59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

BCBF Events Programme

You have time until 30 September to see again our exciting events programme online who took part from 14 to 17 June: award ceremonies, international conferences, talks, masterclasses, webinars, live streaming, interviews and meetings.

The presentation sheet will indicate the link allowing you to connect to the recorded videos.

 

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Monday 14 June 2021

FLAGSHIP CONFERENCES

14 June

10.00
(CEST)

3 Hours

ENG

INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON CHILDREN’S LITERARY TRANSLATION

Down the rabbit hole: working (and surviving) as a translator of children’s books.

The event is organized by Bologna Children's Book Fair within the Framework of Aldus Up.

Programme

10.00 - 10.45 A.M.
Keynote Speech
Enrico Terrinoni (University for Foreigners, Perugia)
Who owns our words? Translation as the stuff we are made on

10.45 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.
Speakers

Daniel Hahn, Translator, UK; Lara Holbling Matkovic, Ceatl Secretary General and Croatian Literary Translators' Association  (DHKP); Lena Jonsson, Översättarsektionen – Writers' Union, Translators' Section, Sweden; Valérie Le Plouhinec, ATLF – Association des traducteurs littéraires de France; Marta Morros,  APTIC –  Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters of Catalonia and FIT; Francesca Novajra AITI – Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters; Kevin Quirk, President of FIT – International Federation of Translators; Alexandra Rak, VdÜ – Verband Deutscher Übersetzer – Association of German Translators ; Eva Valvo STRADE – Union of Italian Literary Translators

12.30 A.M. -1.00 P.M.
Q&A session

Moderator

Simona Mambrini, Translator and BCBF Consultant, Italy

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
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14 June

17.00
(CEST)

80 min.

ENG

Children's Bookshops, a Global Network Serving Young Readers

The third International Conference welcomes booksellers from all over the world to share ideas and projects, shedding light on challenges and new opportunities booksellers have been facing since the outbreak of the pandemic. The community of readers, authors, publishers, local governments and associations have developed  initiatives to support the bookselling industry. This international panel aims to explore best practices and public and private initiatives launched worldwide to help the sector going forward. 

Booksellers who would like to stay in touch with us to find out about future initiatives can contact bookfair@bolognafiere.it

Moderator

Julia Eccleshare, Children’s Director at the Hay Festival, UK

Speakers

Magdaléna Čulík Simonová and Lenka Greň, Co-owner, Kafe Knihy Jednota, Czech Republic; Vidya Mani, Co-Founder, Funky Rainbow, The Travelling Children's Bookshop, India; Petra Paoli, Member of the Board, Alir, association of independent libraries for children, Italy; Yolanda Reyes, Writer, Founder, Librería Espantapájaros, Colombia; Balsam Saad, Founder, Al-Balsam Bookstore and Publishing House, Egypt; Anna Thorn, Member, Book Across Borders, USA; Minoru Yomo, Founder Libreria Cerbiatto and Libreria due Porte, Japan.

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
In cooperation with
ALIR - Associazione Librerie Indipendenti Ragazzi
FLAGSHIP CONFERENCES

14 June

17:00
(CEST)

40 min.

ENG

Preview the BCBF-BLTF Global Rights Exchange Up Close

See all the new and improved features of a year-round Rights and Licensing Tool

Speakers

Cristina Angelucci, Consultant for Bologna Licensing Trade Fair; Jon  Malinowski, Founder Pubmatch, President Combined Book Exhibit, USA; Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children’s Book Fair; Mariaelena Schiavo, International Sales Manager BCBF-CCBF, Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
In cooperation with
PubMatch

Tuesday 15 June 2021

FLAGSHIP CONFERENCES

15 June

9.00
(CEST)

40 min.

ENG

Preview the BCBF-BLTF Global Rights Exchange Up Close

See all the new and improved features of a year-round Rights and Licensing Tool

Speakers

Cristina Angelucci, Consultant for Bologna Licensing Trade Fair; Jon Malinowski, Founder Pubmatch, President Combined Book Exhibit, USA; Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children’s Book Fair; Mariaelena Schiavo, International Sales Manager BCBF-CCBF, Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
In cooperation with
PubMatch
FLAGSHIP CONFERENCES

15 June

14.30
(CEST)

120 min.

ENG

Dust or Magic Masterclass, Online Edition

What’s new in children’s interactive media?

As part of the special 2021 online program, the Bologna Children's Book Fair is delighted to once again offer a unique edition of the Dust or Magic Masterclass for all those interested in and making digital media for children today.

The event will focus on the juror reports from the new Crossmedia award, along with discussions on innovation, ethics, platform trends and — if time — demos.

Pre Registration required

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Organized by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the framework of Aldus Up

AGENDA

14:30 (CEST) - Welcome, Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy

PART 1: MAKE A FRIEND

14:35 (CEST) - Breakout rooms. What’s new in children’s interactive media? Turn on your camera and share your thoughts on children and technology. Groups will be assigned at random.

PART 2: CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

14:45 (CEST) - Sonia Livingstone, Professor, London School of Economics. Children’s rights in the digital age. Comment on the recent work of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. What is General Comment 25, and what does it mean for children’s publishers?

PART 3: NEW CROSSMEDIA AWARD
15:00 (CEST) - Crossmedia Awards Juror Panel with Julie Fox, Neal Hoskins, Cristina Angelucci and Warren Buckleitner. The reason behind the choice of The Snail and the Whale and mentions, with Chris Inns, Macmillan Children’s Books UK (UK) and Martin Pope, Magic Light Pictures (UK).

PART 4: PUBLISHER UPDATES

What’s new in children’s interactive media? Five minutes and two slides to share news and post pandemic thoughts.

15:15 Emmet O’Neill, CEO, StoryToys and TouchPress, Ireland
15:20 Aksel Køie, CEO, PIBOCO, Denmark 
15:25 Jason Krogh and Lisa Armstrong, CEO Sago Mini, Canada
15:30 Valerie Touze, CEO, Edoki Academy, United Kingdom
15:35 Japhet Asher, Polarity Reversal, United Kingdom 
15:40 Demos, Q/A and Discussion
16:00 Conclude

Moderator

Warren Buckleitner, Editor, Children’s Technology Review, USA

Speakers

Cristina Angelucci, Editor in Chief, Licensing Magazine, Italy; Lisa Armstrong, CEO Sago Mini, Canada; Julie Fox, IP Expert and Executive Producer, Ireland-France; Neal Hoskins, Founder, Wingedchariot, United Kingdom; Macmillan Children’s Books UK, United Kingdom; Aksel Køie, CEO, PIBOCO, Denmark; Jason Krogh, CEO Sago Mini, Canada; Sonia Livingstone, Professor, London School of Economics; Emmet O’Neill, CEO, StoryToys and TouchPress; Martin Pope, Magic Light Pictures, United Kingdom;Valerie Touze, CEO, Edoki Academy, United Kingdom; 

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair, Children’s Technology Review
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15 June

17.30
(CEST)

60 min.

ENG

How has the rise in comics affected the agency business?

There has been a significant rise in the demand and production of comics in the last few years. According to Publisher’s Marketplace agents sold 205 graphic novels to US publishers from June 2020 to June 2021, 152 in June to June 2019 to 2020, and 93 from June 2018 to June 2019. That is a tremendous increase. This panel looks at how literary agencies have been effected and how they are keeping up. Have they been able to find works and the talent easily? Are they finding all publishers open to this new medium or just some? Are editors easily receptive to projects and experienced enough to judge them? 

Moderator

Timothy Travaglini, Transatlantic Agency, USA

Speakers

Kathleen Ortiz, New Leaf Literary, USA; Molly O'Neill, Root Literary, USA; Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary, USA

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair

Wednesday 16 June 2021

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16 June

11.00
(CEST)

90 min.

ENG

Poetry for Young Readers

Poetry has really left its mark on this edition of Bologna Children's Book Fair. Most of the many books submitted for the BolognaRagazzi Award were published in 2020, showing the enormous - and to many surprising – interest in the genre. What does this signify? Perhaps that Bernard Friot's manifesto ‘Universal Rights to Poetry’ has now been widely accepted? That the child is now considered mature enough to appreciate rhymeless poetry, all linguistic experience and content – as in fact the winning book declares? The refined scholar, Morag Styles will help us try to answer these questions.

Poetry will continue to be a key focus also in the future thanks to these magnificent books, which are also beautifully crafted, a feature that is always considered at Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Moderator

Grazia Gotti, author, President, Accademia Drosselmeier, Italy

Speakers
Iñigo Astiz,  Basque writer, journalist and poet, winner of the Euskadi Prize for Children’s and Young People Literature in 2020; Marina Colasanti, author, poet, Brazil; Adolfo Córdova, author, Mexico, winner BolognaRagazzi Award Poetry; Bernard Friot, writer and teacher, author of  the Universal Rights to Poetry manifesto, France; Juan Kruz Igerabide, Basque writer, poet and translator, winner of  the National Prize for Children’s and Young People’s Literature in 2018; Morag Styles, author and professor, University of Cambridge, UK, BolognaRagazzi Poetry Juror.
 
Video Children´s Poetry Illustrated in the Basque Country, Visions shown through the book, word and illustration, curated by Basque Books
Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
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16 June

17.30
(CEST)

60 min.

ENG

FROM PAGE TO SCREEN: What makes a book or series of books a good work for screen projects

We often hear phrases like:
Film Adaptations Of Books Earn 53% More At The Worldwide Box Office (Adam Rowe, Forbes, July 11th, 2018)
70% of the world’s top 20 grossing films are based on books (Frontier Economics)
65% of film released in 2015 were from book properties (Medium.com)
In the US over 47 books are becoming movies and TV shows in 2021 (Perpetual Page – Turner)
 
In fact, the link between the audiovisual and the publishing industry is long standing and important. In this panel, publishing rights sales experts, production company readers and producers will discuss the key elements in a work that make them good screen projects.
 
Event organised within the framework of Aldus Up
Moderator

Cristina Angelucci 

Speakers

Caterina Gonnelli, EVP Content, Xilam Animation, France; Annie Nybo, Reader for Netflix, USA; Etienne Bonnin, Head of Foreign Rights, Glenat, France; Ellen Doherty, Chief Creative Officer, Fred Rogers Productions, USA

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
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16 June

18.00
(CEST)

40 min.

ENG

Preview the BCBF-BLTF Global Rights Exchange Up Close

See all the new and improved features of a year-round Rights and Licensing Tool

Speakers

Cristina Angelucci, Consultant for Bologna Licensing Trade Fair; Jon Malinowski, Founder Pubmatch, President Combined Book Exhibit, USA; Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children’s Book Fair; Mariaelena Schiavo, International Sales Manager BCBF-CCBF, Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
In cooperation with
PubMatch

Thursday 17 June 2021

FLAGSHIP CONFERENCES

17 June

15.00
(CEST)

40 min.

ENG

Preview the BCBF-BLTF Global Rights Exchange Up Close

See all the new and improved features of a year-round Rights and Licensing Tool

Speakers

Cristina Angelucci, Consultant for Bologna Licensing Trade Fair; Jon Malinowski, Founder Pubmatch, President Combined Book Exhibit, USA; Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children’s Book Fair; Mariaelena Schiavo, International Sales Manager BCBF-CCBF, Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Organized by
Bologna Children's Book Fair
In cooperation with
PubMatch