The selected films are:
Ballet Boys, Kenneth Elvebakk, Norway (IDFA 2014, Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2014 - Children's Jury 2nd prize, Tromso International Children's Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award)
When Marnie Was There, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan (Oscar 2015 nominee for Best Animated Feature Film)
Lilly and the Magic Pearl, Anri Koulev, Bulgaria (International Gold Panda Awards for Animation 2015 - Best International Animated Feature, Montreal International Children's Film Festival 2016)
Little Gangster, Arne Toonen, The Netherlands (Hamburg Film Festival 2015, Cinekid 2015 - Best Dutch Film, Audience Award)
Khalil Gibran's The Prophet, Roger Allers, USA (Cannes Film Festival 2015, Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Annency International Animated Film Festival 2015)
BALLET BOYS (Balletguttene)
DIRECTOR: Kenneth Elvebakk
Kenneth Elvebakk (1966) graduated from the University of Oslo, Norwegian School of Management and Oslo Film and Television Academy. Elvebakk has worked several years for The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) – both radio and TV.
2014 72' Norway
IDFA 2014, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2014 (Children’s Jury 2nd prize), Tromsø International Children’s Film Festival 2015 (Audience Award).
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (Omoide no Mânî)
DIRECTOR: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.
Hiromasa Yonebayashi joined Studio Ghibli in 1996, and where he worked as an animator on Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004). He made his directorial debut with the Ghibli feature The Secret World of Arrietty (2010).
2014 103', Japan
Oscar 2015 nominee for Best Animated Feature Film
LILLY AND THE MAGIC PEARL
DIRECTOR: Anri Koulev
Little Lilly, standing inside the telephone box on the beach, is listening to a fairytale, which takes her to the sea bottom where she meets the ugly monster – the fish Gillion – and together, they set off looking for the magic pearl.
Anri Koulev (1949) worked in an animation film production studio Boyana as a director, art director and scriptwriter. Since 1992 he owns Koulev Film Production. Features: The Death of the Rabbit (1980), Zaches (2010), etc.
2015 75’ Monaco, Bulgaria, France
International Gold Panda Awards for Animation 2015 (Best International Animated Feature), Montreal International Children’s Film Festival 2016
|LITTLE GANGSTER (De Boskampi's)
DIRECTOR: Arne Toonen
SCREENPLAY: Lotte Tabbers
DOP: Rutger Storm
EDITOR: Marc Bechtold, Brian Ent
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Vincent de Pater
COSTUME DESIGNER: Minke Lunter
MUSIC: Erik-Jan Grob
CAST: Thor Braun, Henry van Loon, René van ‘t Hof, Meral Polat
PRODUCERS: Maarten Kuit, Dave Schram
Arne Toonen (1975) is a director, co-founder of Hazazah Pictures, an artist and owner of online gallery Prints & The Revolution. His debut feature Dik Trom (2010) won multiple awards, and the online game he directed in 2005 Nokia 20Lives won two silver Cyber Lions in Cannes.
2015 95’ The Netherlands
KHALIL GIBRAN' THE PROPHET
DIRECTOR: Roger Allers
Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa, but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, out of trouble.
Roger Allers co-directed his feature debut, The Lion King (1994), with Rob Minkoff, following a prolific career on Disney films The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992).
2014 84’ USA,
Cannes Film Festival 2015, Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015