"Luce and the Rock"
"Luce and the Rock", produced by La Cabane, Thuristar and Studio Pupil, in coproduction with VRT-Ketnet and RTBF and with the participation of France Télévisions, was awarded the Best European Short Film for Children and Young Audiences prize by the members of the ECFA (European Children’s Film Association), at the EFCA Awards ceremony, which took place during the 73rd edition of the Berlinale.
A year earlier, the short film, produced with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), had its world premiere at the 72nd edition of the Berlinale and received a Special Mention (Generation KPlus).
To date, "Luce and the Rock" has been selected for close to 130 festivals around the world (including Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, the New York International Children’s Film Festival and the Ensors) and has won over 20 awards, including at the Japan Prize, in Ottawa, at Anima Brussels and at the Go Short International Short Film Festival. The short film has also been released in over 200 theaters in Belgium, Switzerland and France, where it has already been seen by over 80,000 viewers.
"Luce and the Rock" is the second short by Flemish director Britt Raes and tells the story of two unlikely friends who, although they seem to have nothing in common, end up overcoming their fears together. Raes explores the theme of the fear of the unknown for a broad audience, in a very unique and colourful visual style.
Miyu Distribution handles the International distribution and festivals for the film, whereas Les Films du Préau is in charge of the theatrical distribution.