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CINEKID 2019 Awards

Cinekid unleashes its Lions

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- Frederike Migom’s Binti lets out a roar as it bags the Cinekid Lion for Best Children’s Film

Cinekid unleashes its Lions
The winners of the 2019 Cinekid awards

As the 33rd edition of the media festival for children Cinekid drew to a close (on 25 October), the Flemish-Dutch production Binti [+see also:
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(produced by Bulletproof Cupid and Family Affair Films) was awarded the Cinekid Lion for Best Children’s Film and €7,500 – as decided by jurors, directors Likarion Wainana and Ronald Rovers, The Film Kitchen’s Ineke Kanters and Cineuropa’s editor-in-chief, Domenico La Porta. Also chosen as this year’s opening film, it tells the story of a young vlogger trying to fight for her family, threatened again after previously having fled Congo for Belgium: a girl that simply can’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

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“I can not understand why children are sent to countries they’ve never been to, so I researched and studied this [subject]” – said winning writer-director Frederike Migom about her feature debut, briefly quizzed by Cineuropa on Sunday evening. “Through making films I seek to find knowledge of the world and this film is that specific quest. I also wanted a heroine that claims her place in society. The place she knows she deserves to have.”

Mischa Kamp’s family drama Romy’s Salon, dealing with the struggles that come with Alzheimer’s disease, was chosen as the Best Dutch Family Film, and the Best International Animated Short award and €2,500 went to Heatwave by Fokion Xenos. Same amounts were given out to Kato de Boeck’s Provence (Best International Live Action Short), Sjaak Rood’s At First Sight (Best Dutch Animation Short), René van Zundert’s 180CC (Best Dutch Documentary Short) and finally, En route directed by Marit Weerheijm and crowned as Best Dutch Live Action Short. Hacker by Poul Berg was chosen as the Best Youth Film.

Predictably, the audience, even the youngest, was also given a chance to speak, naming the Swedish comedy Sune vs Sune [+see also:
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, directed by Jon Holmberg, as the Best Children’s Film, while My Extraordinary Summer with Tess [+see also:
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]
by Steven Wouterlood turned out to be the Best Dutch Family Film.

The full list of winners:

Film

Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best Children’s Film
Binti [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Frederike Migom (Belgium/Netherlands)

Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best Dutch Family Film
Romy’s Salon - Mischa Kamp (Netherlands/Germany)

Cinekid Lion Audience Award for Best Children’s Film
Sune vs Sune [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Jon Holmberg (Sweden)

Cinekid Lion Audience Award for Best Dutch Family Film
My Extraordinary Summer with Tess [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Steven Wouterlood (Netherlands/Germany)

Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best International Animated Short
Heatwave - Fokion Xenos (Greece/United Kingdom)

Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best International Live Action Short
Provence - Kato de Boeck (Belgium)

Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best Dutch Animation Short
At First Sight - Sjaak Rood

Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best Dutch Documentary Short
180CC - René van Zundert

Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best Dutch Live Action Short
En route - Marit Weerheijm

Cinekid Lion Youth Jury Award for Best Youth Film
Hacker - Poul Berg (Denmark)

TV

Best Dutch Fiction Series
Seven Little Criminals - Rob Lücker

Best Dutch Non-Fiction Series
One Week to Go - Kim Faber, Jotte den Dulk, Anna Peeters, Winand Derks van de Ven, Marinka de Jongh, Stephane Kaas & Nelleke Koop

National Audience Award, age 4-6
Fox and Hare - Mascha Halberstad & Tom van Gestel

National Audience Award, age 6-10
Floor Rules - Maurice Trouwborst

MediaLab

Golden Lion Jury Award for the Best International Media Project
Eden’s Adventure - Abner Preis (Netherlands)

Golden Lion Audience Award
Paloma Dawkins - Museum of Symmetry (Canada)

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