By Frederike MIGOM


Family - Completed 2018

Congolese Binti (12) has lived in Belgium her whole life and dreams of being a famous YouTube Star. When she and her dad Jovial are forced to leave the country, Binti sees but one solution: her dad has to marry the mom of Belgian Elias (11).

& Awards

(Ale Kino) International Young audience Film Festival 2019
Arthouse Cinemas Network Award
Athens International Children's Film Festival 2019
Black Nights Film Festival - Tallinn 2019
ECFA Award
Copenhagen CPH PIX 2019
J.E.F. festival 2019
Best Film
Filmfestival Oostende 2019
Best Youth Film
Castellinaria Film Festival for youth 2019
Bronze Castle
Castellinaria Film Festival for youth 2019
Unicef Award
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Family, Children's
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Frederike MIGOM
    • Writer(s)
    • Frederike MIGOM
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Binti (12) was born in Congo but has lived with her father Jovial (40) in Belgium since she was a baby. Despite not having any legal documents, Binti wants to live a normal life, and dreams of becoming a famous vlogger like her idol Tatyana. Elias (11) runs his 'save-the-okapi-club' without the help of his father, who's moved to Brazil following his divorce with Elias’s mother Christine (42). When their annoying neighbour invites Christine on a romantic trip to Paris, Elias, upset and angry, runs away to his treehouse.
      At the same time, police raid Binti and Jovial’s home, sending the two on the run, and Binti into the path of Elias in his treehouse. When their parents meet shortly after, Binti quickly sees the perfect solution to all her problems. If she can match her dad to Elias’ mom, they can get married and stay in Belgium. Binti joins Elias’ okapi club, and while they organize a big fundraiser together, she secretly starts her plan to make Christine fall in love with Jovial. Until Elias finds out what Binti is really up to.
    • Partners & financing
    • Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, Belgian tax shelter for film financing, Centre du cinema et de l'audiovisual de la federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Ketnet, Telenet, JEF and Netherlands Film Production Incentive.
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