Success for Dutch youth cinema at TIFF Kids
March 7, 2014
Once again a large number of youth films from the Netherlands have been selected for a prestigious international film festival.
No less than 10 Dutch films will be screened at the 17th edition of TIFF Kids International Film Festival in Toronto.
Three feature films will be presented in the main programme of the festival:
Finn, the first family film directed by veteran filmmaker Frans Weisz, which had its international premiere at the Berlinale.
Regret! by Dave Schram, which has 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.
Pim and Pom: The Big Adventure, an animated feature by Gioia Smid about feline friends Pim & Pom who must fend for themselves when they are separated from their beloved owner, based on the long-running Dutch comic strip.
Seven short films are included in several programme sections:
Anything Goes by director Steven Wouterlood, Anouar and the Moon by Michiel van Jaarsveld, which won the Young People's Jury award at last year's edition of TIFF Kids,
the documentaries Hear This! by Soulaima El Khaldi, Youssef Please Say NO! by Marjolijn Heijnen and Jamey's Fight by Denise Janzée, and the two animated shorts by Pablo Vazquez Caminandes: Llama Drama and Caminandes: Gran Dillama.
TIFF Kids offers film programming for ages 3 through 13 and takes place April 8 - 21, 2014:www.tiff.net