42nd Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival 11-19 Nov. 2023
A Better World Award
The new 'A Better World' Award is given to an individual, organisation or body that has made a significant contribution to the field of children's and youth cinema. The 2023 award will be presented to animation artist, director and producer Antonia Ringbom. For decades, she has carried out valuable work for children and young people through her film workshops around the world. Many of these workshops have taken place in Africa, some as far away as South America.
"Antonia Ringbom's work is invaluable. We can only imagine what a difference it makes to children and young people in slums to be heard and to be able to express themselves through film. The impact of the experience can be lifelong," says festival director Mika Anttolainen.