The CIFEJ jury member at the 16th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Andrzej Roman Jasiewicz-CIFEJ member and the chair man of children and youth section of Polish Filmmakers Association from Poland- has announced “Irina – The Scarlet Briefcase” directed by Bernard Mazauric, as the winner of CIFEJ prize in this festival.
This film is for presenting one of the modern tragedies seen through the eyes of children, coming from two different backgrounds and set in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This film is produced by France in 2013 and is 87 minutes.
The film also gained the Unicef Prize. “This year, the Unicef Prize goes to a film that shows us the tragic conditions that people experienced right in the heart of Europe. It’s a film that instead of intolerance and fanaticism chooses to promote the values of love and respect. It’s a film of substantial visual merit that serves and promotes some of the most basic children’s rights.” The Hellenic National Committee for Unicef said.