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28th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

23 – 30 SEP 2023

Industry Forum 2022



SCHLiNGEL Industry Forum – 09th – 11th October 2022

For the 27th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences SCHLiNGEL the INDUSTRY FORUM is once again a highlight. In recent years, the event has firmly established itself as a meeting place for the children's and youth film scene and will be held for the sixth time from October 9 to October 11.

The SCHLiNGEL INDUSTRY FORUM offers the accredited professional audience and invited filmmakers the ideal platform for exchange and networking. In a lively atmosphere, film experts and creative professionals from all over the world come together to discuss current developments in the film industry. Presentations of project ideas allow the exchange and facilitate networking with future cooperation partners.

The SCHLiNGEL Industry Forum is supported by the City of Chemnitz, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Saxon State Chancellery.

All Events are taking place at the Straumersaal @ Hotel Chemnitzer Hof (Theaterplatz 4 | 09111 Chemnitz) and will be held in English.



Nina Ritter ...

... is currently working in German film production where she is responsible for film and series projects with a special focus on dramaturgy and development. Her previous positions build the bridge between local & international film market as well as production and distribution. Already in her studies of German, American and Communication Studies she focused on film studies and cinematic storytelling. At Koch Films, she worked in international acquisition and TV sales since 2013 and helped build the children's and animated film division. Since February 2019, she has been in charge of local productions and responsible for development at Studiocanal. There, she develops and realizes material of all genres with authors and production companies, adaptations of novel templates and original ideas for the German market.




Silke Wilfinger (Geschäftsführerin SilkWayFilms) ...

... founded the Distribution and Consulting Company SilkWayFilms in 2016. Since 2008, she is supporting the programming of the AniMovie section of the International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart. Silke Wilfinger is working in the field of acquisitions, sales, distribution and production at Koch Films, Telepool and Prokino. Currently, SilkWayFilms is cooperating with clients like Wild Bunch, Silver Reel, Filmwelt, Zooper Film and others.

Time table

Sunday, 9 October 2022

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Get-Together @ CineStar - Event Area
(Galerie Roter Turm | Neumarkt 2 | 09111 Chemnitz)



Monday, 10 October 2022

Central European Children‘s Film Forum

The Central European Children’s Film Forum in cooperation with International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin (Czech Republic) and International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino (Poland)

From 10:00 a.m.
moderated by: Nina Ritter

10:00 a.m.Opening and WelcomeCoffee
10:30 a.m.Opening speech by Nerina T. Kocjančič,
Head of Promotion and Distribution Slovenian Film Centre
11:00 a.m.„Über(s)Leben”, Germany
Project Presentation by writerAnna-Maria Praßler and Anabel Münsterman, Germany
11:30 a.m.„Block 5”, Slovenia
Project Presentation by Producer Branislac Srdic; Atalanta


Window to the World

Project presentations of various Kinds of Stages

From 2:00 pm.
moderated by: Nina Ritter

2:00 p.m.Yan Bibiyan & the devil Fiut”
Project presentation by Andrey Hadjivasilev (Revive Production, Sofia)
2:30 p.m.The Whisper of the Sea”
Online Project presentation by Marcela Rincón González (Fosfenosmedia, Cali)
3:00 p.m.„Filmmaking in Mexico”
Case study by Ana Laura Calderón (Mexico)



Bridging the gap between established forms of inclusion and localization

presentation by Vân Anh Bach and Wolfgang Liebig

from 4:30 p.m.
Traditional concepts of accessible cinema are lacking acceptance from the audience as a whole. Instead, we developed a concept that actually focuses on inclusion rather than dividing the audience into what is considered ‘normal’ and ‘impaired’. Our audiobooks are versions of a movie that are meant to be enjoyable for everyone, without relying on any picture. We no longer only focus on the blind and visually-impaired, but on any information that the audience has to hear to not feel like there is something missing. Thus, our audiobooks open up new ways of distribution – by relying only on audio delivery.


Vân Anh Bach (she/her) ...

... studied Translation at the University of Leipzig before pursuing a Master’s Degree at the same university in Conference Interpreting from which she graduated in 2019. Since then, she has been working as an editor, ensuring accessibility by creating both subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as writing audio descriptions for the blind and visually impaired.



Wolfgang Liebig ...

... graduated media and communication science and musicology in 2012 at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Since then, he worked as an audio engineer and mixer on various international programs for cinema, VOD and television focusing mainly on dubbing and audio description.

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

ComingSoon 2022

"ComingSoon” is organised in cooperation with Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg and Croatia.

From 10:00 a.m.
moderated by: Nina Ritter

10:15 a.m.

Kannawoniwasein!”presented by Philipp Budweg

10:45 a.m.

„Cricket & Antoinette”, presented by Luka Rukavina

11:15 a.m.„Ponyherz”, presented by Markus Dietrich

11:45 a.m.

„The Amazing Maurice”, presented by Claudia Rudolph-Hartmann

12:45 a.m.„Strangest Girl of the World 2”presented by  Gabriel Grieco




From 2:30 p.m.
moderated by: Silke Wilfinger

  • Stefan Pfäffle (KiKA)
  • Mirja Frehse (Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg)
  • Nicole Kellerhals (X Filme Creative Pool GmbH)
  • Rüdiger Bertram (Author)
  • Claudia Rudolph-Hartmann (Global Screen)

Behind the scenes - VFX for film

workshop by Thomas Kutschera (Pixomondo)
From 4:30 p.m. / duration ca. 60 min

Each film has its own requests in terms of effects and therefore different approaches are chosen.

By the example of various productions the presentation shows Pixomondo’s effect work. It covers an overall overview about effect pipeline, discusses specific solutions developed for specific tasks and gives insights into the virtual production technic.


Thomas Kutschera ...

... During his studies in the 90s he focused on computer animation with a successful degree as communication designer at Wiesbaden in 1995. He then joined bibo tv and worked on his first effects for a feature film, Pinocchio from 1996. Over the years he did digital effects for feature, TV series, documentaries and commercials. As a 3D generalist he was envolved in all areas of the digital creation process: from modeling over texturing and shading, up to lighting and rendering. He is covering rigging, animation and effects as well.

Since 2011 he is part of the team of pixomondo Frankfurt, where he is currently head of 3d. His work got awarded several times.

Beside his work he has been teaching 3D for more than 15 years at universities in Wiesbaden and Mainz.


Pixomondo (PXO) is an Academy and Emmy award-winning international visual effects and virtual production company with studios in Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and London.

The company provides virtual production and visual effects for feature films, television, and commercials.


Project coordination

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