Sparkling, glittering, shining, …. Children’s film in all its glory, in your new ECFA Journal.
With a top amount of titles in three competitions (Feature, Short, Documentary), votes are now open for this year’s ECFA Awards. All 22(!) nominated titles are available for members on the Sooner platform for prospection and voting. ECFA members, please cast your votes! In this ECFA Update edition, you’ll find an overview of recent award nominations in ECFA’s Award festivals.
The Olympia Film Festival is one of the festivals that has the courage to host no less than three ECFA competitions. We’re happy to welcome three new winners: WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT (Best Feature), MATILDA AND THE SPARE HEAD (Best Short) and LITTLE BALLERINAS (Best Doc).
Kids Kino Industry Talks joins forces with JEF and Wanda, a Belgian collective of female film creatives to bring you a special talk about the importance of diversity and creating diverse stories for a young audience: “Beyond stereotypes – Creating diverse stories for a young audience” on 15th February!
In the Ale Kino! Festival, the Dutch children’s film THE CLUB OF UGLY CHILDREN (Jonathan Elbers) collected its second ECFA Award nomination of the year. Not bad for a dystopian futuristic story, though probably not as futuristic as it might seem.
The Inflatable Cinema, launched in 2018, is a successful Portuguese project that reached out to more than 18,000 young spectators. It was at the basis of many wonderful partnerships, including one with ECFA. Now it’s for sale …
THE CROSSING (Johanne Helgeland, Norway), collecting plenty festival awards, now received its second ECFA Award nomination at the Oulu Int’l Children’s & Youth Film Festival.
GLASSBOY, a brand new film by Samuele Rossi (Italy), not only celebrated its premiere at the Just Film Festival in Tallinn, but also took home the ECFA Award. Not a bad start!