„Wojna i ja” (“Kids of Courage”) | a series in distribution
dir. Matthias Zirzow
production: SWR (Germany), LOOKSfilm (Germany)
co-production: BBC Alba / MG Alba, Česká Televize, Studio Toto, Center for Audiovisual Technology CeTA, EC1 Łódź – City of Culture
MOMAKIN: executive production, Polish distribution
A fictionalized historical documentary series for young viewers. It employs a technique which combines live-action photos with actors with archival materials and effect photos on mockups. The series presents the events of World War II seen through the eyes of children from various European countries. As the canvas for the story, it uses the original children's diaries and biographies from 1938–1945.
Shortly after entering distribution, this title received numerous prestigious awards, including an award for the best children's documentary program at the GOLDENER SPATZ German Children’s Film and Media Festival, the Silver Valkyrie at the Historical and War Film Festival in Kętrzyn and the White Elephant for the children television production of the year.
2018: Valkyrie (silver)
2018: Goldener Sparrow (first episode)
2019: The White Elephant (Media Award for Children for Best Television Production)
2019: International Emmy Kids Award
2019: Rockie Awards
2019: Japan Prize
2020: German Hearing Film Award
2020: Taiwan International Children's Film Festival
2020: Grimme Award