m:brane has dedicated its work to become a Greenhouse of development, experiment and opportunity for the network of progressive Producers and Decision Makers forcefully bringing innovative, artistic content with an edge to life for sophisticated, intelligent and savvy young audiences. Since 2015 the m:brane initiative REALYOUNG© for Documentaries, has grown stronger and stronger and is now a weighty part of the international Youth Documentary scene.

m:brane’s REALYOUNG© is a well designed development scheme, which – in tune with the overall vision of m:brane – bring documentary producers in close dialogue with funders, distributors and a board of youth experts, to strengthen their quest for creating daring, edgy and contemporary projects for the international market.

m:brane’s REALYOUNG© is in collaboration with Paradiddle Pictures, that is offering documentary training, guidance, content and partnership, based in Copenhagen, DK and IDFA – the world’s biggest documentary film festival, Amsterdam, NL


REALYOUNG© is a 3-step programme where creators, funders, experts and publishers will develop, present and network with the aim of bringing great real life stories for kids or youth across borders to an international audience.

Official Selection REALYOUNG 2022©

REALYOUNG© Pitch – part of main pitch

FRIDAY AT THE WINDOW, Associate Directors, Belgium / Film for 12 – 16 yrs

Generation Influencer, Toolbox Film, Denmark / TV-series for 13 + yrs

SPARK, A5 film, Norway / TV-series for 12 – 18 yrs

REALYOUNG© Development

Dakar Sistaz, Frame Films, Czech Republic / TV-series for 14 – 18 yrs

Finding Mbongeni, Nzambenangai Film Productions, South Africa / Film for 16 – 24 yrs (selected in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival)

It’s all Relative, Noctua Ideias e Conteúdo, Brazil / Film for 6 – 12 yrs (selected in collaboration with BRLab/Kids Com)

THE PERFECT MEAL, Anemon Productions, Greece / Multiplatform for 12 – 16 yrs

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 m:brane

Network with international colleagues

Obtain extensive knowledge about the international market for children and youth   documentaries

Receive advice and analysis of the project’s market potential

Head Tutor

Ove Rishøj Jensen, Paradiddle Pictures

Youth Experts

Agnes Rishøj Pedersen, 14 yrs, Denmark

David Nyed, 16 yrs, Sweden

Morgan Norberg, 15 yrs, Sweden

Josefine Bering Olsen, 14 yrs, Denmark


Kez Margrie, Commisioning Editor, BBC, United Kingdom

Charlotte Madsen, Commissioning Editor/Documentary, SVT, Sweden

Meike Statema, Head of Talent Development, IDFA, The Netherlands

Alexandre Brachet, founder and CEO, Upian, France

Elizabeth Klinck, E Klinck Research, Canada