Sweden’s UP IN THE SKY awarded Children’s Film of the Year

The Swedish children’s film Up in the Sky has been award Best Children’s Film of the Year by the European Children’s Film Association.

Directed by Petter Lennstrand, Up in the Sky follows eight-year-old Pottan as she attends summer camp. However, she accidentally ends up at a recycling plant with some very strange characters. They reluctantly take care of Pottan, who soon discovers their secret. Behind high fences, they are patching together a home-made spacecraft… Humour, adventure and unexpected friendships await, as Pottan becomes the first ever eight-year-old in space.

The European Children’s Film Association selected the film from a shortlist of films nominated throughout 2017 in several European children & youth film festivals. Up in the Sky was nominated at four festivals, more than any other film on the children’s film circuit.

You can watch the trailer (in Swedish) below:



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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.