ECFA and KIDS Regio, the lobby initiative for children’s film in Europe, together with its umbrella organisation Cine Regio (network of regional film funds) are making an appeal to promote film culture for young people in Europe on the occasion of the EU’s new Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). A petition is launched, and we ask you to read it, sign it and share it. You’ll find the petition here.
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With sadness we inform you that at the age of 99, the grand lady of Chinese children’s cinema ‘Madam Yu Lan’ passed away on 27th June in Beijing.
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IFF SCHLINGEL will celebrate its 25th anniversary as a physical event in October 2020 and introduces the concept of ‘pitching treatments’, for which submissions are open now.
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On 29 June ECFA brought approx. 50 festivals together in an online meeting, looking for answers to their most urgent questions. Several member organisations shared their experiences in different phases of festival preparation:
– The Women’s Film Festival Barcelona (Marta Nieto Postigo) took place in June as an online event.
– The Busan Int’l Kids & Youth Film Festival (Emily Jang) is counting down to next week’s festival opening.
– Cinekid (Heleen Rouw) is preparing her festival for October.
– Xiaojuan Zhou (Attraction Distribution) shared the perspective of a sales agent.
– #OneWorldChildren (Jitendra Mishra) is an online project running successfully in times of lockdown.
Check out the the full report of the meeting.
#OneWorldChildren, a recent initiative launched by two powerful energy sources from totally different corners of the world, has become more than just an online campaign. Leading children & youth film associations, filmmakers and industry professionals from across the globe have joined hands to empower and engage young people in turbulent times, locked down in their homes, through online workshops, masterclasses and interactive sessions.
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During the lockdown period two Short Film Festivals showed the entrepreneurial spirit to hand out an ECFA Short Award in an online festival edition. This happened in Budapest (Cinemira) and Oberhausen (Internationale Kurzfilmtage). We thank both festivals for their persistence.
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Creative Europe has published the results regarding the support for European Film Festivals (following the 21 November 2019 deadline).
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Over the last months many of you might have regretted celebrating birthdays in quarantine-bound isolation. But what about a festival investing all its energy in their festive anniversary, making the Zlin Film Festival the oldest of its kind?
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