For a whole year dozens of awards were raining on this strong film, starting in Berlin 2012 and – for the time being – ending in Berlin 2013.
(10.02.2013) Six different films did win the awards of ECFA-Juries at nine festivals in 2012. These films were nominated for the ECFA-Award 2013:
"Death of a Superhero" awarded at Zlin and at Ale Kino! Poznan;
"Jitters" awarded at Ciné-Jeune St. Quentin;
"Kauwboy" awarded at Kristiansand; Lucas Frankfurt/Main and Olympia Pyrgos;
"The Secret", awarded at Schlingel Chemnitz;
"Taking Chances", awarded at BUFF Malmö;
"Totally True Love", awarded at Oulu.
Out of these nominated films all ECFA-members were asked to vote for their favourite. About 70 % of all ECFA-members voted which is an amazing high degree of participation, especially for an international organisation.
Tonje Hardersen, as her last duty as ECFA's President, presented the nominated films during the party, that ECFA organizes at Berlin together with partners for 250 guests and then she revealed the winner: "Kauwboy" by Boudewijn Koole. As the director was already busy with his next film, the producers, Jan van der Zanden, Stefanie van Houcke und Wilant Boekelman from the production company Waterland Film, came to Berlin to receive the Award. Photographer: Cagri Tuzcuoglu.
European Symposium "Documentaries for Young Audiences", (26.10.2014)
"Ricky Rapper" Wins at "Schlingel" Film Festival in Chemnitz / ECFA Award to "Girlhood", (20.10.2014)
Domestic Films Win Most Awards at Cinekid Amsterdam, (18.10.2014)
French Films Win at this Year's Buster Copenhagen, (29.09.2014)
Frankfurt's 'Lucas'-Award goes to the Philppines', Most Other Awards to the Netherlands, (28.09.2014)
"Mother I Love You" Wins in Kristiansand, (22.09.2014)
European Symposium on the current state and prospects of documentary film for children and young people, (27.08.2014)
Films from the Netherlands again Convinced the Young Audience Juries in Giffoni, (28.07.2014)
Philippe Muyl wins the Main Prize in Zlin for "The Nightingale" / Zlin's ECFA-Award to "Sitting Next to Zoe", (05.06.2014)
European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2014 for "Regret!", (04.05.2014)