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Binti

Binti (90')

Year: 2019

Director: Frederike Migom

Duration: 90

Language(s): Dutch

Country: Belgium, Netherlands

Cast: Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Joke Devynck, Baloji, Caroline Stas, Noa Jacobs

Screenwriter: Frederike Migom

Cinematographer: Joachim Philippe

Editor: Clémence Samson

Sound Editor: Jan Schermer

Composer: Le Motel

Production company: LevelK

Awards: 

FIFEM de Montréal 2019, Grand prix 

Valletta Film Festival 2019, Teens Choice Award 

Cinekid Amsterdam 2019, Best Childrens Film 

PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019, European Childrens Film Association Award

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Binti dreams of becoming a famous vlogger like her idol Tatyana. But when the police raid her home, and try to deport her and her dad, they are forced to flee. Binti meets Elias and the two become friends. While Binti helps Elias to vlog about his 'save-the-okapi-club', she hatches the perfect plan: Her dad has to marry Elias’s mom, so they can stay in Belgium.

Director's bio: Frederike Migom is a director, writer, and actor. After studying drama in New York, she moved to Paris to study filmmaking, working on various projects in Paris and abroad. She is now based in Brussels, where she also directed her first short film, Malakim, in 2013. Malakim was followed by Adam & Everything (2014) and Nkosi Coiffure (2015). Migom went on to direct a short documentary, Si-G, which screened at festivals all over the world. Binti is Migoms feature debut.