Kids Kino Lab’s ANNA’S WORLD awarded at KKI pitch

The Belgian project ANNA’S WORLD by Celine Vanhoutte & Tijs Torfs, produced by Bulletproof Cupid won two awards at last week’s Kids Kino Industry forum. The project was developed within the Kids Kino Lab script development workshop. A call for projects for the next edition is open until 15 October.


The project developed within Kids Kino Lab under the supervision of tutors Kirsten Bonnén Rask and Ronald Kruschak received the Sardegna Film Commission – Explore Sardegna Pitching Award (endowed with €3,000) and the M:brane Award.


ANNA’S WORLD is a documentary series. Each episode follows 24 hours in the life of the 10-year-old main character Anna: breakfast, going to school, break, homework, dinner, going to bed. We travel around the world, changing continents and countries. The only thing that doesn’t change is her name: she’s Anna in Belgium, Japan, Kenya, Iran, Cuba and New Zealand. Through her eyes, we get to know her world, expose cultural differences, and explore universal themes such as love, climate change, traditions, gender, mourning and religion.


Other awards went to the Czech project HAPPILY NEVER AFTER, co-created by Alžběta Göbelová, Gabriela Plačková & Jakub Votýpka, produced by Helium Film (Sound Post-production Award at the CETA Audio-visual Technology Centre) and the German project MY NAME IS… produced by Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez & Carol Ratajczak for Blaue Pampelmuse (CEE Animation Award).


Kids Kino Lab looking for a projects for next edition


The call for projects for Kids Kino Lab’s next edition is open with a deadline set on 15 October. Kids Kino Lab is an international script development programme dedicated to script writers and producers who are interested in developing films or series (live action, animation or documentary) for kids and youth. During nine months, 12 teams (producer + scriptwriter) work on their projects from a short synopsis to the advanced draft of the script together with production basics (estimated budget, financing and promotion plan). The programme of the Kids Kino Lab is enriched with various sessions with invited guests and experts.


The Kids Kino Lab consists of four on-site group sessions plus online consultations; each session takes place during an industry event or children’s film festival. The programme ends with a pitching presentation held at the Kids Kino Industry forum which gives participants an immediate opportunity to find a co-producer, sales agent or distributor for their projects.

Kids Kino Lab is organised by Kids Kino Industry in cooperation with JEF and the Zlin Film Festival.


Read all about the rules and submissions.

© photos – Paulina Kurach