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Directed by Matej Mináč
 

Czech & Slovac Republics

Released: 2013

English

96 minutes

Nicky's Family tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.

 

Winton, now 106 years old, did not speak 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.

 

Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed.

 

Winton's story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They think up various charity projects and even help in the saving of lives of undernourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa.

 

120,000 children in the Czech Republic signed a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dozens of Winton's "children" have been found and to this day his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things themselves.

 

It is incredible that all these people live due to the heroic deeds of one man – Sir Nicholas Winton.  Producers Matej Minac and Patrik Pass set out to ensure these fascinating, little-known stories and precious facts about the rescue mission are not lost to time. They wanted also to show the unique phenomenon that has emerged from Winton's story, how his courageous acts many years ago continue to influence people from all over the world and motivate them to do good.

 

Their film demonstrates that members of Nicky's Family are not only the thousands of people who owe their lives to Sir Nicholas Winton, but also all those who want to do something positive for our world.

Nicky's Family has earned rave reviews from audiences and critics around the world, winning over 30 awards - including 14 audience awards from U.S. film festivals!

 

Nicky's Family

Awards

Winner - Best Documentary Award

Victoria Film Festival 2014

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary

Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County 2013

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Dayton Jewish International Film Festival 2013

 

Audience Award - Best Film
Three Rivers Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Film
Scottsdale International Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Film
Rockland County Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Hartford Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award – Best Film
Houston Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Film
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Denver Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Sedona International Film Festival 2012

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2011

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Montreal World Film Festival 2011

 

Audience Award - Best Film

10th European Film Awards 2013, Argentina

 

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

 

FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Award
British Film Institute 2012, United Kingdom

 

Winner - SIGNIS Special Prize
Prix Italia 2012, Italy

 

Winner – Best Director Award
MECEFF Festival 2012, Romania

 

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

 

Winner - Grand Prix
Nine Gates Film Festival 2012, Czech Republic

 

Winner – Grand Prix
Zlin Youth Film Festival 2012, Czech Republic

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 2012, Croatia

 

Winner – Best Screenplay Award
Slovak Literary Union, 2012

 

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

 

Audience Award - Best Documentary
UK Jewish Film Festival 2011

 

David Camera Award for Best Music
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2011

 

Winner - Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory Award, Jerusalem Film Festival 2011

 

Audience Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011

 

Winner - Prize of the Mayor of Piestany
IFF Cinematik, Slovak Republic

 

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

 

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