New Horizons Association is a non-gevernemental organization based in Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland. Our main activity is New Horizons International Film Festival - festival aimed to directors who search for new ways of expression in cinema language. Apart of the festival we do a number of different projects - all based around art-house cinema & film education.
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New Horizons of Film Education
for whom: kindergartens, primary, middle and secondary schools
During the school year 2018/2019 we are working together with cinemas in 50 cities.
It’s the 13th edition of our young audience project. It is open for pupils of all ages. Each age category has several autonomous programmes and 40 thousand pupils from 1800 schools participated in the last year’s edition. Meetings take place in a cinema during the school time. The programme is supported by Ministry of National Education, Polish Film Institute, Children's Ombudsman in Poland and Europa Cinemas. Each group has seven meetings during the school year. Our main goal is to make young people more familiar with the language and history of film, as well as to encourage them to discuss about what they see. We also emphasise the sociological and psychological issues in films. The programme is primarily based on Polish and European films and each screening is accompanied by a lecture on the subject. Apart from feature films, we show documentaries and animated shorts and, if possible, we organise meetings with directors and film professionals.
Kids Film Presents
Kino Dzieci Prezentuje (www.dystrybucja.kinodzieci.pl)
for whom: kindergartens, primary, middle, and secondary schools
Since 2010 New Horizon Association regularly have been buying films for young audience which hadn’t been distributed in Poland before. These films are shown at the screenings of the New Horizon of Film Education project. This kind of educational projections can be organized in every cinema, community center or library. Purchaser not only get a film copy but also educational materials.
Kids Kino.lab (www.kidskinolab.pl)
Kids Kino.Lab is an international programme dedicated solely to the development of scripts and production basics of films and series for young audiences. Part of the Kids Kino International Film Festival. Our goal is to support the ambitious projects for children, based on the highest artistic and production standards of European cinema. Kids Kino.Lab works with 12 teams (scriptwriter and producer) on participants’ projects. We develop the script from short synopsis to the second draft of script together with production basics (estimated budget, financing and promotion plan).
Among our tutors are Philip Lazebnik (writer’s tutor – scriptwriter of Disney movies – ex. Mulan, Pocahontas, currently working in Europe), Kirsten Bonnen Rask (writer’s tutor – previously consulting scripts of Lars von Trier and Urlich Seidl, currently writer, producer and consultant of many children films, head of South Norwegian Filmcenter) and Ronald Kruschak (producer’s tutor – producer and writer, his films got many awards in Germany, some of them reached 1 mln audience).
Kids Kino Industry
Kids Kino Industry (former Warsaw Kids Film Forum) is an international co-production forum for films and series aimed at the children’s market. Part of the Kids Kino International Film Festival. Our goal is to create a meeting place where European professionals can exchange ideas, experiences and develop new content for children. We want to create a space that will help connecting projects with potential co-producers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters and film funds.
Kids Kino Industry takes place annually in September.
From 2020, Kids Kino Industry organises monthly free webinars for film industry professionals.
New Horizons Academy
Warsztaty Filmowe Akademii Nowe Horyzonty
New Horizon Academy was created for teachers who are interested in filmmaking. We teach them how to make a movie and pass gained knowledge to their pupils. Our goal is to teach practical skills (participants will be working on their own film projects).
The participants of Academy will learn how to write a script and become more familiar with editing and camera work.