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This was the 28th SCHLiNGEL edition!

The 28th edition of the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences SCHLiNGEL took place in Chemnitz from 23 to 30 September. We were able to welcome a total of 20,000 young and old spectators to our venues this year.

Now the 28th SCHLiNGEL is history and we can look back on an eventful week with:

  • 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 was something for every taste

The winning films have now also been selected and the coveted SCHLiNGELs have been awarded. An overview of all the prizes can be found here:

Next year we will meet again for the 29th SCHLiNGEL from 25.09. to 03.10.2024.

SCHLiNGEL Catalog 2023

The exclusive catalog for the 28th SCHLiNGEL can now also be viewed online. Here you can find all relevant info about our jury members, the Industry Forum and the entire film selection screened at our festival (incl. all special programs).


The Festival on Video

You want to reminisce a little about this year's SCHLiNGEL?
Let the special moments of the festival pass in review.
The highlights of each festival day are now available on our YouTube channel.


The Festival in Pictures

We have compiled the best festival moments of the 28th SCHLiNGEL for you. Click here and look back on the past festival with all its highlights.

These were the 2023 juries

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

This was the Industry Forum 2023

Also for the 28th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences SCHLiNGEL a highlight took 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.

Kinderhände in Popcorneimer

Our Festival Films

171 productions from 54 countries - this number of short and long feature films and animated films were part of this years festival. 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.

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