Initiative selects child-focused scripts for development.

The 4th edition of the Cinekid Script LAB, which focuses on the development of scripts for children’s films, has picked 12 projects.

The event takes places over four months, commencing at the child-focused film festival Cinekid in Amsterdam in October and ending at the Berlinale in February.

Six of the selected projects were nominated by partnering institutes, and this year for the first time an open call was issued, with a further six projects chosen from that pool.

Script LAB is backed by Creative Europe’s MEDIA Programme and is organised in partnership with the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Finnish Film Foundation, the Icelandic Film Centre, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Norwegian Film Institute and the Swedish Film Institute.

Full list of projects:

Nominated by Norwegian Film Institute

Writers: Guro Ekornholmen, Anniken Fjesme
Production country: Norway

Nominated by Flanders Audiovisual Fund
My Dad Is A Sausage

Writer: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Anouk Fortunier
Production company: A Private View
Production countries: Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany

Nominated by Swedish Film Institute

Writer: Camilla Hübbe
Production companies: Unlimited Stories; Sequoia Global Alliance
Production country: Sweden

Nominated by Netherlands Film Fund

Writer: Suzie Templeton
Production companies: Studio Rosto A.D., Lunanime NL
Production country: The Netherlands

Nominated by Icelandic Film Centre
The Man Who Hated Children

Writer: Gunnar Björn Guðmundsson
Production companies: The Icelandic Film Company; Kisi Production
Production country: Iceland

Nominated by Finnish Film Foundation
The White Unicorn

Writer: Elin Grönblom
Production country: Finland

Projects from open call:

Writer: Janne Vierth, Maremi Watanabe
Production company: Dragon Film
Production countries: Sweden, Denmark

Writer: Nick Hegreberg
Production country: Norway

Writer: Eva Kamchevska
Production company: Dream Factory Macedonia
Production country: Macedonia and Italy

Writer: Julie Skaufel
Production company: Onkel Film
Production country: Norway

The Mozart Question
Writer: Wouter Van Haver
Production company: Vivi Film Production country: Belgium

Writer: Jarkko Olavi Virtanen
Production company: Pohjola-filmi
Production country: Finland