Are any topics off limits in youth films?
Tallinn Black Nights’ biggest sub festival, the Youth & Children’s Film Festival Just Film is celebrating its 20th edition. Additionally to the cinema and online screenings and a Work in Progress presentation, on November 26th the festival presents a virtual discussion panel about boundaries for young audiences on the cinema screen. Which content do we choose to show them, should it be regulated, and if so, by whom? The panel goes live via the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event online platform.
As so many other international events, the Ale Kino! Festival in Poznan, Poland, finally decided to go for an online edition. Festival manager Jerzy Moszkowicz insisted on addressing you all personally in a festival statement.
Six films were competing for the ECFA Award at the postponed ‘September edition’ of BUFF 2020 in Malmö, Sweden.
The Cinemira Int’l Children’s Film Festival (Budapest) is working full force to keep on track in challenging times. Not only are they ready to launch a new festival edition, they also introduce an ambitious new project, the ‘Cinema Children & Youth Film Pitch’.
The 60th jubilee of the Zlin Int’l Film Festival took an unexpected turn due to a worldwide crisis, but still the team had the courage to organise a physical festival and dedicate it to the audience that really matters the most: the local visitors.
In 2020 BJF (Bundesverband Jugend und Film), one of ECFA’s long standing and loyal members, celebrated its 50th anniversary in several German festivals (Berlinale, LUCAS, Golden Sparrow). This celebration will have its apotheosis in two currently organised events: the Schlingel festival (10-17 October) and the Nordic Film Days (4-8 November).
This year the Int’l Women’s Film Festival in Dortmund & Cologne reduced its number of programmes, including in the young audience section, due to the pandemic. But the festival was brave enough to keep on the ECFA Short Film Award with an online jury. “Against all odds, the IFFF was the first film festival in our region that was cancelled, but it was also the first one to take place again.”