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25th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020

Welcome to chemnitz! See you in 2020!


The extraordinary, brand-new and diverse productions at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences have been drawing thousands of young and old cineasts from Chemnitz and the surrounding area to the CineStar in the Galerie Roter Turm every year since 1996. Film crews accompany their productions to the Saxon city and answer the public’s questions after their screenings.

Beside this IFF SCHLINGEL offers a challenging and varied fringe programme to accompany the first-class viewing delights, with podium discussions, talks and workshops. There is a particular emphasis on educational sessions on film and media for kindergartens and schools; through practical activities, the participants are given an insight into topics such as film production or using a camera and equipment. Professionals also bring themselves up to date with the latest trends and issues relating to children’s and young adult films at seminars and forums, and can exchange views with each other in lively discussions.

In addition to the annual staging of the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival, matinee tours have been established across Saxony. Selected productions are brought to a larger international audience outside the festival as well. This is the aim behind diverse international film presentations, for example in Canada, China, India, Japan and Russia.

SCHLINGEL 2019 Aftermovie


Together we rocked the 24th SCHLINGEL! We are happy about the positive feedback and the fantastic festival spirit. As always, we would like to thank all visitors, patrons, partners and sponsors as well as the filmmakers from far and wide!

Pitch your Treatment


The brand new item on the agenda of the SCHLINGEL Industry Forum 2020! We are looking forward to your submissions!

Mady by you


Mädchen schaut durch Kamera

Our project ‘Made by You‘: In 2020, short films made by youngsters will again be shown at SCHLINGEL. Be curious!

Tokyo, Berlin, Cannes ...


Foto wird mit Handykamera gemacht

Be up-to-date and check the places to be in 2020, together with the IFF SCHLINGEL.

Impressions 2019