Home Is Somewhere Else Wins Best Youth Doc 14+ at IDFA

Home Is Somewhere Else, produced in association with Shine Global and directed by Carlos Hagerman and Jorge Villalobos, has won Best Youth Film 14+ at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.  IDFA, the largest documentary film festival in the world, opened on November 9 and runs through Sunday, November 20.

Home Is Somewhere Else is an animated feature documentary providing a window into the hearts and minds of ​​immigrant youth and their undocumented families. This 2D feature “animentary” features three personal stories about immigrant youth to highlight the complexities and challenges they face today.

The IDFA jury stated: “Because of its multilayered narrative, catchy rhythm, and its love for details, this film is able to touch us and provide us with new insights every time we watch it. The delicate balance between the political and the personal, and its sensitive take on home, displacement, and activism, turn complex ideas into an accessible film for all ages. The film mirrors its questions and invites us to be more than simply observers, encouraging us to start conversations about injustice, change, and our position in the world.”

Home Is Somewhere Else first premiered at the Annecy Film Festival in France in June and has gone on to win awards at the Montclair Film Festival and DocsMX as well.

About Shine Global

Shine Global is a non-profit media company that gives voice to children and their families by telling their stories of resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change. We produce inspiring films and compelling content about underserved children. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on Capitol Hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.

Since its founding in 2005, Shine Global films have won more than 100 major awards, including an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject for Inocente and an Academy Award®-nomination and two Emmys® for War/Dance. Recent films include the documentary-animation hybrid Liyana, the hit documentary The Eagle Huntress, and Through Our Eyes: Homefront which is available on HBOMax.

About Brinca Taller de Animación

Brinca Taller de Animación is a Mexican animation studio that has ten years experience making animated films and series that focus mainly on children and social issues. We strongly believe animation is a powerful language that allows difficult topics to engage with the audience and inspire change. We have worked for agencies like UNICEF, United Nations Development Programme, Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights, American Jewish World Service, International Federation of Human Rights, among others.  Home Is Somewhere Else is Brinca’s first animated feature .