Following the recent award wins for Labyrinthus in São Paulo and Chicago, Douglas Boswell’s family adventure has won another two, this time in India. The film was awarded the Golden Elephant - the Grand Prize of the Children’s Jury – at the International Children’s Film Festival in Hyderabad (14-20 November).  It also picked up the Second Prize of the Adult Jury.

LabyrinthusDouglas Boswell’s debut feature premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, followed by a blossoming international festival career that included stops in Cleveland and Edinburgh and awards in São Paulo, Chemnitz, Giffoni and Chicago. Attraction Distribution has already sold the film to several territories including Brazil, Turkey, Estonia, Italy, Southeast Asia, Japan and France.

Based on a screenplay by Pierre De Clercq, the story follows 14-year-old Frikke who knows his way around computer games. When an evil mastermind mysteriously uploads his friends into a computer game, he has to race against time to free them from their cyberprison. The cast is headed by Spencer Bogaert (Vincent and the End of the World), Pepijn Caudron (Cut Loose), Emma Verlinden, Felix Maesschalk (Time of My Life) and Ivan Pecnik.

Bart Van Langendonck produced Labyrinthus for Savage Film (The Ardennes, Bullhead). The film received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz and was also backed by the Screen Flanders economic fund, under the aegis of Flemish Economic Affairs Minister Philippe Muyters and Cultural Affairs Minister Gatz.

Published on Monday 23 November 2015

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