Under specific circumstances, the Schlingel festival still managed to welcome 13,000 visitors inside local cinemas. An online platform was set up for international juries. One of them was the ECFA jury, giving the award to the Russian film MY LITTLE SISTER by Alexander Galibin.
This year’s Children’s Film Festival Seattle is a completely different creation than anything ever made before at the Northwest Film Forum. As you can read in this testimony by outgoing festival director Elizabeth Shepherd.
What a horrible year to celebrate a 50th festival edition! To make up for all cancelled festivities, the Giffoni festival launched a special Winter Edition – completely digital – dedicated mainly to children and their families.
At the end of the year 2020, ECFA President Margret Albers sent her best wishes in a letter to all ECFA members, proudly stating that “despite all setbacks, you managed to produce, distribute and screen quality films for the young audience. Thanks to your persistence no member festival was cancelled! Either stationary, hybrid or online, they all took place!”
We are all missing out on much appreciated exchanges with colleagues. All those little chats over coffee, lunch and tea, sharing knowledge, ideas and observations that seem interesting but not important enough don’t happen anymore. Now KIDS Regio launches a practical and tasteful solution.
On December 2nd in the framework of the Industry / Education Pro event and with the support of ECFA, the Ale Kino! festival (Poznan, Poland) organised an online gathering for European young audience festivals. How did we experience one year of hybrid festivals and what lessons did we learn? And how much did we miss our old festival habits?
On November 28, a new board committee was elected in an online voting by 55 members of CIFEJ, international interest group for children’s film. Congratulations to newly elected president Jitendra Mishra and the board members, among them are some well-known ECFA personalities.
Kids Kino.Lab is an international script development trajectory for feature films and TV series for young audiences, initiated by the Polish New Horizons association. During a 10 month process, teams (script writer & producer) from different countries meet in workshops to fine tune their script and production package in consultation with experienced tutors.