2021 Kids Kino Industry Winners Announced!

    2021 Kids Kino Industry Winners Announced! Photo by Paulina Kurach

    34 pitchings: 18 in development, 6 in work in progress, 9 projects developed within Kids Kino Lab, 1 market presentation. 2 days of intensive pitchings sessions in front of the Decision Makers gathered in Kino Muranów in Warsaw and online. And here come the announcement!

    Kids Kino Industry is not over yet! The event ends up tomorrow (1.10.2021) and all the participants will have access to the platform for a month.

    Kids Kino Industry Awards

    • Audiovisual Technology Center (CeTA) – Sound Post-production Award worth PLN 30.000
    • Sardegna Film Commission: Explore Sardegna Pitching Award worth EUR 3.000
    • M:brane – invitation to pitch at M:brane forum
    • CEE Animation – invitation to pitch at CEE Animation forum

    Kids Kino Industry Winners

    The Audiovisual Technology Center (CeTA) Sound Post-production Award worth PLN 30.000 went to a Czech project “Happily Never After” produced by Mária Môťovská from Helium Film, co-created by Alžběta Göbelová, Gabriela Plačková, Jakub Votýpka. The award was given by Anna Szadkowska from the Audiovisual Technology Center.

    “Happily Never After” is a documentary stories which provides an insight into the modern-day lives and troubles of the mythical creatures from old fairy tales.

    Sardegna Film Commission – Explore Sardegna Pitching Award worth EUR 3.000 – was given to a Belgian project “Anna’s World” co-created by Celine Vanhoutte, Tijs Torfs, produced by Katleen Goossens from Bulletproof Cupid. The project was developed within Kids Kino Lab, script development workshop under the supervision of Kirsten Bonnén Rask. The project was chosen by Nevina Satta from Sardegna Film Commission and handed in by Emanuele Nespeca.

    “Anna’s World” is a documentary series. Each 22’ episode follows 24 hours in the life of Anna, the main character, a 10-year-old girl. Breakfast, going to school, lessons, break, homework, dinner, going to bed. We travel around the world and experience a typical day, but change continents and countries. The only thing that doesn’t change is her name: she’s Anna in Belgium, Japan, Kenya, Iran, Cuba and New Zealand. Through Anna’s eyes, we get to know her world, expose cultural differences, see what we can learn from each other and explore universal themes such as love, climate change, traditions, gender, mourning and religion.

    “Anna’s World” creators were also invited to pitch their project at the M:brane forum.

    Lennart Ström, the Director of M:brane couldn’t be in Warsaw but he connected with us on Zoom to announce his decision and pass the award to the creators of “Anna’s World”.

    CEE Animation award was given to a German project “My Name is…”, produced by Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez and Carol Ratajczak from Blaue Pampelmuse. The award was given by Martin Vandas. The award includes an accreditation for two members of the team and the opportunity to present their project in the “out of competition” category.

    “My name is…” is a humorous preschool series that delivers the perfect starting point for learning to deal with EMOTIONS.

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    The winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony on 29 September.

    More about the KKI Winners


    Kids Kino International Film Festival

    Still in Warsaw? While at the forum, make sure to attend the 8th Kids Kino International Film Festival. 

    All the Participants of the forum have free access to the festival screenings. The booklet with the list of the films with English subtitles below.

    Check the booklet

    Watch the interviews with our Pitching Teams

    Get to know our Pitching Teams better by watching the interviews with filmmakers from projects such as: “Girls’ Stories”, “Beanie, “Welcome to Mamoko”, “The Websters”, "Anton Starflashman”, “Eureka” and more. They are looking for you!

    WiP playlist

    In Development playlist

    Market Presentation

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