23 International Film Festival

1 - 7 OCT 2018 in Chemnitz

for Children and Young Audience

Impressions 2018

With SCHLINGEL all around the globe

Our Reception at the Berlinale

Every year, national and international filmmakers, distributors, actors, festival organisers, journalists and producers get together at the Berlinale to discuss current trends in the European children's and youth film scene and to initiate new projects and cooperations. For the third time the industry meeting took place at the Representation of the Free State of Saxony in Berlin. More than 400 guests attended the event during the evening.
 
The 7th ECFA-Award (Prize of the European Children's Film Association ECFA) was also presented at the reception. The Award 2018 for the Best European Children's Film went to director Petter Lennstrand for his production "Up in the Sky" and to Robin Jensen for the Best European Doc Award "The Shelter". In 2017, many children’s film festivals hosted an ECFA jury, each added one title to ECFA’s voting list.

Canada & USA

In March Michael Harbauer travelled to Canada and USA to promote the IFF SCHLINGEL on site. He visited ’TIFF Kids’ (Toronto International Film Festival), ‘FIFEM’ (Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montréal) and ‘NYICFF’ (New York Int'l Children's Film). All festivals offered the best opportunities for networking and making contacts.

Hungary's 1st International Children's Film Festival

The 1st International Children's Film Festival ‘Cinemira’ took place in Budapest at the beginning of April. It is designed for children aged 4 to 14. The IFF SCHLINGEL accompanied and supported the development of the festival. We also discussed with filmmakers about the Hungarian children's film scene and its worldwide networking opportunities.

5th Film Festival Shum Bola

The 5th edition of the German-Uzbek children’s and youth film festival ”Shum Bola” were held at the beginning of May 2018. SCHLINGEL festival director Michael Harbauer took part. He is a founding member of the festival and showed seven German films of previous SCHLINGEL editions. The films  run on screen in Russian language or with Russian subtitles. The Central German Media Fund (MDM) and the Saxon State Chancellery promoted this presentation. Organised was it by Goethe-Institut Tashkent, IFF SCHLINGEL and Uzbekkino, an Uzbek film agency.

EFA Young Audience Award 2018

The EFA Young Audience Award 2018 was held on 6 May. In addition to 41 European cities, Berlin, Erfurt and the IFF SCHLINGEL in Chemnitz also presented a jury. The boys and girls watched the 3 nominated films, discussed them and named their favourite. Wallay", "Hobbyhorse Revolution" and "Girl in Flight" were on the list. The offsetting of the votes of all countries resulted in a winning film. This year WALLAY won the award.

SCHLINGEL in Novosibirsk

At the beginning of June Michael Harbauer visited Russia. The Goethe-Institut Novosibirsk, the town information center ‘Aegis’ and we – the SCHLINGEL Film Festival – invited young people to the Festival of German Films, where we have shown 6 German movies for children and young people.

For a Critical Film Audience

At the end of June Michael Harbauer travelled to Athens for the "Festival of Fests" by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. The film initiative is a network for representatives of the European and international children's and youth film scene. The aim of the event is to strengthen the development towards critical and media-conscious young viewers. Michael Harbauer was part of one of the  round-table discussions and brought many interesting impressions to Germany.


 

Giffoni 2018

The Giffoni Film Festival was held from 20 - 28 July 2018. SCHLINGEL dispatched 4 schoolgirls and their teacher to Italy. The girls were part of a jury. Over 5600 jurors from more than 50 nations were divided in seven competing sections. Beside the screening of international films, the Italian film festival is also a chance for international exchanges. In addition to the works of filmmakers, music and theatre events were also held in the streets and squares of the city. The multifaceted film festival provided an incredible time and many interesting impressions for the girls from Chemnitz.
 

La Matatena, Mexico 2018

In August 2018 Michael Harbauer took part at the Mexican film festival for kids La Matatena. He showed German films that run at last year's SCHLINGEL. The "Sächsische Staatskanzlei" and the "MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung" supported the presentation. In addition to this there was also a round-table discussion, where he and other representatives of the film scene talked about the future of international film festivals for kids and young audiences. The discussion included the experience of festival organisers from Chile, Germany, Havana, Mexico and Spain.
 

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