MIA Young Audience Spotlight, The Nordic View October 23rd 2016 in Rome

The Staff of The Financing Forum for Kids Content have a busy fall ahead, so join in and meet us at EAVE 3 in Prague, at REGION Fun in Katowice, at IDFA in Amsterdamand with KIDS Regio for THE NORDIC VIEW at MIA Young Audience Spotlight in Rome October 23rd:

MIA Young Audience Spotlight

The Nordic View

October 23rd 2016 in Rome

Organised by MIA in cooperation with KIDS Regio and the Financing Forum for Kids Content and with further support of Creative Europe Media Desk Italy & Sweden.

Networks are keys to success particularly while developing, producing and distributing children’s films within a difficult market environment. The MIA Young Audience Spotlight will present inspiring new international children’s film projects in development. Furthermore the sessions will shed light on special bonds and initiatives that have made the difference to foster these projects and make them feasible. 


Building a RockbandSpecial national / international incentive structures for kids films

Opening: Viola Gabrielli, Project Manager of KIDS Regio (Germany) and Annette Brejner, Creative Director of The Financing Forum for Kids Content (Sweden) on the impact of collaboration.


Philipp Budweg, CEO and producer of Lieblingsfilm GmbH (Germany) will present a very first look on his recent produced German-Italian Co-Production ALPENBRENNEN (working title) and will speak about his experiences with development initiatives like Outstanding Films for Children.

Nicholas Sando, producer of Filmbin AS (Norway), will illustrate development steps as well as present first moods of his road movie LOS BANDO IMMORTALE, developed within the framework of the Norwegian Film Institute initiative Lab Junior.

Froukje Tan, writer and film director (Netherlands) will talk about the development of her project KUNG FU LION, a project realised within the framework of the Dutch-German Co-Development Fund.

Diana Mikita, producer of Nafta Filmproduction (Estonia), will portray important development and production steps as well as significant cooperation of her family adventure SECRET SOCIETY OF SOUPTOWN, presented at The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2015 and screened at many international children’s film festivals

Carlotta Calori, founder and producer of indigo film (Italy) will speak about the development steps of her superhero genre film THE INVISIBLE BOY directed by Gabriele Salvatores (winner of the European Young Audience Film Award 2015), prospects of part 2 as well as potential incentives and important collaboration that made her production feasible in Italy.

Moderation: Viola Gabrielli 

Winning ConceptsFour European ORIGINAL co-productions for kids and young people


Anna Knochenhauer, producer of Nice Drama (Sweden), will introduce the Science Fiction drama ALONE IN SPACE and emphasize on important development and production steps.

Elli Toivoniemi, producer and founder of Tuffi Films (Finland), will give us an insight view on her recent production steps of her unusual documentary HOBBYHORSE SISTERS.

Kai Nordberg, producer of Making Movies Oy (Finland), will speak about the production steps of his touching drama LITLLE WING, directed by Oscar-nominated Finnish filmmaker Selma Vilhunen.

Sigrid Klausmann, director of the Schneegans Productions (Germany) NOT WITHOUT US will introduce this extraordinary multimedia documentary project.

Moderation Annette Brejner   

To follow these succesfull producers, submit your own project to The Financing Forum for Kids Content 14-16 March 2017!