DirectorS: Simon Lereng Wilmont, Victor Kossakovsky, Hanna Heilborn, Erlend E. Mo, Ania Winiarska
6 films, 6 kids, 6 countries and 6 dreams
Through children’s perspectives, the series tells exciting, dramatic and engaging real life stories from the life of children in six different countries, featuring 6 kids, 6 sports, 6 countries and 6 dreams.
Sport is the engine for the narrative but the films offer a deeper layer dealing with subject matters of growing up and prejudices, parent pressure, sacrifices, friendship, first love and so on. These are subject matters that most children around the world can relate to and are likely to have experienced for themselves at some point in their life.
We hope that the series will increase children’s appetite and interest in the world around them, strengthen their sense of community and solidarity with other children across national borders. Above all, the films create a safe space for children to discuss the challenges they face in their life with their friends and family.
SPORTKIDS is a collaboration between 3 Nordic countries and 5 directors from around the world. Most of the films premiered at the biggest documentary film festival in the world, Amsterdam International Film Festival.
Facts about sport kids
A series of six 25 min. films
Alle language available
Target audience 8-12 yrs + family
Release date 2015
Final Cut for Real is producing Sport Kids together with STORY in Sweden and Sant & Usant in Norway.
Final Cut for Real are producing:
Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son by Simon Lereng Wilmont. Japan
The Fencing Champion by Simon Lereng Wilmont. Denmark
STORY are producing:
Ruth by Hanna Heilborn. Sweden
Chapter 11 by Ania Winiarska. South Afrika
Sant & Usant are producing:
Varicella by Victor Kossakovsky. Russia
Dancing for you by Erlend E. Mo. Norway
Message to Man International Film Festival, St. Petersburg: Message to Man: Honorary President’s Prize
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam: Special 2016
Nordic/Docs: Best Documentary Under 35 minutes, Best Cinematography
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus: Best International Documentary
Dancing for you
Nordic/Docs: Jury's Honorary Mention
Guanajuato International Film Festival : Best International Documentary
CineDoc Tiblisi: CineDOC Young Award
Chicago International Children's Film Festival: Children's Jury - 2nd Prize Documentary Film
DOXS! Documentary Film Festival for Children and Youth: ECFA Documentary Award
Children’s Choice Award, Nordisk Panorama 2016
Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son
Al Jazeera Film Festival 2015: Jury's Prize for best medium length documentary
The fencing champion
Al Jazeera Film Festival 2015: Best Short in Child and Family Category