ECFA Award Winners

ECFA Award Winners edition 2021

ECFA Award at the International Festival of Cinematographic Debuts “Spirit of Fire” at Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia): “Away” by Gints Zilbalodis, Latvia 2019.

 


ECFA Awards 2020 for BINTI, HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY and BLOEISTRAAT 11

ECFA has presented their annual ECFA Awards for Best European Children’s Film, Best European Doc Award and Best European Short Award at the European Children’s Film Community Party during the Berlinale on February, 22nd, 2020.

ECFA President Margret Albers, Frederike Migom, Katleen Goossens, ECFA General Secretary Felix Vanginderhuysen (from left to right)

The ECFA Award for Best European Children’s Film went to Binti directed by Frederike Migom (Belgium). Collecting the award, director Frederike Migom thanked the audience: ‘When parents come to tell you that their children suddenly asked at dinner “why people need papers to be allowed to live “, then you know that you have achieved an important goal with your film.’ Producer Katleen Goossens (Bulletproof Cupid) addressed film professionals and policymakers: ‘It is extremely important that we continue to make films with a positive message, even if the topic is sensitive, and I call on all partners and financiers to continue to support such films, as they are absolutely indispensable in the world that we live in today.’

The ECFA Doc Award 2020 was handed out to HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY by director Kseniya Eliyan (Russia), a documentary giving insights in the Dolgan community, one of the last indigenous communities pursuing their traditional nomadic life in the extreme north of Siberia. Producer Max Tuula: ‘Even under harsh and difficult conditions, these people succeed in living harmoniously with their families, sharing a message of happiness and pureness that sets an example for us all.’.

The ECFA Short Award for the Best European Young Audience Short Film of the year went to BLOEISTRAAT 11 by director Nienke Deutz (Belgium). This film shows two young girls at a key moment in their lives: the summer of saying goodbye to childhood. Producer Annemie Degryse (Lunanime) came to collect the award with words of praise for director Nienke Deutz: ‘For Nienke, technology is primarily a tool to visualize emotions in a film. That is a crucial element in her work, especially in BLOEISTRAAT 11.’


Films nominated for the ECFA Award 2020

ECFA Award at the Spirit Of Fire Festival in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia): It’s not Forever” by Evgenia Jatskina & Alena Rubinstein (Russia, 2019).

ECFA Award at the JEF Festival in Antwerp, Bruges & other cities in Flanders (Belgium): “Binti” by Frederike Migom (Belgium, 2019).

ECFA Documentary Award at the JEF Festival in Antwerp, Bruges & other cities in Flanders (Belgium): “Listen” by Astrid Link (The Netherlands, 2018)

ECFA Award and ECFA Documentary Award at the Festival Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne in Guise (France): “Je n’aime plus la mer” by Idriss Gabel (Belgium, 2018).

ECFA Short Film Award at the Cinemira International Children’s Film Festival in Budapest (Hungary): “My Label” by Janne Janssens (Belgium, 2018).

ECFA Award at BUFF, the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö (Sweden): “Fight Girl” by Johan Timmers (The Netherlands, 2018).

ECFA Award at Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne in Guise (France): Je n’aime plus la mer by Idriss Gabel (Belgium, 2018).

ECFA Award at the International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand (Norway): “Fight Girl” by Johan Timmers (The Netherlands, 2018).

ECFA Short Film Award at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany): “Bloeistraat 11” by Nienke Deutz (Belgium, The Netherlands, 2018).

ECFA Doc Award at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín (Czech Republic): “How Big Is the Galaxy?” by Ksenia Elyan (Russia, Estonia, 2018).

ECFA Award at the Lucas International Film Festival for Young Film Lovers in Frankfurt (Germany): “My Extraordinary Summer with Tess” by Steven Wouterlood (The Netherlands, 2019).

ECFA Award at the Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz (Germany): “Spread Your Wings” by Nicolas Vanier (France, 2019).

ECFA Award at the Kids Kino Festival in Warsaw 2019: “Romy’s Salon” by Mischa Kamp (The Netherlands & Germany, 2019).

ECFA Documentary Award at the doxs! -Festival in Duisburg (Germany): “Champ” by Cassandra Offenberg (The Netherlands, 2019).

ECFA Short Film Award at the Filem’on International Film Festival for Young Audience in Brussels (Belgium): “Lola, the Living Potatoe” by Leonid Shmelkov (France and Russia, 2018).

ECFA Documentary Award at the Filem’on International Film Festival for Young Audience in Brussels (Belgium): “Champ” by Cassandra Offenberg (The Netherlands 2019).

ECFA Award at the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Finland): “Too Far Away” by Sarah Winkenstette (Germany, 2019).

ECFA Award at the Just Film Children and Youth Film Festival in Tallinn (Estonia): “Binti” by Frederike Migom (Belgium, 2019).

ECFA Award at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children And Young People in Pyrgos (Greece): “My Grandpa is an Alien” by Drazen Zarkovic-Marina and Andree Skop (Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Luxembourg, 2018).

ECFA Short Film Award at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children And Young People in Pyrgos (Greece): “Melting Heart Cake” by Benoit Chieux (France, 2019).

ECFA Documentary Award at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children And Young People in Pyrgos (Greece): “Anbessa” by Mo Scarpelli (Italy, USA, 2019).

ECFA Award at Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival in Poznan (Poland): “Romy’s Salon” by Mischa Kamp (The Netherlands, Germany, 2019).

ECFA Award at the Smile International Film Festival in New Delhi (India): “Too Far Away” by Sarah Winkenstette (Germany, 2019).

 


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