FROM KRISTIANSAND TO THE REST OF NORWAY
Two Dutch films - Willem van de Sande's Lepel and Joram Lürsen's In oranje (In Orange) - won prizes at the Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, which secures them Norwegian distribution
The 8th Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, which ended Sunday, 1 May - having sold 14,500 tickets for a six-day programme of 75 features, documentaries, novella and short films from 19 countries - will channel two Dutch films into Norwegian distribution.
The festival opener, Dutch director Willem van de Sande's Lepel, was awarded as Best Feature in the main programme by Norwegian cinema association, Film & Kino, receiving app ?9,250 earmarked for the Norwegian distributor who acquires the film. Dutch director Joram Lürsen's In oranje (In Orange) won the Audience Award, including the Norwegian Film Institute's Toya Prize of app ?9,250 for Norwegian distribution, and the Ludi Prize, a statuette of the festival mascot. The CIFEJ Award, from the international centre of films for children and young audiences, went to Danish director Peter Flinth's Fakiren fra Bilbao (The Fakir).