KKI Talks at JEF Festival: Shifting the Gaze

    Next Wednesday, KKI Talks returns to JEF Festival. The webinar “Shifting the Gaze” is organised by Kids Kino Industry co-production forum in cooperation with WANDA – Belgian collective of female film creatives & youth film organization JEF.

    For this talk we have invited Belgian documentary filmmakers to talk about diversity and original perspectives based on their own experiences. All filmmakers and industry professionals who care about inclusivity and are willing to know more about new Belgian documentary filmmakers are welcome to join us. The participation in the webinar is free of charge, the registration is required (details below).


    online session, March 2, 14-15 CET. Free registration

    The world is waiting for new types of stories.

    But are we ready to deliver them?

    Do we know what exactly is required, both on a narrative and technical level, to season our stories with more diverse protagonists and more original perspectives?

    We would like to discuss what happened before, behind and beyond the creation process of new Belgian young audience documentaries with a diverse cast.

    When aiming for an inclusive representation in film, how do we deal with technical limitations, realizing that when using a camera, it doesn’t record images without bias, without prejudice, and it certainly is not neutral.

    The experience of Florinda Ciucio (“Goals”) and Annabel Verbeke (“Aikiddo”), combined with Rosine Mbakam’s personal story and the researchers’ point of view of An van Dienderen (both directors of “Prism”) will give us a first insight into how we can shift the gaze.

    This talk will be moderated by Aminata Demba, actress, presenter and filmmaker and hosted by Viola Gabrielli (Head of Programme, Kids Kino Industry at New Horizons Association) and Iris Verhoeven (Director, JEF).

    Free registration  

    Everyone who would like to join the KKI Talks at JEF Festival, need to fill in the registration form available on Kids Kino Industry website, along with further information about our partners: JEF Festival and WANDA collective, and the bios of our speakers. 

    Sign up here: https://kidskinoindustry.pl/webinar-registration/.

    What if I can’t attend live?

    The webinar will be recorded. Once you have registered, you will get the link to the recording straight to your inbox. Although we truly encourage you to join us live, you can always watch our webinar later.  

    Have you missed previous KKI Talks organised together with JEF Festival and WANDA last year? You can watch it here.

    Kids Kino Industry co-production forum

    Kids Kino Industry (27-30 September 2022, hybrid) is a part of Kids Kino International Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland, and together with Kids Kino Lab script development workshop and Kids Kino Docs documentary project development workshop creates an offer of initiatives to support development and dissemination of quality kids content. Our goal is to create a meeting place where European professionals can exchange ideas, experiences and develop new content for children. We want to create a space that will help connect projects with potential co-producers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters and film funds.

    The Kids Kino Industry is co-financed by the Creative Europe-MEDIA, Polish Film Institute and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland.