IDFA Forum Documentaries for Children

    This focus program celebrates documentaries for children and targets professionals working with narratives for young audiences.

    15:00 Welcome & Introduction

    15:10-15:55
    IDFA Forum Pitch for Children’s Documentaries
    Three projects that target an audience aged 9–12 years have been selected to pitch in this category. These include:

    15:10 Sweeties (Netherlands)
    Director: Natalie Bruijns & Anneke De Lind van Wijngaarden
    Production: Iris Lammertsma

    15:25 Stay Home (Norway)
    Director: Maren Thingnæs, Marianne Mørk
    Production: Gudmundur Gunnarsson & Kari Anne Moe

    15:40 Lili (Poland)
    Director: Sylwia Rosak
    Production: Tomasz Morawski

    16:00-17:00 Think Tank – What collaborations can bring the genre forward?
    Producing documentaries for children and youth comes with its own sets of hurdles, but also a range of possibilities. This panel will explore what role strategic international partnerships can have in furthering the genre as a whole. Arranged in collaboration with DAE – Documentary Association of Europe, who recently launched an initiative among its membership focusing on children’s documentaries, the practical starting point for the panel is to map support structures that exist internationally and filling some of the knowledge gap that exists, while looking at successful case studies that can inspire.

    17:00-17:30 Wrap-up & Current Opportunities
    We are wrapping up the day by highlighting upcoming opportunities for producers working in the field.

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