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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
 
Filters

Trailer
80 min
German Focus

Yakari, a Spectacular Journey

2020
2020
Germany, France, Belgium
from 5 years
Director: Xavier Giacometti, Toby (Tobias) Genkel

Every day, Yakari the little Indian boy experiences many adventures with his friends Little Badger, Rainbow and the tribe’s dog, Droopy Ear. But Yakari wishes for nothing more than the friendship of Little Thunder, a wild pony which his tribe has been trying in vain to catch for a long time.

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Trailer
99 min
Junior Film

Just Charlie

2017, 2020
2016
UK
from 12 years
Director: Rebekah Fortune

Charlie is a gifted footballer despite his youth. Renowned clubs have already signalled an interest in him, lucrative contracts are in store. But what fills his father with unspeakable pride means nightmares and deepest uncertainty to the boy.

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2 min
Short Film

Bingo!

2016, 2020
2015
Netherlands
from 14 years
Director: Patrick Schoenmaker

In a joyless nursing home, a feisty elderly woman embarks on a maniacal quest to recover a lost bingo ball.

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8 min
Short Film

Snowman

2016, 2020
2015
Norway
from 11 years
Director: Iain Forbes

Jan is eight years old and wants his dad to help him build a snowman. But when he tries to enter his father’s world, he crosses a boundary he didn’t know existed.

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4 min
Short Film

Rob 'n Ron

2014, 2020
2013
Denmark
from 14 years
Director: Magnus Igland Møller, Peter Smith

In a miniature spaghetti western two brothers Rob and Ron discover that life is what happens to you, just as you're busy doing other things.

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9 min
Panorama

Silence

2010, 2020
2009
Croatia
from 12 years
Director: Borivoj Dovnikovic-Bordo

A deaf middle aged hero lives in his own universe of silence. Then he gets a hearing aid and suddenly finds himself in a new world.

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95 min
Youth Film

The Be All and End All

2010, 2020
2009
UK
from 14 years
Director: Bruce Webb

What do you do when you're 15 years old and have to die? Like many teenagers in Liverpool, 15-year-old Robbie only cares about one thing: having sex for the first time. But when he breaks down on holiday, he is suddenly confronted with a completely different topic. Robbie suffers from a serious heart condition and he will die.

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103 min
Junior Film

Skellig

2010, 2020
2009
UK
from 12 years
Director: Annabel Jankel

On a stroll through the garden of the new house, Michael discovers a half ruined dark shed. The boy often feels lonely because his parents have not had much time for him since his sister was born. Among the junk of old boxes and many insects, he finds a strange, skinny man. Everything seems eerie to Michael, but he wants to take care of this creature wasting away.

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98 min
Children´s Film

Mickybo & Me

2005, 2020
2004
UK, Ireland, Australia
from 11 years
Director: Terry Loane

Belfast is divided in 1970. Because of the bustling civil war, hate and fear overshadow life. Mickybo and JonJo hardly notice the Troubles because they are too concerned with taking after their idols, the Western heroes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They decide to be blood brothers for life and devise a plan to emigrate to Australia.

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96 min
Children´s Film

The Blue Butterfly

2004, 2020
2003
Canada, UK
from 8 years
Director: Léa Pool

Ten year-old Pete hides in a world of observation insects. He is terminally ill with brain cancer and confined to a wheelchair. He has one last dream: to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth, the legendary Mariposa Azul. This Blue Butterfly, a magnificent and mystical creature can be found only in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. You can get answers to the mysteries of the world, just by looking at it.

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Eine Nonne schaut verschmitzt zur Seite.
8 min
Panorama

Artem Silendi

2019
2017
France
Director: Frank Ychou

Sisters are sinners like others.

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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 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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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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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 gemaltes Bild von einem Schauspieler steht zwischen Pinseln, Zeitungsausschnitten und Dosen.
6 min
Panorama

The Actor

2019
1975
France
Director: Jean-François Laguionie

Face to face with himself, a comedian makes up as an old man for the needs of a role. But what’s on the other side of the mirror?

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Ein Junge steht auf einer Düne mit dunklen Wolken im Hintergrund.
15 min
Panorama

Grandpa Walrus

2019
2017
France
Director: Lucrèce Andreae

On a windy and cloudy beach, Granny is praying, Mum is shouting, the sisters don’t care, Lucas is alone. Grandpa was a weird guy, now he is dead.

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Ein junger Mann sitzt in einer dunklen Bar.
16 min
Panorama

Goliath

2019
2016
France
Director: Loïc Barché

Nicolas is madly in love with Charlotte, a girl he barely knows yet fantasizes about through the pictures she posts on Facebook. With a friend, he decides to prove his love for her by accomplishing an exploit.

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Ein Junge blickt in sein Spiegelbild auf einer Wasseroberfläche.
17 min
Panorama

Blue Dog

2019
2018
France
Director: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh

Emile fears the outside world. He stays at home and paints everything in blue. One evening, his son Yoan meets Soraya, a young girl, fond of Tamil dance. She will help him find the right colour.

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

Good Intentions

2019
2018
UK
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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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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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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Auf einem blauen Hintergrund liegt ein ganzes Streichhölzchen und viele Stücke eines Zerbrochenen.
12 min
Short Film

Matches

2019
2019
Hungary
from 7 years
Director: Geza M. Toth

A lonely boy, playing with colorful matchsticks, talks about his dreams, fears and hopes. The matchsticks bring his visions to life.

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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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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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117 min
Panorama

Balloon

2019
2018
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Michael Bully Herbig

At the end of the 1970s, life in East Germany feels musty and repressive. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families finally want to exchange the narrowness of their homeland for freedom in the West. They want to cross the strictly guarded border between the two German states in a balloon.

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