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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…
Accreditation dead-line February 24thThe Financing Forum for Kids Content 2015 To register go to: AccreditationIf you are a producer without a selected project at the Forum (or you have a project in a state too early for submission), you can attend as an observer. Distributors can benefit from attending as observers as well. This offers an invaluable opportunity to network with leading professionals in the children's media field. The Financing Forum for Kids Content is an open platform where broadcasters and other financiers will clearly announce their requests and give advice on how to prepare best for future applications and…

Selection: The future of documentary for kids:

Thursday, 05 February 2015 12:30
Selection: The future of documentary for kids: RealYoungWe are happy to announce the Selection for RealYoung development work-shop: BOR & BESTLA The Arctic CamelsKarl Emil Rikardsen, PomorFilm & Relation04 Media, NorwayBor & Bestla are two Mongolian camels living in Akkarfjord at Soroya island, as far north as people are living in Norway. Next year the two animals will reach sexual maturity and will also be old enough to carry a rider. Svalin (12) is dreaming of having baby-camels in the barn. Her 9 year old brother, Torarin dreams of riding Bor, the 1000kilo male camel. But that requires a skilled trainer,…
We are pleased to announce the list of selected projects and production companies, that will pitch at the Pitching Events March 11th+12th in Malmö Find out more: Selection Want to participate without a project? Register as Observer here: Accreditation If you are a producer without a selected project at the Forum (or you have a project in a state too early for submission), you can attend as an observer. Distributors can benefit from attending as observers as well. This offers an invaluable opportunity to network with leading professionals in the children's media field. The Financing Forum for Kids Content is…

SAVE THE DATE FEBRUARY 7TH

Friday, 16 January 2015 15:24
SAVE THE DATE FEBRUARY 7TH   The Financing Forum for Kids Content & KIDS Regio will again host our meeting point as preparation for the upcoming Forum in March..this year joined by Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg   SIGN UP for KIDS Regio's Berlinale Meeting Point February, 7th 2015   For participation please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   The long tail: Children's films beyond linear Cinema, TV and DVD   Additional business models and their share of revenues     Meet Flimmit – the innovative Austrian VoD platform featuring Children's Film   Learn from EuroVoDs General Secretary on how to navigate in the…
LAST CALL: The future of documentary for kids: RealYoung Deadline ends in 8 days, Thursday January 15th! To apply for RealYoung work-shop:   Please send your idea (max 1 page) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. latest January 15th 2015 Joining forces to lift documentaries for kids and young audiences to the next level, RealYoung is a new collaboration between IDFA, EDN - European Documentary Network and The Financing Forum for Kids Content and with support from Swedish Film Institute – invites you to join us with your idea for an innovative documentary.   Innovative format, that does not exist already /Targetgroup: Children /Genre:…
Joining forces to lift documentaries for kids and young audiences to the next level, RealYoung is a new collaboration between IDFA, EDN - European Documentary Network and The Financing Forum for Kids Content and with support from Swedish Film Institute – invites you to join us with your idea for an innovative documentary. Download flyer >>
2nd CALL for the 9th Financing Forum for Kids Content Deadline of submission of projects is closing in one month: Thursday December 11th 2014 More info: Project Entry Details Want to participate without a project? Register as Observer here: Accreditation If you are a producer without a selected project at the Forum (or you have a project in a state too early for submission), you can attend as an observer. Distributors can benefit from attending as observers as well. This offers an invaluable opportunity to network with leading professionals in the children's media field.The Financing Forum for Kids Content is…
CALL for the 9th Financing Forum for Kids Content Last event alone, we increased one-to-one meetings from an average of7 meetings pr project to 9 one-to-one meetings pr project98% satisfaction rate score on the match measurement 88% of the pitching producers- met unexpected potential partners/funders for future collaborations 98 % of the pitching producers- have found their one-to-one meetings set up by the Forum staff profitable for their projects at The Forum. 91% of the financiers- plan on following up on projects that were pitched at The Forum 96% of the financiers- intend to promote projects from The Forum within…

9th The Financing Forum for Kids Content

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 17:02
Save the dates: March 10-12th 2015 for the 9th The Financing Forum for Kids Content Dead-line for Submission of projects: Thursday December 11th 2014 More info: Project Entry Details Want to participate without a project? Register as Observer here: Accreditation    

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:01
  22 Projects selected for pitching at The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2014 We are pleased, prowd and happy that 22 projects made it through the needle eye of the Selection Committee to pitch in Malmö.We thank you all producers, that have submitted projects. It has been a difficult process of deciding the final list, caused by the many, many qualified submissions from 18 countries, which have led to vivid discussions in the Committee as a consequence.Here is the list of the selection: View the selectionObservers can register until March 1st. Please go to: Accreditation as observerWelcome to Malmö…
  Berlinale Meeting Point: Leverage your pitch skills! for free. • February, 8th 2014, BerlinBERLINALE Meeting Point: Leverage your pitch skills!14.00 – 15.30Vertretung des Freistaats Thüringen beim Bund; Mohrenstraße 64; 10117 BerlinSharpen your pitching skills for free: Sign up here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For the 2nd time The Financing Forum for Kids Content and KIDS Regio is proud to invite you to our Berlinale Meeting Point. This time with a specific focus on how to become better at presenting your idea's when you attend the Forum in March. All participants of The Financing Forum for Kids Content have the exclusive opportunity to…
  Sign up for one and get two!Keep your audience close and get your project honedTwo intensive workshops in Berlin and in Malmö OPENING INDUSTRY DAY in cooperation with KIDS Regio   We are offering two intensive workshops in Berlin and in Malmö for the price of one accreditation to The Financing Forum for Kids Content: * February, 8th 2014, Berlin - BERLINALE Meeting Point: Leverage your pitch skills! * March, 11th 2014, Malmö – Opening Industry Day of The Financing Forum for Kids Content: Marketing and audience engagement for children’s live action features. Learn how to identify, engage and…

CALL/ The Financing Forum for Kids Content

Friday, 01 November 2013 11:09
  CALL/ The Financing Forum for Kids Content Submission for 2014 is open. Dead-line January 7th 2014 Special focus; Live action feature + transmedia We are specifically encouraging producers with live action feature length film projects to submit. Also we specifically look for cross- and transmedia projects with a strong core story. We regard all issues relevant as long as they are interpreted with high artistic ambition and aimed at and with respect for children as audience. ObserversIf you are a producer without a selected project at the Forum (or you have a project in a state too early for…
  In collaboration with KIDS Regio we proudly present Three Industry Events in 2014 in three European Cities tied together AUDIENCE BUILDING – VISIBILITY – ACCESSfor Children's Film Berlin/during Berlinale February Malmö/The Financing Forum for Kids Content March Erfurt/ KIDS Regio Forum June The three interlinked events covers these industry topics:Audience Building, Access, VoD solution Innovative distribution strategies for live action feature films and Cinema Early collaboration between producers and distributors as well as Work-shops tailored to provide in-depth hands-on knowhow on the focus topics Berlin/ during Berlinale /February date tba Connecting Event Malmö/ The Financing Forum for Kids Content…

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