Calamity, Jackie and Oopjen, The Crossing, Amira and Man Up! were the big winners at Cinekid 2020, the world’s largest children’s film festival.
The French-Danish animated feature Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary by Rémi Chayé won the Cinekid Lion for Best Children’s Film. Jackie and Oopjen by Annemarie van de Mond was awarded the Cinekid Lion Jury Award for Best Dutch Children’s Film. The film’s main actors received the award during one of the 14 livestream events.
Man Up! by Benjamin Parent was awarded Cinekid Lion Youth Jury Award for Best Youth Film. The audience favourites were also announced today, after two weeks of voting by the general public. The Best Children’s Film was awarded to the Norwegian film The Crossing by Johanne Helgeland and Best Dutch Children’s Film was awarded to the documentary Amira by Elza Jo Tratlehner.
Turning to the small screen, the Cinekid Lions for Best Dutch Fiction Series and Best Dutch Non-Fiction Series were given to War Stories by David Cocheret (broadcaster EO) and to Baking with Bunnies by Charlotte Hoogakker (broadcaster VPRO).
Cinekid 2020 was a hybrid event for the public and was presented solely online for professionals. The online platform Cinekid Play will remain active, with continually updated content.
All winners at a glance:
Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 7,500)
Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary | Rémi Chayé | Maybe Movies | France, Denmark
Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
The Crossing | Johanne Helgeland | Maipo Fim | Norway
Best Dutch Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 7,500)
Jackie and Oopjen | Annemarie van de Mond | Column Film, Fiction Valley
Best Dutch Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
Amira | Elza Jo Tratlehner | HALAL
Best Youth Film (Cinekid Lion Youth Jury Award)
Man Up! | Benjamin Parent | Delante Productions | France, Belgium
Best International Animated Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
Matilda and the Spare Head | Ignas Meilūnas | M-Films | Lithuania
Best International Live Action Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
The Name of the Son | Martina Matzkin | Lucía Vela, Groncho | Argentina
Best Dutch Animation Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
Human Nature | Sverre Fredriksen | Family Affair Films
Best Dutch Live Action Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
Under the Skin | Emma Branderhorst | Eva Schaaf & Patou ten Cate
Best Dutch Documentary Short (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 2,500)
Timo Must Wait | Melliena Beckmann | EOdocs
Best Dutch Fiction Series (Cinekid Lion Jury Award)
War Stories | David Cocheret | Stepping Stone | Evangelische Omroep
Best Dutch Non-Fiction Series (Cinekid Lion Jury Award)
Baking with Bunnies | Charlotte Hoogakker | VPRO
National Audience Award, age 4-6 (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
INKT | Joost van den Bosch, Erik Verkerk | Ka-Ching Cartoons
National Audience Award, age 6-10 (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
Outdoors Bound | Inge Tol, Johan van Hespen, Stefan Coppers, Marije Meijer, Stefan Egberts, Eva Nijsten, Charlotte Hoogakker | NTR