4th ECFA Award (2015) for MOTHER, I LOVE YOU
ECFA members voted the Latvian film MOTHER, I LOVE YOU (by Janis Nords) as ‘Best European Children’s Film of the Year’. The diploma was handed out during the Berlinale Award Ceremony.
In 2014 ECFA (European Children’s Film Association) organized the fourth edition of the ECFA Award, the election of the Best European Children’s Film of the Year. Throughout the year 9 different children’s film festivals (from St Quentin, France to Pyrgos, Greece) hosted an ECFA Award jury and added one title to ECFA’s shortlist.
On February 7th, 2015 the award was given out in a ceremony during the Children’s Film Community Party (Treffen der Kinderfilmszene) in the International Berlinale Film Festival, at the Homebase Lounge in Berlin. After a close competition the ECFA Award 2015 went to MOTHER, I LOVE YOU, by Janis Nords (Latvia). Producer Alise Gelze (Tasse Film) and world sales agent Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales) came to collect the price at the ceremony.
MOTHER, I LOVE YOU had its world première at the Berlinale 2013 within the Generation programme and was awarded all over the world in numerous festivals.
Films nominated for the ECFA Award 2015
ECFA Award at Europees Jeugdfilmfestival in Antwerp & Brugge (Belgium): “Mother, I Love You” by Janis Nords, Latvia, 2013.
ECFA Award at BUFF – International Children & Youth Film Festival in Malmö (Sweden): “Kick it” by Katarina Launing, Norway, 2014.
ECFA Award at Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne in Saint-Quentin (France): “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” by Mathias Malzieu & Stéphane Berla, France & Belgium, 2013.
ECFA Award at the International Film Festival for Children & Youth in Zlín (Czech Republic): “Sitting Next to Zoe”, Ivana Lalovic, Switserland, 2013.
ECFA Award at Lucas International Children’s Film Festival in Frankfurt am Main (Germany): “Scrapwood War” by Margien Rogaar, The Netherlands, 2014.
ECFA Award at Schlingel – International Film Festival for Children & Young Audience in Chemnitz (Germany): “Girlhood” by Céline Sciamma, France, 2014.
ECFA Award at the International Children’s and Youth Film Festival in Oulu (Finland): “The Christmas of Solan & Ludvig” by Rasmus A. Sivertsen, Norway, 2014.
ECFA Award at the International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! in Poznan (Poland): “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” by Mathias Malzieu & Stéphane Berla, France & Belgium, 2013.
ECFA Award at Olympia International Film Festival for Children And Young People in Pyrgos (Greece): “Lola on the Pea” by Thomas Heinemann, Germany, 2014.