KIDS Regio @ Golden Sparrow Festival Online 2021

“Dad is an architect and mom does yoga”: About family images and adult characters in children’s films – an expert discussion

Family is a core element of childhood and thus also of films for the young audience. Even if mum is no longer waiting behind the stove for the money-earning father, the films instead reflect unconditional self-realisation and new demands on families and their members. But it is not only the parental and grandparental figures who find themselves in the field of tension between 1950s idyll and emancipation; relationship patterns and the relationship between children and adults are also influenced by this.

In a panel of national and international experts we would like to discuss: How can we write children’s films that paint a diverse and up-to-date picture of a family and its members – beyond outdated ideals on the one hand or new clichés on the other?

The last 30 min of the session will be dedicated to a virtual meet and mingle of our guests with the audience.

Event in cooperation with the initiative “Outstanding Films for Children” and part of Kids Kino Industry Talks

09 June 2021 | Venue: Online – Zoom

Moderator: Nhi Le,  journalist, host and public speaker from Leipzig, Germany

Impulses by:

Jacqueline Müller-Höltge, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth: Family today. Data. Facts. Trends. Family Report 2020, Germany

Hanna Reifgerst and Margret Albers, Initiative Outstanding Films for Children: How diverse are the submissions for the initiative “Outstanding Films for Children”?, Germany


Astrid Plenk, Managing and Programme Director of KiKA, Germany

Hanan Challouki, Inclusive Communication Expert, Belgium

Philipp Budweg, Producer at Lieblingsfilm, Germany

Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Scriptwriter of MY DAD IS A SAUSAGE, Belgium