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.

But in this year it’s all different – or isn’t it? At the moment it looks good! Also in 2020 we bring 250 short- and longfilms out of 40 countries to Saxony. By making some things different than in the past years we protect our guests from sanitary risks. You can find the planned corona protective measures here.

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!


8 - 12 OCT 2019

For the fourth time, SCHLINGEL also will take place at the Filmpalast Astoria in Zwickau. With the kind support of Volksbank Chemnitz eG, supported by Kulturraum Vogtland-Zwickau & Kulturamt der Stadt Zwickau.

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!

SCHLINGEL is getting closer...

Foto wird mit Handykamera gemacht

...and every week new facts about this year's edition are revealed. Stay close and don't miss the newest developments in these special times.

Impressions 2019