Een kleine kans (Against the Odds) has been made into a movie. Its Dutch title is Patatje Oorlog; abroad it has been released as Taking Chances.
The movie has gained the European Children Film Association Award for Best European Film at the Malmö BUFF Filmfestival.
Award ceremonies take place at several European Youth Filmfestivals (Giffoni, Cine-Jeune, Berlinale, etc.) where the jury singles out the best European Film in the running.
BUFF, the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival, was founded in Malmö in 1984 and is generally considered one of Europe's leading festivals for movies for young people.
In October 2011 Patatje Oorlog/Taking Chances got its first public showing at the Cinekid Festival, where it won the prize for Best Dutch Movie for Children. In the early months of this year Patatje Oorlog/Taking Chances was included in the official selection of the Generation Kplus programme of the Berlinale, Berlin's renowned International Movie Festival.