Kauwboy Feature film, 2012, 84 min.

Award-winning family film impresses by discussing a serious theme like grief from a ten-year-old boy?s perspective, also by literally using camera angles from his viewpoint. His mother?s absence has caused an estrangement between father and son. The boy finds comfort with a young jackdaw that has fallen from the nest. He has to keep the bird hidden from his father, because the latter does not want any animals in the house. Jojo secretly calls his mother every day and on her birthday wants to surprise her with the bird. But his father absolutely refuses to celebrate the birthday of someone who is absent. Owing to the special bond with the jackdaw and the adaptability that only children have, Jojo eventually manages to tear down the walls around his father?s heart.

selections & won prizes

EU - European Film Award (2)
NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf
EU - European Film Award nomination (2)
NO - Kristiansand International Childrens Film Festival (2)
JP - Tokyo International Film Festival
BY - Minsk International Film Festival
DE - Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear Award (2)
DE - Berlin International Film Festival Generation selection
SE - Malmö Children’s Film Award
NL - Amsterdam Cinekid Award selection

other prizes

NL - NFF Dutch Film Critics Award

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  1. Jan van der Zanden
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  2. Wilant Boekelman
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  1. Floor Onrust
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    www.familyaffairfilms.nl

    Staff at Family Affair Films

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    Rene de la Rambelje

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  1. Leon Noordzij
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  1.  Waterland Film / Tuvalu
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  1.     The Film Kitchen
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    Staff

    Jan van der Zanden
    43 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Ineke Kanters
    29 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

Previous productions by Staff

  1.     The Film Kitchen
    +3120 233 5625

    www.thefilmkitchen.nl
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    Staff

    Jan van der Zanden
    43 awards  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR Tiger Award  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - Amsterdam International Docu Film Festival  IDFA selection  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection

    Ineke Kanters
    29 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selection