FESTIVALS: Cinema in Sneakers Announces Competition Films


WARSAW: Fourteen films will compete in the two main competition sections of the 5th Cinema in Sneakers Festival for Children and Youth, running 31 May – 11 June 2017.

Little Harbor by Iveta GrofovaThe sole film from the CEE region is Iveta Grofova’s Berlinale award-winning film Little Harbour.

The festival is both for children and organised by children. The festival also hosts industry workshops and a film talent camp in Warsaw, held on 7 – 8 June, with presentations by Polish and Dutch experts.

The following films are in the feature film competitions:

Children Feature Films Competition:

Mice & Owls / Uilenbal (The Netherlands)
Directed by Simone van Dusseldorp

Up in the sky / Upp i det blå (Sweden)
Directed by Petter Lennstrand

Becoming Who I Was (Korea)
Directed by Chang-Yong Moon, Jin Jeon

Heartstrings / Le coeur en braille (France, Belgium)
Directed by Michel Boujenah

Hang in There, Kids / Lokag Laqi (Taiwan)
Directed by Laha Mebow

Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship / Amelie Rennt (Germany, Italy)
Directed by Tobias Wiemann

Little Wing / Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (Finland, Denmark)
Directed by Selma Vilhunen

Stonehead / Shi Tou (China)
Directed by Zhao Xiang

Little Harbour / Piata loď (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Iveta Grófová
Produced by Hulapa film, Ltd.
Coproduced by endorfilm,  Katapult Film, Silverart and RTVS
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual FundMEDIA Programme, the Czech State Cinematography FundEurimagesBratislava Self-Governing region and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

Youth Feature Films Competition:

6A / 6A (Sweden)
Directed by Peter Modestij

The Fits / The Fits (USA)
Directed by Anna Rose Holmer

Sami Blood / Sameblod (Sweden)
Directed by Amanda Kernell

Sing Street / Sing Street (Ireland, UK, USA)
Directed by John Carney

Heartstone / Hjartasteinn (Iceland, Denmark)
Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Goodbye Berlin / Tschick (Germany)
Directed by Fatih Akin