Cinekid for Professionals has selected 25 animated and live-action projects — 19 children’s films and television series in development and six works in progress — for its 2019 Junior Co-Production Market, taking place Oct. 21-23 during the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam. The projects will be presented to more than 300 global children’s media professionals, with the aim of forging international co-operation and get projects into production.
The success of previous JCM editions will be clearly visible in this year’s Cinekid Festival program. BINTI, directed by Frederike Migom and produced by Bulletproof Cupid (Belgium) participated in both the Script LAB and JCM 2016 and now returns in the Best Children’s Film Competition. Also vying in this category are the Latvian animated feature Jakob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, produced by Atom Art (JCM 2016); and Germany’s Too Far Away from director Sarah Winkenstette and Weydemann Bros. (JCM 2017). Dutch prodco BosBros (Netherlands) returns in the Dutch Family Film competition with Roy’s Salon by Mischa Kamp (JCM 2015).
This year’s JCM selection includes several projects developed during Cinekid’s 2018-19 Script LAB program: It’s Alive Films (Finland) presents Snot and Splash, written by Ilja Rautsi and directed by Teemu Nikki; New Stories Ab (Sweden pitches Winning by Andres Hazelius; Senca Studio (Slovenia) brings The Beanie written by Sasa Erzen and directed by Slobodan Maksimovic; and Medicoperatorene (Norway) has documentary Kids Cup directed by Line Hatlandand.
For 2019, Cinekid introduced the work-in-progress section to provide long-term support for projects in development. Six projects in production have been selected for the inaugural session, where the production team will have the opportunity to present their work in a closed setting for potential partners. Three have previously been selected for the JCM: Submarine (Netherlands) will showcase developments on Coppelia (JCM 2016), directed by Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul and Ben Tesseur; as will Kool Produktion (Norway) for Ella Bella Bingo (JCM 2014), directed by Frank Mosvold and Atle Blakseth; and Doghouse Films (Luxembourg) brings Ready, Steady… Draw! (JCM 2016) — a co-creation with and for children.
Beluga Blues 10th Ave Productions (Canada)
Jump Out Playtime Films (Belgium), Tico Film (Italy)
Kids Cup Medieoperatorene (Norway/Netherland/Finland)
Lea and the Tree of Dreams Belle Epoque Films (Germany)
Mini-Zlatan and Uncle Darling Snowcloud Films (Sweden/Netherlands)
Nihonjin PinGuim Content (Brazil)
Snot and Splash It’s Alive Films (Finland)
The Summer Dad Went Gay Fabelfjord (Norway)
The Beanie Senca Studio (Slovenia)
The Only Child Mandarin Film Prod. (China), Lunanime (Belgium)
Three Friends Drama Yapin Film Medya (Turkey)
Totem Volya Film (Netherlands)
Winning New Stories (Sweden)
Art Mysteries Cerutti Film (Netherlands/German)
Tumbuna Stories – Folk Tales from Papua New Guinea Ulmi Film (Switzerland), Studio Epictus (Papua New Guinea)
Mrs. Robot Hamlet (Belgium)
Ormhildur the Brave Compass Films (Iceland)
Overboard! Nutprodukce (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
Pol the Pirate Mouse Submarine (Netherlands)
Coppelia Submarine (Netherlands/Germany/Belgium)
Ella Bella Bingo Kool Produktions (Norway/Denmark/Germany)
Mister Paper Mockingbird Productions (Belgium/Germany/Netherlands)
Ready, Steady…Draw! Doghouse Films (Luxembourg)
Royals Next Door Pikkulala (Finland/Belgium/Spain)
Sir Mouse Fabrique Fantastique (Belgium/Germany/Ireland)