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iW NEWS | “Wild Chicks” Takes Two at Sprockets Fest for Children

iW NEWS | "Wild Chicks" Takes Two at Sprockets Fest for Children

Vivian Naefe‘s coming-of-age story “Wild Chicks” (Germany) won the audience award for best feature film at the 10th Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children, which concluded over the weekend, while best animated film went to Michel Ocelot‘s “Azur et Asmar.” Among the jury prizes, Kompin Komgumnird‘s “Khan Kluay” (Thailand) took the jury prize in the ages eight to nine category, while “Kidz in Da Hood” by Catti Edfeldt and Ylva Gustavsson took the prize in the 10 – 11 category. “Wild Chicks” won for age 12. Three films, “Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story” (USA), “Generation XXL” (Canada) and “Jew-Boy” (Canada) tied for the Student Choice Award, as voted by students attending a school program. Devon Bolton‘s “Shipwrecked” took best short. [Brian Brooks]

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