Cinekid’s TV and Film Awards Winners Revealed

On Friday evening, during the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, the jury and audience awards for the best youth TV productions and children’s films of 2017 were presented. The international jury proclaimed Wallay, a coming-of-age film by Swiss director Berni Goldblat, Best Children’s Film. The film The Day My Father Became a Bush by director Nicole van Kilsdonk won the Cinekid Lion for Best Dutch Family Film.

The audience award for Best Children’s Film went to the Finnish documentary Hobbyhorse Revolution by director Selma Vilhunen. The audience award for Best Dutch Family Film was conferred to director Tessa Schram’s 100% Coco.

The jury granted the Gouden Cinekid Kinderkast for Best Dutch Television Production to I am Dutch, a programme by Dirk Eijsbouts and Jack Wouterse. The Cinekid Kinderkast for Best Dutch Non-Fiction Television Production was presented to director Marijn Frank for her documentary A Butcher’s Heart. The TV series Zenith, from directors Maurice Trouwborst and Tomas Kaan, triumphed in the Fiction category.

As usual, the audience awards for the Cinekid Kinderkast were subdivided into two age categories. In the category 4-6 years old, the animation series George & Paul by directors Erik Verkerk and Joost van den Bosch came out on top. Hello, I Have Cancer, a non-fiction series from the broadcaster EO, won in the category 6-12 years old.

All winners:

FILM
Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 10,000)
WALLAY / Berni Goldblat / Bathysphère Productions / France, Burkina Faso, Qatar

Honourable mention for:
LITTLE WING / Selma Vilhunen / Making Movies Oy / Finland, Denmark

Best Children’s Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award
HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION / Selma Vilhunen / Tuffi Films / Finland

Best Dutch Family Film (Cinekid Lion Jury Award € 7,500)
THE DAY MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH / Nicole van Kilsdonk / Lemming Film / The Netherlands, Croatia, Belgium

Honourable mention for:
DIKKERTJE DAP / Barbara Bredero / Lemming Film / The Netherlands 

Best Dutch Family Film (Cinekid Lion Audience Award)
100% COCO / Tessa Schram / Tom de Mol Producties  / The Netherlands

Best European Short Animation Film (Jury Award)
FRUITS OF CLOUDS / Kateřina Karhánková / MasterFilm / Czech Republic

MovieZone Cinekid Award (Youth Jury Award)
TSCHICK / Fatih Akin / Lago Film GmbH & September Film / Germany

TELEVISION
Gouden Cinekid Kinderkast (Jury Award € 7.500,-)
I AM DUTCH / Dirk Eijsbouts / VoordeBuis / NTR

Cinekid Kinderkast Fiction (Jury Award)
ZENITH / Maurice Trouwborst & Tomas Kaan / Lemming Film / VPRO

Cinekid Kinderkast Non-Fiction (Jury Award)
A BUTCHER’S HEART / Marijn Frank / Docmakers / KRO-NCRV

Cinekid Kinderkast age 4-6 (Audience Award)
GEORGE & PAUL / Erik Verkerk & Joost van den Bosch / Pedri Animation & Beast Animation / NTR & VRT – Ketnet

Cinekid Kinderkast age 6-12 (Audience Award)
HELLO, I HAVE CANCER / EO

CINEKID FOR PROFESSIONALS
During the Junior Co-Production Market, two juries awarded two major prizes to the best projects for youth media:

Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (Jury Award € 20,000)
TAGLI AND TELLE / Paula Noronen / Akseli Tuomivaara / Bufo / Finland

Burny Bos Best Project Award (Jury Award € 2,500)
LUCY GOES GANGSTA / Till Endemann & Andreas Cordes / INDI FILM GmbH / Germany