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Les Enfants de la Mer/mère

Ostend's Ibis is a boarding school for boys who come from troubled homes or who have behavioural problems. Many of these children are missing one of the most important elements of childhood: the warmth of their families, but together they form a community. They eat together, sleep together and all wear the same maritime uniform. Because their home lives often lack structure, the school tries to provide them with an environment where norms and conventions are clearly defined. The youngest group of boys give their personal and often innocent impressions of the school and of their own homes. Even though each of them has his own story, they also have a story in common.

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Awards and nominations

Best Documentary
17 Nov | Belgium
Wildcard Award - Documentary
Leuven Short Film Festival
4 Dec – 11 Dec | Belgium
Grand Prize
Festimages: Charleroi Short Film Festival
16 Mar – 18 Mar | Belgium
Best Documentary under 30 minutes
2 May – 8 May | Germany
Kid's Land Archive Award
20 Aug – 28 Aug | Taiwan
Best Documentary Short Film
20 Aug – 28 Aug | Taiwan
Special Mention - Documentary
Sedicicorto: International Film Festival Forlì
3 Oct – 9 Oct | Italy

Previous screenings

2010
4 Sep – 11 Sep | Oostende, Belgium
17 Nov – 28 Nov | Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 Nov | Brussels, Belgium
Best Documentary
Leuven Short Film Festival
4 Dec – 11 Dec | Leuven, Belgium
Wildcard Award - Documentary
2011
Festimages: Charleroi Short Film Festival
16 Mar – 18 Mar | Charleroi, Belgium
Grand Prize
8 Apr – 9 Apr | Gent, Belgium
28 Apr – 8 May | Brussels, Belgium
30 Apr – 7 May | Leuven, Belgium
2 May – 8 May | Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Best Documentary under 30 minutes
6 May – 15 May | Vancouver, Canada
11 Jun – 19 Jun | Shanghai, China
20 Aug – 28 Aug | Yilan, Taiwan
Best Documentary Short Film
Kid's Land Archive Award
29 Sep – 3 Oct | Istanbul, Turkey
Sedicicorto: International Film Festival Forlì
3 Oct – 9 Oct | Forlì, Italy
Special Mention - Documentary
Rencontres Henri Langlois: International Film Schools Festival
2 Dec – 11 Dec | Poitiers, France

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Related news

Les Enfants de la Mer/mère has received a new award at Sedicicorto: International Film Festival Forlì. | more...
12 October 2011
Les Enfants de la Mer/mère has received 2 new awards at Kavalan International Short Film Festival. | more...
29 August 2011
Les Enfants de la Mer/mère has received a new award at International Student Film Festival sehsüchte. | more...
9 May 2011
Les Enfants de la Mer/mère has received a new award at Festimages: Charleroi Short Film Festival. | more...
22 March 2011
Les Enfants de la Mer/mère has received a new award at International Short Film Festival Leuven. | more...
12 December 2010
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 12 Oct 2011