Bears Love Me! directed by Eva M. C. Zanen and written by Janneke van der Pal is selected for Cinekid Festival in the Best Dutch Family Film Competition. Cinekid Festival has selected ten titles for the Best Dutch Family Film Competition. The selection consists of a diverse range of Dutch-language youth films that were released in the past year.
Bears Love Me! tells the story of eight year old Jip whose dream comes true with a family holiday in America to see wild bears. Once in America, the family realizes wilderness adventures are not everyone’s cup of tea. Jip is determined to see bears, her favourite animal of course, and goes rogue on a solo adventure meeting all sorts of characters on the road. Every time her family is about to catch up, Jip has taken a different turn, but in the end, Jip realizes she is also only a cub that needs her mom, and in her case her family
Bears Love Me is part of Telefilm 2019
Cinekid Festival takes place from the 19th to the 25th of October in the Westergas in Amsterdam and tours the country from the 12th to the 27th of October with Cinekid on Tour. On thursday October 3rd the complete festival program will be announced and online ticket sales will start.