The festival for short films at French-speaking schools, “Cinécourts en Herbe”, is now in its fourth edition and the jury at the French International School in Stockholm revealed this year’s winner in the category 4-12 years during the closing ceremony at Bio Rio on May 8th.
The festival, which is sponsored by French director Patrice Leconte and organized together with the French Lycées in Brussels and Luxembourg, is in good stead. This year, no less than 150 films were made by approximately 2000 children from 34 different countries and five continents for the audience in the dark of the cinemas, in the presence of representatives from the film world.
Cinécourts en Herbe continues to emphasize the children’s creation in the classroom, both within the AEFE network and in French classes worldwide.
The Stockholm Jury’s winner is:
- Best short film: Le rêve d’une écolière, CM1 Lycée Josué Court, Vientiane, Laos
- Best short fiction: Far West Origins, CE2 Lycée Français Bel Air in San Pere de Ribes, Spain
- Best animated short film: Tantine n’a pas peur, 6ème primaire de l’école d’Ixelles, Belgium
- Best music clip: La couleur de nos cœurs, CE2 Vauban Ecole and Lycée français du Luxembourg
- Best film adaptation of a book: La chaise magique, CP Lycée Français, Stockholm
- Best tribute to the film: Le maître du suspense, CM2 Lycée Français, Stockholm
- Price for «childish freshness»: Petites histoires d’insectes, Fritids Saint-Louis, Stockholm
- Price for “adult parody”: Les maths pour les nuls, CE2 de Vauban Ecole and Lycée français du Luxembourg
- Price for «invitation to travel»: Comment Nongxiu esté eléne devenue une célèbre coiffeuse, CE2, Lycée français international Charles de Gaulle, Beijing, China
- “Students’ favorite” (middle and high school): Gaucher-Droitier, CM1, Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, London
- The Franciscan Prize: Invasion à Herrljunga, The Kungskapskälan, Herrljunga
- The Stockholm Jury’s great prize (4–18 years): Mouvement, Lycée Josué Court, Vientiane, Laos
All these movies can be seen on the school’s cinema page
Congratulations and thank you to all students, teachers, parents and partners who make this project live and successful.