Viola Gabrielli has developed a passion for European film culture, with particular focus on films for children and youth. Before driving the lobby initiative KIDS Regio, she has produced Germany’s Academy for Children’s Media, a writer’s labs for professionals developing Children’s Film- and Book projects along with its transmedia potentials. She started to consolidate her experience on the children’s film sector by working as Assistant Manager for the German Children’s Media Festival GOLDEN SPARROW: Cinema-TV-Online. Viola holds a M.A. degree in Culture Science and English from the University of Leipzig.