On 18 February ECFA announced the winners of the annual ECFA Awards for Best European Children’s Film, Children’s Documentary and Children’s Short Film. Winner of the Feature Film Award was COMEDY QUEEN (by Sanne Lenken), the Documentary Award went to WHY DIDN’T YOU STAY FOR ME? (by Milou Gevers), the Short Film Award saw an ex aequo, awarding both THE RIGHT WORDS (by Adrian Moyse Dullin) and LUCE AND THE ROCK (by Britt Raes).
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Registration for ECFA’s special trade fair in which educators will actively participate and inspire each other with creative ideas is open until 15 March. To ensure the best workshop experience, places are limited – therefore: don’t hesitate and fill in the form. Register yourself quickly before it’s too late!
While the applause for the winners of the 2023 ECFA Awards fades into the distance, new candidates are urging in the hallway. COMEDY QUEEN (ECFA Feature Award in the JEF Festival) is a familiar face, but with LA POULE NOIRE, EXTRAORDINARY MONA and ICE MERCHANTS (photo) a new year of nominations took an interesting start.
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Every new composition of the ECFA Board brings new focus points on the table, with every new President comes new energy. With three new board members and Pantelis Panteloglou as the new ECFA President, the ECFA Board recently saw a drastic make-over.
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The Audience Award, the ultimate test case for a film’s popularity, was shared in this year’s FIFEM (Montreal Int’l Children’s Film Festival) by two Quebec films. A boost of confidence for domestic production! The winners were KATAK, THE BRAVE BELUGA (by Christine Dallaire-Dupont & Nicola Lemay) and COCO FERME (by Sébastien Gagné).
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For the first time Just Film, a sub-festival of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, opens international submissions for young filmmakers. Young people worldwide can submit their films to the #youngfilmmaker competition programme. A unique opportunity!
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In 2020 the AleKino! festival launched a tradition of yearly online meetings in which festivals exchange experiences and tackle challenges that are inextricably linked to the pandemic situation. The 2023 edition went under the title “Back to the cinemas – European children & youth film festivals in the post pandemic year”.
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The Chania Film Festival presents the Cinema Summer School & Camp, an international encounter concerning cinema education with an emphasis on documentaries and on the culture of Crete.
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