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ECFA Award Winner


English title: Bigman
Original title: Strijder
German title: Bleib am Ball - egal was kommt
Netherlands, Germany, 2022

Director: Schouwenaar, Camiel
Production company: Rinkel Film
Co-producers: Ostlicht Filmproduktion
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 90 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Best friends Dylan and Youssef dream of becoming professional football players. One day, an unexpected event changes everything for Dylan, and he has to come to terms with his new life. He does not want to let go of his dream and is still determined to win the Touzani Cup together with Youssef! Thanks to the help of skater girl Maya - whom he has a crush on - he learns to play football in a completely new way. Bigman is a film about true friendship, not giving up, and striving to win.

Zlin CFF 2022 (special mention), Giffoni CFF 2022 (awarded), Kids Kino CFF Warsaw 2022 (special mention), Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2022 (awarded), Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2022 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam CFF 2022, Filem'on CFF Brussels 2022 (ECFA Award), Just Film Tallinn 2022, Vienna CFF 2022, Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2022 (ECFA Award), Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF 2022, Youngabout CFF Bologna 2022, Stockholm Junior CFF 2023, Leeds YFF 2023, Kristiansand CFF 2023 (awarded), Golden Sparrow CFF Erfurt/Gera 2023, Ojo de Pescado IFF Valparaíso 2023, TIFF Junior Tromsø 2023, Cinedu CFF Nove mesto nad Vahom 2023, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2023, Kinolino CFF Dresden 2023, Young Horizons CFF Warsaw 2023, Münster CFF 2023, Molodist IFF Kyiv 2023, Play CFF Lisboa 2024

ECFA interview available

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
M-Appeal (DE)

Sold to:
Farbfilm-Verleih (DE)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
New Horizons (PL)