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ECFA Award Winner

I Am William

English title: I Am William
Original title: Jeg er William
German title: Ich bin William *
Denmark, 2017

Director: Elmer, Jonas
Production company: Meta Film
Age recommendation: 7 years and up
Length: 86 min.
Film genre: Feature film

When his dad dies, William has to move in with his uncle. The uncle is a small-time crook, and whenever he ends up in a scrape, William is the one who has to help him get him out of it. As if he doesn’t have enough problems himself. Some bullies at his new school are trying to extort money from him using threats of violence, but he’s not without the support and courage of his new friend Viola. A typically Danish children’s film, that’s both funny and serious, and has a real sparkle in its eye.

"From a shortlist of very strong contenders, the jury particularly liked this entertaining, unsentimental and at times very funny tale of a character starting out not at all tough or brave and overcoming their insecurities and feelings of isolation to find their place in the world. With an engaging narrative, some terrific visual flashes and an outstanding central performance by Alexander Magnusson, the European Children’s Film Association Award goes to I am William." (ECFA-Jury at BUFF Malmö 2018

BUFF Malmö 2018 (ECFA Award), Kristiansand CFF 2018, Espoo Ciné Junior 2018, Munich CFF 2018, Lucas CFF Frankfurt 2018 (awarded), Schlingel Chemnitz 2018, Kids Kino Festival Warsaw 2018, Cinemagic Belfast 2018, Cinekid Amsterdam 2018, Filem'On Brussels CFF 2018 (awarded), Juniorfest Plzen 2018 (awarded), Oulu CFF 2018 (ECFA Award), Vienna CFF 2018, Kineko CFF Tokyo 2018, Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2018 (ECFA Award), KinoKino Zagreb 2019 (awarded), Luxembourg IFF 2019, Kids Kino Festival Warsaw 2019, China CFF Guangzhou 2019, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2021, Rabazz CFF Leipzig 2022

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: English

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Reinvent (DK)

Sold to:
Svensk Filmindustri (DK)
New Horizons (PL)