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My Extraordinary Summer With Tess and its Awards

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The Dutch children's feature film directed by by Steven Wouterlood and produced by BIND premiered earlier this year at the Berlinale in the Generation Kplus section and received a Special Mention from the Generation Kplus International Jury.

Since its premier in Berlin the film has built an impressive festival track record with selections at among others the New York International Children's Film Festival, Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival - Barnefilmfestivalen, Kaliningrad International Film Festival and Zagreb International Children's Film Festival - Kino Kino.

Tess didn't just have an 'extraordinary' summer, the list of awards for Tess has gotten 'extraordinary' meanwhile as well:

February 2019 Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale (Germany)
• Special Mention - Generation Kplus International Jury
February 2019 Zagreb International Children's Film Festival - Kino Kino (Croatia)
• Audience Award
March 2019 New York International Children's Film Festival (United States)
• Grand Prize
May 2019 Kaliningrad International Film Festival (Russia)
• Grand Prix
• Audience Award
May 2019 Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival - Barnefilmfestivalen (Norway)
• Childrens's Jury Award
May 2019 Nürnberg Little Big Films Kinderfilmtage (Germany)
• Little Big Movie #6 Audience Award
June 2019 Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Czech Republic)
• Golden Slipper voor Best Feature for Children
June 2019 Erfurt Children's Film and Television Festival - Goldener Spatz (Germany)
• Best Script

My Extraordinary Summer with Tess tells the story of 10-year-old Sam. Sam is practising being alone in order to avoid the pain of loss, but after an adventure with Tess he discovers the value of family.

On the first day of their holiday on the Dutch island of Terschelling, the brother of 10-year-old Sam breaks his leg - too bad for him, but great news for Sam. Why? Because it leads him to the idiosyncratic Tess, who has an ingenious plan to get to know the father who is a stranger to her. With a little help from Sam, she's got just a week to achieve this...

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