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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020
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106 min
German Focus

Strange Daughter

2018
2017
Germany
from 16 years
Director: Stephan Lacant

Lena is 17 and pretty tough. She still lives with her mother, who has just chucked her job with a disgusting used car dealer. Lena also dropped out of school and has a cleaning job in a large office. There she meets Muslim Farid and falls in love with him, although she does not really care about “Arabs”.

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94 min
German Focus

Cobain

2018
2017
Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
from 16 years
Director: Nanouk Leopold

Cobain hates his name: his drug-addicted mother Mia named him after a junkie who shot himself in the head. Cobain does not want such a life, he does not want to be a problem case. He is annoyed by the children’s home, but he also despises the privileged foster families, where he is to be lodged. He wants to take care of himself, assume responsibility, even for his mother.

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5 min
Short Film

Drops

2018
2017
Denmark
from 4 years
Director: Sarah Joy Jungen, Karsten Peter Kjærulf-Hoop

A small community of rain drops in the cycle of water, chasing the clouds to keep up with the rain. The greatness of their existence is revealed when the sun comes out and they find that there is nothing to be afraid of.

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4 min
Short Film

Coco’s Day

2018
2017
Russia
from 4 years
Director: Tatjana (Tatiana) Moschkowa (Moshkova)

Coco is a little crocodile who hides from blizzards, explores underwater worlds and even turns into Godzilla – and all inside one flat!

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9 min
Short Film

Mister Paper Goes out for a Walk

2018
2017
Belgium, Netherlands
from 4 years
Director: Steven de Beul, Ben Tesseur

Mister Paper goes out for a walk. He finds a few old newspapers, takes out his scissors and starts cutting what he needs for the stroll. This is going to be a lovely day!

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9 min
Short Film

White Crow

2018
2018
Croatia
from 4 years
Director: Miran Miošić

Little white crow is ridiculed by her flock for being different. But when pollution causes turbulent changes in their environment, it is the little white crow who helps the flock find a better home.

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13 min
Short Film

7 Colours of Family

2018
2018
Russia
from 4 years
Director: Jekaterina (Ekaterina) Koshuschanaja (Kozhushanaya)

Little Andrew learns that his mother will be having a second child. He concludes that his mother now no longer needs him and decides to go away.

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4 min
Short Film

Lion

2018
2017
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Julia Ocker

The lion must get fit. The gazelle does not think he is capable of doing so.

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3 min
Short Film

Koyaa – Freezing Scarf

2018
2017
Slovenia
from 4 years
Director: Kolja Saksida

Koyaa wants some fresh air. But it’s winter outside and he’d like to wear his scarf. Unfortunately Koyaas scarf is on the run. Hopefully he can catch it.

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13 min
Short Film

Die trying

2018
2017
Spain
from 11 years
Director: School of Children and Youth Film Camera and Action

Clara is a preteen whom is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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8 min
Short Film

Zero mm

2018
2017
Iraq
from 7 years
Director: Semaa Samir

A boy lives in a garage and recycle scrap metal. One day, he accidentally gets a camera working – here comes the idea of making a movie with the help of his friends.

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15 min
Short Film

Made with Love

2018
2017
Czech Republic
from 7 years
Director: Karel Janák

Tradition parenting roles are switched in nine-year-old Thadeas’ home: his dad takes care of things at home and his mom goes to work – and everything runs well. But Thadeas wants to turn his dad into a manly man.

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18 min
Short Film

The Mandarin Tree

2018
2017
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Cengiz Akaygün

When little Sirin is finally allowed to visit her father, who gets arrested for political reasons by the Turkish government, she has to face a prison guard, who interprets her painting of a bird as an anarchistic symbol and confiscates it.

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13 min
Short Film

The Kitten from Lizyukov Street

2018
2017
Russia
from 7 years
Director: Alexej (Aleksey) Samyslow (Zamyslov)

His dreams bring tomcat Vasily and his friend puppy Bulka from snow covered Voronezh to sunny Australia.

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8 min
Short Film

Echo

2018
2018
Serbia
from 7 years
Director: Kosta Rakićević, Boriša Simović

A little child of divorced parents immersed into a Sunday afternoon adventure with his father.

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7 min
Short Film

The Stained Club

2018
2018
France
from 7 years
Director: Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang, Béatrice Viguier

Finn has stains on his skin. One day, he meets a group of cool kids with different stains on their bodies. Soon he understands that these stains aren’t just pretty.

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21 min
Short Film

Maverick

2018
2017
Belgium
from 7 years
Director: Domien Huyghe
7 min
Short Film

Clumsy

2018
2017
Georgia
from 7 years
Director: Ana Gabisiani

A little boy is supposed to buy eggs for his mother. But this is more difficult than expected ...

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12 min
Short Film

The Chocolate Soldier

2018
2017
USA
from 7 years
Director: Jackson Smith

In the twilight of the Second World War, a young refugee girl makes an unlikely connection with an enemy soldier.

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15 min
Short Film

Sunday Morning

2018
2017
Slovenia
from 11 years
Director: Martin Turk

Two boys, their fathers and a dog in an unexpected encounter in a forest on Sunday morning. Short film about authorities, disappointments and the birth of a rebel.

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15 min
Short Film

Snow for Water

2018
2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Great Britain
from 11 years
Director: Christopher Villiers

It is snowing in the besieged city of Sarajevo. Gunfire thunders in the distance. Ema and her younger brother Adi haul snow into the bathtub, to provide water for the family.

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4 min
Short Film

Penguin

2018
2017
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Julia Ocker

A timid penguin waiter goes out of his way to perform his job to perfection. But when a glacé cherry falls from the cake, it sets off a chain reaction of disastrous events.

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12 min
Short Film

Odd Squad – The Cherry-On-Top-Inator

2018
2017
Canada
from 11 years
Director: J.J. Johnson

The agents recall how a beloved gadget helped them.

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7 min
Short Film

Kippkopp in the Grass

2018
2017
Hungary
from 4 years
Director: Szilvia Fabók, Tama Mikori

The first episode of the TV series based on the fairy tales of Veronika Marék. Kippkopp, a chestnut child, is up for a walk in a meadow. He is alone and looking for someone to play with. Perhaps the ladybug?

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9 min
Short Film

The Hungry Little Wolf

2018
2017
France, Belgium
from 4 years
Director: Arnaud Demuynck

A little wolf cub decides one day that he is big enough to go hunting on his own. He sets out to find a willing prey, but all those he approaches are too big for him ... or rather too cunning.

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2 min
Short Film

Opposite Day

2018
2017
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Fabian Friedrich

It’s Opposite Day – it’s Opposite Day! The day to do things in the opposite way.

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4 min
Short Film

Night Moves

2018
2018
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Falk Schuster

Deep in the night when everyone is fall asleep, funny shapes and jolly beasts rumble though the bedroom. There is so much to discover!

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15 min
Short Film

The Line

2018
2017
Italy
from 11 years
Director: Alessandro Stevanon

Eleven-year-old Federico is invisible to the eye of his schoolmates and parents. Meeting an old Senegalese artist helps him to discover his talent and learn to see others for what they are.

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2 min
Short Film

Creativity Does Not Recognize Walls

2018
2017
Mexico
from 11 years
Director: Fernando Campos Mendoza

In a world divided by a tall scary wall two strangers look for a way to connect in order to help each other out.

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17 min
Short Film

HiddenBoy

2018
2018
Spain
from 11 years
Director: Pol Rodríguez

The film tells the impossible love story between Juna, a city girl, and a very special child hiding on Tagamanent’s mountain.

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6 min
Short Film

Drowning

2018
2017
Germany, Brazil
from 14 years
Director: Pedro Harres

Attention is the currency of the 21st century: join the dynamic wave ride through the ocean of cat videos, shitstorms and selfies.

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3 min
Short Film

Memorials

2018
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Jörg Herrmann

Memorials are raised for eternity. Sometimes, the eternity is conceivable, because people desire for changes.

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8 min
Short Film

Voyagers

2018
2017
France
from 14 years
Director: Gauthier Ammeux, Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumény, Alexandre Dumez, Lea Finucci, Marina Roger

A tiger escaping his hunter ends up in a space station occupied by an astronaut and his goldfish.

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Trailer
96 min
Panorama

Invisible Boy - Second Generation

2018
2018
Italy
from 16 years
Director: Gabriele Salvatores

Adopted Michele is an inconspicuous teenager – and a “special” with superpowers. Unexpectedly, his mother and his sister enter his life. They plan revenge on a billionaire who abused “specials” for experiments. But the real enemy is hiding in his own ranks.

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Trailer
90 min
Panorama

Wildwitch

2018
2018
Denmark
from 10 years
Director: Kaspar Munk

Twelve-year-old Clara is like any other girl. But everything changes when one day she is attacked and scratched by a black cat. Clara discovers that she suddenly has a unique gift: she can talk to animals.

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Trailer
22 min
Panorama

Matasaburo of the Wind

2018
2016
Japan
from 5 years
Director: Hiroki Yamada

Little Takada is transferred from a big city school to a very small country school. Soon her village classmates suspect that she is Matasaburo, the mysterious wind spirit. Will they be proven right?

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Trailer
128 min
Panorama

In This Corner of the World

2018
2016
Japan
from 13 years
Director: Sunao Katabuchi

Japan, in World War II: 19-year-old, dreamy Suzu marries young Shusaku Houjou from the port city of Kure. As the war draws nearer, Suzu clings to her dreams to keep her confidence. Until a tragedy descends upon her.

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Trailer
68 min
Children´s Film

Stop the Horned Vikings!

2018
2018
Russia
from 8 years
Director: Ilja Belostozki (Belostotsky)

Only one more day and Johnny will be nine years old. Then he will finally be freed from the “bondage” of his cousin’s summer camp and be allowed to enjoy his summer holidays together with his friends Serge, Victoria, Boris and Stas. But Johnny does not leave the camp without making a promise.

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Trailer
102 min
Children´s Film

The Third Wish

2018
2017
Czech Republic, Slovakia
from 8 years
Director: Vít Karas

Kindly, mischievous and humorous story about the troubles of a lovesick teenager called Albert which takes place in a twinkling pre-Christmas spa town lorded over by a renowned international hotel belonging to a somewhat self-centred hotelier by the name of Bosák.

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