Danish box office hit Miracle, directed by newcomer Natasha Arthy, was the winner of the BUSTER Grand Prix at the first BUSTER - Copenhagen International Children's Film Festival (November 27 - December 2).
The award was voted for by a jury comprising Danish director Svend Johansen, Dutch distributor Dick de Jonge and Canada's Jane Schoettle from the Toronto Children's Film Festival.
Meanwhile, the children's jury gave the Nordisk Film Foundation's "Best BUSTER Film 2000" award to Ella Lemhagen's Tsatsiki, although they admitted being torn between that film and Miracle. The jury was made up of 19 boys and girls aged between 11-14.
Other awards went to Alexander Petrov's animated short The Old Man And The Sea and Paul Driessen's short Three Virgins, while Anders Gustafsson's Fodbolddrengen won the best children's documentary award.