13-24 nov 2024
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Jeugdvoorstelling
Jeugdvoorstelling
Description
Wonderful youth documentaries from the IDFA Youth Competition that prove that IDFA also takes its youngest audience members seriously. This block consists of the following titles: Girl Away from Home, Figure, And a Happy New Year and Nelson the Piglet. Four films that will broaden children’s horizons and give rise to questions, both in terms of their content and style. And the more questions the better, as afterwards the makers will (as far as possible) be present for Q&As. The films are in Dutch or have Dutch subtitles.
Composition
Girl Away from Home

Girl Away from Home

Age section 9-12 year. A portrait of a resilient 13-year-old Ukrainian gymnast around the start of the war. She talks about her passion for the sport, her much-loved family and friends, and how tough it is to flee your homeland.
Figure

Figure

Age section 9-12 year. A wooden mannequin gradually comes to life in a studio, and becomes increasingly aware of its body. A short, touching stop-motion film about identity and freedom, created with an eye for beauty and detail.
And a Happy New Year

And a Happy New Year

Age section 9-12 year. Without commentary, but still loud and clear, this short documentary shows how animals experience fireworks on New Year’s Eve.  We follow the mounting stress of animals and their owners, from the perspective of dogs wearing GoPros.
Nelson the Piglet

Nelson the Piglet

Age section 9-12 year.

The family bought Nelson seven years ago believing he was a miniature pig—now he’s a 500 kilo colossus, and an annoyance to neighbors and the housing association. An upbeat short documentary about true love for a four-legged friend.

IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary
The IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary offers world-class films that challenge the definition of youth documentary. Selected titles are presented for two distinct age groups: 9- to 12-year-olds, and 13-year-olds all the way to adulthood.
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And a Happy New Year

And a Happy New Year

Sebastian Mulder
Netherlands
2023
21 min
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