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The Zigzag Kid by Vincent Bal


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The Zigzag Kid wins EFA Young Audience Award

May 6, 2013

The Dutch feature film The Zigzag Kid has won the European Film Academy's Young Audience Award. On Sunday May 5 the Young Audience Film Day took place in 9 European cities: Copenhagen (Denmark), Erfurt (Germany), Izola (Slovenia), London (UK), Sofia (Bulgaria), Turin (Italy), Valetta (Malta), Wroclaw (Poland) and Riga (Latvia).

In these cities the three nominated films, The Zigzag Kid by Vincent Bal (the Netherlands), Le Magasin des Suicides by Patrice Leconte (France, Belgium, Canada) and UPSIDEdown by Bernd Sahling (Germany) were simultaneously screened to a 12 to 14-year-old audience. Afterwards the young cinephiles voted for their favourite film. In Erfurt (Germany) Vincent Bal, received the EFA Young Audience Award for The Zigzag Kid during the official awards ceremony.

Vincent Bal both directed and wrote the script for The Zigzag Kid. The film is produced by BosBros. Attraction Distribution handles international sales.

The film is about 13-year old Nono. On a train ride he  meets master-burglar Felix. While they commit a couple of crimes together and the police starts chasing them, Nono discovers the true story about his father and his deceased mother. And also a lot about himself....

The Zigzag Kid recently received the Audience Award at the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival – FIFEM and was screened at among others the Berlin International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2012 the EFA Young Audience Award was organized and presented for the first time. The winner was another Dutch film, Kauwboy by Boudewijn Koole.

EFA Young Audience Award: www.yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu

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