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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
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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 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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Ein Mann sitzt mit seinen beiden Kindern telefonierend auf einem Flughafen.
15 min
Short Film

Delay

2019
2018
Italy, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 14 years
Director: Ali Asgari

A man and his two children are late for their flight. While they wait for the next flight something happens that changes his point of view about being a father.

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Ein Junge stützt genervt seinen Kopf auf seinem Arm ab.
3 min
Short Film

Resistance

2019
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Benjamin Hujawa

A family discussion that goes round in circles can only be concluded by extreme measures.

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Ein junger Mann steht in der Tür mit einem pompösen Outfit und einer Gitarre um den Hals.
19 min
Short Film

Tommi & Wolf

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Maximilian Conway

Spring-time 1976, somewhere in the countryside of Lower Austria: the 19-year-old boys Thomas and Wolfgang decide to found a rock band to get super famous. Since they are not really good at playing their instruments they shoot an album cover first.

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Ein Junge, gemalt auf eine bläuliche Wand, sitzt auf einem Holzstuhl.
10 min
Short Film

Son Of The Sea

2019
2018
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 14 years
Director: Abbas Jalali Yekta

A man lives in a house with his wife and the illusion of their son on the wall. This hallucination gradually creates some complications in their life.

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Ein kahlrasierter Junge steht auf einem offenen Tagebau.
17 min
Short Film

Fauve

2019
2018
Canada, France
from 14 years
Director: Jérémy Comte

In an open-pit mine site, two boys go ever deeper into a twisted game of power, with nature their only witness.

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Ein Junge steht gebückt und betrachtet seine lange, neonleuchtende Nase.
8 min
Short Film

Nosis

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Vincenz Neuhaus

When a boy with an exceptionally long nose accidentally falls into a cake, his life changes in unforseen ways. Equipped with a super nose, he begins to re-example life. But everything comes at a price.

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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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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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Ein trauriger Mann blickt auf die Überreste seines verbrannten Häuschens auf einer Klippe.
6 min
Short Film

Nö!

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Christian Kaufmann

A guy arrives at a cliff, located on a rough coast. He begins to build a new home in this place, but wind and weather beat him back in his project over and over again.

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Ein Vogel breitet seine Flügel im Schein des Vollmondes aus.
2 min
Short Film

Maestro

2019
2019
France
from 14 years
Director: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

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Ein Junge trägt ein weißes Hemd und beobachtet das Treiben auf seinem Abschlussball.
6 min
Short Film

Slowdance

2019
2018
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Christian Hansson Zetterberg

A shy boy at a middle-school dance tackles the new concepts of identity, sexuality and love.

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Eine Teenagerin steht auf einem vollen Esstisch und blickt wütend auf die Löcher in der Decke, aus denen Wasser fließt.
5 min
Short Film, Panorama

Thermostat 6

2019
2018
France
from 14 years
Director: Sixtine Dano, Mylène Cominotti, Marion Coudert, Maya Av-Ron

Diane can no longer pretend she doesn’t see the leak that drips above the dining table.

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In einem Wald steht ein Pferd vor einem Stapel Baumstämme.
12 min
Short Film

Traces

2019
2018
Belgium
from 14 years
Director: Sébastien Pins

Over the seasons we follow a logger and his horse in the depths of the Ardennes forest, and see him live his passion through the eyes of an odd young girl …

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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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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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83 min
Animated Film

The Daily Fable

2019
2018
Belgium
from 5 years
Director: Jens Møller, Freek Quartier

There is always something going on in the fairytale forest: many animals with different characters live here. There is Wolf who runs a small forest bistro. Or Mrs. Stork, who is cocksure of herself. Mr. Owl, on the other hand, prefers to sit on his branch and report from the newspaper about the latest forest news, for example how the stork lady invited all her friends to a picnic, but Wolf received no invitation.

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Trailer
103 min
Junior Film

I, the Sunshine

2019
2019
Mongolia
from 11 years
Director: Janchivdorj Sengedorj

In three episodes, the film tells a family story between tradition and modernity. The father grew up in a small village in the Mongolian mountains. Humble circumstances, but also a strong community shaped his childhood. His family was the first to own a television. But when they invite the village community, all they see and hear is white noise.

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Trailer
105 min
Junior Film

Of Loves and Lies

2019
2019
France, Belgium
from 11 years
Director: Julien Rappeneau

Théo’s nickname means ant: A nimble creature with amazing powers – and he has this name for a good reason. Although quite small for his age, as a soccer player he is the guarantor of success for his team. His talent is promoted by his coach, even the talent scout of a famous English team will come to watch the young football players in the French province.

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Ein Junge lehnt mit geschlossenen Augen den Kopf an die Stirn seiner Mutter.
20 min
Short Film

It Gets Better

2019
2018
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Adi Wojaczek

Anne, a single and working mother, does not realize that her son Ben hides something from her: At school, he is becoming more and more the target of cybermobbing.

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Zwei Rettungskräfte stehen mit einer Trage auf einem verschneiten Berg.
6 min
Short Film

Hors Piste

2019
2018
France
from 11 years
Director: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Mallet

The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned.

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Die Trickfiguren Mogu und Perol stehen in der Küche und bereiten eine leckere Mahlzeit zu.
9 min
Short Film

Mogu and Perol

2019
2018
Japan
from 4 years
Director: Tsuneo Goda

A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! But whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal.

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Das Schaf Claude Momäh versucht angestrengt, sich und sein Kunstwerk vor einem Wolf zu retten.
2 min
Short Film

Master Painter Bah Bizon

2019
2019
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Uli Seis

Bah-bizon, an artistically talented sheep, enjoys the afternoon painting a landscape en plein air. Suddenly a wolf’s howl startles the sheep! Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide! Bah Bizon will need all his artistic talent to save himself.

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Die kleine Matilda blickt verängstigt in ihr Zimmer.
7 min
Short Film

Matilda

2019
2018
Belgium, Spain, France
from 4 years
Director: Irene Iborra Rizo, Eduard Puertas Anfruns

Matilda can’t get to sleep and starts playing with her bedside lamp until the lightbulb finally burns out. She finds herself plunged into darkness! She soon overcomes her fear and, using her torch, starts exploring her room in this new light, and discovers all the magic of the night.

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Die kleine Anna wird von einem großen bärtigen Riesen vor ihrem Haus abgesetzt.
11 min
Short Film

Melting Heart Cake

2019
2019
France
from 4 years
Director: Benoît Chieux

Wanting to share her chocolate coeur fondant with her friend, Anna ventures on through a glacial forest, haunted by a new resident – a terrifying bearded giant. All animals that cross his path disappear. But the Leviathan’s heart is gentler than it seems.

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Koyaa blickt erstaunt auf seinen in der Luft schwebenden Radiergummi.
3 min
Short Film

Koyaa – Jumpy Eraser

2019
2019
Slovenia
from 4 years
Director: Kolja Saksida

Koyaa draws some lovely bunnies on a piece of paper, framing it. As he’s ready to set aside his eraser, it jumps up and starts charging around! Koyaa needs a quick solution for the jumpy mayhem.

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