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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020
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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 Wolf steht mit einer Siegerpose in einem Wald.
6 min
Short Film

I’m the Strongest

2019
2018
Belgium, France
from 7 years
Director: Arnaud Demyunck, Anais Sorrentino

Mr. Wolf has just enjoyed a fine dinner. Replete, he goes off for a walk around the forest, just to make sure that everyone can see that he is indeed the strongest creature around!

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Ein kleiner Junge trägt einen Raumanzug der NASA.
13 min
Short Film

Here on Earth

2019
2018
Mexico
from 7 years
Director: Rebeca Trejo

Every morning at school, when girls and boys stand in their lines, Sam is confronted with his situation: he doesn’t fit into this society where everything has to be classified. However, thanks to a teacher he will find his place in the world.

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Ein Mädchen schaut aus einem geöffneten Fenster durch ein Fernglas.
14 min
Short Film

Angel’s Mirror

2019
2018
China
from 7 years
Director: Cheng Chao

A little boy and his family have just come to live in a large factory complex. As he explores his new surroundings, he discovers that the boys from the playground are fascinated by a cute little girl who spends her days looking out from the window of an upstairs apartment.

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Ein Mädchen mit einer Brille, die sie sich zur Beobachtung einer Sonnenfinsternis gebastelt hat, schaut erwartungsvoll nach oben.
13 min
Short Film

The Motion Of Stars

2019
2018
Austria
from 7 years
Director: Jan Prazak-Zoufaly

Eight-year-old Lena’s favourite book, about the secret relationship between stars and humans, gains special significance as she watches a solar eclipse with her father; changing both their worlds forever.

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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 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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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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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
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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Ein kleines Mädchen sitzt mit ihrem besten Freund auf einem Baumstamm an einem kleinen Fluss und beobachtet ihren Stock, den sie an einer Leine befestigt hat.
12 min
Short Film

The Stick

2019
2019
Finland
from 7 years
Director: Teppo Airaksinen

A little girl really wants a dog. Her father gives her one chance to get it. Will she succeed?

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Ein Mann in Warnweste steht auf einem Zebrastreifen und winkt die an der Seite wartenden Jungs nach drüben.
14 min
Short Film

The Crossing Guard

2019
2019
Belgium
from 7 years
Director: Marguerite Didierjean

Lucas pretends his father is a pilot to impress his friends. It’s still better than a father who does nothing of his days. But Lucas’s father finds work again: he is the one who will now help children to cross the road in front of the school.

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Ein Mädchen, das neben ihrem Fahrrad steht, zieht ihren Opa an einem roten Schaal.
2 min
Short Film

Cycle

2019
2018
Netherlands
from 7 years
Director: Sophie Olga de Jong, Sytske Kok

A small round story about a girl who learns to cycle from her grandfather and discovers that where the road ends real adventure begins.

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Zwei Jungen hocken hinter einem Fels; einer trägt einen Umhang und eine Augenbinde, der andere eine silberne Krone.
29 min
Short Film

Little Achilles

2019
2019
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Sebastian Jansen

The bully Georg steals Alex’s bike. His father confronts his unruly anger over this loss with an epic bedtime story: The Story of the Battle for Troy and the Greek Hero Achilles.

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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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Der kleine Junge Boje reicht seinem Vater eine Flaschenpost.
10 min
Short Film

Boje

2019
2019
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler

Boje lives with his father Holke at the sea. The boy has many questions that are not easy to answer. Unfortunately, the father literally has no words to explain and so he finally asks the sea for help.

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Ein kleiner Junge steht vor einem Tunnel und schaut verängstigt.
8 min
Short Film

Payback Tunnel

2019
2018
Israel
from 7 years
Director: Snir Oznovich

One kid hits another, and then his brothers or friends try to get him back. And it all takes place in a tunnel where twelve year old Itamar is faced with the dilemma of revenge and continuing the tradition of payback.

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Eine kleine Staubkreatur sitzt im Bücherregal eines Jungen.
13 min
Short Film

Dusty

2019
2018
Latvia
from 7 years
Director: Dace Riduze

Small dust creatures live in the bookshelf and find the world around them to be their home. One of them, a little wise Dusty, suddenly encounters a boy. Their friendship turns the boring everyday life into a great adventure …

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Ein kleiner Junge steht auf einem Schulhof voller Schnee.
8 min
Short Film

The Shrove Sunday

2019
2018
Ukraine
from 7 years
Director: Olexander Kyrienko

A little orphaned boy from children’s home faces violence of other children. But everything he dreams about is to visit church on the Shrove Sunday and ask forgiveness for his hatred.

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Eine Maus versucht im Kerzenschein ein Buch zu lesen.
3 min
Short Film

Small Spark

2019
2019
France
from 7 years
Director: Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

A small mouse lives in the middle of books and their epic adventures. When the candle goes out and when the matchbox is empty, it’s her turn to live a dangerous adventure through the house, in search of a small spark.

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Ein Junge steht vor einer Tafel mit Plakaten und hält einen Vortrag über Igel.
5 min
Short Film

Hedgehog

2019
2018
France
from 7 years
Director: Vaibhav Keswani, Jeanne Laureau, Colombine Majou, Morgane Mattard, Kaisa Pirttinen, Jong-ha Yoon

A little boy speaks about hedgehogs all the time to everybody.

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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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Zwei Kinder spielen miteinander Ball über eine gestrichelte Linie.
9 min
Short Film

This Side, the Other Side

2019
2019
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 7 years
Director: Lida Fazli

No boundary can prevent the formation of friends and affection between children.

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94 min
German Focus

My Life as Lotta - Bingo Flamingo!

2019
2019
Germany
from 9 years
Director: Neele Leana Vollmar

Lotta Petermann is eleven, has two parents and two brothers. This sounds quite normal, but it is not. Mother Sabine likes special offers and now works in the meditation studio of crazy Heiner Krishna. Father Rainer is a teacher and loves nothing more than his peace and quiet. And he is jealous of Krishna. The two stupid brothers run around the house all day, while Heester, the turtle, always stands in the way like an inverted bowl.

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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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90 min
Panorama

The Orphanage

2019
2019
Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar
from 15 years
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat

Afghanistan in the early 1990s: the country is still governed by the Soviet Union instead of Islamism. Street boy Qodrat is sent to an orphanage, where his everyday life consists of school, Bollywood dreams and true friendship. But threats and violence are omnipresent here as well.

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80 min
Panorama

Let Him Be a Basketball Player 2

2019
2019
Slovenia
from 11 years
Director: Boris Bezić

Two years have passed since lanky Ranta became the celebrated basketball star of his school. In the meantime, he and his mate Smodlak have to meet new challenges. An important national game must not be lost. And there are love problems too.

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103 min
Junior Film

Spread Your Wings

2019
2019
France
from 11 years
Director: Nicolas Vanier

Even the thought of a holiday with his father in Provence triggers discomfort and defiance in Thomas. After the separation of his parents, the “crazy” scientist is rather embarrassing to him. His worst nightmares come true when it turns out that there is hardly any network coverage in this rural area and therefore no chance of playing exciting computer games.

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Trailer
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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97 min
Junior Film

Cry of Silence

2019
2019
Russia
from 13 years
Director: Wladimir Potapow

Winter of 1942, during the siege of Leningrad: adolescent Katya lost her parents in the war and has to fight her way through the times of hunger and cold all by herself. There are air raid alarms every night; and there is nobody to stand by her in the air-raid shelter. When the sirens howl once again, a bundle with three-year-old Mitya is thrust into her hands.

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80 min
Children´s Film

Emma

2019
2019
Mexico, Spain
from 9 years
Director: Julio Bárcenas S.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” – Many young girls would probably answer this question with “princess or ballerina”. But ever since Emma was hit in the face by a ball during her communion, she has been firmly convinced that she will become a ‘saint’. Neither the nuns of her Catholic school, nor her parents can dissuade her from this idea.

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109 min
Youth Film

The Runaways

2019
2019
UK
from 14 years
Director: Richard Heap

North Yorkshire, England: Angie lives with her two younger siblings Polly and Ben in a house by the sea. Her father can feed the family very poorly. He travels with his donkeys to let young excursionists ride them. Since her mother left husband and children, the family has a strong bond of togetherness, which slightly makes them forget the hard times.

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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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Trailer
85 min
Panorama

August

2019
2019
Cuba, Costa Rica, France
from 15 years
Director: Armando Capó

Cuba at the beginning of the 90s: the economy is depressed, people are suffering from hunger. Carlos has summer holidays, but he feels that his city and his life are changing. The names of those trying to escape to the USA are read out on the radio. Who will leave next?

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