The best children's films from Norway and Europe are on the programme of the 12th Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, on the southern coast of Norway. The six-day film festival will kick start on April 28 with Denmark's Max Pinlig (Max Embarrassing).
Lotte Svendsen's local Danish hit is among 13 feature films competing in the main competition for the NOK 75,000 Film & Kino Children's Film Prize. Other titles include Sweden's Flickan (The Girl) and Pettson & Findus IV, and Denmark's Karla & Katrine. The Youth programme, opening with Sweden's I taket lyser stjärnorna (Glowing Stars), has another 11 films on show, among others Norway's youth drama Yatzy which has sold over 22,000 tickets domestically in five weeks. A total of 99 films from 23 countries will be screening in Kristiansand, including 58 Norwegian premieres.