Hastrup’s ‘Boy’ wins big at kid fest

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Danish director Jannik Hastrup’s animated “The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear” won the Nordic feature nod at New Nordic Children’s Films, the annual meeting of kidpic professionals organized as part of the Buster Copenhagen Intl. Children’s Film Festival.

Some 350 industryites registered for the event, where Norwegian director Benedicte Orvung’s “Disa Moves to Japan” received the docu prize. A special mention went to Icelandic director Dagur Kari’s feature debut, “Noi the Albino.”

Fest, which wrapped Sunday, voted Belgian director Dominique Standaert’s “Hop” as best feature. “Disa Moves to Japan” nabbed docu honors.

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