ECFA Awards 2024 for Best European Children’s Films taken home to France & Ukraine

On Saturday February 17th Europe’s leading children’s film organisation ECFA announced the winners of the three annual ECFA Awards for Best European Children’s Film, Best European Children’s Documentary and Best European Children’s Short Film. Winner of the prestigious Best Film Award was CHICKEN FOR LINDA (by Chiara Malta & Sébastien Laudenbach, France / Italy), the Documentary Award went to WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY (by Alisa Kovalenko, Ukraine / France / Poland), and the Short Film Award was taken home by TO BE SISTERS (by Anne-Sophie Gousset & Clément Céard, France). Awards were handed out in Berlin during a festive ceremony, celebrated with the international young audience film community.

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HANNEKE & FIET wins at CINEKID Co-Production Market

During CINEKID for Professionals, the international Industry programme for youth media in Amsterdam, the prestigious Filmmore Post-Production Award for Best Live Action Project in Development went to HANNEKE & FIET. Once again, the Dutch successful duo consisting of screenwriter Tamara Bos and director Mischa Kamp (WINKY’S HORSE, ROMY’S SALON) has a story in hand that will move and excite audiences around the world.

 

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Save the date for ECFA AGM in 2024

 

ECFA sends all of you our dearest wishes for the New Year. But if you’re planning to collect these wishes in person, there is no better occasion than ECFA’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17 February, 2024 at 15.30 in Berlin. Members will meet and mingle at the Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund, Brüderstraße 11/12.

 

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Changing of the guard at Olympia Festival

During the award ceremony of the 26th Olympia Festival, an evening full of intense emotions, Artistic Director Dimitris Spyrou – who founded the festival 26 years ago at a time when terms such as “cinema for children” and “film education” were unknown to Greek audiences – announced that he will be stepping down and it’s up to Pantelis Panteloglou, ECFA President, and the team to take over.

 

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Did YOU vote for the ECFA Awards 2024?

With everyone being curious about the winners of the ECFA Awards, members should not forget that the result is in their hands. With 29 titles nominated in 3 categories, it all comes down to their votes to decide who will be the winners in the Feature, Short and Doc category. Results will be announced on 17 February 2024 during the Berlinale. ECFA members can start binge watching nominated titles and cast their votes. (Photo: DANCING QUEEN)

 

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