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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020
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Zwei Jungen hocken hinter einem Fels; einer trägt einen Umhang und eine Augenbinde, der andere eine silberne Krone.
29 min
Short Film

Little Achilles

2019
2019
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Sebastian Jansen

The bully Georg steals Alex’s bike. His father confronts his unruly anger over this loss with an epic bedtime story: The Story of the Battle for Troy and the Greek Hero Achilles.

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Zwei Kinder spielen miteinander Ball über eine gestrichelte Linie.
9 min
Short Film

This Side, the Other Side

2019
2019
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 7 years
Director: Lida Fazli

No boundary can prevent the formation of friends and affection between children.

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Der kleine Junge Boje reicht seinem Vater eine Flaschenpost.
10 min
Short Film

Boje

2019
2019
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler

Boje lives with his father Holke at the sea. The boy has many questions that are not easy to answer. Unfortunately, the father literally has no words to explain and so he finally asks the sea for help.

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Zwei Rettungskräfte stehen mit einer Trage auf einem verschneiten Berg.
6 min
Short Film

Hors Piste

2019
2018
France
from 11 years
Director: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Mallet

The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned.

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Auf einem blauen Hintergrund liegt ein ganzes Streichhölzchen und viele Stücke eines Zerbrochenen.
12 min
Short Film

Matches

2019
2019
Hungary
from 7 years
Director: Geza M. Toth

A lonely boy, playing with colorful matchsticks, talks about his dreams, fears and hopes. The matchsticks bring his visions to life.

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Die kleine Matilda blickt verängstigt in ihr Zimmer.
7 min
Short Film

Matilda

2019
2018
Belgium, Spain, France
from 4 years
Director: Irene Iborra Rizo, Eduard Puertas Anfruns

Matilda can’t get to sleep and starts playing with her bedside lamp until the lightbulb finally burns out. She finds herself plunged into darkness! She soon overcomes her fear and, using her torch, starts exploring her room in this new light, and discovers all the magic of the night.

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Die kleine Anna wird von einem großen bärtigen Riesen vor ihrem Haus abgesetzt.
11 min
Short Film

Melting Heart Cake

2019
2019
France
from 4 years
Director: Benoît Chieux

Wanting to share her chocolate coeur fondant with her friend, Anna ventures on through a glacial forest, haunted by a new resident – a terrifying bearded giant. All animals that cross his path disappear. But the Leviathan’s heart is gentler than it seems.

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Das kleine graue Wölfchen blickt begeistert auf seine Geburstagstorte.
7 min
Short Film

Little Grey Wolfy. Summer Party

2019
2019
Norway
from 4 years
Director: Natalia Malykhina

Summer is here – short nights and full moon. And Little Grey Wolfy’s birthday is soon! Wolfy wishes for a cake with candles and cream – can anyone fulfill his birthday dream?

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Ein Mädchen mit einer Brille, die sie sich zur Beobachtung einer Sonnenfinsternis gebastelt hat, schaut erwartungsvoll nach oben.
13 min
Short Film

The Motion Of Stars

2019
2018
Austria
from 7 years
Director: Jan Prazak-Zoufaly

Eight-year-old Lena’s favourite book, about the secret relationship between stars and humans, gains special significance as she watches a solar eclipse with her father; changing both their worlds forever.

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Ein kleiner Junge steht vor einem Tunnel und schaut verängstigt.
8 min
Short Film

Payback Tunnel

2019
2018
Israel
from 7 years
Director: Snir Oznovich

One kid hits another, and then his brothers or friends try to get him back. And it all takes place in a tunnel where twelve year old Itamar is faced with the dilemma of revenge and continuing the tradition of payback.

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Ein Junge trägt ein weißes Hemd und beobachtet das Treiben auf seinem Abschlussball.
6 min
Short Film

Slowdance

2019
2018
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Christian Hansson Zetterberg

A shy boy at a middle-school dance tackles the new concepts of identity, sexuality and love.

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Ein Junge steht gebückt und betrachtet seine lange, neonleuchtende Nase.
8 min
Short Film

Nosis

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Vincenz Neuhaus

When a boy with an exceptionally long nose accidentally falls into a cake, his life changes in unforseen ways. Equipped with a super nose, he begins to re-example life. But everything comes at a price.

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Ein trauriger Mann blickt auf die Überreste seines verbrannten Häuschens auf einer Klippe.
6 min
Short Film

Nö!

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Christian Kaufmann

A guy arrives at a cliff, located on a rough coast. He begins to build a new home in this place, but wind and weather beat him back in his project over and over again.

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Auf einem Fensterbrett stehen drei unterschiedlich große Topfpflanzen.
2 min
Short Film

Master of Light

2019
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Stefan Vogt

Friendship happens even in absence!

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Ein Vogel breitet seine Flügel im Schein des Vollmondes aus.
2 min
Short Film

Maestro

2019
2019
France
from 14 years
Director: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

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Trailer
105 min
Junior Film

Of Loves and Lies

2019
2019
France, Belgium
from 11 years
Director: Julien Rappeneau

Théo’s nickname means ant: A nimble creature with amazing powers – and he has this name for a good reason. Although quite small for his age, as a soccer player he is the guarantor of success for his team. His talent is promoted by his coach, even the talent scout of a famous English team will come to watch the young football players in the French province.

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Trailer
91 min
Junior Film

Halvdan - Almost a Viking

2019
2018
Sweden, Germany
from 11 years
Director: Gustaf Åkerblom

East village and West village used to be united. A wise tribal chief led the two villages, which are separated by a gorge, to considerable prosperity. Both sides have essential goods so they can only survive together. But after their father’s death, two sons fought for supremacy and separated the two halves of the village. The bridge over the gorge was torn down and contacts were broken off.

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90 min
Panorama

The Orphanage

2019
2019
Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar
from 15 years
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat

Afghanistan in the early 1990s: the country is still governed by the Soviet Union instead of Islamism. Street boy Qodrat is sent to an orphanage, where his everyday life consists of school, Bollywood dreams and true friendship. But threats and violence are omnipresent here as well.

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Trailer
92 min
German Focus

Scent of Oranges

2019
2019
Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
from 12 years
Director: Ivan Pokorný

Darek lives in a Czech village in the border triangle of the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany, where he attends the 9th form. After his mother’s death, he has to look after his eight-year-old, mentally handicapped sister Ema and his father, who has difficulty coping with the loss of his wife and is increasingly seeking consolation in alcohol.

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83 min
Children´s Film

Casper and Emma Go Treasure Hunting

2019
2018
Norway
from 5 years
Director: Arne Lindtner Naess, Aurora Langaas Gossé

Emma visits her grandparents at their summer house by the sea, together with her best friend Casper and the stuffed animals Miss Rabbit and Lion Cub. On the very first day the children go to the beach and make an exciting discovery. While building sand castles they dig up an old tin box with the initials A and J, which once belonged to grandfather Jørgen and his friend Alfred.

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117 min
Panorama

Balloon

2019
2018
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Michael Bully Herbig

At the end of the 1970s, life in East Germany feels musty and repressive. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families finally want to exchange the narrowness of their homeland for freedom in the West. They want to cross the strictly guarded border between the two German states in a balloon.

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Ein Junge blickt in sein Spiegelbild auf einer Wasseroberfläche.
17 min
Panorama

Blue Dog

2019
2018
France
Director: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh

Emile fears the outside world. He stays at home and paints everything in blue. One evening, his son Yoan meets Soraya, a young girl, fond of Tamil dance. She will help him find the right colour.

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Ein gemaltes Bild von einem Schauspieler steht zwischen Pinseln, Zeitungsausschnitten und Dosen.
6 min
Panorama

The Actor

2019
1975
France
Director: Jean-François Laguionie

Face to face with himself, a comedian makes up as an old man for the needs of a role. But what’s on the other side of the mirror?

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Ein Junge steht auf einer Düne mit dunklen Wolken im Hintergrund.
15 min
Panorama

Grandpa Walrus

2019
2017
France
Director: Lucrèce Andreae

On a windy and cloudy beach, Granny is praying, Mum is shouting, the sisters don’t care, Lucas is alone. Grandpa was a weird guy, now he is dead.

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Ein junger Mann sitzt in einer dunklen Bar.
16 min
Panorama

Goliath

2019
2016
France
Director: Loïc Barché

Nicolas is madly in love with Charlotte, a girl he barely knows yet fantasizes about through the pictures she posts on Facebook. With a friend, he decides to prove his love for her by accomplishing an exploit.

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Trailer
102 min
German Focus

Swimming

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Luzie Loose

15-year-old Elisa suffers greatly from the separation of her parents. She now has to move to a council flat in Berlin-Neukölln with her mother. The young people at her new school behave quite differently from those living in the tranquil neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city. Elisa reacts to her stress and loneliness with fainting spells and is soon declared a victim by the boys in her class.

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Trailer
97 min
German Focus

A Story 'bout Love

2019
2018
Germany
from 16 years
Director: Peter Evers

At the beginning of the 1950s in the Baden-Wuerttemberg village of Sankt Peter: Since the death of his wife, the Bacher farmer, who strictly lives according to traditional rules, has become increasingly bitter. He sometimes vents his anger on his children Maria and Gregor, who are thick as thieves. Although Maria works hard from morning till night and Gregor also helps at the inn, the farm becomes too much for old Bacher.

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Trailer
109 min
Panorama

This is Not Berlin

2019
2019
Mexico
from 18 years
Director: Hari Sama

Carlos and his best friend Gera are almost of age. After a visit to the infamous Aztek punk club, Carlos joins the art scene. Here he thrives and experiences drugs and free love. If only Gera’s sister, frontwoman of a band, would love him too...

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81 min
German Focus

Latte and the Magic Waterstone

2019
2019
Germany, Belgium
from 7 years
Director: Regina Welker, Nina Wels

The forest animals suffer from a terrible water shortage. Their brook has dried up and now, to make matters worse, hedgehog girl Latte and Tjum the squirrel have broken the pumpkin, which contained their last water supplies, in a fight. Bear king Bantur is to blame for the drought because he stole the magic water stone. Well, this is what tousled Korp the raven claims. Nobody in the forest believes him, except hedgehog girl Latte.

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Trailer
93 min
Youth Film

Giant Little Ones

2019
2018
Canada
from 15 years
Director: Keith Behrman

Parties, alcohol, pretty girlfriends – Franky and Ballas are best friends and lead a perfect teenage life. Just one thing is missing: the first time. Put under pressure by Ballas, Franky and his girlfriend finally want to venture the next step on his 17th birthday. But contrary to all expectations, the two friends get dangerously close.

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Trailer
93 min
German Focus

Alfons Jitterbit – Countdown to Chaos

2019
2019
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Mark Schlichter

Alfons Jitterbit is unlucky. “Jitterbit, chicken shit!” – call boys from school after him. No wonder the eleven-year-old wants nothing more than being a “normal boy”, just like his parents want him to be. The boy has too much imagination and too little muscle, says his father. Alfons only dreams of becoming a famous astronaut like Alexander Gerst and his first officer Sergej Krumov.

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Trailer
86 min
German Focus

Fritzi - A Revolutionary Tale

2019
2019
Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxembourg
from 7 years
Director: Matthias Bruhn, Ralf Kukula

Leipzig in the summer of 1989: more and more people from East Germany are fleeing to the West. Fritziʼs best friend Sophie does not come back from her holiday in Hungary either. Fritzi had already been surprised when she was not allowed to go on holiday with Sophie and her mother Kati and that they left their dog Sputnik with her.

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Trailer
90 min
Panorama

Romy's Salon

2019
2019
Netherlands, Germany
from 8 years
Director: Mischa Kamp

After school, ten-year-old Romy reluctantly goes to see her grandmother. Strict Stine has a hairdresser's and no time for her granddaughter anyway. Only when Romy realises that Stine is messing things up, they do grow into a super team.

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100 min
Youth Film

VS.

2019
2018
Great Britain
from 15 years
Director: Ed Lilly

Eminem’s “8 Mile” in a British seaside resort: rage is the sensation Adam feels most often. He is furious with his foster families, his social worker and especially with his mother, who abandoned him when he was little. After destroying his room at his new foster parents’ home in a dispute, he has to move again.

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Trailer
99 min
Panorama

The Footballest

2019
2018
Spain
from 9 years
Director: Miguel Ángel Lamata

The Soto Alto football matches are being sabotaged. The referees constantly fall asleep on the pitch. To prevent the imminent end of their team, Pakete and his friends found the Footballest. Together, they set out on the trail of the mysterious events.

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Trailer
100 min
Youth Film

Float Like a Butterfly

2019
2018
Ireland
from 14 years
Director: Carmel Winters

As a little girl, Frances travels through her Irish homeland with her family in a horse-drawn caravan. Her beautiful mum with a bellbright voice will soon have another baby, when suddenly the police appear in the camp. In the scuffle her mother falls heavily and is fatally injured. Only the unborn brother can be saved. Her father is put in prison because he wanted to defend his family.

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Trailer
92 min
Animated Film

Dilili in Paris

2019
2018
France, Belgium, Germany
from 11 years
Director: Michel Ocelot

Dilili is a clever girl with New Caledonian roots and part of a human zoo. Horrified by the glances and unjust treatments of the wise French due to her skin colour, she decides to turn her back on the ethnological exposition and stay in picturesque Paris of the Belle Époque for the time being. Here she meets delivery boy Orel, and they become close friends.

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Trailer
83 min
Junior Film

Here My Village

2019
2019
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 11 years
Director: Abas Aram

Farhad lives with his mother and his little sister in an unimportant desert village. They own nothing more than a small house and a few sheep. They can only get to the next bigger town in the car of their neighbour, Mr Behrouz. The young man has cast an eye at Farhad’s mother. One day he brings a fashion magazine from the city and gives it to Farhad.

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Trailer
103 min
Junior Film

I, the Sunshine

2019
2019
Mongolia
from 11 years
Director: Janchivdorj Sengedorj

In three episodes, the film tells a family story between tradition and modernity. The father grew up in a small village in the Mongolian mountains. Humble circumstances, but also a strong community shaped his childhood. His family was the first to own a television. But when they invite the village community, all they see and hear is white noise.

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