24th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

7 – 13 OCT 2019

24th SCHLINGEL: 7 - 13 OCT 2019


We are looking forward to welcoming you 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, workshops and exhibitions. 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, using a camera and equipment or writing reviews. Accredited trade visitors 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. Some events are also open to the interested public.

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 China, Israel, Canada and Russia.

Call for Entries 2019


[Translate to Englisch:] Geöffnete Filmklappe

We are glad to announce the opening of the selection for the competitive sections of the 24th edition of SCHLINGEL International Film Festival, that will be held from 7 till 13 OCT in Chemnitz / Germany. The final deadline for submissions is the 1st of June (short films) and 1st of July 2019 (feature films).

Our Image Gallery 2018


Schlingel Team on a Stage

To present an unforgettable film festival to all our guests from Chemnitz and around the world we watched hundreds of movies, booked flights and hotel rooms, wrote press releases and planned media pedagogical events. We had a great time with all of you! Have a look and enjoy!

Films & Winners 2018


Girl looks thorugh a camera

The 23rd IFF SCHLINGEL presented more than 230 films from all over the world. Here you can find out which productions were in the programme or which made it into the competition and got one of the SCHLINGEL trophies at the end.

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 2018