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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
 
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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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Ein Mädchen fährt auf einem Fahrrad durch die Stadt und filmt sich dabei selbst.
15 min
Short Film

Smartagers

2019
2019
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Dani Holzer

Summertime in Berlin: Coco and Mimi, two twelve-year-old girls want to meet at the public swimming pool. Things are at ease, until their smartphones interfere and start dominating everything. As grown-ups get involved, things don’t get easier.

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Drei Männer eines Rettungsteams stehen vor dem beleuchteten Eiffelturm in der Abenddämmerung.
8 min
Short Film

Secrets of Paris

2019
2018
Latvia
from 11 years
Director: Janis Cimmermanis

“The Rescue Team” men travel to Paris to help fix problems with electricity at the Eiffel tower security guard’s office but end up turning off power in all Paris.

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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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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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Trailer
92 min
Panorama

The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies

2019
2018
Philippines
from 12 years
Director: Che Espírito

Pinching, punching, kicking or choking: Aguy can heal people by inflicting pain on them. One day the little girl meets an old baker who suffers from kidney failure. They become close friends, but her gift does not seem to work for him.

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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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Eine Schnecke hinterlässt eine kunterbunte Farbenspur.
8 min
Short Film

Snail the Painter

2019
2018
Croatia
from 4 years
Director: Manuela Vladić-Maštruko

As snails crawl across patches of paint, they leave behind coloured trails that overlap and mix, creating new colours.

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Ein kleiner Roboter und sein Roboter-Hund stehen vor einem riesigen gestrandeten Wal.
7 min
Short Film

The Robot & the Whale

2019
2018
Sweden
from 4 years
Director: Jonas Forsman

A long time ago, humans left planet earth. Alone remained Lobo, a cheerful robot who loves animals and plants. One day Lobo and her best friend Banjo, a curious robot dog, meet a stranded whale on the beach.

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Das kleine Mädchen Mao Mao füttern ihr Haustier, ein Huhn.
13 min
Short Film

Mao Mao

2019
2019
Singapore
from 4 years
Director: Gary Chia Yew Hong

As six year old Ting and her family moves from their country house to a city apartment, Ting defies all odds to keep her pet chicken.

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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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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 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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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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Trailer
90 min
Panorama

Chuskit

2019
2018
India
from 7 years
Director: Priya Ramasubban

Little Chuskit is looking forward to school. She wants to be as smart as her older brother Stobdan. But then Chuskit has a serious accident and cannot walk anymore. Going to school seems impossible in the remote mountain village. But Chuskit clings to her dream...

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Trailer
102 min
German Focus

Swimming

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Luzie Loose

15-year-old Elisa suffers greatly from the separation of her parents. She now has to move to a council flat in Berlin-Neukölln with her mother. The young people at her new school behave quite differently from those living in the tranquil neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city. Elisa reacts to her stress and loneliness with fainting spells and is soon declared a victim by the boys in her class.

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Trailer
97 min
German Focus

A Story 'bout Love

2019
2018
Germany
from 16 years
Director: Peter Evers

At the beginning of the 1950s in the Baden-Wuerttemberg village of Sankt Peter: Since the death of his wife, the Bacher farmer, who strictly lives according to traditional rules, has become increasingly bitter. He sometimes vents his anger on his children Maria and Gregor, who are thick as thieves. Although Maria works hard from morning till night and Gregor also helps at the inn, the farm becomes too much for old Bacher.

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Trailer
90 min
Panorama

The Last Color

2019
2019
India, USA
from 14 years
Director: Vikas Khanna

Chhoti is a street child and wants to go to school. She therefore saves money with her friend Chintu. When he disappears with their rupees, the girl seeks shelter with the widow Noor. Since both belong to the caste of the ‘untouchables’, their everyday life is marked by injustices.

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Trailer
91 min
Junior Film

Halvdan - Almost a Viking

2019
2018
Sweden, Germany
from 11 years
Director: Gustaf Åkerblom

East village and West village used to be united. A wise tribal chief led the two villages, which are separated by a gorge, to considerable prosperity. Both sides have essential goods so they can only survive together. But after their father’s death, two sons fought for supremacy and separated the two halves of the village. The bridge over the gorge was torn down and contacts were broken off.

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110 min
Children´s Film

Bori

2019
2018
South Korea
from 10 years
Director: Jinyu Kim

Eleven-year-old Bori lives in a happy family save that her parents and her younger brother are deaf and communicate in sign language. Bori’s job is to interpret and conduct conversations - on the phone, in shops, with authorities. Although she is important to her parents and they lovingly care for her, she still feels like a stranger at home.

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86 min
German Focus

Too Far Away

2019
2019
Germany
from 10 years
Director: Sarah Winkenstette

Together with his parents and his older sister Isa, almost twelveyear-old Ben has to leave his home village because Niederkirchbach will soon be eaten up by a huge brown coal opencast mine. His only consolation is the Düren football team, for which he, a gifted striker, has already registered. In his new school, however, Ben is stamped as being an outsider.

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Trailer
75 min
Animated Film

Before the Day Breaks

2019
2018
Latvia
from 8 years
Director: Roze Stiebra

The daughter of the sun and the moon has been kidnapped. In spite of their powers, they are unable to trace her. From now on the child has to grow up underground in the custody of Selena, the devil’s daughter. It shall be prevented that the sun’s daughter can rise into the sky as the bloom of eternity. All efforts of the masked people and even those of the animals to find the child are in vain.

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Trailer
86 min
Youth Film

The Unpromised Land

2019
2019
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Victor Lindgren

Holmsund is a small town in Sweden – picturesquely situated on the archipelago coast, blessed with industrial jobs and a ferry connection to Finland. Here Sabina and two Romanian compatriots are looking for happiness. Her dark hair and brown skin look like a dark spot that seems to irritate and disturb the blond Swedes. Sabina is not welcome, she feels it, she does not even find work.

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105 min
Youth Film

Papicha

2019
2018
Algeria, France, Morocco, Qatar
from 16 years
Director: Mounia Meddour

Algeria, in the early 1990s: civil war is raging in the country. Radical militant groups try to establish an Islamist state, and those standing in their way are eliminated. Nedjima lives during this period of time. The 18-year-old studies French and is enthusiastic about fashion design. Together with her friends, she does everything ‘papichas’, pretty young girls, are not supposed to do – they have parties, wear revealing clothes and show provocative behaviour.

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Trailer
100 min
Junior Film

The Legend of the Christmas Witch

2019
2018
Italy, Spain
from 11 years
Director: Michele Soavi

Paola seems to be a pretty, caring teacher who lives a normal life. However, she has a big secret: at night she turns into hook-nosed Christmas witch Befana who brings children presents riding on her broom. For 500 years, this has been her task which she loves more than anything else despite the stress. The children and their secret desires mean the world to her.

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98 min
Panorama

Adoration

2019
2019
Belgium, France
from 16 years
Director: Fabrice Du Welz

The clinic where Paul's mother works and where the two live together offers the 12-year-old little variety. When he gets to know the slightly older patient Gloria, her impetuous nature turns his everyday life upside down, so much that they flee together.

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Trailer
90 min
Children´s Film

Binti

2019
2019
Belgium, Netherlands
from 9 years
Director: Frederike Migom

Born in Congo, twelve-year-old Binti and her father Jovial have been living illegally in Belgium for many years. Binti feels like a Belgian and dreams of becoming a popular vlogger, such as her idol Tatyana. Binti also has a video blog and regularly fills it with funny shots of her everyday life, which is suddenly disturbed when once again she and her father have to flee from the police.

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