Art-kino (Rijeka, Croatia) has reasons to be proud. Their “School at the Cinema” programme was recently adapted to the needs of pupils watching online, and after 12 years rounded the cape of 100,000 participating children, young people, educators and teachers.
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In the doxs festival, the German film WELLEN AUS LICHT (Samuel N. Schwarz) took home the ECFA Award. The film tells about Frida, who finds peace in the forest where a steady stream of sounds and smells brings balance to her senses. The city, on the other hand, is hectic and loud. “Sometimes my eyes hurt because I see too much.” Frida, 12 years old, is almost completely blind.
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Despite all restrictions, the juries in the 15th Int’l Film Festival of Animated Films for Children & Youth of the Bratislava Biennial of Animation still enjoyed and discussed a selection of animated films from around the world.
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At the very last moment, the 14th edition of the Filem’on Festival for Young Audiences (Brussels) had to change its course drastically. Everything was done to recreate a virtual festival feeling. Handing out ECFA awards in all three categories, Filem’On was excited to announce the 2020 festival laureates!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!”
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