Barnefilmfestivalen 25.-30. april 2023

MESTERKLASSE: Why Documentaries for Kids?

Join Kirsten Bonnén Rask for a talk about: What can documentaries tell that fiction cannot? What kind of stories are best told in documentary forms? How does children respond and why is it important that children have access to documentaries as well as fiction?

The masterclass will be held in English.
When? Friday 29th of April at 10 o'clock
Where? Screen 6



Kirsten Bonnén Rask has 40+ years of experience as a script consultant, in parallel to being a decision maker, teacher and project developer. Her services span all production types and formats, with multiple best script/film awards. Kirsten has also worked with Lars von Trier, Lone Scherfig and Bille August just to mention some. During the 40+ years she has read and advised on many hundred stories – shorts, series, features, documentaries.

She works presently as a tutor for the workshop “KidsKinoLab” which is a coproduction between the South Norwegian Filmcenter and New Horizons in Poland. This workshop will help 6 filmmakers develop their documentary projects of short, mid-length and full-length films and series for children, teenagers, and young adults.