Public Screenings

Labyrinthus

Director: Douglas Boswell
98 min Belgium, 2014
Fiction
Ages: 13 – 15 years old

Fourteen-year-old Frikke knows his way around computer games but this one has a shocking surprise: its protagonists are real kids and real animals whose lives are mysteriously uploaded into the game’s labyrinth. To play or not to play is the question, especially when the fate of loved ones is at stake in the cyberworld…

Awards:

  • Gryphon Award, Giffoni IFF 2015
  • Best Film for children under 13
  • Schlingel Chemnitz 2015 Best Film
  • Kinodisea Bucharest 2015 Best Children Feature
  • Cologne Children FF 2015 Best Film Children’s Jury Prize
  • Chicago CFF 2015 2nd Best Film Adult Jury Prize
  • Chicago CFF 2015 Youth Award for Best International Film
  • São Paulo International Film Festival 2014 Golden Elephant Grand Prize (Children Jury)
  • ICFF Hyderabad 2015 2nd Prize Best Film (Adult Jury)
  • ICFF Hyderabad 2015 Best Feature Children Jury
  • Olympia IFF for Children and Youth 2015

Festivals:

  • Toronto IFF 2014, Zurich IFF 2014
  • Cinekid Amsterdam 2014
  • Seattle 2015
  • Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp & Brugge 2015
  • FIFEM Montreal 2015
  • TIFF Kids Toronto 2015
  • Kristiansand CFF 2015
  • Buster Copenhagen 2015
  • Lucas Frankfurt 2015
  • Cinemagic Belfast 2015
  • Discovery Dundee 2015
  • Juniorfest Pilsen 2015

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deTvvaDHV6g

Finn

Director: Frans Weisz
90 min Netherlands / Belgium, 2013
Fiction
Ages: 8 – 11 years old

Finn (9) lives with his father in the small Dutch village. One day, a stranger called Luuk (68) moves into an old farmhouse nearby. He plays the violin. Finn feels strongly attracted to the violin, but his father strictly forbids him to visit Luuk. He wants Finn to play football. But Finn makes his own plan – he no longer trusts his father, who keeps too many secrets. While his father thinks he is at football practice, Finn secretly takes violin lessons from Luuk. When he discovers the reason for all his father’s secrets, it leaves him with a huge dilemma…

Awards:

  • Golden Gryphon (Elements +10 Section)
  • Giffoni Film Festival 2014 International Special Jury’s Feature Film Award
  • Jury Award
  • Tel Aviv ICFF 2014 Best Film
  • Stuttgart International Children´s Film Festival 2014 Best Film
  • Vilnius International Children and Youth Film Festival 2014 International Special Jury’s Feature Film Award
  • Tokyo Kinder Film Festival 2014

Festivals:

  • Berlin Generation 2014, Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Bruges 2014
  • FIFEM Montreal 2014
  • TIFF Kids Toronto 2014
  • IFI Dublin 2014
  • Seoul IYFF 2014
  • Kristiansand 2014
  • London IFF 2014
  • Cinekid Amsterdam 2014
  • Chicago CFF 2014
  • Kinodiseea Bucharest 2014
  • Just Film Tallinn 2014
  • Cinepaenz Cologne 2014
  • Mannheim IFF 2015
  • Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2015

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VkVFGSU-OE