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Frankfurt Children´s Film Festival 2004


Don Quijote winner in Frankfurt: "Sea of Silence"

Special mention in Frankfurt: "The Legend of the Sky Kingdom"
The festival took place 19.- 26.09.2004. There were 15 film from 12 different countries from all over the world in competition program.

The first time there was represented a FICC-Jury with three members:  Bernt Lindner (Germany), Donal Heyes (Ireland) and Tiit Merisalu (Estonia). 

In my opinion our Jury worked successfully. Finally we decided to give Don Quijote award to “Sea of silence” (“Verder dan de maan”) Netherlands- Belgium- Danmark- Germany, direcetd by Stijn Coninx with the motivation “A well acted and directed film that deals with emotionally difficult subject and offers us great hope and redemption.” 

Jury´s special mention went to the first African full lengh muppet film “The Legend of the Sky Kingdom” Zimbabwe, directed by Roger Hawkins with the motivation “A timeless tale told in an original and very creative format.”  

Pity that there was still no represented FICC-s original price Don Quijote-figure.  We hope that the figure will be taken in a use as soon as possible.  All our Jury-members noticed a good festival atmosphere.

The festival organisers were satisfied with our Jury´s work. They hope that Ficc-Jury will be represented also on the next year. 

With the best regards.
Tiit Merisalu, Chairman of the FICC-Jury.

28.09.04 Tallinn