New Dutch Film consultant Signe Zeilich-Jensen


Signe Zeilich-Jensen is the new Film Consultant Children & Family Film at the Dutch Film Fund. As the successor of Monique Ruinen, in January she started her 4 year tenure. During that term, she’ll be responsible for advising the Dutch Film Fund about children, youth and family film applications for ‘selective support’ in various stages of development.
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ECFA delegation in EFA committee

EFA and ECFA have been closely cooperating in anticipation of the EFA Young Audience Award. Ten ECFA member festivals (in Bucharest, Chemnitz, l’Aine, Amsterdam, Pyrgos, Giffoni, Zlin, Poznan, Kristiansand and Malmö) have all nominated one title for the EFA shortlist – the Olympia festival even assigned a special jury for this occasion! From which a committee will select the 3 final candidates, all suitable for a 12-15 years old target group.
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Danish Film Institute in Palestine

Three years ago, the Danish Film Institute and Aarhus Film Workshop helped formulate a strategy for the establishment of Palestine’s film workshop in Ramallah. Now, FilmLab: Palestine is a reality. The goal of the workshop, initiated in part with Danish support and consultancy, is to contribute to developing a Palestinian film culture and industry, with a guarantee that children & youth audiences will not be overlooked in this great initiative. Read more here.

Portland Kids’ Film Festival’s second edition

The 2nd Annual Portland Kids’ Film Festival will be held on 4 & 5 February in Portland, Oregon (USA) at the historic Hollywood Theatre. The festival, a member of ECFA, will feature six different programs for children aged 3 – 16 and is thrilled to have a panel of local filmmakers and animators available to answer questions from the audience. For the young children the festival is proud to be a part of the Best of the Fest Tour from NYICFF and the YEC Tour #4.
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