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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020
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25 min
Short Film

Irinyi

2018
2018
Hungary
from 8 years
Director: Nikol Cibulya

A magical story about the friendship between a famous Hungarian inventor and a young journalist who would like to publish his visions.

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10 min
Short Film

Follower

2018
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Johannes B. Behr

In the evening, Clara babysits in the home of a wealthy family. Immediately, she posts a few photos on Instagram and gets a new follower, who seems to track her not only online.

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9 min
Short Film

Turn it Around

2018
2017
Netherlands
from 14 years
Director: Niels Bourgonje

When the fifteen-year-old Bram meets Florian at a house party, he immediately falls for him. There is only one problem: nobody knows that Bram is gay.

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10 min
Short Film

Sherbert Rozencrantz, You’re Beautiful

2018
2018
Australia
from 4 years
Director: Natalie van den Dungen

Milly’s world revolves around her pet guinea pig. When her mother attempts to engineer for her a “real” friend, it results in ridicule and forces Milly to question her sense of self.

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9 min
Short Film

Easygoing Teddy

2018
2017
Croatia
from 4 years
Director: Tomislav Gregl

Easygoing Teddy is a playful little bear who doesn’t really care about forest rules. One day, after he saves the bee from a trouble, he earns a friendship that will change his life.

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6 min
Short Film

Dark, Dark Woods

2018
2017
Denmark
from 8 years
Director: Emile Gignoux

Young princess Maria has had about enough of her royal life – it’s all lesson, responsibilities and duties, every hour of every day. Once, Maria is swept away on an adventure into the dark, dark woods.

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23 min
Short Film

Folktale

2018
2018
India
from 8 years
Director: Ajitesh Sharma

A young Indian boy's idea of heroism depicted in fables is challenged in the real world as he takes up a journey with his little Russian friend, who he believes is a fairy.

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6 min
Short Film

Through the Marsh

2018
2017
Czech Republic
from 8 years
Director: Kryštof Ulbert

Today it is the little girl's first day of school. She doesn't want to go there through – the way leads through a slimy marsh and a dark forest full of terrifying animals.

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17 min
Short Film

The Stonemason’s Dream

2018
2018
France, Belgium, Netherlands
from 8 years
Director: Frits Standaert

Despite his fortune, a wealthy banker is bored to tears with his life, until he passes by the home of a humble stonemason.

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10 min
Short Film

St. Elliot

2018
2017
Norway
from 14 years
Director: Tord Theodor Olsen

When a young boy discovers that dogs are not allowed in heaven, he makes out his own plan on how to reunite a sick dog with his dead owner.

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5 min
Short Film

Oculus Malus

2018
2017
France
from 14 years
Director: Félix Benicourt, Maxime Blin, Mathieu Bouzard, Camille Bullet, Valentin Chotel, Adrien Kottelat, Quentin Masingarbe, Dorian Mouty

A crazy scientist creates special glasses in order to examine some little creatures that are invisible to human eyes. These creatures may just explain a good proportion of our daily annoyances.

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5 min
Short Film

Memo

2018
2017
France
from 14 years
Director: Julien Becquer, Éléna Dupressoir, Jules Durand, Viviane Guimarães, Ines Scheiber

Louis, a retired man, resists the overprotection of his daughter Nina to keep his independence.

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14 min
Short Film

Mascarpone

2018
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Jonas Riemer

A car crash thrusts Francis, the dreamy film projectionist, into the world of the ruthless gangster Mascarpone.

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25 min
Short Film

Wild Game

2018
2017
Estonia, Portugal, Great Britain
from 14 years
Director: Jerónimo Sarmiento

During the harsh Estonian winter, 15-year-old Liis joins a group of teenagers for an unusual hunting game in the forest, where conflicting emotions surface as the game unfolds.

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12 min
Short Film

Oh Mother!

2018
2017
Poland
from 14 years
Director: Paulina Ziółkowska

Mother and son are changing places and roles constantly: once, the mother is an adult, sometimes son matures and takes care of suddenly childish mother.

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22 min
Short Film

Billion

2018
2017
Moldova
from 14 years
Director: Evgheni Dudceac

George is an old widow man that lives his last years in a Moldavian village. One day, he notices that his old wooden toilet has the ability to teleport him from one place to another.

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23 min
Short Film

Excuse Me, I'm Looking for the Ping-Pong Room and My Girlfriend

2018
2018
Austria, Germany, Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Bernhard Wenger

A Swedish couple is on a wellness trip in the mountains, but after an argument, Aron’s girlfriend leaves, and slams the door behind her. Now, Aron is looking for her but can’t find her anywhere.

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20 min
Short Film

Bini

2018
2018
Kosovo
from 14 years
Director: Erblin Nushi

A young boy called Bini, thrust into the horrors of war. He clings to a piece of candy as he and his family are forced to become refugees.

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3 min
Short Film

Theobald Topferson

2018
2017
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Lars Smekal

Theobald is a man who actually has everything: a wife, two children, a house with backyard – but somehow he is not really happy.

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11 min
Short Film

The Ape Man

2018
2017
Belgium
from 14 years
Director: Pieter Vandenabeele

A small, plump man lives on the top floor of a skyscraper. One day, when he hears the aggressive rants of his neighbor, he looks for the Tarzan inside to rescue his next door Jane.

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11 min
Short Film

Tweet-Tweet

2018
2018
Russia
from 14 years
Director: Zhanna Bekmambetova

Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited, we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly!

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112 min
Children´s Film

Halkaa

2018
2018
India
from 7 years
Director: Nila Madhab Panda

Is your own toilet a matter of course? Nobody owns such a luxury in the Indian slum where nine-year-old Pichku grows up and people squat near the railway tracks to do a number two. Pichku cannot understand this: the embarrassment of his trousers down and the stench sicken him.

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72 min
Children´s Film

Pony and Birdboy

2018
2018
Finland
from 6 years
Director: Mari Rantasila

Mai will start school soon. The seven-year-old is called Pony, she likes running around with a horse mask, and she can neigh like a real little horse. That annoys the constantly bad-tempered headmaster, who lives in the same block. When he tells Pony that there are strict rules at school and that animal masks are not allowed, she refuses to go there.

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97 min
German Focus

Once Upon a Time - Indianerland

2018
2017
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Ilker Çatak

Fast forward, flashback, no pause – Mauser experiences his life like a movie he is only just watching. He loves nothing except boxing. The 17-year-old lives in a prefab block of flats. His father and his stepmother have forced him to move out. In front of the house, there are some cliques and petty criminals, including Condor, with whom he attends an illegal party.

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82 min
Children´s Film

The Mystery of the Green Hill

2017
2017
Croatia
from 9 years
Director: Cejen Cernic

Koko and his friends spend their summer holidays on the shore of a lake near the idyllic Green Hill. But the magical summer is disturbed by mysterious events that alarm both the children and the locals. The children were just sitting around the campfire telling each other horror stories – now they have to get active themselves.

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Trailer
86 min
Children´s Film

Colours of Innocence

2017
2016
India
from 10 years
Director: Manas Mukul Pal

10-year-old Gopal lives with the younger brother Chottu and his parents in a Bengali town. Although they come from poor circumstances, the family has achieved certain economic stability through the father’s job. But the two boys’ protected life suddenly comes apart when their father is tied to the bed after a serious traffic accident and has to be nursed by his wife.

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99 min
Children´s Film

An Angel of the Lord 2

2017
2016
Czech Republic, Slovakia
from 8 years
Director: Jirí Strach

Angel Petronel still works at the gates of heaven, where everything has been business as usual for ages. But Petronel is longing for a better job. On a beautiful heavenly day, Uriah, the always nagging and provocative devil, instigates the angel to pick an apple from the tree of knowledge.

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Trailer
85 min
Children´s Film

Ballad from Tibet

2017
2017
China
from 10 years
Director: Zhang Wei

Ten-year-old Thupten attends the blind school in Gyangzê in Tibet. In contrast to his classmates he can still see on one eye. That is why he has promised to take his friends to the distant Chinese city of Shenzhen, where the children want to appear in a famous television show to demonstrate that blind people can do more than just weave, massage, or constantly memorize texts at school.

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Trailer
129 min
Junior Film

Vanishing Time - A Boy Who Returned

2017
2017
South Korea
from 13 years
Director: Uhm Tae-hwa

14-year-old Su-rin, who is interested in ghosts and supernatural powers and therefore laughed at by her classmates, is in love with Sung-min one year her junior. They write each other letters in cipher. One day, together with their friends Jae-wook and Tae-sik, they discover a cave with a small underground lake in the forest.

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Trailer
90 min
Junior Film

Behind the Blue Door

2017
2016
Poland
from 12 years
Director: Mariusz Palej

On the way to their summer holiday destination, eleven-year-old Łukasz and his mother Magdalena are seriously injured in a car crash. Afterwards aunt Agata, Magdalena’s sister, takes the boy to her old villa standing alone by the sea. Łukasz is confused: he does not know his aunt, nor has he ever visited the villa, the alleged family property.

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Trailer
100 min
Children´s Film

Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island

2017
2016
Spain
from 9 years
Director: Oskar Santos

The naughty twins Zip and Zap have to accompany their parents on a boat trip to a mysterious island. Arrived, the boys lost their way and cannot regain their parents. Where did they disappear, did they left the boys and which other secrets does the island hide?

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Trailer
80 min
Children´s Film

Mister Twister at the Pitch

2017
2016
Netherlands, Germany
from 6 years
Director: Aniëlle Webster

Teacher Kees surprises class 6b once again with an exciting task, the talent and future project 2037. The students go through a “time machine” and get out as adults, i.e. they tell who they are in 2037 and which profession they work in.

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83 min
Junior Film

Iqbal and the Superchip

2017
2016
Denmark
from 11 years
Director: Oliver Zahle

When Iqbal is visiting the zoo with his school class, he is given an electronic chip by the zookeeper to monitor the elephants. Supposedly its goal is to protect the animals from the effects of global warming. At home, Iqbal learns a little later that his apartment block is to be demolished to create space for new luxury quarters.

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Trailer
89 min
Junior Film

Hotel True Love

2017
2017
Netherlands, Germany
from 11 years
Director: Ineke Houtman

Living in your own hotel on the beach, letting the sun tickle your skin, watching the waves and calmly pursuing the plan to become a future soccer champion ... When his little brother is annoying, his big sister grouchy and his even bigger sister always swotting, Kos still has his dad, who is there for him.

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Trailer
72 min
Junior Film

On Wheels

2017
2017
Brazil
from 11 years
Director: Mauro D'Addio

Due to a tragic accident, 13-year-old Lucas is confined to a wheelchair. After a year of absence, he is allowed to return to school and bravely faces the challenges of everyday life. However, he usually feels uncomfortable and sub-challenged because, despite his disability, he wants to be treated as a full-fledged person.

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90 min
Junior Film

Anka

2017
2017
Croatia
from 11 years
Director: Dejan Acimovic

When orphan girl Anka is taken out of a monastery by a rich lady, she believes to have found a loving home. But her diabolical foster mother accommodates Anka in the draughty attic and makes her toil in the kitchen. One evening Anka manages to flee.

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Trailer
83 min
Children´s Film

Casper and Emma Go Hiking

2017
2017
Norway, Hungary
from 5 years
Director: Arne Lindtner Næss

Casper and Emma prepare themselves for an exciting camping adventure together with their families in the mountains of Norway. It goes without saying that their stuffed animals Miss Rabbit and Lion Cub will accompany them. After the most important rules have been discussed and the hiking equipment has been stowed in the backpacks, they are ready to go.

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Trailer
83 min
Children´s Film

Little Spirou

2017
2017
France, Belgium
from 8 years
Director: Nicolas Bary

Little Spirou should become a bellboy one day. This is family tradition. But Spirou rather wants to become an adventurer when he is grown-up. With the help of friends, he prepares a world trip for his beloved Suzette. In spite of some hurdles, Spirou proves to everybody that he has the making of much more than just carrying luggage.

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89 min
Children´s Film

Heartstrings

2017
2016
France
from 9 years
Director: Michel Boujenah

Twelve-year-old Victor secretly loves his schoolmate Marie. He is the weakest student in the class; she is a gifted cello player, who absolutely wants to go to the conservatory. But Marie suffers from a degenerative eye disease; she gradually loses her eyesight and will go completely blind in the near future.

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