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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020
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Ein Mädchen fährt auf einem Fahrrad durch die Stadt und filmt sich dabei selbst.
15 min
Short Film

Smartagers

2019
2019
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Dani Holzer

Summertime in Berlin: Coco and Mimi, two twelve-year-old girls want to meet at the public swimming pool. Things are at ease, until their smartphones interfere and start dominating everything. As grown-ups get involved, things don’t get easier.

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Drei Männer eines Rettungsteams stehen vor dem beleuchteten Eiffelturm in der Abenddämmerung.
8 min
Short Film

Secrets of Paris

2019
2018
Latvia
from 11 years
Director: Janis Cimmermanis

“The Rescue Team” men travel to Paris to help fix problems with electricity at the Eiffel tower security guard’s office but end up turning off power in all Paris.

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Ein Junge lehnt mit geschlossenen Augen den Kopf an die Stirn seiner Mutter.
20 min
Short Film

It Gets Better

2019
2018
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Adi Wojaczek

Anne, a single and working mother, does not realize that her son Ben hides something from her: At school, he is becoming more and more the target of cybermobbing.

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Eine alte Bieberdame föhnt sich vor dem Spiegel ihre Haare.
4 min
Short Film

Jackie

2019
2018
France
from 14 years
Director: Coralie Bruschi

Jackie, an old widow tells the story about her routine and loneliness during an interview.

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Inmitten einer blühenden Waldlandschaft steht eine Milchkuh und breitet die Arme aus.
7 min
Short Film

In the Woods

2019
2018
France
from 14 years
Director: Salomé Bertolone-Lopez, Maxime Dartois, Marjorie Grinda, Zoé Guillet, Alissa Mazouz, Rébecca Wahler

Once upon a time, there was a dairy cow that had never seen the world beyond her farm. One day, with the help of a little squirrel from the woods, she discovers the wonders of a completely different life. But learning about freedom does not come without risks.

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In einem kargen Zimmer liegt ein junger Mann deprimiert auf seinem Bett.
5 min
Short Film

Hello Emptiness

2019
2018
Belgium
from 14 years
Director: Louison Chambon

Eli has lost a part of his being somewhere and now he has a huge void in him. He will seek comfort from his family, look for a cure from a doctor and his friends will try to react somehow.

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Eine Frau sitzt auf einer Couch und isst Chips.
9 min
Short Film

Good Intentions

2019
2018
Great Britain
from 14 years
Director: Anna Mantzaris

After a young woman is responsible for a hit and run, strange and spooky things starts to happen…

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Ein Mann steht in einem abgedunkelten Raum vor seinem Fenster.
10 min
Short Film

Golden Minutes

2019
2019
Lithuania
from 14 years
Director: Saulius Baradinskas

Driven to the edge by a huge debt and his impending divorce, a poetic accountant decides to kill himself but he is rescued by a heart attack.

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Ein Mädchen mit hält ihre Hand, aus der rote Farbe tropft, an die Wange eines Jungen.
30 min
Short Film

Red Hands

2019
2018
France, Italy
from 12 years
Director: Francesco Filippi

Ernesto is a smart but also hyper-protected and lonely boy. One day he discovers some wonderful red wall drawings, made by Luna, a mysterious girl who has the magic power to produce a vivid red colour from her hands.

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Ein junger Mann blickt erschöpft und übermüdet drein.
29 min
Short Film

The Overcoat

2019
2018
Estonia, Ireland
from 12 years
Director: Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen

An office worker saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand.

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Ein Junge mit einer Kapuze über dem Kopf steht in einem Wald und hält in seinen Händen einen Ast.
20 min
Short Film

Baptism by Fire

2019
2018
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Philipp Klinger

Jonas desires to become part of the cool boys group. Suddenly his dream comes true, but he has to ask himself, who he really is.

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Zwei Jungen hocken im Gras und einer hält sich leicht die Augen zu.
17 min
Short Film

A land over there

2019
2019
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Arne Kohlweyer

While 16-year-old Melanie’s boyfriend leaves her to drive “over there” and 13-year-old Axel is looking forward to sex education in color, seven-year-old Marko is on his own to make sense of all that.

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Ein Mann sitzt mit seinen beiden Kindern telefonierend auf einem Flughafen.
15 min
Short Film

Delay

2019
2018
Italy, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 14 years
Director: Ali Asgari

A man and his two children are late for their flight. While they wait for the next flight something happens that changes his point of view about being a father.

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Am Strand streckt eine alte Frau mit Schwimmring ihren Fuß ins Wasser.
3 min
Short Film

Swim

2019
2018
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Maike Mahira Koller

Despite her advanced age, an old woman overcomes the challenge of swimming and awakes the attention of deep sea creatures.

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Ein Vikinger steht inmitten einer malerischen Landschaft neben einem Fluss.
11 min
Short Film

A Terrible Morning of Bang the Gian

2019
2018
Poland
from 6 years
Director: Lukasz Kacprowicz

Tappie lives in the magical Whispering Forest. He’s not a true Viking, because it never occurs to him to use his sword; he prefers to smile ...

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Ein bunter Vogel steht neben seinem Nest.
4 min
Short Film

Nest

2019
2019
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Sonja Rohleder

A bird of paradise search with full vigor for a partner.

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Zwei Eulen sitzen auf einem Baum.
5 min
Short Film

Small Tales - Big Dream of Small Frog

2019
2017
Poland
from 6 years
Director: Andrzej Piotr Morawski

Sitting at the banks of a pond, a frog is staring at the Moon with delight. She would like to jump on it – a dream she shares with the owls. One of the birds is supportive and understanding, the other is determined to talk the frog out of this ridiculous idea.

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Ein Mann schielt auf seine dicke Beule auf seiner Stirn.
2 min
Short Film

Mr. Grump and his Bump

2019
2019
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Agnieszka Jurek

About the luck to run against the wall.

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Eine Putzfrau posiert mit ihrem Staubwedel.
3 min
Short Film

Diva

2019
2019
Czech Republic
from 6 years
Director: Jaroslav Nykl

The theater is a magical place where the cleaning lady cannot resist its charm and starts singing opera. A little spider is her only audience and admirer.

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In einem Krankenhaus kümmert sich ein Roboter um einen kranken Jungen.
10 min
Short Film

C4RE

2019
2018
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Alice Reily de Souza, Juliane Walther

A little boy lives in a hospital and discovers that he is not alone – a robot was installed to take care of him and to observe his illness.

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Ein junger Athlet steht erschöpft in seinem Zimmer.
20 min
Short Film

Pommel

2019
2018
Great Britain, Croatia
from 12 years
Director: Paris Zarcilla

Brothers Isaac and Noah are young British gymnasts. Their strict East Asian father favours Noah. Isaac is excellent in gymnastics, but as Noah is becoming as good or even better than him, Isaac decides to sabotage his brother at the upcoming competition.

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Auf einer Waldlichtung sitzt ein Wolf auf einem Felsvorsprung.
10 min
Short Film

Wolf Paths

2019
2018
Czech Republic
from 6 years
Director: Noemi Valentíny, Vojtěch Dočkal

A chronically sick boy leads a peaceful but lazy life with his mother. Everything changes when his indispensable inhaler falls out of the window and he is forced to go out.

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In einem Wald bindet ein kleiner Gnom einen Fuchs an der Leine fest.
5 min
Short Film

Cloudy

2019
2018
Czech Republic
from 6 years
Director: Filip Diviak, Zuzana Čupová

Mr. Gnome is sunbathing in his garden when a little cloud hides the sun. Mr. Gnome is pretty annoyed but he knows precisely what to do with such clouds.

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Zwei Teenager liegen im Bett.
15 min
Short Film

The Last Day of School

2019
2018
Lithuania
from 14 years
Director: Gabriele Urbonaite

On the last day of school, Edgaras goes on an illegal cigarette run in order to afford a better life with his girlfriend.

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Eine Frau sitzt mit Kopfhörern vor ihrem Computer.
4 min
Short Film

Crocodile

2019
2019
Spain
from 14 years
Director: Jorge Yúdice

Like every afternoon, Alicia prepares a cup of tea and watches her favorite youtube channel: VictorGaming – a role action video games channel. Victor, the youtuber, is streaming now answering questions from his fans.

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Berühmte Figuren literarischer Meisterwerke von Shakespeare & Co. grinsen um die Wette.
3 min
Short Film

Classics in 3 Minutes – Romeo and Juliet

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Carolin Schattenkirchner

The love story “Romeo and Juliet” as a short rhymed cartoon, located between ingenious, witty and Wikipedia.

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Zwei Angler sitzen auf einer Brücke in einem düsteren Tal.
6 min
Short Film

Booxze

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Till Sander-Titgemeyer, Diego Hauenstein

Two fishermen pull a strange box out of the swamp unleashing forces they barely comprehend.

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Ein alter Mann gießt einen kargen Baum in einer Wüste.
7 min
Short Film

The Tree

2019
2018
France
from 14 years
Director: Basil Malek, Han Yang

In a world of drought, an old man spends his days collecting drops of water to quench the thirst of a dead tree.

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Ein Mann kehrt mit einem Besen Wolle zusammen.
10 min
Short Film

Woolworld

2019
2018
Poland
from 11 years
Director: Joanna Polak

Have you ever wondered what live would be in a world made of wool? In Woolworld, people, animals and everything that surrounds them is made of wool and all is closely tied together.

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In einer Schwimmhalle machen die Mitglieder einer Aggressionstheraphie eine Partnerübung.
15 min
Short Film

Emma and the Fury

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Elisa Mishto

Emma is sentenced to anger management therapy after having thrown a toaster at her ex-boyfriend and broken his nose. During the course of one day, her temper will be challenged several times.

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Ein Junge hält einen Drachen in der Hand, während er mit seinem Großvater auf einer Wolke sitzt.
13 min
Short Film

The Kite

2019
2019
Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
from 14 years
Director: Martin Smatana

Summer is coming to an end; the fruit is growing ripe on the trees. Grandpa gives his Grandson a kite. Autumn, the leaves fall and Grandpa has grown weak. Winter comes, then springtime. A warm breeze brings them together again.

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Eine dicke Katze liegt mit dem Rücken auf dem Wohnzimmerboden und streckt alle Viere von sich.
9 min
Short Film

Butterboo

2019
2018
Belgium, France
from 14 years
Director: Émilie Pigeard

After a “minor” operation at the vets, a young cat starts putting on more and more weight. Her owners start calling her “Butterball” instead of her usual name “Bamboo”. She then gets the nickname “Butterboo”!

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Ein Junge legt seinen Kopf auf einen Schwimmbeckenrand und schließt die Augen.
10 min
Short Film

Paperboy

2019
2019
Iceland, USA
from 14 years
Director: Ninna Pálmadóttir

A small town paper delivery boy peeks through his neighbor’s window and connects with a traumatized woman.

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Ein kleiner Roboter und sein Roboter-Hund stehen vor einem riesigen gestrandeten Wal.
7 min
Short Film

The Robot & the Whale

2019
2018
Sweden
from 4 years
Director: Jonas Forsman

A long time ago, humans left planet earth. Alone remained Lobo, a cheerful robot who loves animals and plants. One day Lobo and her best friend Banjo, a curious robot dog, meet a stranded whale on the beach.

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Trailer
110 min
German Focus

Red Bracelets – The Beginning

2019
2019
Germany
from 10 years
Director: Felix Binder

The story behind the TV series: Six young people – all seriously ill – form the Red Bracelets Club at Albertus Clinic in Cologne. First there is Leo, a life-affirming, happy teenager who loves to play on the football ground. But unbearable pains in his leg force him to see a doctor. He is diagnosed with bone cancer and has to undergo chemotherapy.

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Trailer
102 min
Panorama

Gold Seekers

2018
2017
Paraguay
from 15 years
Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori

Manu, who delivers newspapers in the streets of Asunción, unexpectedly finds an old treasure map. With his friends Fito and Don Elio, he starts a furious and sometimes bizarre quest for gold and gems culminating in an unlikely but memorable finale.

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Trailer
97 min
Panorama

Strawberry Days

2018
2017
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Wiktor Ericsson

Toiling in the strawberry fields: Wojtek and his family accept this without complaint, because money is scarce. As a guest worker in Sweden he feels rejected by the locals, except for Annelie, the farmer’s daughter. But not everyone in the small town likes this summer love.

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Trailer
91 min
Panorama

The Swan

2018
2017
Iceland, Estonia, Germany
from 16 years
Director: Asa Helga Hjörleifsdottir

Nine-year-old Sól is a difficult child. After being caught stealing, her parents send her to relatives living in the country, where Sól is to learn to muck in and finally grow up. But no one can forsee the drama she soon gets enmeshed in.

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Trailer
96 min
Panorama

Respect

2018
2017
Philippines
from 16 years
Director: Alberto Monteras II

In the slums of Manila, Hendrix raps his heart out. In a mad mix of Tagalog, the Filipino national language, and English, he battles against the stars of his homeland. All rebellion and the rage over his life break free in an explosion of words.

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