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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
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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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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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Das kleine graue Wölfchen blickt begeistert auf seine Geburstagstorte.
7 min
Short Film

Little Grey Wolfy. Summer Party

2019
2019
Norway
from 4 years
Director: Natalia Malykhina

Summer is here – short nights and full moon. And Little Grey Wolfy’s birthday is soon! Wolfy wishes for a cake with candles and cream – can anyone fulfill his birthday dream?

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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101 min
German Focus

Rocca

2019
2019
Germany
from 9 years
Director: Katja Benrath

“If I was afraid of something, would it do any good?” asks adventurous, always cheerful Rocca. The eleven-year-old does not let anyone talk her into anything; she only trusts her mind and her heart. The girl, whose mother died during childbirth, grew up in the ESA Space Centre in Kazakhstan, where her father was trained as an astronaut.

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Trailer
80 min
Panorama

Harajuku

2019
2018
Norway
from 15 years
Director: Eirik Svensson

Vilde is 15 years old, loves Japanese comics and has a depressed mother. Instead of being at home, she hangs out with her friends in the centre of Oslo. Shortly before Christmas Eve, youth welfare agents suddenly appear at her door bringing a terrible message. Vilde spontaneously plans to flee to Japan.

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111 min
Youth Film

Psychobitch

2019
2019
Norway
from 14 years
Director: Martin Lund

Marius is a reliable guy: he is popular, never misses his cross-country training, and his father always praises him to the skies. Even when he makes the selfish suggestion that they can form learning groups of two students each, he does everything right. However, instead of working with Lea, the most popular girl in class, Marius is assigned crazy ‘psychobitch’ Frida by his teacher.

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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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Trailer
96 min
Children´s Film

The Home in the Tree

2019
2018
China
from 9 years
Director: Zhang Zhonghua

Chinese school children are under an enormous pressure to perform well. In the small village school, where the boy Ba-Wang is a student, texts are memorised and recited even during the breaks. Soon the major comparison test will take place and the director demands one of the best results in the country. Ba-Wang does not care about all this hustle and bustle.

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104 min
Children´s Film

A Wizard Called Rye

2019
2018
Czech Republic
from 8 years
Director: Zdeněk Zelenka

Orphan Žito grows up well cared for by an old farmwoman. She shares her wisdom with him and teaches him to be an honest young man with a pronounced sense of justice. When he, like all young men, is conscripted to perform military service as a soldier at the royal court, he quickly reaches his moral limits. He secretly uses his task as a tax collector to free the citizens from the taxes.

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Trailer
82 min
German Focus

My Extraordinary Summer with Tess

2019
2019
Netherlands, Germany
from 8 years
Director: Steven Wouterlood

A week’s holiday with the family by the sea! For Sam, it is a week full of mystery, happiness and sadness. He is greatly saddened by the thought that his parents and his older brother Jorre will die one day. Probably even before him because Sam is the youngest of the family. So he prepares himself for this painful moment.

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93 min
Children´s Film

All I Want for Christmas

2019
2018
Denmark
from 8 years
Director: Christian Dyekjær

Lucia is a very special girl. Her father Julius is the Danish Santa Claus and Lucia later wants to follow in his footsteps. Unfortunately, she as a girl is not allowed to become Santa Claus. Although Lucia attends International Christmas School, she has to learn to knit socks and bake instead of climbing through chimneys like the boys.

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Trailer
97 min
Panorama

Hacker

2019
2019
Denmark, Sweden
from 11 years
Director: Poul Berg

Benjamin is a computer genius, lives in an orphanage and has recently been visited by the Danish secret service. They tell the shocked 13-year-old that his mother, who allegedly died in an accident, is still alive. And she is not the only one hunted by the Ministry of Defence.

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Trailer
93 min
Youth Film

Afterlife

2019
2019
Netherlands
from 14 years
Director: Willem Bosch

When teenager Sam arrives home one day, her mother is already gone. She is said to have fallen off the ladder, so her father tells her. She was dead immediately. Now Sam is alone with him and her two brothers. She misses her mother and has to be strong and take on many tasks in the family at the same time.

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