TIFF Kids awards for two Dutch films
22 April 2014
Two Dutch films have been awarded at the prestigious TIFF Kids International Film Festival in Toronto. Regret! by Dave Schram has won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film. Dutch short Anything Goes by director Steven Wouterlood was awarded with the Adult Jury Award for Best Live-Action Short Film.
Regret! already won several awards at other film
festivals among which the Gryphon for Best Film at the Giffoni
International Film Festival in Italy and the Jury Award for Best Youth
film at Schlingel International Youth Film Festival in Germany.
Regret! is produced by Shooting Star Filmcompany. Based on the book by popular Dutch author Carry Slee, this all-too-realistic story about a teenager relentlessly tormented by his peers speaks powerfully to the devastating consequences that can result if young people don't stand up and speak out against bullying.
The Adult Jury selected Anything Goes “For its excellent acting, its compelling images, its creative structure, and for constantly surprising us.” The film is produced by BIND and tells the story of Eleven-year-old Tygo who has recently moved to Amsterdam and is having some difficulty being accepted by his peers. But things change when, during a class presentation about the carnival in his hometown, he shares a story that forces his classmates to reconsider their behaviour.
The 17th edition of TIFF Kids International Film Festival in Toronto took place April 8 - 21, 2014:www.tiff.net
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