The Dutch youth film Spijt! has won the European Film Academy Young Audience Award on Sunday evening in Erfurt, Germany. The film by Dave Schram recorded against the Danish MGP Missionen and the German The Stormwind. Young people between 12 and 14 years old could see the three films on Saturday in seventeen European countries and then vote for them.
With this award the film Spijt!, inspired by the book by Carry Slee, is an international triumph. Last month at the Toronto Film Festival the film was already proclaimed the best youth film.
It was the third time that a Dutch film won the European Film Award. Last year’s winner was Nono’s “Zigzag Kid” of Vincent Bal. In 2012 the winner was Boudewijn Koole’s “Kauwboy”.
“Spijt!” is about a fat kid who is bullied greatly at school.
In the Netherlands, the film attracted more than four hundred thousand visitors.