Inspiration Day supported by FNE and CEI @ Warsaw Kids Film Forum

Dates: 25-26 September 2019
Place: Warsaw 


INSPIRATION DAY PART I- ARE WE ON TRACK or do we need to fast forward? 

WELCOME to a new edition of the INSPIRATION DAY - our exchange hub for all professionals working with children’s screen content. Our best practice presentation is an excellent opportunity to learn from our experts what television programmes can offer. New this year is a keynote on trends in young people’s habits and preferences when it comes to TV, linear and digital; two masterclasses focusing on feature films for theatrical releases; and a hands-on workshops designed to hone your business decisions. With INSPIRATION DAY, we want you to explore new creative and business mindsets and equip you with useful skills for creating captivating and daring new programmes for young audiences, that are both meaningful to them and in the end feed your pockets.



Host/Keynote: David Kleeman, Dubit & Prix Jeunesse, SVP, Global Trends & Advisory Board Chair, USA

Time shifts, viewer habits have changed and big, powerful and cash-rich companies like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube are re-shaping kids’ media. Disney+ and AppleTV+ will start their own digital channels this autumn. Warner and NBC have announced similar plans. Therefore, we’ve assembled a team of independent thinkers, researchers, content providers and visionaries of PSB’s & (private channels) to look at children’s viewing habits. What are their favorite themes and programmes, and how are content trends influencing development and production. The session also aims to decode what major SVoDs want and how their business model works, to predict what creatives will need to produce in a few years’ time. 

After an intro by David Kleeman and the Dubit Trends report, the session will ask the panel speakers to bring in 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? 

Panel speakers:

Claire Tavenier (UK) - a digital and media strategist who helps media companies design their commercially successful, investable, digital content and distribution strategies

Luca Milano (Italy) - Executive Director of “Rai Ragazzi”, Rai's department for children and kids, controlling 2 free-TV Channels (Rai Yoyo, the leading Italian children's channel, and Rai Gulp), as well as the units for production and co-production of Animation, kids' drama and live shows

Richard Rowe (UK) - Director of International Acquisitions and Co-productions, sources original content for co-productions and television programming for DHX Media’s distribution unit


TITLE: DEVELOPING AN IP 360°  - from the idea to licencing and immersive experience

speaker: Marie-Claude Beauchamp, President & Founder of Carpe Diem Film & TV and Pink Parrot Media, Canada

Producing an independent animated film is no longer just delivering a fun and touching picture. With a competitive industry, the need to engage the audience in a project as many ways as it can be is now predominant. Three key words imposes themselves in the creation, production and deployment of an IP: Humor, Heart and Huggability. How to integrate these values into your films and programs and bring out the best engagement from your audiences? By multiplying the experiences with the IP. It’s the key to develop a sense of ownership towards it! Based on the recent brand development of the projects SNOWTIME - SNOWSNAPS - RACETIME, Marie-Claude Beauchamp - President of CarpeDiem Film & TV will expose her 360 degrees strategy.


This programme is a special 1 hour interactive network session which requires additional registration. Please note that seats will be limited by number.

In these 30 minutes intimate & interactive sessions, key funders and content executives share their experiences in co-production, investment & partnership, programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies. This time allows producers to get a sense of how to find the right strategic partnerships, how does co-production with a specific country or broadcaster work, and what the market currently needs in order to prepare your pitches accordingly.

Each of the tables will be organized around a host who will kick off the discussion with an intro followed by a possibility of a Q&A. In this 1 hour session, participants will be able to visit two 30 minutes table talks. Registration is required as seats are limited!

This event is designed for producers, writers and distributors to learn more about the structuring of international co-productions and get the inside scoop on mandates from top international media experts.

The complete list of experts is published online

Special guests among others are:

Agnes Augustin

Shaw Rocket Fund

President & CEO, Canada

Agnes Augustin has been driving the Shaw Rocket Fund’s ongoing commitment to champion Canadian children’s and youth programming through strategic investments in linear and digital content and spearheading industry initiatives such as the much celebrated Shaw Rocket Prize.

Marie-Claude Beauchamp

CarpeDiem Film & TV

Founder, CEO & Producer, Canada

Marie-Claude Beauchamp founded the media production company CarpeDiem Film & TV focusing primarily on entertainment for the entire family. The company achieved a milestone with the production of LA GUERRE DES TUQUES 3D / SNOWTIME! an animated feature film in 3D which received critical and popular success.

Luca Milano


Manager at RAI Radiotelevisione, Italy

Luca Milano is the Executive Director of “Rai Ragazzi”, Rai's department for children and kids, controlling 2 free-to-air TV Channels (Rai Yoyo, the leading Italian children's channel, and Rai Gulp), as well as the units for production and co-production of Animation, kids' drama and live shows. RAI Ragazzi is one of the main European commissioners and investors in kids’ content.

Last modified on 24-09-2019