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Dutch Youth Cinema at Schlingel

9 October 2020

A great many Dutch kids and youth films are selected for the upcoming edition of the Schlingel Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz, Germany.

No less than five feature films are included in the Festival programme:

The Promise of Pisa*)  by Norbert ter Hall (produced by All Yours Film) is screening in the Youth Film section. 

The Junior programme includes Jonathan Elbers’ award winning The Club of Ugly Children *) (produced by Umami Media) and Jackie and Oopjen by Annemarie van den Mond’s (prod: Column Film and Fiction Valley).  The latter is also presented at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California this week. The Club of Ugly Children had its international premiere at the New York International Children’s Film Festival where it won the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film and most recently it received the Children’s Jury Prize at the Zurich Film Festival.

Pirates Down the Street*)  directed by Pim van Hoeve  (prod: Johan Nijenhuis & Co) celebrates its international premiere in Schlingel’s Children’s Film section. Alos part of Children’s Film is Monkey Business*)  by Johan Nijenhuis (2015, prod: Farmhouse Film). The film has been selected for numerous kids festivals worldwide, from Giffoni to Kolkata.

Furtherore four short films from the Netherlands are presented at the Festival in Chemnitz: Cuckoo! by Jörgen Scholten’s (prod: Team Tonger), Offbeat by Myrthe Ouwekerk (Netherlands Film Academy) and the animated shorts Bingo*)  by Patrick Schoenmaker (prod: Frame Order) and Jamille van Wijngaarden’s Catastrophe*)  (prod: KeplerFilm).

The Schlingel Film Festival takes place 10 – 17 October: https://ff-schlingel.de/en/


*) Films supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.


For more information:

Jackie and Oopjen
Column Film
office@columnfilm.com
www.columnfilm.com

Sales: Beta Film
beta@betafilm.com
www.betafilm.com

The Club of Ugly Children
Umami Media
niek@umamimedia.nl
www.umami.media

Sales: Beta Film
beta@betafilm.com
www.betafilm.com

Festivals: Renate Zylla
rzylla@arcor.de

Promise of Pisa
All Yours Film BV
mbfilm@planet.nl
www.rolfkoot.org

Sales: Dutch Features
sales@dutchfeatures.com
www.dutchfeatures.com

Pirates Down the Street
Nijenhuis & Co
info@nijenhuisenco.nl
www.nijenhuisenco.nl

Sales: DFW International
chenskens@dfw.nl
www.dfw-international.com 

Monkey Business 
Farmhouse Film
www.farmhousefilm.nl

Johan Nijenhuis & Co
www.nijenhuisenco.nl

Sales: Incredible Film
danielle@incrediblefilm.nl
www.incrediblefilm.com 

Cuckoo!
Jörgen Scholtens
jorgenscholtens@gmail.com
www.jorgenscholtens.nl

Sales: SND Films
info@sndfilms.com
sndfilms.com

Offbeat
myrthe.ouwekerk@hotmail.com
www.filmacademie.ahk.nl/en

Bingo!
Frame Order
info@frameorder.nl
www.frameorder.nl

Sales: SND Films
info@sndfilms.com
www.sndfilms.com 

Catastrophe
Keplerfilm
hello@keplerfilm.com
www.keplerfilm.com

Sales: SND Films
sydney@sndfilms.com
www.sndfilms.com

 

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