• Family / 77 min / Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway / 2017
Synopsis

Twelve-year-old city boy Niilas has been living with his father for as long as he can remember and barely knows his Swedish mother. This summer, Niilas has to travel to Lapland – much against his will – where his mother and her new family live amongst the Sami, an indigenous reindeer-herding people. Despite a warm welcome, Niilas retreats inwards. The only one who can get through to him is his half-sister Sunnà. The reindeer migration is fully underway and Niilas has to lend a helping hand. When a reindeer goes missing, Niilas joins in the search, and an impressive moose keeps crossing his path at the most unexpected moments. Gradually he discovers his roots, which prove to be stronger than he ever could have imagined. Against all odds, Niilas experiences the most adventurous summer of his life.

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Cloudboy at festivals

2019:
International Film Festival for Children, Iran
Ringerike International Youth Film Festival, Norway

2018:
Belmont World Film's Family Festival, US
Children’s Film Festival Seattle, US
Kino Kino Festival, Croatia
Luxembourg City FF, Luxembourg
Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, Canada
Tumbleweeds Film Festival, US
Youngabout International Film Festival, Italy
Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival, Taiwan
Reykjavík International Children's Film Festival, Iceland
Cleveland International Film Festival, US
Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, US
Melbourne Children’s International Film Festival, Australia
International Film Festival of Kerala, India
Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea
AFI Silver Theater, US
KinderKinoFest Düsseldorf, Germany

2017:
Antalya Film Festival, Turkey
BFI - London Film Festival, UK
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Children's and Youth, Estonia
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, US
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Cinemagic Film Festival, UK
Cinepänz, Germany
Buster Film Festival, Denmark
Eurasia International Film Festival, Kazakhstan
Filmfest Munich, Germany
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
International Young Audience Film Festival, Poland
Inverness Film Festival, UK
Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan
KINOdiseea International Children’s Film Festival, Romania
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany
Malmö BUFF, Sweden
Mumbai Film Festival, India
Olympia International Film Festival, Greece
Oulu International Children's and Youth Festival, Finland
Riga Film Festival, Latvia
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Schlingel International Film Festival, Germany
Smile International Children's Film Festival, India
Stuttgarter Kinder Film Festival, Germany
Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival, Israel
Zagreb Film Festival - Croatia
Zlin Film Festival, Czech Rep.
Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland
TIFF Kids, Canada

Awards:
ECFA award - BUFF Barnfilmfestivalen
ECFA award - Filmfest Munich
Silver Gateway Award - Mumbai Film Festival
2nd prize for the Best live-action feature - Chicago International Children's Film Festival
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