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Kirsten Bonnén Rask – FILMS FOR KIDS.Pro #NoweHoryzonty

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Poland, Norway and the way in which the two countries differ in the production and distribution of films for young audiences

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Kirsten Bonnén Rask – Tutor and partner – FILMS FOR KIDS.Pro

FRED’s Matt Micucci meets Kirsten Bonnen Rask, general manager of the Norwegian Somorsk Filmsenter, writer and educator.

We interview her as the main international partner of the Film For Kids.Pro in its inaugural edition in Poland, that culminates with the pitching session which takes place during the course of the New Horizons International Film Festival. We also interview her in her role as a tutor.

She tells us about the challenges of getting financial backing for making the ambitious project a reality, and provides us with an overview of how the project worked.

On top of this, Kirsten examines the current state of cinema for a young audience, and mentions the opposite states of filmmaking for such an audience in the two countries of the projects – Poland and Norway.

FILMS FOR KIDS.Pro: The first program in Europe dedicated solely to the development of films for young audiences.

Our goal is to support the production of ambitious movies for children aged 5-12 years, based on the highest artistic and production standards of European, and in particular Norwegian, cinema.

We will work on ideas brought by participants and develop them from a short synopsis through first draft to a second draft of the screenplay (approximately 90-pages long). In parallel we will work with their respective producers on a strategy for financing, promoting and distributing those movies. All elements of the program are focused specifically on cinema for children.

More information: Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds. Participation in the whole program is free of charge (tutoring, lectures, transportation, accommodation and board, and also participation in film festival screenings).

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Kirsten Bonnen Rask
  • Interviewee role
    Tutor and partner
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