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RealYoung 2016: Call for Submissions

03.12.2015

Applications are now open for the next edition of RealYoung, a 3-step program focusing on documentary stories for younger audiences. Throughout the programme, filmmakers will develop, present and network with the aim of bringing their next kids or youth documentary across borders to an international audience. Deadline for applying is January 15, 2016.

RealYoung - lifting documentaries for kids
and young audiences to the next level

Children consume a substantial amount of real stories via tablets, TV, mobile, YouTube channels, apps and via many other outlets. At certain ages they are like sponges, absorbing as many challenging topics as possible. We would like to turn the mirror and send a challenge back to creative documentary makers: Let us together develop documentary stories aimed at the platforms where children watch, engage, share and interact.


We are now calling for six documentary projects aimed at younger audiences to take part in RealYoung 2016. All six projects will:

  • - get individual feedback through online consultation

  • - take part in an intensive 1-day development program

  • - have individual meetings with potential collaborators

  • - gain full access to The Financing Forum for Kids Content

  • - network with international colleagues

  • - obtain extensive knowledge about the international market for children and youth documentaries

  • - be considered for an EDN Online Pitching Session dedicated to documentaries for younger audiences.


THE PROGRAMME

The RealYoung 2016 initiative is a 3-step programme with two online components and one on location meeting. The program consists of these three steps:

 

1) Pre-workshop module

Mid-February, 2016. Online video meetings

The selected project teams are preparing individually for the in residence workshop by getting one-on-one project consultation provided via videoconference by EDN.


2) Development, presentations and networking

March 15-17, 2016. Financing Forum for Kids Content, Malmö, Sweden

Day 1: Intensive development workshop focusing on project development and fine-tuning of project presentations.

Day 2 + 3: Pitching, one-on-one meetings and participating at The Financing Forum for Kids Content.


3) RealYoung Online Pitching Session/video consultation

September, 2016. Online video meetings.

3-4 projects from RealYoung are pitched in an EDN Online Pitching Session dedicated to documentaries for younger audiences. Projects not taking part in the online pitch, will conclude the development program with an individual video consultation, mapping market potentials for the project.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The six projects to be chosen to take part in RealYoung are selected in two different categories:

RealYoung Pitch Projects: 3 projects will take part in the full development program, pitch during The Financing Forum for Kids Content and have individual meetings with financiers and potential collaborators.

RealYoung Development Projects: 3 projects will take part in the full development program and have individual meetings with financiers and potential collaborators.


For the RealYoung Pitch Projects we are looking for thoroughly developed projects with clear intensions about the story, treatment, target audience and production outline. If you are applying as a pitch project, please send us a 2-page presentation with the following:


  • - Short synopsis describing the story

  • - Treatment with reflections on the visual approach and narrative structure

  • - The total budget sum (not the whole budget)

  • - A brief financing plan

  • - Title, director, producer, production company, length, format & production plan/time of delivery

  • - Short CV & filmography of company and director

  • - Contact details on producer/production company and/or director

  • - Link to pilot, trailer or other visual material representing the project.


Applications exceeding two pages will not be considered.


For the RealYoung Developmet Projects we are looking for ideas that should be independent of any sort of restrictions like budget, format and stage of development. If you are applying as a development project, please send us a 2-page presentation with the following:


  • - Short synopsis describing the idea

  • - Initial ideas about visual approach and narrative structures

  • - Suggested total budget sum (not the whole budget)

  • - Title, director, producer, production company, length, format & production plan/time of delivery

  • - Short CV & filmography of company and director

  • - Contact details on producer/production company and/or director

  • - If available, link to pilot or other visual material representing the project.


Applications exceeding two pages will not be considered

 

HOW TO APPLY

In order to apply for the RealYoung 2016, please submit your project to amila_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern browser.filmiskane.se no later than January 15, 2016.


WHAT YOU GET AND PARTICIPATION FEE

If your project is selected for RealYoung 2016, you will receive an all access accreditation to The Financing Forum for Kids Content and take part in the full three-step program, being

1) Pre-workshop consultation

2) Development, presentations and networking at The Financing Forum for Kids Content

3) RealYoung Online Pitching Session/video consultation


The participation fees are:

RealYoung Pitch Projects: 220 Euro for each pitching team.

RealYoung Developmet Projects: 170 Euro for each development team.

Travel, hotel and accommodation are not included.


ABOUT REALYOUNG

Joining forces to lift documentaries for kids and young audiences to the next level, RealYoung is a collaboration among IDFA, EDN - European Documentary Network and The Financing Forum for Kids Content, with the support from Swedish Film Institute. We invite you to join us with your idea for an innovative documentary intended for younger audiences.

RealYoung 2016 Partners




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