The main prize of the Schlingle Film Festival for “Spaceboy”.

The main prize of the Schlingle Film Festival for “Spaceboy”.

Clapper’s plaque with the inscription “Schlingel”, taken at the “Schlingel” Children’s and Youth Film Festival. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa / archive image

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At this year’s International Children’s Film Festival “Schlingel”, the European Children’s Film Prize, awarded in the amount of 12,500 euros, went to director Olivier Pairoux in Belgium. The organizers announced this on Saturday in Chemnitz. In the movie “SpaceBoy,” the unique and somewhat crazy Jim builds a hot air balloon with Emma for a school competition. They want to prove that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. However, it’s not only Emma’s fragile health that puts the project on the line.

At this year’s International Children’s Film Festival “Schlingel”, the European Children’s Film Prize, awarded in the amount of 12,500 euros, went to director Olivier Pairoux in Belgium. The organizers announced this on Saturday in Chemnitz. In the movie “SpaceBoy,” the unique and somewhat crazy Jim builds a hot air balloon with Emma for a school competition. They want to prove that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. However, it’s not only Emma’s fragile health that puts the project on the line.

A film from Bangladesh, “The Bowser Girl”, received the main prize from the Saxony State Media Authority. In order to earn money for her family, the girl Naima pretends to be a boy and becomes a rickshaw driver. Awards for Best Animated Feature were also awarded as well as prizes and prizes from the Children and Youth Jury.

Participated in the competition 77 feature films and 116 short films. The winners were determined by specialized juries and children’s committees. “Schlingel” considers itself as an international film festival for children and young people. According to organizers on Saturday, about 17,000 visitors attended the 26th children’s film festival this year.

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