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27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
 
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2 min
Short Film

Piece of Art

2022
2021
Netherlands
from 11 years
Director: Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch

A burglar breaks into a museum and breaks more than he wants. As he tries to escape he can't help but burn, tear and crack the stolen painting until we are left with nothing but a small... piece of art. 'A piece of art' is a comedic, short animated POV film.

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13 min
Short Film

Around the Corner

2022
2022
Slovenia
from 11 years
Director: Martin Turk

Eleven-year-old Nejc witnesses peer violence. He befriends Timi, a victim of violence.

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8 min
Short Film

How To Survive the Heatwave and Stay Human

2022
2021
Israel
from 14 years
Director: Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi

It’s the hottest day of the year and Jerusalem is being devoured by a scorching heatwave! In the city center, three flatmates live in blissful ignorance under the cool caress of their air conditioner. But when the AC breaks down, one person must venture outside to find a new battery, and discover HOW TO SURVIVE THE HEATWAVE AND STAY HUMAN.

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19 min
Short Film

Titan

2022
2021
Belgium
from 14 years
Director: Valéry Carnoy

Nathan is a thirteen year old boy. Driven by his new friend Malik, he prepares himself for a strange ritual to become a member of a teens gang.

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8 min
Short Film

Dot

2022
2022
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 14 years
Director: Mohammad Zare

In the not-too-distant future depression and loneliness are rampant. Human limbs have been bent by the extreme use of technological tools, their field of vision has been limited to the screen in front of them. A young man accidentally notices the beauty of nature.

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4 min
Short Film

Hiding

2022
2021
Großbritannien / UK
from 14 years
Director: Thomas Carey

A young boy named Will is starting to come to terms with his sexuality. When his friends start to put pressure him to admit things that he’s not ready to share, Will has to learn the hard way that true acceptance won’t come from anyone else, but himself.

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4 min
Short Film

Painting by Numbers

2022
2021
Australia
from 14 years
Director: Radheya Jegatheva

A child's encounter with classic masterpieces triggers a confronting epiphany

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14 min
Short Film

Memoir of a Veering Storm

2022
2022
Greece
from 14 years
Director: Sofia Georgovassili

It is a morning in September. A storm is about to break. Α mother drives a girl to school in the morning and picks up a woman at the end of the school day. Anna, a fifteen-year-old girl  sneaks out of school, and with the help of her boyfriend, they visit a hospital. There, she has to face an event that will jolt her into adulthood.

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13 min
Short Film

Get home Safe

2022
2021
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Tamara Denić

Fear is an old acquaintance for woman on the way home at night. Also for Lea, who is followed by a man after a night out in the club.

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15 min
Short Film

Tutù

2022
2021
Italy
from 14 years
Director: Lorenzo Tiberia

A small town in southern Italy is shaken by the death due to anorexia of the dancer Maria La Torre. Ester, for whom Maria represented an ideal of beauty and talent, seems destined for the same fate as her friend.

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9 min
Short Film

Birth of the Oases

2022
2022
France
from 14 years
Director: Marion Jamault

A cold-blooded snake and a hot-blooded camel become close friends.

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Short Film

Oh So Convenient

2022
Taiwan (Republik China), Estonia
from 16 years

A man who has a unique way of using toilet paper after pooping. A couple who always order food because they don’t like to put on clothes. A family who has a way to avoid washing dishes. A woman who likes her table to be sparkly clean. People use bags for every little thing. Just like that, the convenience of life at your fingertips which we enjoy every single day.  Too much waste? No problem, flash them all down to the toilet!

 

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10 min
Short Film

Rest in Piece

2022
2021
Germany, France, Qatar
from 16 years

Midyan decides to run away from his war-torn home. He packs his bag with objects that remind him of his loved ones and embarks on a journey into the unknown. Soon he is starving and resorts to eating the objects he has packed. The effects are monstrous yet they give him the strength to carry on through the scorching desert. Eventually, he arrives half-dead on the other shore of the sea and eats the most precious of his objects: a family portrait. This gives him the strength to finish his journey.

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11 min
Short Film

*(In)Visible Night

2022
2022
Germany
from 16 years
Director: Maximilian Mundt, Naomi Kelechi Odhiambo, Jasmin Luu

At dusk, the three set out from their social isolation into the city to break their life into invisibility.
At night, they dive into their world of thoughts and feelings and reflect on their decision to lead a dropout life.
At dawn they decide to regain their visibility through physical proximity.

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4 min
Short Film

The Story of Chaos

2022
2022
Singapore
from 8 years

A student presents an imaginative rendition of the ancient Taoist parable of Chaos. She is admonished by her teacher for her unorthodox delivery. Two parallel narratives run through the film: the quashing of the student’s creativity and the death of Chaos in the parable.

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7 min
Short Film

The Water Sommelier

2022
2021
Germany
from 16 years
Director: Ryan Wichert, Noémi Dabrowski

As a trained water sommelier, and soon to be water whisperer, Hugo Rehberg is passionate about all things transparent, wet and liquid. A award-winning satirical short film about water. Contains wet and dry humour.

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15 min
Short Film

In Dreams

2022
Finland
from 14 years
Director: Pete Riski

The daughter of a single father keeps mysteriously disappearing every time she falls asleep.

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10 min
Short Film

The Sausage Run

2022
2021
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Thomas Stellmach

This is the tragic story of a little lamb told with the help of multiple Zoetropes, loosely based on the well-known Grimm’s fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

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4 min
Short Film

Car Security

2022
2022
Germany
from 16 years
Director: Melanie Hierhammer

Lisa has to rush to her next appointment and hires a car from a car security company. But the engine won't start. She encounters a holographic-complicated service agent and the disaster begins.

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10 min
Short Film

Bootleg

2022
2021
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Free Ponys (Caroline Hellwig, Alena Kolbach)

It´s 2002. She loves listening to music and creating perfect duplicates of her favourite hits on CD. Why not try to make some money with it? The new Anti-Shock Discman doesn´t seem that far out of reach anymore.

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5 min
Short Film

Benztown

2022
2021
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Gottfried Mentor

A town is driven mad. The city of Stuttgart fights back with heavy action against its traffic chaos. With far reaching consequences. Other cities might follow the signal...

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10 min
Short Film

Nameless

2022
2021
Italy
from 16 years
Director: Gisella Gobbi

An ordinary school day told through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy: made up of games, fun classes, happy meals, and going home. An ordinary day that vanishes into the blue, like the denied dream of the young protagonist.

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4 min
Short Film

Clearance Sale

2022
2021
Estonia, Bangladesh
from 16 years
Director: Sarower Reza Jimi

A man wants the last pair from a sale. But there is a catch to getting it.

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8 min
Short Film

Pig

2022
2022
Netherlands
from 14 years
Director: Jorn Leeuwerink

A group of animals hook up a power grid to the socket-shaped snout of one big, sleeping pig. The animals use the pig’s energy for simple things at first, but soon they render themselves dependent on a city where every single thing – the useful and the useless – is automated...

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7 min
Short Film

The Most Boring Granny in The Whole World

2022
2022
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Damaris Zielke

Greta has the most boring grandma in the whole world. Then Greta gets the idea, to play funeral with her grandma. This confronts them with some new questions. Because what remains when you have to leave life behind?

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11 min
Short Film

The Perfect Fit

2022
2022
Lithuania
from 6 years
Director: Meinardas Valkevičius

Patrick lives in a children’s home. After seeing a parrot in the zoo, he becomes obsessed with them, which makes it even harder for him to belong and find parents who want to adopt him.

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18 min
Short Film

The Squonk

2022
2022
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Mike Bothe

A beautiful kingdom. An eerie howling in the woods. The hunter Frederick is sent to catch the mysterious Squonk once and for all ...

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28 min
Short Film

My Daddy is an Alien

2022
2022
South Korea
from 16 years

One day, an Alien daddy came.

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13 min
Short Film

Elena

2022
2021
France, Croatia, Lithuania
from 16 years
Director: Biruté Sodeikaité

Elena is enjoying her life in clouds, until she meets a charming Red Crane and a seed starts growing inside her. Not ready for the changes and sacrifices that the seed brings to her life, Elena rips it out of her body. Soon she will realise the consequences of doing so.

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46 min
German Focus

Hidden Shadows

2022
2022
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Stefan Westerwelle

Twelve-year-old Nick feels powerless. He is haunted by frightening hallucinations and does not want to confide in the adults. But his new classmate Leni encourages Nick to get to the roots of the cause of his visions. Together they set out on a search.

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19 min
Short Film

When the Swallows Fly Away

2022
2021
Belgium
from 16 years

In a small rural village, a young boy befriends Fernand and

Andrée, a farmer couple who, at the age of 80 years, find

themselves at trouble feeding their remaining livestock.

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25 min
Short Film

Spare Parts

2022
2021
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Niva Ehrlich

Lina is in urgent need of a new heart. But she certainly does not want one from a dead child! At a junkyard, she looks for of parts in order to build herself an own heart. There, Kalle comes in her way. After initial difficulties, she convinces him to join her search.

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13 min
Short Film

Luce and the Rock

2022
2022
Belgium, France, Netherlands
from 6 years
Director: Britt Raes

One day a giant Rock lays in the middle of the village where Luce lives. The villagers can’t even open the door to their houses anymore! Everyone is angry. But one night Luce finds out where he belongs.

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15 min
Short Film

Laika & Nemo

2022
2022
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Jan Gadermann, Sebastian Gadow

Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut.

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18 min
Short Film

Struck by Lightning

2021
2020
Estonia
from 14 years
Director: Romet Esko, Raul Esko

Raul and Romet are two film school students who had a really unique friend Brandon - he was a wild card. Suddenly he committed suicide. Now the brothers attempt to understand the mysterious end of their best friend, by making a movie for him.

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14 min
Short Film

Rumpa

2021
2020
Norway
from 14 years
Director: Elisabeth Matheson

15-year-old Pauline commits social suicide in class and in front of her idol, film star Ingvar Lykke, when she accidentally posts a private snap. But instead of dying of shame, she rebels against an ocean of unwritten rules.

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12 min
Short Film

Bunny

2021
2020
Finland
from 14 years
Director: Jani Ilomäki

Lili and Tuukka are siblings, who are in very different positions in their lives. Older brother Tuukka wants them to return to the past.

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2 min
Short Film

Eenie Meenie World

2021
2020
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Bianca Scali

Life can be pretty overwhelming when you realize you have so many decisions to make. Isn’t it just easier to put those questions aside? That’s what the universe thought.

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17 min
Short Film

Boys don't cry

2021
2021
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Madita Rutten

Seventeen year old Luca doesn’t feel like a real girl at all. Her mother also always tells her to lose weight. Luca wins a meet and greet with her Idol, the Popstar Felix West and tries to change everything about herself. Meanwhile she doesn’t notice, that her best friend Noah is in danger…

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