Since 2005, the annual Kinderlachen Gala organized by the Kinderlachen e.V. takes place in the German city of Dortmund. The "KIND Awards“ (Child Awards) are also presented during the gala. The awards honor people who have rendered outstanding services to the welfare of children in need.
The 15th Kinderlachen gala took place on 30 November 2019. This year's award winners include the comedian Otto Waalkes, former ski racer Felix Neureuther and German soccer club Borussia Dortmund’s foundation "Leuchte auf!".
Kinderlachen e.V is a non-profit organization. Still the gala was supposed to look highly professional in order to generate as many donations as possible. Hence, the event technology service providers also work on a voluntary basis. The general service provider, Malkus Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH, and trust.event engineering GmbH, which is responsible for the lighting design, should be mentioned here. The design of the large, three-part stage is a joint production of Sven Malkus and Sebastian "Huwi" Huwig.
As in the previous years, Dennis Muhl, meanwhile employed by mdc licht.gestalten.gmbh, continues to support the Kinderlachen Gala as video operator. Since Dennis has been using ArKaos media servers and MediaMaster Pro software for some time now, LMP Lichttechnik also provided him with two ArKaos Studio Server 4K for the Gala in order to guarantee the best possible video results and smooth processes. Raphaël Demonthy completed the lighting team as show light operator.