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ECFA has announced the results of their annual ECFA Awards. In an award ceremony, streamed live from the Zlin Film Festival studio, prizes were handed out to MARONA, FORWARD: TOMORROW BELONGS TO US, and MATILDA AND THE SPARE HEAD. All winning directors were present to collect their awards.
Cinekid is moving house. On 13 October the festival will kick off with the opening film CAPTAIN NOVA by Maurice Trouwborst (director) & Lotte Tabbers (scriptwriter) at a new location in Amsterdam North.
CALAMITY took home two awards from prominent juries in the Kristiansand Int’l Children’s Film Festival: the children’s jury and the ECFA Jury. What more could a film wish for?!
In the run-up to the EFA Young Audience Award (April 2021), the EFA Young Audience Summit was held, co-created by and for young cinephiles. 78 young participants from 25 European countries discussed European films in general and the idea of creating a European Film Club Network in particular.
Dear ECFA Member,
ECFA attaches great importance to members meeting each other regularly. This year we had a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 May. Now we’re ready for more: meeting friends and colleagues in person! That is why a “Physical Extra General Meeting” will be organized during the Zlin Film Festival (9 – 15 September) in Czech Republic.
You’re all invited for the AGM on 12 September 2021 (Attention! – Different date than mentioned earlier!). We’re hoping to bring many members together, in person, and under the safest possible circumstances, to celebrate a new future together.
Together with the Zlin Festival, ECFA guarantees its members (those who have already fully paid their 2021 membership fee) a beneficial arrangement. We offer you (unless you have a different personal invitation from the festival):
– Two free hotel nights in Zlin *
– Free accreditation for film screenings and industry events
– Access to the ECFA General Meeting
– A contribution to your travel costs up to a maximum of € 150,- **
* For both hotel and travel costs, this offer applies to one representative per member organisation
** Based on presentation of your real travel cost
If you’re planning to attend the ECFA Extra General Meeting @ the Zlin Film Festival:
- Please inform ECFA by email
- Please contact the Zlin Film Festival Guest Service concerning further arrangements
We’re looking forward to welcome as many ECFA representatives as possible on 12 September at the Zlin Film Festival.
With kindest regards,
Marketa Pasmova, on behalf of the Zlin Film Festival
and Felix Vanginderhuysen, on behalf of the ECFA Board Committee
BUSTER’S WORLD (1984) by Oscar-winning director Bille August was voted many times among the “all time children’s film classics”. What could be the motivation behind a 2021 remake? During the ‘Films on the Horizon’ session of the Kristiansand Int’l Children’s Film Festival, director Martin Miehe-Renard came with an answer.
LEAF, a film about a sailor’s nostalgia won the ECFA Short Award at the Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln.