‘Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble’ Wins Best Feature Film Award in Tokyo


Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble has won The Best Feature Film Award by the Kinder Jury at this year’s Tokyo Kinder Film Festival. As a prize winner, the film will also be screened at the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival (Oct. 17-25) in Japan.Produced by Tidal Films (Ireland), Anima Vitae, Cinemaker (Finland), Ulysses Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany) and A.Film Productions (Denmark); Niko 2 sees the little reindeer Niko as he meets his new family, battles to save Christmas, and fights off the White Wolf and her minion Eagles as she seeks revenge for the demise of her brother – the notorious Black Wolf.

The film is the sequel to the internationally successful Niko And the Way to The Stars (2008) which won Best Film awards from both Jury and Audience at Cinekid in 2009 and was sold to more than 120 countries.

Moe Honan, Producer at Tidal Films said, “We are especially proud that Niko 2 has been honoured by the Tokyo Film Festival because of Japan’s own strong and unique tradition in animation which makes this market more challenging to break into.”


4 Irish Projects for Cartoon Movie 2013

6-8 March 2013, Lyon

Cartoon Movie is a major co-production forum for European animated feature films. Over 700 participants attend from 35 countries including 200 buyers and distributors. For two intense days, European producers have the opportunity to pitch their animation project in order to speed up financing, find cross-border partners and interest international distributors and sales agents.

55 projects including 4 Irish projects will be pitched at at the forthcoming event in 4 categories (concept, development, production and completed films)

Irish Projects:

Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble
Directors : Kari Juusonen & Jørgen Lerdam, Production companies: Anima Vitae (Finland), Ulysses Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany), A. Film Production ApS (Denmark) Tidal films Ltd / Magma Productions (Ireland)

Jansson on the Train
Director : Teemu Auersalo, Producer : A Man & Ink Ltd (Ireland)

Bear and the Bird
Director : Mark Taylor Production companies: A Productions Ltd (United Kingdom) Brown Bag Films Ltd (Ireland)

Director : Richard Kelly Producers : Prickly Pear Productions (Ireland) Giant Creative (Ireland)

Tuilleadh eolais:/Further information: http://www.cartoon-media.eu/MOVIE/selected.php