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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020
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67 min
Animated Film

Muzbalak

2019
2018
Kazakhstan
from 10 years
Director: Tilek Tuleugazy, Turdybek Maidan

When mean and selfish hunter Shegir holds his bleeding foot into the river, he awakens a dragon that threatens to destroy his village. In a fight to stop the dragon, the village chief dies. Shegir sees his chance to take his place. Only one person suspects the sinister plans Shegir forges: his nephew Aktai, who has serious talks with him again and again.

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83 min
Animated Film

The Daily Fable

2019
2018
Belgium
from 5 years
Director: Jens Møller, Freek Quartier

There is always something going on in the fairytale forest: many animals with different characters live here. There is Wolf who runs a small forest bistro. Or Mrs. Stork, who is cocksure of herself. Mr. Owl, on the other hand, prefers to sit on his branch and report from the newspaper about the latest forest news, for example how the stork lady invited all her friends to a picnic, but Wolf received no invitation.

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Trailer
90 min
Panorama

Chuskit

2019
2018
India
from 7 years
Director: Priya Ramasubban

Little Chuskit is looking forward to school. She wants to be as smart as her older brother Stobdan. But then Chuskit has a serious accident and cannot walk anymore. Going to school seems impossible in the remote mountain village. But Chuskit clings to her dream...

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86 min
Youth Film

The Unpromised Land

2019
2019
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Victor Lindgren

Holmsund is a small town in Sweden – picturesquely situated on the archipelago coast, blessed with industrial jobs and a ferry connection to Finland. Here Sabina and two Romanian compatriots are looking for happiness. Her dark hair and brown skin look like a dark spot that seems to irritate and disturb the blond Swedes. Sabina is not welcome, she feels it, she does not even find work.

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93 min
Youth Film

Afterlife

2019
2019
Netherlands
from 14 years
Director: Willem Bosch

When teenager Sam arrives home one day, her mother is already gone. She is said to have fallen off the ladder, so her father tells her. She was dead immediately. Now Sam is alone with him and her two brothers. She misses her mother and has to be strong and take on many tasks in the family at the same time.

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100 min
Junior Film

The Legend of the Christmas Witch

2019
2018
Italy, Spain
from 11 years
Director: Michele Soavi

Paola seems to be a pretty, caring teacher who lives a normal life. However, she has a big secret: at night she turns into hook-nosed Christmas witch Befana who brings children presents riding on her broom. For 500 years, this has been her task which she loves more than anything else despite the stress. The children and their secret desires mean the world to her.

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Trailer
108 min
Panorama

Tofu

2019
2018
Japan
from 12 years
Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi

Widower Yusaku makes the best tofu in the area and is highly appreciated both by housewives and by chief executives. He lives modestly with his adult daughter in the mountains. When orphan boy Masami enters his life, the old man is faced with completely new challenges.

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Trailer
92 min
Panorama

The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies

2019
2018
Philippines
from 12 years
Director: Che Espírito

Pinching, punching, kicking or choking: Aguy can heal people by inflicting pain on them. One day the little girl meets an old baker who suffers from kidney failure. They become close friends, but her gift does not seem to work for him.

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Trailer
88 min
Panorama

Stars by the Pound

2019
2018
France
from 12 years
Director: Marie-Sophie Chambon

Loïs weighs a lot – too much to become an astronaut. She therefore decides not to eat anymore. But her body collapses, she faints at school and wakes up again in the psychiatric ward. Together with the new, extraordinary friends she finds there, she plans to set off for the stars.

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90 min
Junior Film

Kings of Mulberry Street

2019
2019
South Africa
from 12 years
Director: Judy Naidoo

Welcome to Mulberry Street in Durban, South Africa. A small Indian community has been living there for decades. Actually a very nice and safe place – provided you adapt or are protected. Harold Baboo and his father Dev Singh have to learn this the hard way when they move from Johannesburg to Durban after the mother died.

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Trailer
96 min
Children´s Film

The Home in the Tree

2019
2018
China
from 9 years
Director: Zhang Zhonghua

Chinese school children are under an enormous pressure to perform well. In the small village school, where the boy Ba-Wang is a student, texts are memorised and recited even during the breaks. Soon the major comparison test will take place and the director demands one of the best results in the country. Ba-Wang does not care about all this hustle and bustle.

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90 min
Children´s Film

Binti

2019
2019
Belgium, Netherlands
from 9 years
Director: Frederike Migom

Born in Congo, twelve-year-old Binti and her father Jovial have been living illegally in Belgium for many years. Binti feels like a Belgian and dreams of becoming a popular vlogger, such as her idol Tatyana. Binti also has a video blog and regularly fills it with funny shots of her everyday life, which is suddenly disturbed when once again she and her father have to flee from the police.

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110 min
Children´s Film

Bori

2019
2018
South Korea
from 10 years
Director: Jinyu Kim

Eleven-year-old Bori lives in a happy family save that her parents and her younger brother are deaf and communicate in sign language. Bori’s job is to interpret and conduct conversations - on the phone, in shops, with authorities. Although she is important to her parents and they lovingly care for her, she still feels like a stranger at home.

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94 min
Panorama

Eighth Grade

2019
2018
USA
from 12 years
Director: Bo Burnham

Kayla is a student in the eighth grade, but she is invisible for her classmates. She makes YouTube videos nobody watches and dreams of a boy who barely notices her. When she is invited to a pool party by the year's most popular student, Kayla panics.

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105 min
Youth Film

Papicha

2019
2018
Algeria, France, Morocco, Qatar
from 16 years
Director: Mounia Meddour

Algeria, in the early 1990s: civil war is raging in the country. Radical militant groups try to establish an Islamist state, and those standing in their way are eliminated. Nedjima lives during this period of time. The 18-year-old studies French and is enthusiastic about fashion design. Together with her friends, she does everything ‘papichas’, pretty young girls, are not supposed to do – they have parties, wear revealing clothes and show provocative behaviour.

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85 min
Junior Film

Running to the Sky

2019
2019
Kyrgyzstan
from 11 years
Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov

Jekshen grows up in a picturesque mountain village in Kyrgyzstan. But the idyll is deceptive. The divorce of his parents, the absence of his mother and the care for his alcoholic father have forced the eleven-year-old to grow up at a young age. The only thing that can cheer the lonely boy up is the fascination for his sports teacher. She is also the one who discovers Jekshenʼs talent for running.

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Eine Schnecke hinterlässt eine kunterbunte Farbenspur.
8 min
Short Film

Snail the Painter

2019
2018
Croatia
from 4 years
Director: Manuela Vladić-Maštruko

As snails crawl across patches of paint, they leave behind coloured trails that overlap and mix, creating new colours.

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Das kleine Mädchen Mao Mao füttern ihr Haustier, ein Huhn.
13 min
Short Film

Mao Mao

2019
2019
Singapore
from 4 years
Director: Gary Chia Yew Hong

As six year old Ting and her family moves from their country house to a city apartment, Ting defies all odds to keep her pet chicken.

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Der kleine Dino-Junge Taami strahlt mit seiner besten Freundin um die Wette.
9 min
Short Film

Maamuu – Mommy’s Love

2019
2019
Mongolia
from 4 years
Director: Ganbold Luvsandamdin

One morning, Taami realizes, that his favorite sweets are all gone. His mother tells him, that whatever you use will eventually be empty. Taami gets scared: What if Mommy’s love is empty someday?

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Koyaa blickt erstaunt auf seinen in der Luft schwebenden Radiergummi.
3 min
Short Film

Koyaa – Jumpy Eraser

2019
2019
Slovenia
from 4 years
Director: Kolja Saksida

Koyaa draws some lovely bunnies on a piece of paper, framing it. As he’s ready to set aside his eraser, it jumps up and starts charging around! Koyaa needs a quick solution for the jumpy mayhem.

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Eine Katze steht mit ihrem Handtuch vor einem Badesee und blickt kritisch auf eine Fischgräte.
7 min
Short Film

Cat Lake City

2019
2019
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Antje Heyn

Percy Cat is looking forward to a relaxing day in Cat Lake City – the cats’ vacation paradise. But the place is not as expected. Not even the spot on the towel is as safe as he thought …

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Die Trickfiguren Mogu und Perol stehen in der Küche und bereiten eine leckere Mahlzeit zu.
9 min
Short Film

Mogu and Perol

2019
2018
Japan
from 4 years
Director: Tsuneo Goda

A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! But whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal.

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Das Schaf Claude Momäh versucht angestrengt, sich und sein Kunstwerk vor einem Wolf zu retten.
2 min
Short Film

Master Painter Bah Bizon

2019
2019
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Uli Seis

Bah-bizon, an artistically talented sheep, enjoys the afternoon painting a landscape en plein air. Suddenly a wolf’s howl startles the sheep! Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide! Bah Bizon will need all his artistic talent to save himself.

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Ein kleiner Anglerfisch betrachtet sein Bett auf dem Meeresgrund.
4 min
Short Film

Anglerfish

2019
2018
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Julia Ocker

The little anglerfish has to go to bed. But the deep waters are full of threatening creatures.

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Ein Braunbär steht majestätisch im Wald.
5 min
Short Film

Little Big Bear

2019
2018
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Sarah Schulz

The bear is rolling through the books he doesn’t know them, and it looks like everyone is so much taller and he is getting even smaller! He wonders while he’s tumbling how strength and size don’t mean a thing.

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Ein kleiner Junge hält erstaunt ein Diktiergerät in der Hand.
10 min
Short Film

Tape

2019
2018
Russia
from 4 years
Director: Alexei Jushakow

Investigator Igor shows his voice recorder to his son Sasha. For a child, a strange thing that “steals” his voice becomes another toy given by a caring father. Moreover, without understanding, Sashka erases all the recordings from the dictaphone.

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Ein Junge stützt genervt seinen Kopf auf seinem Arm ab.
3 min
Short Film

Resistance

2019
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Benjamin Hujawa

A family discussion that goes round in circles can only be concluded by extreme measures.

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Ein junger Mann steht in der Tür mit einem pompösen Outfit und einer Gitarre um den Hals.
19 min
Short Film

Tommi & Wolf

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Maximilian Conway

Spring-time 1976, somewhere in the countryside of Lower Austria: the 19-year-old boys Thomas and Wolfgang decide to found a rock band to get super famous. Since they are not really good at playing their instruments they shoot an album cover first.

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Luftaufnahme eines Waldes in der Herbstblüte.
6 min
Short Film

Emergency Call out of the Forest!

2019
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Conny Hartmann, Mike Pohle

The ecological system of the forest is about to collapse! The climate change is clearly noticeable. Hurricane storms, drought and pest infestation lead to an unsuspected death of the forests. The short film documents the situation and accompanies the people who have to fight every day to get the forest back on its feet.

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Ein Junge, gemalt auf eine bläuliche Wand, sitzt auf einem Holzstuhl.
10 min
Short Film

Son Of The Sea

2019
2018
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 14 years
Director: Abbas Jalali Yekta

A man lives in a house with his wife and the illusion of their son on the wall. This hallucination gradually creates some complications in their life.

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Ein kahlrasierter Junge steht auf einem offenen Tagebau.
17 min
Short Film

Fauve

2019
2018
Canada, France
from 14 years
Director: Jérémy Comte

In an open-pit mine site, two boys go ever deeper into a twisted game of power, with nature their only witness.

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18 min
Short Film

Mouth of Truth

2019
2018
Croatia, Italy
from 14 years
Director: Barbara Vekaric

On a school trip, Stefani navigates her sexual anxiety amid increasing pressures from her friends and the boy she likes.

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Eine Teenagerin steht auf einem vollen Esstisch und blickt wütend auf die Löcher in der Decke, aus denen Wasser fließt.
5 min
Short Film , Panorama

Thermostat 6

2019
2018
France
from 14 years
Director: Sixtine Dano, Mylène Cominotti, Marion Coudert, Maya Av-Ron

Diane can no longer pretend she doesn’t see the leak that drips above the dining table.

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In einem Wald steht ein Pferd vor einem Stapel Baumstämme.
12 min
Short Film

Traces

2019
2018
Belgium
from 14 years
Director: Sébastien Pins

Over the seasons we follow a logger and his horse in the depths of the Ardennes forest, and see him live his passion through the eyes of an odd young girl …

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Ein korpulenter Teenager steht verzweifelt vor seiner Klasse.
7 min
Short Film

Disrepute

2019
2019
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Stephane Mounkassa, Stefan Sundin

Last class of the week. Niklas is about to change school after years of bullying but he refuses to leave the classroom without restitution.

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Ein Teenager sitzt mit seinen Eltern am Tisch und isst.
5 min
Short Film

Savegame

2019
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Diana Kaiser

As a teenager loses himself more and more in the virtual world, he snaps back into the harsh reality.

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Ein indischer Junge blickt traurig nach unten.
10 min
Short Film

The Priceless Art

2019
2018
India
from 11 years
Director: Mohamed Asif Hameed

A little boy named Shiva hails from a needy family and the struggles he undergoes in life to satisfy his younger sister’s medical needs for which he sells his own artworks on the streets while also tacking external interventions.

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Ein afrikanischer Flüchtling blickt beschämt zu Boden, während ihn ein Ordnungsbeamter mustert.
19 min
Short Film

Homebound

2019
2019
Finland
from 11 years
Director: Marika Harjusaari

A bus waiting to forcefully return refugees to their country of origin. One of the passengers, Xidig, is exited to go home, but his brother Salim knows that a war-torn and dangerous place is no one’s homeland.

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Zwei Polizisten, ein Schaf und ein Schwein, stehen vor der Kamera als Teil einer Reportage.
3 min
Short Film

Street Credibility

2019
2018
France
from 11 years
Director: Théo Amanatiou, Guillaume Duparchy, Tristan Ganidel, Thibault Rhein

In an anthropomorphic animal world, we follow, through the camera of a reporter, the two cops Michel and Regis during their daily patrol.

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