Success for Dutch youth films in Tokyo
August 18, 2014
Three youth films from the Netherands have won the most important awards at the Tokyo Kinder Film Festival on Sunday August 17. Finn received the International Special Jury's Feature Film Award, Fidgety Bram was awarded Best Feature Film by the Kinder Jury and Anything Goes got the Kinder Jury's Best Short Film Award. The three films will now be screened at the upcoming edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival in October.
Coen van Overdam, the child actor playing the lead in Fidgety Bram, and Steven Wouterlood, the director of Anything Goes, were both present at the festival and the awards ceremony.
Last month Finn by director Frans Weisz (produced by Flinck Film, written by Janneke van der Pal) won the Golden Gryphon Award for Best Film at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy and the Jury Award at the Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival. Since its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, Finn has been screened at many international film festivals in Europe and beyond.
Fidgety Bram by Anna van der Heide (produced by door BosBros, written by Tamara Bos) has also already been presented at a large number of international film festivals and has won several awards among which the Honor Prize by the Young Jury and a Special Mention by the Professional Jury at the Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival (2013), and at Cinekid (2012) in Amsterdam the Jury Award for Best Dutch film.
The short youth film Anything Goes by Steven Wouterlood (produced by BIND in co-production with VPRO, written by Maarten van Voornveld, Chiel van der Wolf and Steven Wouterlood) is shortlisted for the International Emmy Award Kids 2015. The nominations for this prestigious award will be announced in October. Previously Anything Goes received the Award for Best Youth Film at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Best Short Film Award at TIFF Kids International Film Festival Toronto.
The 22nd edition of the Tokyo Kinder Film Festival took place August 13 - 17.
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