The Kristiansand Int’l Children’s Film Festival for the first time will have its Industry Programme, the largest ever presented at the festival, taking place entirely online. Sign up here and do it fast… the accreditation deadline is 21 April! Free of charge for ECFA members!
One of the programme’s highlights is the roundtable discussion with high profile animation directors like Will Becher (A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON), Kim Hagen Jensen (DREAMBUILDERS), Tomm Moore (WOLFWALKERS), Christian Ryltenius (PELLE NO-TAIL) and Rasmus Sivertsen (CAPTAIN SABERTOOTH & THE MAGIC DIAMOND), moderated by Frank Mosvold (ELLA BELLA BINGO).
There will be masterclasses with screenwriting guru Robert McKee and marketing expert Gary Pope (Kids Industries) talking about audience engagement and the story structure in Norwegian children’s films. Rasmus Krogh (Nordisk Film) will do a keynote speech on trends in the Nordic theatrical market, with a focus on both funding and distribution. Representatives of Nordic Public Broadcasters will discuss trends and demands with European distributors and sales agents sharing their thoughts. Of course there will be Kristiansand’s popular works in progress event, Films on the Horizon.
Welcome to the first digital Industry Days at Barnefilmfestivalen 2021! The full festival programme (27 April – 9 May) can be found here.