The 4th edition of The Kids Film Festival will take place from September 23rd to October 1st 2017. The program of this year’s Festival will consist of nearly 100 feature-lenght and short films: the main competition (8 titles, mostly Polish premieres) will compete for the award chosen in the audience poll and by the Juries (journalists and filmmakers). We present a new section called Discoveries consist of feature-length animations, documentaries, and feature films with special artistic value. With the youngest viewers at its core, the festival is not limited to the presentation of important, thought-provoking and interesting movies for junior audiences (aged 4-12 years). It serves as a platform for exchanging experiences of people dealing with various aspects of children’s culture – creators and animators in the broad sense of the word.
The Kids Film Festival / Festiwal Filmowy Kino Dzieci is organised by Educational Department of New Horizons Association, Poland.
This year, along with the Czech Centre in Warsaw we will present classic and contemporary Czech films for children. We will also go on a journey in the short movies section: nearly twenty films from around the world will be shown. All of them will participate in a short movie competition, in which young viewers will have a chance to choose their favorite movie characters. This year we cooperate with the Familylab Polska Foundation (the part of Familylab Association, an European organization founded by respected Danish pedagogue and author Jesper Juul), which will result in workshops for parents, educators and teachers.
We will also return to the movies from the previous edition of the festival. In the Panorama section we will remind these films, which last year won the Grand Jury Prize and gained the highest public recognition.
In 2017 we established Warsaw Kids Film Forum, an industry part of Films for The Kids Festival, an international pitching forum for films and television series aimed at the children’s market.
As always we have prepared art workshops, screenings with live music, meetings with guests and contests. We hope that among the films and accompanying events, each of you will find something for yourself.