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ECFA Award Winner

My Extraordinary Summer with Tess

English title: My Extraordinary Summer with Tess
Original title: Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess
German title: Meine wunderbar seltsame Woche mit Tess
Netherlands, Germany, 2019

Director: Wouterlood, Steven
Production company: Bind Film
Co-producers: VPRO, Ostlicht
Age recommendation: 9 years and up
Length: 82 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Afraid of being left alone as the youngest of the family, Sam begins his own self-righteousness training on his Terschelling holiday. But by meeting the elusive Tess, who carries a big secret with her, he is drawn into an adventure that makes him realize that you should cherish your family instead of fleeing. Sam makes a drastic decision that puts his special friendship with Tess at risk and will change Tess’ life forever.

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Based on the book ‘My extraordinary Summer with Tess’, written by Anna Woltz.

Berlin Generation 2019 (special mention), KinoKino Zagreb 2019 (awarded), New York CFF 2019 (awarded), Kristiansand CFF 2019 (awarded), Molodist Kyiv 2019 (awarded), Zlin 2019 (awarded), Transilvania IFF Cluj-Napoca 2019, Emden Aurich Norderney IFF 2019, Munich CFF 2019, Giffoni CFF 2019, Sarajevo IFF 2019, Cinemagi Haugesund 2019, Lucas CFF Frankfurt 2019 (awarded, ECFA Award), Kids Kino Festival Warsaw 2019 (awarded), Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2019, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2019, Zurich IFF 2019, BFI London IFF 2019, Schlingel Chemnitz 2019, Cinekid Amsterdam 2019 (awarded), Münster CFF 2019, Filem’On CFF Brussels 2019, Thessaloniki IFF 2019, Chicago CFF 2019 (awarded), Listapad IFF Minsk 2019, KINOdiseea Bucharest 2019, My First Festival Barcelona 2019, KinderKinoFest Duesseldorf, Just Film Tallinn 2019, Vienna CFF 2019, Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona 2019, Cinepaenz CFF Cologne 2019 (awarded), Ale Kino! Poznan 2019 (awarded), Smile CFF New Delhi 2019, Cineteca Milano CFF 2019, Stuttgart CFF 2020, Annonay IFF 2020, Hof CFF 2020, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2020, Würzburg IFF 2020, Providence CFF 2020 (awarded), FIFEM Montreal 2020 (awarded), SehPferdchen CFF Hannover 2020, Luxembourg IFF 2020, European Young Audience Award 2020 (nominated), BUFF Malmö 2020, Cinemira CFF Budapest 2020, Zoomz Luzern 2020, Galway Film Fleadh 2020

Study guide: German

Study guide: Norwegian

World sales address/es:
Picture Tree (DE)

Sold to:
Farbfilm-Verleih (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)