Tuesday, 01. November 2022 |



BIGMAN - the touching film by director Camiel Schouwenaar has won the SCHLiNGEL Award for the best European Children´s Film. The Dutch-German co-production was awarded by Saxony Ministry of Culture on the evening of October 15 at the 27th Schlingel Film Festival in Chemnitz.

This is what the European Children's Jury says about the film: "The winning film convinced us with an exciting, but also dramatic story. It is a story that completely thrilled and captivated us from the very beginning. It should be a motivation for young people to always look for new ways. Even if it seems hopeless. We should never lose sight of our goals. Give hope no matter what happens in life. If we believe in ourselves, we can move mountains. Through the authentic acting of the young leading actor, but also sadness and compassion have transferred to us. He is an inspiration for many people with physical handicap. For his family, friends and sports passion, he never gave up the fight. With his creativity and strong will, he created a very special way of kicking. There was no perfect ending, but it felt just right for us! So we award the "European Children's Film Award of the Saxon Minister of Arts" to the film BIGMAN.