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27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
 
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3 min
Short Film

The ABC of Breakups

2021
2021
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Susann Hoffmann

“The ABC of Breakups” describes the emotional development after the end of a relationship in song form. It starts from A for „alone again“ via T for „Tinder“ and ends with a hopeful view for the bigger picture.

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27 min
Short Film

Romance, X and Y

2021
2020
France
from 14 years
Director: Louise Condemi

A new haircut. One look. And the dreary school day becomes an odyssey of love for sixteen-year-old Romane. But Diego is as beautiful as he is cowardly, and love is as sweet as it is cruel. Romane faces it with courage and humor.

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7 min
Short Film

Obervogelgesang

2021
2020
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Ferdinand Ehrhardt, Elias Weinberger

A teenager is confronted with a fresh right-wing extremist graffiti in the train and thus also with a blight of her homeland.

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11 min
Short Film

Armadila

2021
2020
Serbia
from 14 years
Director: Gorana Jovanović

A tough thirteen year old girl struggles to keep her emotions in check, whether concerning her missing dog or the boy she likes.

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4 min
Short Film

Winner

2021
2021
Slovakia
from 14 years
Director: Samuel Chovan

There can only be one winner.

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5 min
Short Film

294 notes

2021
2021
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Julie Gaston

294 notes – taken from an anomymous online survey where people were asked about personal fears. They show the subjective sensation of anxiety in its different dimensions and proportions.

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2 min
Short Film

Da Humbug

2021
2020
UK
from 4 years
Director: Johnny Schuhmann

A heartwarming tale about a grumpy old man who dislikes Christmas but receives an unexpected gift that opens his eyes to the true importance of the festive period.

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26 min
Short Film

Christmas with the Musifants

2021
2021
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Meike Fehre

The two musifants, Charlie and his grandpa Gunther, head off in search of the perfect Christmas tree – because Christmas without a musifantastic Christmas tree isn’t a real Christmas at all!

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2 min
Short Film

Ink

2021
2020
Netherlands
from 4 years
Director: Joost van den Bosch, Erik Verkerk

In this ultrashort animated film, we follow an octopus who is a clean-up neat-freak. But sometimes, even though you have so many arms, you still cannot reach what you are aiming for.

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3 min
Short Film

The Game

2021
2020
Russia
from 4 years
Director: Elena Kurkova

Once on a hot summer day, the animals on old Granny's farm were bored...

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7 min
Short Film

Tales from the Multiverse

2021
2020
Denmark
from 14 years
Director: Magnus Igland Møller, Mette Tange, Peter Smith

God is a single parent and amateur programmer. He's working on project 'Earth' but never seems to get a break from the kids. One day though, he finally gets a breakthrough.

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3 min
Short Film

Exhibition

2021
2020
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Sylvia Borges

An exhibitionist is trying desperately to get some attention.

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6 min
Short Film

Red

2021
2020
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Chen Yang

A story about a little explorer and a world, that is much more colourful, than it first seems.

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3 min
Short Film

Rhino

2021
2021
UK
from 4 years
Director: Bethany Powell

The animals are afraid of the large and lonely Rhino, but through a series of good deeds he gains their trust. When Rhino himself needs help, Oxpecker – the smallest and most afraid of Rhino – bands the others together to help out their new friend.

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4 min
Short Film

Child's Play

2021
2021
Austria
from 14 years
Director: Lisa Hasenhütl

Poetry Slam meets the unfiltered truth of children's chatter on a playful journey through childhood memories for a little nostalgia. But then again, it’s just a game and: “Growing up can wait ‘till later.”

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5 min
Short Film

Kiwi & Strit - Funny Harmony

2021
2021
Denmark
from 4 years
Director: Esben Toft Jacobsen
2 min
Short Film

Boris over the Clouds

2021
2021
Switzerland
from 4 years
Director: Jill Vágner, Elina Cara Huber, Kiryl Hramadka

Boris the Dragon gets woken up by a letter, which contains an urgent request. He immediately goes to fulfil the wish in his own way.

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7 min
Short Film

Conspiracy

2021
2020
Russia
from 14 years
Director: Andrey (Andrej) Kuznetsov (Kusnezow)

Conspiracy theory sometimes diverges from practice. At the same time, not only life, but also death makes its own adjustments to the plans of people - and not always in the way you thought about.

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13 min
Short Film

Loculus

2021
2020
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 14 years
Director: Amir Rooini

Power is out in the cemetery's mortuary. The mortaury's personnel realise that something’s wrong due to the stinking smell. There's also a corpse there, belonging to a ten-year-old boy’s mom.

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2 min
Short Film

Thank You for Your Teeth!

2021
2020
Romania
from 14 years
Director: George ve Gänæaard, Horia Cucută

Josh, a 6 y.o. kid living with his mother and sister, discovers that for each tooth lost he receives five dollars. He makes a quick calculation and understands that an entire bike is sitting in his mouth.

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5 min
Short Film

Mmm...Cat

2021
2020
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Yongxin Wang

A girl who only wants to be alone. One day, a Cat knocks on her door. Since then everything has changed...

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84 min
Junior Film

Little Warrior [Sumo Kid]

2021
2021
Russia
from 12 years
Director: Ilja Jermolow

13-year-old Vitja Kasatkin has an unusual hobby: Japanese sumo wrestling. His love for the sport comes from his father, who left the family for Japan eight years ago. Since then, the boy has been training hard to see his father again one day.

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104 min
Youth Film

Follow the Light

2021
2020
Japan
from 14 years
Director: Yoichi Narita

Akira's father grew up in a small village and returned there after a failed relationship. Now all the people are leaving this place. Even the school has to close because of it. This does not bother the whimsical Maki, whom everyone avoids. Akira, however, is inevitably attracted to her.

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96 min
Youth Film

Yuni

2021
2021
Indonesia, Singapore
from 16 years
Director: Kamila Andini

Yuni is stubborn. She wants to study, but for that she has to be unmarried. Her family is looking for marriage candidates. The first request reaches her, the second and even a third. But the religiously shaped world soon becomes too small for her dreams.

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90 min
Panorama

Girls Got Game

2021
2020
Russia
from 15 years
Director: Maxim Sweschnikow

Danya has been an enthusiastic soccer player since her childhood. After her team threatens to fall apart, she persuades old friends to start kicking again. Together they train harder than ever. Can they make it to the next league?

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85 min
Youth Film

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

2021
2021
Chad, France, Germany, Belgium
from 15 years
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Mary and her mother face a great challenge. The 15-year-old is pregnant and wants to have an abortion. However, abortions are punishable by severe penalties in Chad and their religion forbids it. Both have to choose between family and faith.

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Trailer
102 min
Panorama

A Tale of Love and Desire

2021
2021
France
from 16 years
Director: Leyla Bouzid

The Algerian literature student Ahmed meets the Tunisian Farah. They are attracted to each other from the start and then fall head over heels in love. Ahmed tries to withstand the ever-growing desire as he discovers unexpected sensuality in poetry and passion.

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97 min
Youth Film

The City of Wild Beasts

2021
2021
Colombia, Ecuador
from 16 years
Director: Henry Eduardo Rincón Orozco

Seventeen-year-old Tato has almost no money to bury his mother. Abandoned by his father, he has to cope on his own. When he can’t pay his rent, gangsters collect the pesos with guns. Tato has to get out of Medellín. His last chance: The unknown grandfather in the countryside.

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61 min
Panorama

the Tale of Lost Times

2021
2013
Uzbekistan
from 10 years
Director: Sarvar Karimov

The ghost of the time is allowed to rejuvenate every 70 years. To do so, he has to find a child on Earth who is wasting its time. Fotih is such a boy and he actually gives the ghost his free time. With bad consequences! Unless he manages to break the magic by nightfall.

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100 min
Youth Film

Parents vs Influencer

2021
2021
Italy
from 14 years
Director: Michela Andreozzi

Simone and her father have a great relationship – until she gets older and her smartphone becomes more and more important. Now Insta star Eleonore is her idol. Father Paolo goes to war with his mop and other parents join him. Neither he nor Simone have any idea how quickly things are going to turn around.

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101 min
Panorama

All for Uma

2021
2020
Italy, Austria
from 14 years
Director: Susy Laude

How do you mess up a man’s household? With Uma! The young woman bursts into the life of the six men around Emanuel and his grandfather, who suddenly try to bring order to their chaos. But Uma looks behind the facade and begins her own therapy.

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91 min
Panorama

With You

2021
2019
China
from 10 years
Director: Shen Yanjun, Bai Fujian

Dami is a dog straight out of the picture book and loves his humans more than anything. But little Xiaodou only associates his pet with the leaving of his father. When the two later become friends, his classmates make fun of him. Finally Xiadodou goes in search of his father.

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108 min
Junior Film

A Butterfly's Heart

2021
2021
Lithuania
from 11 years
Director: Inesa Kurklietyté

Juozapas is a quiet boy who breeds insects in an abandoned house and always wears a wide sweater. That’ s why the other kids call him Balloon. But then Rugilė moves to the city. She becomes friends with Juozapas and is the first to learn about his secret.

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85 min
Panorama

Wolf Cubs of the Apple Valley

2021
2020
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 11 years
Director: Fereydoun Najafi

Asho is in danger. Since his father was accused of murder, he has to live undercover as the girl Sogol. Together with his cousin Pari Asho heads off to the Apple Valley to find his presumed dead mother.

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76 min
Youth Film

A Brixton Tale

2021
2021
UK
from 16 years
Director: Darragh Carey, Bertrand Desrochers

The YouTuber and prospective filmmaker Leah never leaves the house without a camera. While filming on the street, she meets Benji and it sparks between the two. He’s going to be the star of her documentaries, she wants more and more glaring shots. Her exaggerated pursuit of success puts both of them at risk.

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108 min
Panorama

The Sun above Me Never Sets

2021
2019
Russia
from 15 years
Director: Ljubow Borisowa

Altan’s life isn’t easy. His grandmother died and so he had to move in with his father and his new family. Then he is to work for a month on a deserted island on a fox farm. There he is alone with a strange old man who is going to change his life.

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90 min
Youth Film

Unreachable

2021
2021
Russia
from 14 years
Director: Anna Kurbatowa

A summer without mobile phones, but go out more often and experience a lot together. That’s what friends Vanja, Masha and Kirill decide. But the three are no longer children and Mascha twists the heads of both boys, which puts their friendship to a test.

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98 min
Junior Film

Kung Fu Girl

2021
2019
USA, China
from 12 years
Director: Devon Downs, Kenny Gage

Lisa is the best female kung fu fighter in her school, but her archenemy Yu Dabao humiliates her as often as he can. Lisa’s relationship with her single father, a game designer, is difficult but when she delves into one of his games, she realizes what really matters.

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85 min
Children´s Film

Playful

2021
2021
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 8 years
Director: Nadereh Turkamani

Shahin and his friends want to start a football team. To make money for jerseys and shoes, they fatten geese. The bag of coarsely ground wholemeal that the new boy in the village has put in front of the door is just right for them. But the food is poison for the animals ...

 

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