50th Zlín Film Festival

International Film Festival for Children and Youth
30.05.2010 to 06.06.2010

Awards of the Ecumenical Jury

International Competition of Feature Films for Children
The Indian
Directed by:

Koos, a little boy of almost eight, has been adopted from Peru as a baby. When his adoptive Dutch mother becomes pregnant, his search for his Indian roots becomes more intensive. The story is told in a way that also a child can understand the feelings of Koos and his aim to become a true Indian and to discover his Indian name that should content qualities or specific characteristics of the owner. Koos evolves a strong faith which shows him that his best friend lives not outside himself but deep inside his soul.

International Competition of Feature Films for Youth
Directed by:

Sebbe is fifteen and lives with his mother in a much too small apartment; he loves her although she has hardly time for him and is not only often away but also drinking. In addition, Sebbe continuously suffers severe mischievous at school by his classmates. All this is shown by the film in a highly innovative and impressive way – mostly exposing in detail the perspective of Sebbe and his emotions, his search for love and his attempt to escape and to find new hope.