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27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
 
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4 min
Short Film

Mushroom's Chocolate

2008
2008
Japan
Director: Masae Koizumi

Mushrooms that love chocolate are dangerous also for the cake …

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90 min
German Focus

Coxless Pair

2008
2008
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Jobst Christian Oetzmann

Johann lives with his mother. Ludwig lives with his sister Vera and his father on a farm almost under the newly built but never completed motorway bridge, which is now a popular destination for those weary of life. Even his mother jumped down from there one night. Since then the terrible sounds of those jumping have haunted him.

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7 min
Short Film

Cyber Pirates

2008
2008
Lithuania
from 7 years
Director: Ilja Bereznickas

Once they were bold pirates of the seas, nowadays they have crept into the integrated circuits of the computers.

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7 min
Short Film

The New Washing Machine

2008
2008
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Winfried Bellmann

Two hamster on their search for the best of the best running wheels.

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4 min
Short Film

Why Have We Only Separated

2008
2007
Germany
from 8 years
Director: Sara Sczepannek

Children track down musically on the question, why they finished her friendship. Nevertheless, actually, everything was not so bad at all as it seemed.

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15 min
Short Film

Janek

2008
2007
Germany
from 13 years
Director: Piotr J. Lewandowski

The 11 year old Janek grows under difficult conditions. His mother loves him very much but her penchant for alcohol, and constantly changing men are not exactly ideal conditions for a child to draw large. But Janek has not resigned.

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2 min
Short Film

How the Rain Was Made

2008
2007
Croatia
from 4 years
Director: Magda Dulcic

If they are sad, also clouds have to cry.

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11 min
Short Film

What´s Important

2008
2007
Spain
from 8 years
Director: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa

Luke is substitute goalkeeper. Always he hopes for his application. However, he feels that nobody believes in him. Then comes the day on which he has waited so long.

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11 min
Short Film

New Boy

2008
2007
Ireland
from 8 years
Director: Steph Green

Joseph comes from Africa. In the beginning the new school seems to him very odd. And what do the companions do for jokes with the teacher? Joseph must adapt himself.

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4 min
Short Film

Treeclimber

2008
2007
Ireland
from 13 years
Director: Michael Kinirons

A boy wants to escape the big city. He grabs his food and travels by train to nature. There climbs a tree and enjoys rosy prospects and freedom.

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1 min
Short Film

Speedy-Mielies

2008
2008
South Africa
from 7 years
Director: Tim Mostert

The dynamic Speddy is ful of crazy ideas all of the time.

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9 min
Short Film

The Swimming Lesson

2008
2008
Belgium
Director: Danny De Vent

This is Jonas’ first swimming lesson and in a state of panic he falls – right into the pool.

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92 min
Children´s Film

Karla's World

2008
2007
Denmark
from 10 years
Director: Charlotte Sachs Bostrup

This Christmas should be something special for ten-year-old Karla. But that is not so easy because her parents are divorced. Karla’s father tends to be an alcoholic. Her mother married again. She and her husband Leif, however, have no time for the children. Karla’s little brother, five-year-old Lillebror, has invented an invisible friend, “Licky.“ Her stepbrother Mads-Morten is only interested in football.

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88 min
Junior Film

One Eye Red

2008
2007
Sweden
from 12 years
Director: Daniel Wallentin

Halim’s parents came from Morocco to Sweden years ago but he was born in this country. He knows the language and is accustomed with the Swedish traditions. At home, the family lives mainly according to Moroccan traditions and Halim loves it. But after the death of his mother, his father begins to change. He buys a small business, and both move house. Now his father wants to adapt himself a bit more to the Swedish way of life.

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89 min
Youth Film

Switch

2008
2007
Norway
from 14 years
Director: Ole Martin Hafsmo

Mikkel is 15, lives in Oslo and loves his skateboard. It is his passion. When he transforms the street into a halfpipe, he is the greatest. But Mikkel’s mother takes up a new job in the mountains. Together they move to Voss, a mountain village as described in travel brochures - idyllic, quiet, snowy. He does not get far with his skateboard.

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102 min
Youth Film

Dolls and Angels

2008
2008
France
from 14 years
Director: Nora Hamidi

17-year-old Lya lives in a Parisian suburb. Family idyll does not exist. Her adult sister Chirine is only concerned about her appearance and only cares for herself. One day she wants to be successful as a model. Her father beats her mother, who never defends herself, and Lya as well, whenever he does not get his own way. He treats Chirine disparagingly. Only little Inés, 7 years old, has nothing to fear.

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5 min
Short Film

Anton, Who Nobody Sees

2008
2008
Sweden
from 8 years
Director: Anders Habenicht

Anton’s sister is seriously ill. But he is never allowed to her. Somehow he is not true in the hospital. One day he meets the caretaker.

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90 min
German Focus

The Mystery of Morphus

2008
2008
Switzerland, Germany
from 8 years
Director: Karola Hattop

Nicki gets into trouble. By chance, the sheet of music containing Ludwig van Beethoven’s last unfinished composition ends up in the school bag of ten-year-old Nicki. This piece of music is called “Morphus“ and according to Fama, its melody has magical forces. Nicki does not suspect anything of that when he goes on a winter holiday with his father and takes the sheet with him.

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110 min
Youth Film

Letters to Jenny

2008
2007
Argentina, Israel, Spain
from 15 years
Director: Diego Fernandez Musiak

Jenny‘s mother died when the girl was ten years old. The deceased mother left behind four letters for her daughter which she gave to her father for safekeeping. Each of the letters is for a special occasion in Jenny‘s life. Jenny receives the first letter on the day of her Bat Mitzvah. She is now 12 years old and admitted to the adult world in accordance with Jewish tradition.

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103 min
German Focus

Beautiful Bitch

2008
2007
Germany
from 15 years
Director: Martin Theo Krieger

15-year-old Ljubica, known as Bica, and her younger brother are totally neglected and live in the streets of Bucharest. They support themselves by various thefts. In a raid, her little brother is caught and taken to an orphanage. Bica is desperate and considers how to get her brother back. Then she meets Cristu, a former policeman. He promises Bica much money, if she comes to Germany with him.

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49 min
German Focus

Silent Spring

2008
2008
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Nico Sommer

21-year-old Sebastian feels shattered and finished. When he took his A-levels two years ago, the world looked quite different to him. But now, he has stayed behind all his friends and acquaintances who are going their way. Only Sebastian still does not know what he wants to become. He considers whether he would like to study, and if so, what. But Sebastian has a much more serious problem.

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126 min
Youth Film

Bliss

2008
2007
Turkey, Greece
from 15 years
Director: Abdullah Oguz

Eastern Anatolia: An unconscious girl lies on the river bank. It is 17-year-old Meryem. She was raped. Since she refuses to reveal the name of her tormentor, they lock her in a shed, give her a rope and tell her to see to the matter herself. Meryem notices that her stepmother watches her with gloating. Out of spite, she stays alive. So the family hands the “matter“ over to Cemal, a former soldier.

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80 min
German Focus

The Moonbear

2008
2008
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Mike Maurus, Thomas Bodenstein

There is great excitement in the forest. The moon has disappeared! Badger, frog, duck and ladybird are in the dark. It is really pitch dark. Suddenly they discover that a bright light shines in moonbear’s house. How is this possible? While the others worry about the moon which disappeared, moonbear and the moon sit peacefully at the table and play draughts.

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15 min
Short Film

Laura - In Action

2008
2008
Denmark
from 13 years
Director: Laerke Drews

Laura believes in themselves and their talent. Her new comic comes certainly good. But in the harsh world of publishing is simply not enough talent. Plagiarism is everyday life, but Laura is new.

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60 min
German Focus

Brother and Sister

2008
2008
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Wolfgang Eißler

After the death of their mother, the father marries again. Initially brother and sister look forward to it because they even get a playmate - their stepmother’s daughter. But she turns out to be quarrelsome. Nothing suits her. No game proposal is right for her. In view of the parents they pretend to be harmonious siblings. Overwhelmed by his feelings about the wonderful new family the father reveales the place of the family assets.

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98 min
Children´s Film

The Loveliest Riddle

2008
2008
Czech Republic
from 7 years
Director: Zdenek Troska

Matěj works as a servant for a rich farmer. He has been in love with the farmer’s beautiful daughter Majdalenka for a long time, and she loves him. But the farmer does not agree to his daughter marrying a servant, so he fires Matěj. On his travels, Matěj learns by chance that the king wants to marry his daughter Rozmarěna to the man who is able to solve three riddles.

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89 min
German Focus

Longnose the Dwarf

2008
2008
Germany
from 8 years
Director: Felicitas Darschin

Jakob lives with his parents in a small town. His father is a shoemaker and his mother sells vegetables and herbs on the market. Jakob himself is a handsome, well-shaped boy. He likes to accompany his mother on the market. One day an old woman comes to their vegetable stand. After touching all the goods she rants and raves complaining about the allegedly poor quality.

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9 min
Short Film

My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow

2008
2008
Sweden
from 13 years
Director: Mats Olof Olsson

At Martin‘s 12th Birthday comes every year as Uncle Helmer. And his gift is also like every year yellow. As Uncle Helmer decides to his house in the colour yellow to emphasize the protesting neighbors.

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98 min
Children´s Film

Owl and the Sparrow

2008
2007
USA, Vietnam
from 9 years
Director: Stephane Gauger

Since the death of her parents, ten-year-old Thuy has lived with her uncle who owns a raffia mat factory. He only considers the girl as two more hands to work. Thuy must work really hard. But when she makes a mistake, her uncle insults her as a good-for-nothing and an unnecessary eater. The little girl is deeply hurt, she takes her piggy bank and leaves the village.

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115 min
German Focus

Krabat

2008
2008
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner

After 14-year-old Krabat lost his mother in the turmoil of the Thirty Years War, he moves around as a begger. One night he rouses from his sleep. An inner voice lures him to a mysterious mill, and he follows the call despite all warnings. The very first moment when the miller opens the door, Krabat has a feeling of unease. The journeymen present all seem speechless.

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106 min
Junior Film

Letter for the King

2008
2008
Germany, Netherlands
from 11 years
Director: Pieter Verhoeff

Before 16-year-old Tiuri can become a knight, he has to keep night watch in the church. The prospective knight must neither speak nor eat or drink. But when someone knocks at the church’s door in the middle of the night, Tiuri opens the door and breaks his silence. Outside he finds the severely wounded knight Edwinem, who gives him a letter for the king of Unauwen before he dies.

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76 min
Children´s Film

Quest for a Heart - Rolly and Elf: Incredible Adventures

2008
2007
Germany, Finland, UK, Russia
from 6 years
Director: Andrei Ignatenko, Pekka Lehtosaari

Roelli is a troll like many others. He lives in Rollivillage in the middle of the forest. He is full of mean tricks, creates unrest and chaos. And as a real troll, he naturally hates bathing and kissing. The elves are quite different, among them the elf girl Milli. She enjoys the beautiful things of life. She likes flowers and loves peace. And she is incredibly clean.

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14 min
Short Film

Nosferatin

2008
2007
Germany
from 13 years
Director: Johann Sachs

Two young women - one lives in the 20s of the 20th Century, the other in the 21st Century. Unhappiness and drugs lead to a break in both the time and suddenly meet each other.

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80 min
Children´s Film

Ilya and the Robber

2008
2007
Russia
from 7 years
Director: Wladimir (Toropchin) Toroptschin

Russia is famous for its strong heroes, but also for its robbers. The king rules over all of them. He leads the country and keeps law and order, if need be. And this time it is necessary again. Although the most feared robber of the country, the robber Nightingale, has only just been released from prison, he has committed an offence again.

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77 min
Children´s Film

Christmas Story

2008
2007
Finland
from 8 years
Director: Juha Wuolijoki

Nicholas lived 100 years ago in a small village in Lapland, high up in the inhospitable north. A cruel misfortune robbed him of his parents and his beloved little sister. The villagers decide that each family looks after him for one year. Soon Nicholas has many new parents and new siblings. But when a famine breaks out, Nicholas can no longer be nourished.

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87 min
German Focus

32A

2008
2007
Ireland, Germany
from 12 years
Director: Marian Quinn

Dublin, 1979: For 13-year-old Maeve there is only one topic at the moment: bras and cup sizes. Finally she is also wearing one, as well as her friends Ruth and Orla. Only Claire tries to be special again. As a feminist she wants to live a self-determined life and does not want to submit to the rules of the others. Topic number two, how should it be otherwise, is boys.

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120 min
Youth Film

The Can

2008
2007
Czech Republic
from 14 years
Director: Tomás Vorel

Petr grows up living with his mother. She and his father, headmaster of the local grammar school, have been divorced for a long time. But they still do not get along with one another and always make mutual accusations when it comes to the upbringing of their son. And a great deal is going wrong here indeed. Petr attends school only sporadically.

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95 min
German Focus

Red Zora

2008
2007
Germany, Sweden
from 9 years
Director: Peter Kahane

1930s: Branko lives only with his mother. She often tells her son about his father, a traveling musician. When his mother dies, Branko sets out to look for his father. His search begins in a Croatian coastal town. He has the photograph of a hotel in town where his father often played. But people chase the alleged begging boy away. At the fish market, he sees a small fish on the ground.

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3 min
Short Film

The Book Squad

2007
2007
Canada
from 7 years
Director: Bernie Wong

A little boy digs himself and his stuffed animal into the imaginative world of books. One adventure follows the other – but suddenly it becomes dangerous ...

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