When asking people who have been working with children’s film for a long time – longer than most of us – about their favourite movie memories, there’s a name that pops up surprisingly often. The Czech fairy-tale THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA (Václav Vorlíček, 1973) has made a deep impression on a whole generation of film enthusiasts and professionals. Now a new version is in the making.
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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Ojo de Pescado Int’l Film Festival for Children & Youth in Chile has positioned itself as a benchmark for youth film in Latin-America.
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As became clear in the presentation by festival director Calliope Charalambous Krief during ECFA’s recent AGM, the Athens Int’l Children’s Film Festival (ATHICFF) has developed a strong profile in which one key element catches the eye: accessibility.
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Elizabeth Shepherd, who, as organiser of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, often sought to connect with European festivals while firmly upholding the individuality and tradition of her own event, is leaving the festival in good hands.
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Your personal Summer of Freedom starts now. Let the ECFA Journal take you on an exciting, new journey.
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ECFA has announced the results of their annual ECFA Awards. In an award ceremony, streamed live from the Zlin Film Festival studio, prizes were handed out to MARONA, FORWARD: TOMORROW BELONGS TO US, and MATILDA AND THE SPARE HEAD. All winning directors were present to collect their awards.
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Cinekid is moving house. On 13 October the festival will kick off with the opening film CAPTAIN NOVA by Maurice Trouwborst (director) & Lotte Tabbers (scriptwriter) at a new location in Amsterdam North.
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CALAMITY took home two awards from prominent juries in the Kristiansand Int’l Children’s Film Festival: the children’s jury and the ECFA Jury. What more could a film wish for?!
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