About

The Financing Forum for Kids Content in Malmö, Sweden is an annual, international three day co-production forum for children's media content. 20-30 projects in development are pitched for 50+ international decision-makers and experts + 150 producers and distributors.

Started in 2007 by it's current Creative Director, Annette Brejner, the Forum kicks off with the Opening Industry Day, organized in collaboration with KIDS Regio and features high profile keynotes, seminars and case-studies for film professionals. The Forum provides industry network, engaging tools and knowhow for independent producers, distributors and decision-makers of Children’s Screen Content.

We are driven by our deep insight in industry matters, huge international network and the collaboration with funders, funds, experts and institutions, that all are specialists in dealing with the needs of independent producers & distributors and in knowledge sharing in business strategies and development.  

The Financing Forum for Kids Content provides access to international experts and decision-makers, inspirational talks and tutor driven workshops with focus on new financing methods and classic and multi-platform project and team development.

We strengthen and motivate the kids screen content industry through:

  • Stimulation of innovative media projects for children through training and workshops with focus on new financing methods and project and team development of classic media and multi platforms
  • Staging of industry networking and financing events
  • Knowledge and knowhow sharing through expert keynotes and panel discussions
  • Continuously being updated on trends and tendencies within the film and media business

What you can gain from attending the Forum:

The producers will benefit from 

  • launch a project and make a buzz
  • connect to financiers, broadcasters and other decision-makers and get your name out there
  • get a testing ground for your presentation and trailer
  • advance the way you understand your project and the way you communicate it
  • learn from the feed-back from our experts
  • learn what works for the crowd
  • meet future co-production- and other partners
  • schedule one-to-one meetings with financiers/broadcasters/decision makers
  • prepare for your next project
  • attend workshops and seminars on relevant topics such as successful co-productions, various opportunities for new formats, alternative ways to license, finance and distribute new content, to understand the roles and needs of the new players (VoD-players) and thus help in making decisions around the selection of “middlemen” and rights explotation as well as how to engage with the young audiences
  • to gain individual support for your own projects from the experts of the workshops and seminars
  • to be inspired by the visions, idea’s and experimental projects of others

The decision-makers will benefit from 

  • introduction to new creative projects and contacts to creatives and the production industry of other countries
  • being first on board the new projects
  • gaining inspiration by the vision and ideas of the experts and/or experimental projects of others
  • understanding the evolving roles and needs of the new players on the scene
  • understanding what processes, mechanisms and new forms of content they could be supporting
  • getting the opportunity to make an impact on the producers and their projects through dialogue

The commissioners will benefit from

  • introduction to new creative projects and contacts to creatives and the production industry of other countries
  • gaining inspiration by the vision and ideas of the experts and/or experimental projects of others
  • understanding the evolving roles and needs of the new players on the scene
  • understanding the competition in order to differentiate themselves through tightening of their service and/or stronger communication

The classic distributors will benefit from

  • access to new projects and contacts
  • access to knowhow on specific marketing strategies for the young audience
  • gaining inspiration by the vision and ideas of the experts and/or experimental projects of others, thereby also gaining insight into new distribution forms and strategies
  • understanding the evolving roles and needs of the new players on the scene
  • access to workshops and seminars on relevant topics such as alternative ways to license, finance and distribute new content as well as how to engage with the young audiences
  • gaining individual support for their own projects from the experts of the workshops and seminars 

The digital distributor will benefit from

  • access to new projects and contacts
  • access to knowhow on specific marketing strategies for the young audience
  • gaining inspiration by the vision and ideas of the experts and/or experimental projects of others, thereby also gaining insight into new distribution forms and strategies
  • gaining individual support for their own projects from the experts of the workshops and seminars

The Financing Forum for Kids Content's collaborations