The ECFA Award for Best European Children's Film 2020 has been won by BINTI from director Frederike Migom (Belgium). This film tells the story of a young girl who claims her right to live a normal life and dream her own dreams, even if she doesn't have the legal documents to prove she really exists.
The prize was presented during the European Children's Film Community Award Ceremony at the Berlinale on February 22, 2020. When accepting the prize, director Frederike Migom thanked the audience: 'When parents come to tell us that their children suddenly ask why people need papers to be allowed to live, "then you know that you have achieved an important goal with your film." Producer Katleen Goossens (Bulletproof Cupid) addressed film professionals and policy makers: “It is extremely important that we continue to make films with a positive message, even if the subject is sensitive, and I call on all partners and funders to continue to support such films , because they are absolutely indispensable in the world we live in today. †