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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2017

Thursday, 02 February 2017 14:15
We are happy to announce the selection of projects that will pitch in Malmö in March!Find the complete selection list here!
In collaboration with KIDS Regio and Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg sold out very quickly! Children’s films form an important component of an independent and multifaceted film culture within Europe and they need our special attention in a difficult market environment. This year’s KIDS Regio Berlinale Meeting Point will investigate on inspiring projects and engaging strategies that are challenging, but feasible and entailed in the changing viewing habits of the younger audience.For more information, please contact Project Manager of KIDS Regio Viola Gabrielli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FINAL CALL FOR REALYOUNG 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:57
RealYoung is a specialized, multi-part program focusing on documentary stories for younger audiences. At RealYoung, filmmakers will develop, present and network with the aim of bringing their next kids or youth documentary across borders to an international audience. RealYoung is a collaboration between IDFA, EDN and The Financing Forum for Kids Content.The deadline for submitting projects is 16 January 2017.For more information visit: www.thefinancingforum.com/realyoungFor questions please contact Project Manager Bengta Dahlsjö at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LAST CHANCE FOR EARLY BIRD

Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:53
Register for the forum until January 15th and get 15% discount!  Access to all three days, price excluding 25% VAT - 1,450 SEK This accreditation includes: Observers seat at the Forum Pitching Event 1 + 2 March 15th + 16th Two networking lunches Two networking coffee breaks Possibility to book meetings with decision-makers (subject to availability) Exclusive login to The Forum members area The indispensable Financing Forum Guide, packed with information about and contacts for broadcasters, funders, distributors, commissioning editors and co-producers Access to all slots during The Opening Industry Day Two Evening Cocktail Mingles Read More: http://www.thefinancingforum.com/observers-acc  

MEET US AT BERLINALE MEETING POINT

Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:50
Yet again, we will collaborate with KIDS Regio and Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg on: Berlinale Meeting Point: Connect, Engage, InspireFebruary, 11th 2017, 2:00 – 3.30 pmVenue: Vertretung des Freistaats Thüringen beim Bund (The Representation of the Federal Region Thuringia)/ Mohrenstraße 64 / 10117 BerlinChildren’s films form an important component of an independent and multifaceted film culture within Europe and they need our special attention in a difficult market environment. This year’s KIDS Regio Berlinale Meeting Point will investigate on inspiring projects and engaging strategies that are challenging, but feasible and entailed in the changing viewing habits of the younger audience.For more information,…

SUBMISSION IS CLOSED!

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 14:38
The submission for The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2017 is closed. We received a great variety of films, TV-series, documentaries, games, transmedia projects and apps.  We want to thank all of the producers from Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Macedonia, Croatia and Latvia, who submitted projects. What happens next? All of the projects will be categorised and sent to the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will go carefully through all submissions and select those with the highest chance of a successful presentation and outcome of pitching at The Financing Forum…

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 8TH 2016

Thursday, 01 December 2016 22:22
Friendly reminder: Only one week left Deadline 8th, 2016 For submissions to The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2017 All genres accepted More information about submissions:thefinancingforum.com/submission To make a submission for The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2017, you must sign up for an account.For questions regarding submissions please contact Operations Manager Catherine Champagne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Call 2017 To lift real life stories for young viewers to the next level, RealYoung initiative brings together creators, funders, distributors, publishers and everyone else targeting younger audiences. WHY? Every day kids and youth consume a substantial amount of real life stories via YouTube channels, Instagram videos, Snapchats, TV and via many other outlets. Like sponges they absorb peer created content, cute cats, latest football goals, funny clips and much more. But where can they access edgy, daring, stimulating and thought-provoking reflections on real life? Kids and youth grow up with visual media as the prime source for navigating and…

Submissions Have Opened!

Thursday, 03 November 2016 22:35
Submissions Have Opened!We are now open for submissions! Make sure to go to our website and register your project before December 8th in order to get an opportunity to pitch at the Forum next year. We are looking forward to receiving all of your projects! Register your project here.  RealYoung Continues!RealYoung is a 3-step program focusing on documentary stories for younger audiences. Here you will develop, present and network with the aim of bringing your next kids or youth documentary across borders to an international audience. RealYoung is initiated as a collaboration between IDFA, EDN - European Documentary Network and The…
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…
November 16-20, 2016 (Luxembourg) Don't miss the deadline for EAVE's Marketing Workshop, a hands-on four-day event where you can gain experience about the latest market trends and develop unique and innovative methods of marketing and audience engagement for your projects. Participants can apply with or without a project in any stage of production and work on their projects with top-level marketing specialists, such as Head of Studies Pim Hermeling (September Films), trailer editor Fraser Bensted (Picture Production Company), Gudrun Burie (The PR Factory), marketing consultant Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency), interactive and social media consultant Dan Light (Glass Eye), producer…
EAVE AND THE FINANCING FORUM FOR KIDS CONTENT ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP Producers of THE FINANCING FORUM FOR KIDS CONTENT network will be offered a special discount rate to participate at the renowned EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP in November 2016. In addition, one of the applicants will be offered a FULL SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship covers the participation fee for the workshop and the accommodation fees (including hotel & all meals). Annette Brejner, Head of The Financing Forum for Kids Content declares: "We are looking much forward to our extended partnership with EAVE, which has been an inspiration to the industry for years.…

LIVE BLOGGING 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016 10:16
LIVE BLOGGING 2016 Following the success of previous years, we will be blogging about live events at The Financing Forum for Kids Content in Malmö, Sweden, from March 15th to 17thSo even if you may not be able to participate in the Opening Industry Day, which is presented in collaboration with KIDS Regio, in the side programme or the pitching events, you may get an impression of what’s going on. This year we have asked Pia Jønsson, who is the owner of METAFOR and works in the field of transmedia concept development and storytelling, to blog ‘on the fly’. - I’m very…
The Financing Forum for Kids Content starts next week, March 15th at 13:00 in Malmö -  Two prominent political profiles inaugurate the 10th Anniversary Edition! Maria Ward, President of Region Skåne's Cultural Affairs Committee, Sweden and Malte Krückels, State Secretary for Media and Representative of the Free State of Thuringia for Federal Affairs, State Chancellery of Thuringia, Germany will open the 10th Financing Forum for Kids Content, Malmö on March 15th. The Financing Forum for Kids Content, which is hosted by Film i Skåne, is celebrating its 10th edition from March 15th - 17th in Malmö, Sweden. Since its second…
Our 10 YEAR CELEBRATION PROGRAMME is now available online! Make your accreditation today, since we only have very few seats left!When you have secured your accreditation, you will be able to meet our all-star moderator, Karolina Lidin, who has been moderating the Forum since its beginning in 2007, as well as the major part of our following events, steering us all with steady hands through the delicate process of pitching. - Having followed the Financing Forum since its inception in 2007, I am impressed with how it has grown, not just in terms of numbers of delegates, but more importantly…
Join us for our 10-year cornucopia of programme points! Participate in our cornucopia of inspirational case-studies, keynotes and seminars + 24 project pitches, lunches, networking, matchmaking, one-to-one meetings, workshops, labs, guide to decision-makers and of course THE VERY IMPORTANT 10-year PARTY! Make your ACCREDITATION and get the access to the whole 3-DAY PROGRAMME   Through the unique collaboration between The Financing Forum and KIDS Regio, we each year aim to present the cream of the crop of the professional world related to the main topic, which constitutes the focus of the Opening Industry Day. It is therefore an honour to…

We have invented a new term: Fast financing.

Thursday, 11 February 2016 18:31
We have invented a new term: Fast financing. Fast financing must beis a label, we can set put on the project  ”The Girl, The Mother and the Demons” by Suzanne Osten, which was pitched by Osten and producer Agneta J Bergenstråhle, Fundament Film Stockholm, at The Financing Forum in March 2015, which is now finished and will be  onow Opening in April. 15 The Financing Forum has helped us so that we actually could put together our financing in half a year, which is a really short time for a children feature, especially with this topic!  We, who produce for…

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2016

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:02
OFFICIAL selection 2016 After receiving the highest number of submissions in the history of The Financing Forum, we have selected the following 24 projects in development for pitching March 16-17 in Malmö.Congratulations and thank you to all producers who submitted projects this year. A Lottery Ticket Live Action Drama/ScriptLab FilmBazaar       Sagarika Banik India Alone in SPACE Sci-Fi Drama NICE DRAMA Sweden Ava Fantasy Drama GötaFilm AB Sweden Ava & Trix Edutainment Curious Cats Belgium Big Galaxies Eat Stars Animation Adventure Auto Images Sweden Crocodile Thief Adventure Fourandahalf Norway Even Mice Belong in Heaven     Comedy Fresh…
KIDS Regio’s Berlinale Meeting Point: February, 13th 2016 Tie Up Your Bonds - Chances of Collaboration in the Children’s Media Field in cooperation with Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg &The Financing Forum for Kids Content, MalmöIn Children’s films are getting more and more relevant for the industry. In this context beneficial collaboration and proper networks are the key to success while developing, producing and distributing children’s films within a difficult market environment. This year’s KIDS Regio BERLINALE MEETING POINT will shed light on special bonds and initiatives that might make the difference to foster projects and make them feasible.We invite you…

Final Call ThinkJam

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 20:12
Final Call ThinkJam in cooperation with   ThinkJam – Get a head start on the tools that bring in kids as co-creatorsAudiences are becoming increasingly influential and active in the way media is envisioned, selected, created, produced, distributed and exhibited. Kids should not be the exception. ThinkJam offers you the possibility to work alongside your actual target audience - the kids – and backtrack your idea to its very roots in order to make it even better.Professionals involved in the creation and exhibition of media for kids (9 - 13) are welcome to apply. Together with Paul Tyler and Thomas…

Final Call for RealYoung 2016

Friday, 08 January 2016 11:31
Final Call for RealYoung 2016 It is important to make quality documentaries for children, which is why a year ago The Financing Forum in collaboration with EDN (European Documentary Network) and IDFA started the project called RealYoung. RealYoung is a 3-step program focusing on documentary stories for younger audiences. Here you can develop, present and network with the aim of bringing your next kids or youth documentary across borders to an international audience. In Finland, a similar initiative has been started by The Finnish Film Foundation, YLE and AVEK, who have launched the new Kids@Docs initiative aimed at supporting the…

2nd call for ThinkJam

Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:49
2nd call for ThinkJam in cooperation with   ThinkJam – Get a head start on the tools that bring in kids as co-creatorsAudiences are becoming increasingly influential and active in the way media is envisioned, selected, created, produced, distributed and exhibited. Kids should not be the exception. ThinkJam offers you the possibility to work alongside your actual target audience - the kids – and backtrack your idea to its very roots in order to make it even better. Professionals involved in the creation and exhibition of media for kids (9 - 13) are welcome to apply. Together with Paul Tyler…

SUBMISSION IS CLOSED!

Friday, 11 December 2015 19:46
SUBMISSION IS CLOSED! The submission for The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2016 closed yesterday, Thursday 10th December 2015, at 23:59. Producers from 20 countries submitted projects and we received a great variety of films, tv-series, documentaries, games and apps. We want to thank all of you who submitted projects! What happens next? All projects will be categorised and sent to the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will go carefully through all of them and select those with the highest chance of a successful presentation and outcome of pitching at The Financing Forum for Kids Content.The selection will be announced…
Film Bazaar, Goa, India Head of the Forum Annette Brejner was invited to attend Film Bazaar’s inaugural Children Screenwriters’ Lab at Goa, India and have together with producer/director Mette-Ann Schepelern, Denmark selected two projects to participate at our 10th edition:     Sagarika Banik’s A Lottery Ticket was chosen to join the Forum as a pitching project. It is a rite-of-passage tale about a boy who believes his lottery ticket will fulfil his dream of owning a bicycle one day. “Banik is telling a story for the story’s own sake and with a truly local origin. We believe this project…

RealYoung 2016

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 13:42
RealYoung 2016 RealYoung - lifting documentaries for kids and young audiences to the next level.    RealYoung is a 3-step program focusing on documentary stories for younger audiences. Here you will develop, present and network with the aim of bringing your next kids or youth documentary across borders to an international audience. Deadline for applying is January 15, 2016.   The RealYoung 2016 has two online components and one on location meeting. The program consists of these three steps:1) Pre-workshop consultation Mid-February, 2016. Online video meetings  2) Development, presentations and networking March 15-17, 2016. The Financing Forum for Kids Content,…

ThinkJam

Friday, 20 November 2015 12:35
ThinkJam Sign up to take part. At the OPENING INDUSTRY DAY, in cooperation with     during The Financing Forum for Kids ContentMarch, 15th - 16th 2016, Malmö, Sweden “Get a head start on tools that bring kids in as co-creators” Every idea, every project, every concept starts with a spark of imagination. And those sparks stem from a vast pool of general themes - important themes universal to all of us about life, death and the world around us. ThinkJam challenges creatives from all fields to backtrack their ideas, reverse-engineer their thoughts and travel with their good ideas back…
Mark the dates: Submissions opens October 15th - deadline December 10th!   The Financing Forum is a vibrant industry platform for co-production of screen content for young audiences and we are celebrating The Forum's 10th anniversary next year. Each year 50+ international kids content decision makers and 150 kids content producers participate at the Forum. Since our beginning in 2007, a total of 194 projects has been pitched in the open arena. More than 1333 industry professionals from 472 organisations and from 34 countries have been accredited to the Forum.On 15th of October we open up our website for submissions…
Save the dates for The Opening Industry Day 2016's new baby: ThinkJam with Paul Tyler & Thomas Vigild Get a head start on the tools that bring in kids as co-creators. Every idea, every project, every concept starts with a spark of imagination. And those sparks stem from a vast pool of general themes - important themes universal to all of us about life, death and the world around us. ThinkJam challenges creatives from all fields to backtrack their ideas, reverse-engineer their thoughts and travel with their good ideas back to the very roots. Back to the sparks and when…
Lounge Salon: Kids & Interactives Playground – Pilot labLocation: Golden Foajé at Palladium, Södergatan 15, 211 34 Malmö – March 12thAs part of the forums expanded focus on Interactivity for Kids during The Financing Forums 10 years anniversary in 2016, we kick off this year with a pilot lab.The lab is an informal place, where digital experts in children and interactives, give free advice served with coffee and cake. Interactive formats for kids are on display, so you can see play and explore.Test your own idea, hook up with Interactive Pioneer Asta Wellejus, Hans Von Knut Skovfoged and writer Merlin…
PROGRAMME for The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2015 is now available online Make your accreditation TODAY and check out all who-is-who and all who-is-coming profiles..... On the Opening Industry Day in co-operation with KIDS Regio and Swedish Film Institutewe this year present the theme: THE LONG TAIL: Children's Films and its Success Models - Perspectives between Commercial and Cultural effortsand you can meet -Peter Zizka, communication designer, branding expert and Founder of Heine/Lenz/Zizka Projekte Gmbh, Germany speaking about "Branding in spite of diversity" and Germar Tetzlaff, Head of Marketing, Local Productions and Acquisitions, Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH, speaking…

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