Junior Co-production Market selection 2018

Cinekid for Professionals has selected 20 children’s film and television projects-in-development for its Junior Co-production Market (JCM).

The projects will be presented to more than 300 international professionals from the children’s media industry to encourage international co-operation. The selection includes both live-action and animation projects by renowned children’s media companies, such as A Private View (BE), BosBros (NL), Kepler Film (NL), TamTam Film GmbH (DE), Tuffi Films (FI), Nutprodukce (CZ), and Submarine (NL).

The success of previous editions of the JCM is clearly visible in this year’s festival programme. Los Bando, directed by Christian Lo, produced by Filmbin AS (NO) and presented at JCM 2016, is selected for Best Children’s Film Competition 2018. Gordon & Paddy, a film by Linda Hambäck, produced by LEE Film (SE) and presented at JCM in 2015, will also compete for the Best Children’s Film prize. Both films premiered earlier this year at Berlinale in Generation K+. Rosie & Moussa, directed by Dorothée van den Berghe (JCM 2016), produced by Caviar (BE) and a participant of ScriptLab 2014-2015, will compete in Best Dutch Family Film Competition.

Netherlands production company The Film Kitchen (NL) returns with the feature Vechtmeisje by director Johan Timmers, pitched in 2015 at JCM where it won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award (€20,000). Vechtmeisje is also selected for the Best Dutch Family Film Competition. Director Till Endemann, winner of the Burny Bos Best Project Award 2017 with Lucy Goes Gangsta, is selected with his new project Jakob, Tilda & The Mind Pirates. The film is produced by TamTam Film GmbH.

Previous Script LAB participants
This year’s JCM selection consists of several projects developed during Cinekid’s Script LAB programme. Production company Filmbin AS (Los Bando, see above) is selected with its new project Free (Guro Ekornholmen), which was selected for Script LAB 2017-2018. The Filmbin project Jenny’s Time by Christian Lo is also selected for Cinekid Script LAB 2018-2019.
Another recent Script LAB project in the market is My Dad is a Sausage, directed by Anouk Fortunier -written by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, produced by A Private View (BE).

Super Granny by Julie Skaufel and production company Onkel Film (NO) and Bifröst Media (UK), was participating in last year’s Script LAB as well. Dutch production company Kepler Film will pitch Captain Nova directed by Maurice Trouwborst. Kepler Film is also selected for ScriptLab 2018-2019 with its project When Fish Start Flying written by Eché Janga and Esther Duysker.

Film Projects

  • Berend Botje
    Written and directed by Mans van den Berg
    Produced by NOBS Entertainment BV (NL)
    Production country: The Netherlands
  • Captain Nova
    Written by Lotte Tabbers
    Directed by Maurice Trouwborst
    Produced by Keplerfilm (NL)
    Production countries: The Netherlands, Poland
  • Free
    Written by Anniken Fjesme
    Directed by Guro Ekornholmen
    Produced by Filmbin AS (NO)
    Production country: Norway, The Netherlands, Sweden
  • Jacob, Tilda & the Mind Pirates
    Written by Andreas Cordes
    Directed by Till Endemann
    Produced by TamTam Film GmbH (DE)
    Production country: Germany, The Netherlands
  • Miss Moxy
    Written by Maureen Versprille
    Directed by Vincent Bal
    Produced by BosBros (NL)
    Production countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, France
  • My Dad is a Sausage
    Written by Jean-Claude van Rijckhegem
    Directed by Anouk Fortunier
    Produced by A Private View (BE)
    Production countries: Belgium, The Netherlands
  • My Sister Super-Stella
    Written and directed by Mari Monrad Vistven
    Produced by Medieoperatørene (NO)
    Production country: Norway
  • Sihja (working title)
    Written by Jenni Toivoniemi, Kirsikka Saari
    Directed by Marja Pyykkö
    Produced by Tuffi Films (FI)
    Production country: Finland
  • Super Granny
    Written and directed by Julie Skaufel
    Produced by ONKEL Film (NO) and Bifröst Media (UK)
    Production country: Norway
  • The Adventure Hunters
    Written by Piotr Rzepka
    Directed by Krzysztof Komander
    Produced by MD4 Sp.z. o.o. (PL)
    Production country: Poland
  • The Day I Met My Superhero
    Written by Ewa Martynkien
    Produced by BeGood Films (PL)
    Production country: Poland
  • Tony, Shelly & Genius
    Written by Jana Šrámková
    Directed by Filip Posivac
    Produced by Nutprodukce (CZ)
    Production countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia

TV Projects

  • Harry and Bip - Summer Season
    Written and directed by Leevi Lemmetty
    Produced by Ink and Lights (IR)
    Production countries: Ireland, Finland
  • Just Kids
    Produced by Dutch Broadcaster EO (NL)
    Production country: The Netherlands
  • Musifants
    Directed by Meike Fehre, Sabine Dully
    Produced by Ahoifilm (DE), DullyDully (DE)
    Production country: Germany
  • Pepe Luu
    Directed by Valerie Chang.
    Produced by Submarine (NL)
    Production country: The Netherlands
  • Psychos
    Written by Niko Ballestrem
    Produced by Neos Film GmbH (DE)
    Production country: Germany
  • The Scarab Flies at Dusk
    Written and directed by Atle Knudsen
    Produced by Monster Scripted (NO)
    Production countries: Norway, Sweden
  • The Secret Society of Souptown and the Cucumber Mafia
    Written by Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman
    Directed by Helen Takkinn, Margus Paju, Oskar Lehemaa
    Produced by Nafta Films (ES)
    Production countries: Estonia, Finland
  • ZOO – Viral geniuses
    Written and directed by Elin Grönblom
    Produced by Pohjola filmi (FI)
    Production country: Finland

Junior Co-production Market
The Junior Co-production Market (JCM) is part of Cinekid for Professionals (CfP), the industry component of Cinekid, the largest children’s media festival in the world. The Junior Co-Production Market is an integrated two-day event that enables global financiers, broadcasters and producers to assess new and innovative film and television projects. The JCM reflects the high degree of interactivity and potential for finance across these sectors. All the projects will be presented in an environment designed to encourage international co-operation. The market starts with a public pitch of all the projects followed by a day and a half of one-to-one meetings between project representatives and potential collaborators and financiers.

Eurimages Co-Production Development Award
At JCM the prestigious Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (€20,000) will be given to the best film project with European co-production potential. The winner will be announced on Friday 26 October.