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ECFA Award Winner

My Life as a Zucchini aka My Life as a Courgette

English title: My Life as a Zucchini aka My Life as a Courgette
Original title: My Vie de Courgette
German title: Mein Leben als Zucchini
France, Switzerland, 2016

Director: Barras, Claude
Production company: Rita Productions
Co-producers: Blu Spirit Productions, Gebeka, KNM
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 65 min.

Courgette is a 10-year-old boy with an intriguing nickname. After his mother's sudden death, he is sent to a foster home where he meets other orphans. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange environment, but he will soon learn to trust, find love and at last, a new family.

Puppet animation.

Marketing strategies:
Based on the novel "Autobiographie d'une courgette" by Gilles Paris.

Cannes 2016, Annecy 2016 (awarded), Switzerland's Oscar-nomination 2017, Zürich IFF 2016, Sarajevo IFF 2016, Cinekid Amsterdam 2016, Filemon Brussels 2016, KinOdiseea Bucarest 2016, Vienna CFF 2016 (awarded), My First Festival Barcelona 2016, Kinderfilmfest Steiermark Graz 2016, Ale Kino Poznan 2016 (ECFA Award), Animateka Ljubljana 2016, Oscar Nomination 2017, Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp and Brugge 2017, ECFA Award 2017, Providence CFF 2017 (awarded), Kino Kino CFF Zagreb 2017, New York CFF 2017, Anima Brussels 2017, Leeds YFF 2017, nominated for EFA's Young Audience Film Award 2017, FiFEM Montreal 2017, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2017, Swiss Film Award 2017 (best feature film, best music), TIFF Kids Toronto 2017, Leeds YFF 2017, Kristiansand 2017 (awarded), Zlin 2017, Animafest Zagreb 2017 (awarded), Florianopolis CFF 2017, Anibar Peja (Kosova) 2017, Kinderfilmfest Muenster 2017, FICIV Valencia 2017, Oulu CFF 2017, KinderKinoFest Duesseldorf 2017, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2017, Cinepänz Cologne 2017, Emile Awards 2017: Best animated feature film, Hof CFF 2018, KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd 2018, Sarajevo IFF 2018, Almaty IFF 2019

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: English

Study guide: Finnish

Study guide: French

Study guide: German

Study guide: Slovenian

World sales address/es:
Indie Sales (FR)

Sold to:
Teodora (IT)
Polyband (DE)
Gébéka (F)
Vivarto (PL)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Angel (DK)
gkids (USA)