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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
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Ein Kugelfisch aus Luftpolsterfolie schwimmt im Meer.
4 min
Short Film

The Beauty

2020
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Pascal Schelbli

What if plastic could be integrated into sea life? Take a deep breath and dive into a world, where feelings of guilt dissolve amongst the mysterious depths of the ocean.

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Ein Mädchen blickt auf ihren offenen Schnürsenkel.
6 min
Short Film

Shoe Laces

2020
2019
Ukraine
from 14 years
Director: Iuliia Tamtura

A girl who surrounded herself with gadgets and is subject to many prejudices in her daily life meets a young man who takes her out of a personal matrix.

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Ein Junge feiert in der Wohnung seiner Eltern eine Party.
9 min
Short Film

Party Busters

2020
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Patrick Büchting

When Finn’s parents get home sooner than expected, he must cover up a forbidden party, to save his father from getting a heart-attack.

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Ein Mädchen sitzt auf ihrem Bett.
12 min
Short Film

Good Girl

2020
2019
Estonia, Finland, Italy, Portugal
from 14 years
Director: Merja Maijanen

After being awarded for being a good girl, a naive little girl learns what it really means to be one.

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Ein kleines Mädchen steht bedrückt vor einem Krankenhausbett.
10 min
Short Film

Alice

2020
2019
Slovakia
from 14 years
Director: Monika Mahútová

One day, Alice decides to run away. She wanders around the neighborhood untill the sun goes down.

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Ein Mädchen mit roten Haaren liegt beim Arzt.
16 min
Short Film

XY

2020
2019
Iceland
from 14 years
Director: Anna Karín Lárusdóttir

Lísa is fifteen years old and quite different from other girls her age. She has isolated herself and has a big secret about herself. When her childhood friend Bryndís starts reaching out to her, the two reunite, leading Lísa to discover more secrets about her body and medical history.

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Ein animierter Astronaut blickt auf die Erde.
10 min
Short Film

The Quiet

2020
2019
Australia
from 14 years
Director: Radheya Jegatheva

When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation. The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?

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Zwei Personen stehen in einem Diner und tanzen.
3 min
Short Film

No, I Don’t Want to Dance!

2020
2019
UK
from 14 years
Director: Andrea Vinciguerra

You may think that in our modern and thorough times, every potential hazard has been identified. You are wrong. There is a critical issue that, nobody has taken into consideration yet: how dangerous dancing can be.

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Ein Mädchen steht an einem Baum mit einem blaugelben Wegzeichen.
15 min
Short Film

The Sacred Zone

2020
2020
Canada
from 14 years
Director: Paméla Bisson

Sparkle is back to camp for another summer, but this year the director warns her to not tell stories about the sacred zone, but Charlie insists on hearing a legend so hard that she becomes part of the legend.

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Ein junger Mann steht vor einem See und hält eine kaputte Plastikflasche hoch.
5 min
Short Film

Monster Sitter

2020
2019
Italy
from 14 years
Director: Daniele Lince, Elena Beatrice

In a world where lake monsters exist, we follow the daily life of Giacomo Rosetti, the one who takes care of Isy, the monster of Lake Iseo.

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Ein Teenager steht vor einem Wohnblock und hält sein Basecap fest.
30 min
Short Film

Masel Tov Cocktail

2020
2020
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Arkadij Khaet, Mickey Paatzsch

Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml culture of remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 stumbling blocks and a dash of antisemitism. Put all ingredients into a film, bring it to boil and shake vigorously.

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Ein Junge steht vor einer Entscheidung.
6 min
Short Film

Cola or Lemonade?

2020
2020
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Anna Lena Höhne

In a kiosk the nine-year-old Jonas thinks about whether he wants to buy a cola or lemonade.

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Eine Mülltonne schaut erschrocken.
9 min
Short Film

Cracks in the Pavement

2020
2019
Argentina
from 7 years
Director: Nicolás Conte

A beautiful and delicate flower grows amidst the asphalt jungle. A street rubbish bin witnesses the mistreatment of the flower in the polluted public way. Concerned about her torment, the rubbish bin seeks a way to protect her.

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Ein kleiner Fuchs sitzt vor einer Scheune.
9 min
Short Film

The Tomten and the Fox

2020
2019
Norway, Sweden, Denmark
from 7 years
Director: Yaprak Morali, Are Austnes

A hungry fox hunts for food on a cold winter night. On the edge of the forest he discovers a small farm. He sneaks closer to steal a snack, unaware of the Tomten who guards the farm, and is caught red-handed in the hen-coop.

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Ein Mädchen sitzt in der Klasse.
15 min
Short Film

Blank Paper

2020
2020
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Bastian Eipert

Fleur wants to be a great artist like her grandmother. But at a school painting competition she struggles with the blank paper in front of her. It’s a story about the pressure of success, creativity struggles and being yourself.

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Ein Mädchen sitzt auf einem Berg.
16 min
Short Film

Finally, Vacation!

2020
2019
Austria
from 7 years
Director: Thomas Johannes Hauck

School holidays, everyone storms out of the classroom. Four friends drift home and proudly tell where they go on vacation. Only one of the girls keeps quiet, because she doesn’t know: do they go away at all?

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Zwei Elefanten halten einen kleinen Kaktus nach oben.
4 min
Short Film

The Musiphants – My Little Green Cactus

2020
2019
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Meike Fehre

Charlie gets a cactus as a birthday gift from his grandfather and is very disappointed. But suddenly the cactus begins to sing, and everyone yodels along. Until the cactus, in such high spirits, flies right over the balcony.

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Ein Schaf fährt Ballon.
2 min
Short Film

Master Painter Bah Bizons’ Ballon Ride

2020
2020
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Uli Seis

Sun, a light breeze, a wonderful day for a balloon ride! If there weren’t these obstacles that stand in the way of cloud driver sheep Bah Bizon, not least – again – the Wolf Wolfgang Wegtragi.

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Ein Wolf steht vor einem Springbrunnen.
11 min
Short Film

The Other Way Wolf

2020
2020
Russia
from 4 years
Director: Irina (Ira) Elschanskaja (Elshansky)

This story unites the three fairy-tales “Little Red Riding Hood”, “The Wolf and Seven Goatlings” and “The Three Little Pigs”, but with a vegan wolf, smartphone mirrors and a charmed internet forest.

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Fünf Erbsen liegen auf einem Blatt.
14 min
Short Film

Pea Children

2020
2020
Latvia
from 4 years
Director: Dace (Riduze) Rīdūze

A family of peas are chased through the beds by a hungry caterpillar.

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Ailin wird von ihrer Mutter gehalten.
5 min
Short Film

Ailín on the Moon

2020
2019
Argentina
from 4 years
Director: Claudia Ruiz

A mother and daughter’s love is orbited by joys and challenges.

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Eine Katze steht in einer Schwimmhalle am Startblock.
4 min
Short Film

Cats Can’t Swim

2020
2019
UK
from 7 years

In an anthropomorphic world, a young cat boy wants to win his school swimming contest with the support of his mum.

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Ein Vater und seine Tochter sind auf einem Spielplatz.
18 min
Short Film

The Wish

2020
2020
Iceland, UK
from 7 years
Director: Inga Lisa Middleton

Karen has always dreamed of meeting her father, an actor living in London. Her wish comes true when she goes to visit him, but the experience, which is both exciting and uncomfortable, makes her realize that he is not exactly the father she had hoped for.

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Ein Affe und eine Schildkröte entspannen an einem See.
7 min
Short Film

The Potion

2020
2019
Mexico
from 4 years
Director: Gabriela Martínez Garza

A group of animals from the Catazajá lagoon will face the threat of pollution and will have to use their intelligence and solidarity to protect their environment and themselves.

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Ein kleiner blauer Vogel strickt mit rosafarbenem Garn.
6 min
Short Film

Blueprint

2020
2019
Belgium
from 4 years
Director: Alice De Vliegher

When a flamingo hatches the other birds cannot believe their eyes: This new hatchling is blue instead of pink. The other flamingos decide to exclude him from the group, while he wants nothing more than to belong.

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Ein Lehrer ist auf dem Weg in seine Klasse.
7 min
Short Film

Paper Boat

2020
2019
Italy
from 11 years
Director: Luca Esposito

A middle school teacher tries to make his students aware of gthe topic of Immigration.

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Ein kleines Mädchen sitzt im Auto.
8 min
Short Film

Blue

2020
2020
Ireland
from 7 years
Director: Megan Devaney

When the stress of everyday life gets a bit too much for Katie’s Mum and it all comes to a head on the morning school run Katie is faced with seeing her Mum “feeling blue”.

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Eine junge Giraffe steht im Wald.
13 min
Short Film

So High Up

2020
2019
France, Belgium
from 7 years
Director: Martina Svojíková

A family of giraffes is spending their holidays in a far-away forest. The baby giraffe gets lost and meets some of the animals that live there. But a bad-tempered squirrel does not seem ready at all to accept the newcomer.

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Ein Mädchen sitzt in ihrem Zimmer.
7 min
Short Film

Rehak

2020
2020
UK
from 7 years
Director: Pierre B

A young girl at the age of losing her childlike mind, discovers the magical world of Rehak who is merely a drawing on her bedroom wall.

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Ein junges Mädchen sitzt am Tisch und lernt.
13 min
Short Film

Matilda and the Spare Head

2020
2020
Lithuania
from 7 years
Director: Ignas Meilūnas

A girl wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she has learned can no longer fit in just one head, her mother buys her a backup one.

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Ein kleiner Frosch fürchtet sich vor einem Fuchs.
8 min
Short Film

The Little Wide-Mouthed Frog

2020
2019
France, Belgium
from 7 years
Director: Célia Tocco

An inquisitive little frog with a large appetite goes off to discover the river bank in search of new things to eat. On his way, he meets some of the animals that live in the neighbourhood: a mole, a rabbit, a deer, a mouse... and asks them what they eat.

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Ein kleiner Junge lächelt.
15 min
Short Film

Invisible

2020
2019
Czech Republic
from 7 years
Director: Jakub Šmíd

Jirka is an eight-year-old boy who has just moved to a new town. On the first day of school, he is falsely accused of stealing his classmate's purse. But Jirka is innocent …

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Die Queen von England schaut erschrocken zum Big Ben.
11 min
Short Film

London Holidays

2020
2019
Latvia
from 7 years
Director: Janis Cimmermanis

The men of the Rescue team are finally on holiday and are traveling on their yellow boat through the English Channel. The satellite phone is ringing; London’s famous clock Big Ben is broken and the Rescue team rushes to fix it.

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Ein Junge sitzt in der Kirche und wartet auf seine Beichte.
11 min
Short Film

Every Day, Except Sunday

2020
2019
United Arab Emirates
from 7 years
Director: Luis Carlos Soto

A day before his first confession, Enzo fears the worst after stealing a motorcycle emblem. He writes a list of his sins, but he has to overcome one more challenge: the owner of the motorcycle is the priest he will confess to.

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Ein Mädchen lauert hinter einer Mauer.
14 min
Short Film

Raya

2020
2019
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 11 years
Director: Sepide Berenji

Raya and her friends cause trouble at school. At the same time Raya wonders about morals and compares herself to her parents. She is torn on the best way to make the world a better place – with magic or confrontation?

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Ein Junge steht vor einem aufziehenden Sturm.
3 min
Short Film

Eos

2020
2019
France
from 11 years
Director: Benoît Filippin, Paul Gautier, Laureline Massias, Mathieu Milaret

Eos plays quietly in his room. Disturbed by his father’s loud and angry voice, Eos stops playing and watch his father talking on the phone. Frightened, Eos runs away from his house while a storm rises ...

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Ein Junge hockt in seinem Zimmer.
14 min
Short Film

A Day in the Life of a Boy

2020
2020
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Niklas Bauer

Autistic boy Daan has a unique perspective on the world. His little sister Millie struggles with his sometimes strange behaviour and the lack of attention she gets from their single mother.

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Das Rotkäppchen verlässt ein Haus.
1 min
Short Film

Beware the Wolf!

2020
2020
France
from 11 years
Director: Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

Once again, Little Red Riding Hood has to bring a cake, a jar of jam and butter to its grandmother. But this time, the wolf is not at the rendezvous.

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Ein Insekt sitzt auf einem Ast.
4 min
Short Film

The Natural Order of Things

2020
2019
France
from 11 years
Director: Mathilde Poigniez

A stupid insect, at the lower level of the food chain, endures its position as a prey into the forest. But suddenly, the established order is overthrown.

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