25th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

12 – 18 OCT 2020

We had a great time! See you in 2020!


Welcome in Chemnitz!

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.

IFF SCHLINGEL in Zwickau


8 - 12 OCT 2019

For the third time, SCHLINGEL also took place at the Filmpalast Astoria in Zwickau. Filmmakers accompanied their films to the West Saxon city for Q&As - with the kind support of Volksbank Chemnitz eG, supported by Kulturraum Vogtland-Zwickau & Kulturamt der Stadt Zwickau.

Focus Sweden


Every year, the festival focuses its programme on a specific country. This year it was Sweden.

Mady by you


Mädchen schaut durch Kamera

Our project ‘Made by You‘: Once again, short films made by youngsters were shown at SCHLINGEL. They were great!

Tokyo, Berlin, Cannes ...


Foto wird mit Handykamera gemacht

Be up-to-date and check the places to be in 2019, together with the IFF SCHLINGEL.

Impressions 2019