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Nicky’s Family

Directed by: Matej Minac
96 Minutes, 2011, Documentary; Drama

Nicholas Winton, an Englishman, organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. But he never spoke about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Then the amazing story of his heroic efforts was unravelled–and today those children have more than six thousand descendants all over the world.

Credits

Director: Matej Minac

Producer: Matej Minac

Producer: Patrik Pass

Producer: Vladimír Bednár

Producer: Petr Morávek

Cast: Nicholas Winton

Cast: Ben Abeles

Cast: Jirina Bohdalová

Cast: Tom Berman

Cast: Martin Bandzak

Cast: The Dalai Lama

Written by: Matej Minac

Written by: Patrik Pass

Distributor: Menemsha Films

Awards

North American Awards

Winner - Best Documentary AwardVictoria Film Festival 2014

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryJewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County 2013

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryDayton Jewish International Film Festival 2013

Audience Award - Best FilmThree Rivers Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best FilmScottsdale International Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryPittsburgh Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best FilmRockland County Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryHartford Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryAJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award – Best FilmHouston Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best FilmCharlotte Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryDenver Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryAtlanta Jewish Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentarySedona International Film Festival 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryPalm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2011

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryMontreal World Film Festival 2011

International Awards

Audience Award - Best Film10th European Film Awards 2013, Argentina

Winner - Grand Prix Award for Best FilmXVII International TV Festival Bar, Montenegro

FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement AwardBritish Film Institute 2012, United Kingdom

Winner - SIGNIS Special PrizePrix Italia 2012, Italy

Winner – Best Director AwardMECEFF Festival 2012, Romania

Onion Seed Award - Best Film for Children and YouthMakeDox Creative Documentary Festival 2012, Macedonia

Winner - Grand PrixNine Gates Film Festival 2012, Czech Republic

Winner – Grand PrixZlin Youth Film Festival 2012, Czech Republic

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryZagreb Jewish Film Festival 2012, Croatia

Winner – Best Screenplay AwardSlovak Literary Union, 2012

Winner - Best Documentary FilmSlovak Film Critic's Award, 2012

Audience Award - Best DocumentaryUK Jewish Film Festival 2011

David Camera Award for Best MusicWarsaw Jewish Film Festival 2011

Winner - Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory AwardJerusalem Film Festival 2011

Audience AwardKarlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011

Winner - Prize of the Mayor of PiestanyIFF Cinematik, Slovak Republic

Winner - Prize of Oty Hofman for Best FilmWinner - Special Jury Prize for film with the Most Impressive Moral AccentChildren’s Film Festival of Ota Hofman – Czech Republic