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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
 
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Mutter und Tochter sitzen entsetzt auf einem Bett.
4 min
Short Film

Mum, Help!

2020
2020
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Gwendolyn Nielsen

Frida just had sex with a guy at her mother’s place. She is lying in her bed when she notices a wet stain but no condom. Because it is still stuck and the only one that can help her is her mother.

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Ein animiertes Mädchen wird von ihrer Mutter festgehalten.
11 min
Short Film

Heaviness

2020
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Matisse Gonzalez

Some days are light and some days are heavy.

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Ein Junge trägt Kopfhörer und läuft die Straße entlang.
12 min
Short Film

Are You Hungry?

2020
2019
Finland
from 14 years
Director: Teemu Niukkanen

A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date.

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Ein junger Mann postet ein Bild von sich in den Sozialen Netzwerken.
9 min
Short Film

#LIKE4LIKE

2020
2020
Ukraine
from 14 years
Director: Serhiy Mysak

Timur is a blogger obsessed with popularity. In order to increase the number of his followers, he makes decisions which affect his fate.

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Ein Hund betritt mit bunt gekleideten Entdeckern das Gebäude.
18 min
Short Film

Sandals

2020
2019
Romania, France
from 12 years
Director: Anton Groves, Damian Groves

A father recounts to his daughter, the extraordinary journey of four young explorers throughout the world. Fascinated by this story, the little girl will discover that the adventure told to her by her father is at the border between reality and fiction.

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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 sitzt auf einem Baugerüst.
30 min
Short Film

Island Living

2020
2019
Iceland
from 12 years
Director: Viktor Sigurjónsson

Over the course of a summer, in a remote village in Iceland, a young boy discovers real friendship through the power of music.

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Ein junger Mann umklammert fest seine Drum-Sticks.
20 min
Short Film

Offbeat

2020
2020
Netherlands
from 12 years
Director: Myrte Ouwerkerk

In an air polluted future the 20-year-old drummer Olly only wants one thing: to get inside the dome, where the air is clean and the best musicians live. In order to get in, he has to take a series of absurd tests that pass false judgements on him.

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Ein Mädchen taucht unter Wasser.
21 min
Short Film

to Anna

2020
2020
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Denise Riedmayr

Partying and chilling at the pool: Anna and her clique take in the last days of summer. She is surrounded by emerging sexuality and feels pressured to experiment herself. However it just does not feel right – is that normal?

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Ein Junge mit Downsyndrom steht vor einer selbstgebastelten Rakete.
23 min
Short Film

Ole, Benni and the Rest of the Universe

2020
2019
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Anna Ludwig

So far, it has never has never disturbed Ole that his friend Benni has the Down syndrome. But now – on the threshold of childhood to youth – their friendship is changing. It’s no longer easy to stand by his friend ...

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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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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 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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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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Ein Junge liegt mit seinen Stiften und einem Malblock auf der Wiese.
12 min
Short Film

The Eyes of the Artist

2020
2020
Malta
from 11 years
Director: Hristijan Kostovski

The dream of a child to become a painter is unconsciously destroyed by his parents who force him to become something what he doesn’t want to be.

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Ein Mädchen malt ein Bild.
4 min
Short Film

Colours

2020
2020
Spain
from 11 years
Director: Melissa Estaba

A mother and daughter spend their evening together in the living room. Mother works whilst her daughter is drawing. But when the kid finishes and starts to colour her drawing, she starts to think about what colour she should use.

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Ein Mann sitzt auf dem Sofa und isst Chips.
1 min
Short Film

The Flat

2020
2019
Moldova
from 11 years
Director: Lev Voloshin

Every day, each and every one of us produces garbage: at work, at school, at home, on a walk. But what is the final destination of our garbage and what happens to it?

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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 Dinosaurier salutiert vor seinem Chef.
5 min
Short Film

Dinosaurs: The True Story

2020
2020
France
from 11 years
Director: Paul-Louis Aeberhardt

As two dinosaurs take their first steps on the moon, a giant asteroid heads towards Earth. On earth, the JASA (Jurassic Aeronautics and Space Administration) is active to avoid disaster  ...

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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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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 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 Bär läuft durch den Wald mit seinem Jungen.
2 min
Short Film

Bearing

2020
2019
Czech Republic
from 4 years
Director: Daniela Hýbnerová

A baby bear loses sight of its mother and tries to get back to her.

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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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