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27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
 
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92 min
Youth Film

Bombay Calling

2005
2004
Sweden
from 12 years
Director: Lena Koppel

The 16 years old Ebba lives together with her adoptive mother Anita in Sweden. Her physical mother lives in India. With Camilla, her best friend, she spends most of their time with. With immense fantasy Camilla tries to help Ebba get in contact with Erik, Ebba’s love. This always ends up in disaster. Ebba is also a passionate swimmer and dreams very often about India.

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90 min
Children´s Film

Pluk and His Tow Truck

2005
2004
Netherlands
from 5 years
Director: Ben Sombogaart, Pieter van Rijn

One lovely day, a small red tow truck drives into town with an 8-year old boy ath the wheel. His name is Pluk and he is looking for somewhere to live. Dolly, the dove, helps him. Now Pluk lives in the turret room of the penthouse. Little by little he makes friend with the inhabitants of the house - with Mr. Feder, the little stompers and with Zaza, the extremely intelligent cockroach.

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5 min
Short Film

Elephant: Ok

2005
2005
Singapore
from 4 years
Director: Srinivas Bhakta

Entering a forest where everyone is approved as elephants, a real elephant finds it difficult to prove himself an elephant.

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105 min
Children´s Film

Daniel and the Superdogs

2005
2004
Canada, UK
from 7 years
Director: Andre Melancon

Eleven-year-old Daniel is feeling abandoned. His Mother died a few months ago and his father Mark, still reeling from the shock, has buried himself in his work. A rift of mutual incomprehension grows between son and father. Happily, Daniel can count in his best friends Colin and William, with whom he hangs around regularly.

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99 min
Youth Film

Snowboarders

2005
2004
Czech Republic
from 14 years
Director: Karel Janák

Two friends, Jáchym, called Lap, and Rendy are champions in snowboarding; but only on computer simulators. Anyway, they want to spend a week in the mountains in order to learn to use the snowboard and have a lot of fun, especially during the New Year's Eve celebration. Besides, they both hope to finally score with a chick.

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88 min
German Focus

The Smile of the Monsterfish

2005
2004
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Till Endemann

Malte lives with his alcoholic father in his hometown of Ahlbeck, a vacation resort near the Polish border on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom and works in a fish bar and earns a little extra on the side smuggling cigarettes over the Polish border. He wants to leave this place. The sooner the better. But two things are holding him back: his father, an alcoholic, and the return of his sister with his nephew.

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90 min
German Focus

Combat Sixteen

2005
2004
Germany
from 16 years
Director: Mirko Borscht

Moving from Frankfurt/Main in Western German to Frankfurt/Oder in the Eastern part is a heavy blow for sixteen year old Georg. He was close to becoming state champion in Taek- wondo and very much in love with Jasmin. By moving, Georg loses everything that‘s important to him. In his new class he is immediately challenged by Thomas, leader of the extremist right-wing gang.

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75 min
German Focus

The Little Polar Bear 2

2005
2005
Germany
from 5 years
Director: Thilo Graf Rothkirch & Piet De Rycker

Penguin Caruso does not have it easily at the North Pole. He feels terribly lonely, because his fondest wish is to get a nicely penguin-girl. So he exercises on snow figures, how to speak to the woman of his dreams, day in and day out. But with his steady humming, the waddling tailcoat wearer is a thorn in the side of the bad polar bear Kalle.

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100 min
German Focus

Off Beat

2005
2004
Germany
from 15 years
Director: Hendrik Hölzemann

„Crash“ it‘s what they call him. Crash grew up with a scar on his face and a scar in his soul. When he‘s not out on the streets saving lives, he dreams. Of escaping. Of finding the young woman who always appears just before he wakes. One night, he comes face to face with the woman of his dreams: November is her name, her boyfriend has just died of an overdose, and she‘s a good eight months pregnant.

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92 min
German Focus

The Canterville Ghost

2005
2005
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Isabel Kleefeld

Father Brenner is planning to spend their holidays on castle Canterville with his family. In reality he has to assess the value of the castle and to buy it off from the owner of the castle, MacQuarrie by order of his boss. There is only one problem: Sir Simon de Canterville, the ghost of the castle, who is doomed to haunt on the strength of a flood of the century.

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97 min
German Focus

Unveiled

2005
2005
Germany
from 15 years
Director: Angelina Maccarone

The translator Fariba is in danger of being killed in her native country Iran, after her affair with a woman was found out through the vice squad. She succeeds in escaping to Germany. In the depot at the airport in Frankfurt, her application for political asylum is rejected; every hour she must reckon with her depor- tation. The suicide of an Iranian fellow inmate opens a dramatically way.

 

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60 min
German Focus

Eric and Maria - The Journey to Posterstein

2005
2005
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Michael Werner

"Hurray, we are the winners" - 22 pupils win a weekend trip. The medieval castle Posterstein is the desitnation. As a result they learn much interesting about the life hundred years ago. Two of them experience a great adventure within the castle walls. In a dream they live the life on the castle, as master and mistress.

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72 min
German Focus

The Enchant Otter

2005
2004
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Sven Severin

Benny is new in the town and still has no friends. Often he roams through the near forest, which has a silent sea inside. One day the boy discovers an injured otter in the coppice. When Benny wants to save him, he meets the obnoxious Malte his gang, who hunt after the animal. Benny flees with the otter in an old empty shack.

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87 min
German Focus

My Sister´s Father

2005
2004
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Christoph Stark

The prospective cook Paul dreams of culinary creations and most of all to travel to India to visit the grave of his father. Till now he believes, that his father died on an expedition. The truth is, that Paul is the result of an infidelity. His father lives in the same town, is married for 20 years and has a 19 years old daughter. Paul prepares a meeting by chance with his daughter Susa to win him back for himself.

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115 min
German Focus

Status Yo!

2005
2004
Switzerland, Germany
from 12 years
Director: Till Hastreiter

The hip hop fan and singer Janek talks really too big: To hush an affair with his best friend’s sister, he admits getting persuaded to organize the biggest party of the town within 24 hours. Together with Jamie he has not only to hire together the whole equipment, but also to overcome larceny and profiteering. In the last seconds of the showdown appears the 5 Amoks – likely the best break-dancer of the world.

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90 min
German Focus

The Young Schiller

2005
2005
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Martin Weinhart

1782: Secretly the 21-years-old military docotor Friedrich Schiller rides to Mannheim. The premiere of his drama "The Robbers" will be held. He experiences a huge success and is fascinated by the extraordinary world of the theatre. He flees in the exciting and scheming life at the court of Mannheim and the National theatre.

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90 min
German Focus

Netto

2005
2005
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Robert Thalheim

After years of separation, 15-year-old Sebastian suddenly appears on his father Marcel‘s doorstep. Decidedly averse to the idea, Sebastian has come to seek refuge in his father‘s dilapidated apartment in Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg. However, Sebastian‘s father - an unemployed country music fan - has quite enough problems of his own.

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90 min
German Focus

Dolphin Summer

2005
2004
Germany
from 13 years
Director: Jobst Christian Oetzmann

The story of 16 year-old Nathalie, who grows up well protected and strongly guided by the dogma of her "Church of the Lord". When the family moves to Berlin, her behavioural patterns and foundations of her life are turned uspide down. Teachers and fellow students can't understand why Nathalie refuses to participate in sports or read "objectionable books" in German class.

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105 min
German Focus

About a Girl

2005
2005
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Catharina Deus

Somewhere in front of the gates of Berlin. The hopelessness has lay down on the inhabitants of the small town like a second skin. The girl Johanna, alias Joe, denies having any dreams, too. Not even the lousiest job they let her, she, who is regarded as unattractive and not flexible. Joe is forced to search something, that she really is able to do and what she believed in.

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95 min
German Focus

The Day Bobby Ewing Died

2005
2005
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Lars Jessen

In 1986, Niels moves after his parents’ divorce with his mum Hanne to a municipality not far from the nuclear power station-building site. For Hanne it is a step to a new world. But Niels feels unwell in this unusual surrounding area. When Hanna has a liaison with Peter, the guru of the municipality, Niels rebels.

 

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83 min
Panorama

The Butterfly

2004
2002
France
from 6 years
Director: Philippe Muyl

Butterfly collector Julien sets out to look for Isabella - a wonderful, very rare twilight butterfly. He is already looking forward to a quiet mountain hike through beautiful forests. Suddenly Elsa stands in front of him, the little bright girl from the neighbourhood. By chance she found out about Julien's plans and climbed into his car unnoticed.

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92 min
Children´s Film, Panorama

Little Big Girl

2002, 2004
2002
Denmark
from 8 years
Director: Morten Køhlert

The shepherd boy Laurus finds the nearly starved girl Tinke in the forest. The boy is fascinated by the foundling and takes it into care by the farmer's house. Tinke is accommodated by the farmer's wife friendly, but for the landlord himself she becomes more and more a provocation. He is glad to hear that the child has a wealthy origin.

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90 min
Panorama

Raining Cats and Frogs

2004
2003
France
from 7 years
Director: Jacques-Rémy Girerd

Big mess among the frogs: a new deluge is imminent! According to the prophecy of the frog princess, it is supposed to rain for forty days and forty nights. In the belief that they can avert the disaster, they speak to the humans. But it does not help. The sky darkens, the wind becomes stronger and lightning and thunder alternate.

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4 min
Short Film

The Small Raven Sock / It's All Mine

2004
2002
Germany
from 3 years
Director: Sabine Fischer

The small raven Sock absolutely have to have the toys of the other animals.

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5 min
Short Film

Tom in the Forest

2004
2004
Germany
from 3 years
Director: Andreas Hykade

Looking for wild strawberries for his strawberry jam sandwich seems a phantastic idea to Tom.

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82 min
Panorama

Little Longnose

2004
2003
Russia
from 5 years
Director: Ilja Maximow

The evil witch wants to take over the whole kingdom. To realize her insidious plan she needs the good-natured Jacob. The boy refuses and the revenge follows on his heels. Jacob becomes an ugly little dwarf with a huge nose and runs away. After seven years the boy returns home. But nothing is as it was. Jacob's father is dead and his mother does not recognize the deformed boy.

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5 min
Short Film

Moonwalking

2004
2004
Germany
from 3 years
Director: Jutta Schünemann

What happens if you try to climb up the moon? One disaster follows the next.

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101 min
Children´s Film

Album

2004
2004
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 10 years
Director: Reza Heydarnezhad

Amir is fed up. Until now he has pulled the strings, in school and during the football playing. But Pourya, his new classmate, is picked up by car daily. He is the son of the engineer Iravani and is able for showing something. At least he also takes his family album along. It could be just a reason to become jealous. Amir absolutely needs such an album to maintain his position in the class.

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11 min
Short Film

Once More

2004
2003
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 6 years
Director: Tahmineh Sarbaz-Zadeh

Impressions to Beethoven's 6th symphony - the Pastorale.

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80 min
Youth Film

The Farmkeeper

2004
2004
Czech Republic
from 12 years
Director: Martin Duba

There is not much going on Kubov's farm in the Czech Paradise region. Its inhabitants include the owner, Mrs. Kubová, and her two sons, the innkeeper Marie and the horse keeper Lucka. The father is busy away from home. Even the children have to work at the farmstead. Joy, peace and seeming happiness enter the lives of the heroes.

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102 min
Youth Film

Beautiful City

2004
2004
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 16 years
Director: Asghar Farhadi

Akbar has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder a young woman when he was sixteen. He was sentenced to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the sentence could be carried out. Now, the day after his 18th birthday Akbar is transferred to prison to await the day of his execution.

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70 min
Animated Film

The Secret of the Fern Flower

2004
2004
Poland
from 4 years
Director: Tadeusz Wilkosz

Revolt in the kindergarten: Two gangsters steal the new TV-set with the video recorder, although the kids were so glad about them. Without further ado the dolls of the house decide to look for the thieves. On their ride they meet the fern flower. With magic power it helps the company of toys to unmask the scoundrels and to return to the kindergarten.

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80 min
Youth Film

Count to 100

2004
2004
Denmark
from 14 years
Director: Linda Krogsøe Holmberg

When we meet Thomas and his mother, Anne, for the first time, they are about to run away as so often before. Thomas has borrowed a book from a classmate, which he wants to return, but he doesn't have enough time: Count to 100! Arriving one day in a new town Thomas meets Helene and Jonas. He immediately falls in love with the girl, and Jonas becomes his best friend.

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94 min
Youth Film

Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi

2004
2003
Israel
from 13 years
Director: Shemi Zarhin

He is a cook, cleans and tidies up, looks after the twins. Shlomi does all traditional women's work, because everybody of the chaotic family thinks only of himself. He looks after his grandfather listening carefully to this fictious stories from the times of the Second World War. Shlomi reminds his older brother to take his medicines and patiently listen to his pornographic fantasies.

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58 min
Children´s Film

Malvína

2004
2003
Czech Republic
from 7 years
Director: Miroslav Balajka

The assembly of fairies judges handsome Malvína to leave her magic world. As an illmannered fairy she has fooled around on the earth, and now she has to assert in the human world, aimless forever. But lonely and alone Malvína cannot be happy there. Only the third kiss of a human who invites her into his home and thus into his heart can break the spell.

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76 min
Children´s Film

The Ball Dress

2004
2003
Belarus (Weißrussland)
from 9 years
Director: Margarita Kasimowa, Irina Woloch

After father's death Vika lives together with her sick stepmother Sofia. Always they are hard up. So they sublet one room of their flat to Sofia's niece. But the supposed lovely girl turns out to be a tyrannical cow, who treats Vika like a servant maid. Soon the dark goals of Sofia's domineering sister become clear: Sofia has to move into a nursing home and Vika into a orphanage.

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82 min
Children´s Film

Misa Mi

2004
2003
Sweden
from 8 years
Director: Linus Torell

Feeling doubly abandoned 10-year-old Misa flees to her grandmother's house in Swedish Lapland, the wild, timeless landscape where her late mother grew up before. Exchanging TV for tundra, Misa quickly makes two close friends: Lapp boy Gustaf and a beautiful wild she-wolf, alone, like Misa, but with two young cubs to feed.

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95 min
Children´s Film

Fia!

2004
2003
Norway
from 8 years
Director: Elsa Kvamme

If it’s difficult to have one mother, having two is like an earthquake. 8-year-old Fia has a principle: „Mom must not be sad.“ But always climbing and stealing is not the right thing as well. One day her world changes abruptly. The Police comes visiting and the Child Care People decide that clever Fia has to move to foster parents. At Nanna’s and Siggen‘s she even must start going to school.

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83 min
Animated Film

El Cid, the Legend

2004
2003
Spain
from 7 years
Director: Josep Pozo

Rodrigo is the perfect candidate for hero. His descent allows him to be friend with the son of the king. But soon they are separated, because both have their eyes on the beautiful Gimena. When the king dies, the days of staying of Rodrigo at the court are counted. He gets into a fatal plot and has to escape. One day he will return as "El Cid".

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