Tell me something new! – In collaboration with KIDS Regio

How to tell relevant real live stories for the young audiences

Storytelling for the young audiences is different from storytelling for grown-ups, but it’s just as (if not more) important. With a generation that is deeply aware of the world around them and all the issues that come with a complex society, it is important to tell stories that can help navigate through troubled waters. The narrative power of film making can not only make us see something new, but it can also diversify our understanding of the world around us.

Within this 90 Minute session, we want to present best practices that tell real live stories for young audiences from different perspectives and show us why storytelling matters. We will dive into the experience of pitching a project in front of a jury of young experts and decision makers at the m:brane initiative REALYOUNG and how that had a positive impact on the outcome in its storytelling. Furthermore, we will talk about one’s own perspective in telling biographical stories of the past for an audience of today and investigate the filmmaker’s own perspective on his subjects.

The panel is moderated by Elisabeth Wenk from KIDS Regio

Each year we have had the opportunity to meet in person during the Berlinale Meeting point in collaboration with KIDS Regio. This year we are happy to introduce the meeting point during this panel, on March 15th at 10AM.

The event will be free for all online attendees. Sign up for the online event here


Martijn Blekendaal, Director, The Netherlands

Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen, Director, Latvia

Andre Hörmann, Director, Germany