With the introduction of Tea Time Talks, KIDS Regio wants to stimulate the kind of conversation that is missing right now for newcomers as well as for long-established peers. What’s going on in European countries when it comes to children’s film? What kind of festivals are there in Italy? How do I finance a project in Switzerland? What’s going on with film education in Czechia and what does Poland have to offer in terms of talent development?
We are all missing the cinema and festivals and the atmosphere we encounter at an event coming together with like-minded people. We are missing out on watching a film on the big screen with the audience we all built our jobs around – the children. We are also missing out on much appreciated exchanges with colleagues.
This is especially hard for newcomers who would usually use industry events to get a glimpse of the children’s film industry. But also for established colleagues a lot of information falls by the sideway. We all know even with our closest co-workers we only call if something is deemed important enough to pick up the phone.
All those little chats over coffee, lunch and tea, sharing knowledge, ideas and observations that seem interesting but not important enough don’t happen anymore. How many great films, workshops, festival offers, film education projects and research of the past years owe their existence to seemingly unimportant chats between doors?
Let’s find out together!
Our project manager Anne will meet an expert from a different region each month over a cup of tea to chat about what’s going on in their country. The sessions will be recorded and post-produced to be released each 4th Thursday a month. Each session will have the perfect length for you to finish a cup of tea yourself – 10 to 15 minutes to let your mind wander and be inspired.
25. February 2021, 15:00 CET Online: Teatime with Anne, guest: Lennart Ström, Director of M:brane, Sweden
25. March 2021, 15:00 CET Online: Teatime with Anne, guest: Julia Tal, founding member of AG Kinderfilm, Switzerland
22. April 2021, 15:00 CET Online: Teatime with Anne, guest: Maciej Jakubczyk, director of the education department and board member of the New Horizons Association, Poland
27. May 2021, 15:00 CET Online: Teatime with Anne, guest: Susana Costa Pereira, Creative Europe Desk, Portugal
24. June 2021, 15:00 CET Online: Teatime with Anne, guest: Živa Jurančič, Film Education & Young Audiences Programme Manager at Kinodvor, Slovenia
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