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The SCHLiNGEL starts its 28th edition!

It is time again and SCHLiNGEL time begins. From 23 to 30 September 2023, the Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences will take place for the 28th time in its Chemnitz venues. Visitors of all ages can expect a well thought-out programme with exciting, sensitive and funny films from all over the world.

However, we would like to give you a sneak peek.

At the 28th SCHLiNGEL Film fans can look forward to:

  • High-quality films from all corners of the world
  • Numerous international and national film guests
  • Exciting and informative discussions about the films
  • From short and long films to feature and animated films: there is something for every taste
  • Well-known and popular highlights, such as our Long Night of Short Films

We are looking forward to welcoming many familiar and new faces, to great film and festival experiences as well as to a variety of national and international film and professional guests!

Kinderhände in Popcorneimer

Our Festival Films

171 productions from 54 countries - this number of short and long feature films and animated films await you this year. We have carefully selected these films from around 1,200 in the past months. Here you can find the festival films of the 28th SCHLiNGEL edition.

Our programme schedule

On a total of eight days, films will be shown on the big screen in our various venues. For a better overview, you can download a detailed programme schedule here.

Please note: The morning events are reserved for booked events for school classes.

Our Programme

While the mornings are reserved for booked visits by school classes, we open the cinema doors in the afternoon and evening as well as all day on the weekends for all interested film fans. Here you can find the entire programme including the possibility to buy tickets in advance.

The Festival in Pictures

The 27th edition of SCHLiNGEL is history and we have collected the best festival moments of 2022 for you. Click in and let the festival with all its highlights pass in review.

These are the 2023 juries

Once again this year, more than 20 prizes are awarded at the SCHLiNGEL Film Festival, selected in most categories by our various juries. Find out here who is involved in awarding the prizes in the individual juries.

The Industry Forum 2023

Also for the 28th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences SCHLiNGEL a highlight takes place with the INDUSTRY FORUM. In recent years, the event has been able to firmly establish itself as an industry meeting place for the children's and youth film scene for professional audiences.

SCHLiNGEL Catalogue 2022

The exclusive catalog for the 27th SCHLiNGEL can now also be viewed as online version. Here you can find all relevant information about our jury members, the Industry Forum and the entire selection of films screened at our festival (incl. all additional  events).

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