The last ECFA Award in 2016 went to „Celestial Camel“ directed by Jury Feting (Russia, 2015). This film also received the international jury's award for the best feature film. As both best director and best screenplay writer the international jury at Pyrgos awarded Renars Vimba for his film „Mellow Mud“ (Latvia, 2016).
(11.12.2016) The main actress in „Mellow Mud“, Elina Vaska, received the prize as best young actress „for her powerful and expressive interpretation of a girl struggling for her future,” as the jury wrote. The film “Mellow Mud” furthermore has been nominated for the European Film Academy's Young Audience Award 2017.
The children's jury has chosen “Children of Chance” directed by Malick Chibane (France, 2016) as their favourite feature film and “Landfill Harmonic” directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley (USA & Paraguay, 2015) as best feature long documentary. “Children of Chance” also received the Human Values Award the UNICEF Award.
Olympia Children's Film Festival in Pyrgos, Greece: ECFA Award and International Jury's Award to „The Celestial Camel“, (11.12.2016)
Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival in Poznan/Poland: Golden Goats to South Korea's „The World of Us”, ECFA Award to “My Life as a Zucchini”, (07.12.2016)
Vienna: Children Jury's Award to „My Life as a Zucchini“, (27.11.2016)
KINOdiseea International Children's Film Festival Bucarest: ECFA Award to „The Day My Father Became a Bush“, (22.11.2016)
Oulu 2016: Children Jury's Award to „Paw“ / ECFA-Award to „Going to School“, (20.11.2016)
1st ECFA Documentary Award to "Dancing for You", (12.11.2016)
Cinekid Amsterdam: Awards for „Blanka“ and „Little Grey Fergie – Country Fun“, (22.10.2016)
Animated Films for Children Awarded at Bratislava, (16.10.2016)
Director Sannette Naeyé announces departure from Cinekid, (16.10.2016)
Schlingel Chemnitz: International Children’s Jury awards the Czech Fairytale “Crown Prince”, (09.10.2016)