Dutch youth films conquer Seoul
August 21, 2014
Once again a large number of children and youth films from the Netherlands have been selected for an important international film festival. A total of six feature films and one short documentary will be screened at the upcoming edition of the Seoul International Youth Film Festival, the largest youth film festival in Asia.
The short environmental documentary Once upon a Tree by Marleen van der Werf is included in the Competition 19+ programme. The film has been selected for many festivals worldwide since it premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2013.
In the Kid’s Eye section will be presented: Mark de Cloe’s Rhubarb, festival favorite A Christmoose Story by Lourens Blok and Finn by Frans Weisz, who recently has received awards for his film at Tel Aviv, Tokyo and the Giffoni Film Festival.
The Teen’s Eye section features Boys by Mischa Kamp, the big winner at the Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth last June, Dave Schram’s Regret!, awarded with among others European Film Academy's Young Audience Award, and Love is the Word by Pieter Kuijpers.
The 16the edition of the Seoul International Youth Film Festival takes place August 21 - 28: www.siyff.com/eng/