertel, IMC Strategy & Bavaria Media GmbH, Germany) will lead a special production financing workshop “The Art of Finding & Making a Deal Workshop” (additional registration is required), followed by a presentation of the Black Mill, one of the newest Polish productions for the younger audience, a feature family film directed by Mariusz Palej, based on a bestselling novel and produced by TFP.

The day will wrap up with a screenwriting master class from Philip LaZebnik, a much lauded American screenwriter and producer. LaZebnik has written screenplays for films including Pocahontas, Mulan, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, Asterix and the Vikings, The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar II – among others.

The participants will have a chance to take a special locations tour through Warsaw, organised by the Warsaw Film Commission and take part in an evening networking event hosted by KIPA KIDS and SPPA.

The second part of Inspiration Day will take place on 26th September 2019 during the CO-PRO-NECT Breakfast. During 30 minutes intimate and interactive sessions, key funders and content executives will share their experiences in coproduction, investment and partnership, programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies with speakers Agnes Augustin (Shaw-Rocket Fund, Canada), Marie-Claude Beauchamp, (Carpe Diem, Canada) and Luca Milano (RAI Ragazzi, Italy).

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GDYNIA: Bartosz Kruhlik’s debut feature will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film will open in Polish cinemas on 22 November 2019, distributed by Forum Film Poland.

GDYNIA: Lech Majewski’s adult fantasy Valley of the Gods will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film is a coproduction between the USA, Poland and Luxembourg. The all-star cast includes John Malkovich, Josh Hartnett, Keir Dullea, Jaime Ray Newman and Berenice Marlohe.

GDYNIA: The organisers of the 44th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia informed the public that the film Solid Gold directed by Jacek Bromski has been withdrawn from the main competition by its producer Akson Studio due to formal reasons. The director has issued a statement giving his own explanation for the withdrawal.

GDYNIA: The Polish Film Institute awarded the most accomplished members of the industry for the 12th time during the Gdynia Film Festival (16- 21 September 2019).

GDYNIA: Marcin Krzyształowicz’s dramedy Mister T. will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film will be released domestically by Kino Świat on 25 December 2019.

GDYNIA: Michał Węgrzyn’s drama Proceder will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film will open in Polish cinemas on 15 November 2019, distributed by Dystrybucja Mówi Serwis.

GDYNIA: Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska’s debut feature The Iron Bridge will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film will have its international premiere in the main competition of the Denver Film Festival (30 October-10 November 2019).

GDYNIA: Łukasz Kośmicki’s English-language spy thriller The Coldest Game will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film will open in Polish cinemas on 18 November 2019, distributed by Next Film.

GDYNIA: Władysław Pasikowski’s biopic The Messenger about war hero Jan Nowak-Jeziorański will screen in the main competition of the 44th Gdynia Film Festival, running from 16 to 21 September 2019. The film has had over 480,000 admissions since its premiere in Poland on 15 March 2019.