Children's and Youth Film Festival in Oulu 2016

"Little Wing" by Selma Vilhunen wins Church Media Foundation Award
Little Wing


On November 19, 2016, the Church Media Foundation Award "Look at Me" at the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival 2016 has been committed to the winner. It is director Selma Vilhunen and her youth film Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (Little Wing, Finland 2016). The film is about a 12 year old girl growing up without a father and with an infantine mother.

The Judge for this year's award was Mrs Elina Rislakki, board member of the Church Media Foundation and a media professional who has worked as a journalist, producer and pedagogue.

Her statement of the winner reads: "A film that takes us to the world of a little girl. Brutally honest story, which touches the viewer deeply. Brilliant work from the actors and wonderful evidence about the director’s talent. A film for all of us."

The award is 1.500 euros, and it has been delivered at Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival since 2009 for the best national children’s and youth film.