Riga International Children's film festival “Berimor's Cinema” (Latvia): Main Prize - Berimor’s “Big Pillow” (2009)
International Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlin (Czech Republic): Commendation of Ecumenical Jury (2009)
Munich Film Festival (Germany): Children’s Section Audience Award (2009)
International Children’s Film Festival “Artek” (Krim, Ukraine): Best Adventure Film Award (2009)
Bielefeld Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Germany): Main Prize (shared with film “Frogs and Toads”) (2009)
Minsk International Children’s and Youth Film Festival LISTAPADIK (Belarus): Grand Prix and Diploma for Best Director - Armands Zvirbulis (2009)
Würzburg International Film Weekend (Germany): Best Children’s and Youth Film (2010)
German Children’s Media Festival “Goldener Spatz” (Erfurt, Germany): Experts Jury Prize - “Best Pre-School Film” (2010)
International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Indonesia “KidsFest” (Jakarta, Indonesia): Audience Award (2010)
Augsburg Children’s Film Festival (Germany): Children’s Jury Award (2010)
“Ale Kino! on Tour” Children's Film Festival (Bialowieza, Poland): Best Film - Children's Jury Award
International Children’s Festival of Arts (Sochi, Russia): Award “The Most Striking Film” and Grand Prix “Best Girl Actress” - Zane Leimane
European Film Festival (Toronto, Canada): Audience Award (Main Award) - voted by audience’s majority vote
National Film Award “Lielais Kristaps” (Latvia); Best Director, Best Make-up and Audience Award
Cinekid - The International Film, Television and New Media Festival for Children and Young People (Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Nomination: Z@PP Cinekid Lion Audience Award
Cross your heart and hope to die! Can you honestly swear that at least once in your life you have not thought that robbing a bank is a good idea? Especially, if you’re five years old and that bank has just thrown your parents out of a brand new apartment, because your father has lost his job.
Robby (5) is no Zorro, but he’d like to be. His sister Louise (7) thinks he’s too childish, but can’t resist the game of robbing a bank. Together they can pull off just about anything. Getting away with it is the hard part.
Key cast: Gustavs Vilsons, Zane Leimane, Karl Markovics, Artūrs Skrastiņš, Juris Žagars, Aija Dzērve, Imants Strads, Gunārs Placēns, Skaidrīte PutniņaWebsite
|Year of production:||2009|
|Co-Production:||Lettland Studio F.O.R.M.A.|
|Austrian Distributor:||Luna Filmverleih|
|World Sales:||Beta Film GmbH|
|Co-Producers:||Fiona Meisel, Katja Dor-Helmer|
|Project development:||Mārtiņš Slišāns|
|Supported by:||Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Filmfund, National Film Centre of Latvia, Latvian Television (LTV, Latvia) und State Culture Capital Foundation (Latvia)|
|Technical Data:||80 min, 16:9, 35mm, Dolby SR, 1:1,85, Latvian, Russian, German Version|
German dubbed version:
|Dubbing direction and dialogues:||Susanna Bonaséwicz|
|Editing:||Tina Husemann, Hannes Eder|
|Sound mixing:||Bernhard Maisch|
Minifilm was established with the aim of developing, producing and promoting audiovisual programs for children and young people. Our audience should have the opportunity to experience their own stories, to see films that represent and mirror their culture and history. Our goal is to reach children and families who love watching films which inspire their imagination, films which are humorous and full of fantasy.
Minifilm is the first production company in Austria that focuses exclusively on this niche market.
Minifilm is looking for partners throughout Europe who share their intention of producing films of high quality in order to create a network of kindred souls.