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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
Filters

Ein Braunbär steht majestätisch im Wald.
5 min
Short Film

Little Big Bear

2019
2018
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Sarah Schulz

The bear is rolling through the books he doesn’t know them, and it looks like everyone is so much taller and he is getting even smaller! He wonders while he’s tumbling how strength and size don’t mean a thing.

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Zwei Angler sitzen auf einer Brücke in einem düsteren Tal.
6 min
Short Film

Booxze

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Till Sander-Titgemeyer, Diego Hauenstein

Two fishermen pull a strange box out of the swamp unleashing forces they barely comprehend.

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25 min
Short Film

Wild Game

2018
2017
Estonia, Portugal, UK
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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4 min
Short Film

Macarooned

2018
2017
Ireland
from 14 years
Director: Alan Short, Seamus Malone

A desperate castaway navigates shark-infested waters to reach a nearby island paradise, and pits his wits against an escalating run of extraordinary bad luck…

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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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7 min
Short Film

Barefoot

2018
2018
New Caledonia, France
from 7 years
Director: Loup Bouchet

Two children live with their father in the middle of the forest. Every morning, they walk through the forest to go to school.

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2 min
Short Film

Creativity Does Not Recognize Walls

2018
2017
Mexico
from 11 years
Director: Fernando Campos Mendoza

In a world divided by a tall scary wall two strangers look for a way to connect in order to help each other out.

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8 min
Short Film

Voyagers

2018
2017
France
from 14 years
Director: Gauthier Ammeux, Valentine Baillon, Benjamin Chaumény, Alexandre Dumez, Lea Finucci, Marina Roger

A tiger escaping his hunter ends up in a space station occupied by an astronaut and his goldfish.

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3 min
Short Film

Bottle Battle

2018
2018
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Tatiana Mikhailova, Varvara Shtikova, Sofia Kondrasheva

Everything could be so simple …

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4 min
Short Film

The Station

2018
2017
UK
from 14 years
Director: Jocelyn Wat

The granny awaited her little girl at the train station but turned out she had got onto the wrong platform! To rescue her, she had to get through horrifying obstacles.

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4 min
Short Film

Penguin

2018
2017
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Julia Ocker

A timid penguin waiter goes out of his way to perform his job to perfection. But when a glacé cherry falls from the cake, it sets off a chain reaction of disastrous events.

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15 min
Short Film

Sunday Morning

2018
2017
Slovenia
from 11 years
Director: Martin Turk

Two boys, their fathers and a dog in an unexpected encounter in a forest on Sunday morning. Short film about authorities, disappointments and the birth of a rebel.

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15 min
Short Film

Snow for Water

2018
2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK
from 11 years
Director: Christopher Villiers

It is snowing in the besieged city of Sarajevo. Gunfire thunders in the distance. Ema and her younger brother Adi haul snow into the bathtub, to provide water for the family.

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12 min
Short Film

Odd Squad – The Cherry-On-Top-Inator

2018
2017
Canada
from 11 years
Director: J.J. Johnson

The agents recall how a beloved gadget helped them.

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15 min
Short Film

The Line

2018
2017
Italy
from 11 years
Director: Alessandro Stevanon

Eleven-year-old Federico is invisible to the eye of his schoolmates and parents. Meeting an old Senegalese artist helps him to discover his talent and learn to see others for what they are.

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17 min
Short Film

HiddenBoy

2018
2018
Spain
from 11 years
Director: Pol Rodríguez

The film tells the impossible love story between Juna, a city girl, and a very special child hiding on Tagamanent’s mountain.

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13 min
Short Film

Die trying

2018
2017
Spain
from 11 years
Director: School of Children and Youth Film Camera and Action

Clara is a preteen whom is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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18 min
Short Film

The Mandarin Tree

2018
2017
Germany
from 7 years
Director: Cengiz Akaygün

When little Sirin is finally allowed to visit her father, who gets arrested for political reasons by the Turkish government, she has to face a prison guard, who interprets her painting of a bird as an anarchistic symbol and confiscates it.

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8 min
Short Film

Echo

2018
2018
Serbia
from 7 years
Director: Kosta Rakićević, Boriša Simović

A little child of divorced parents immersed into a Sunday afternoon adventure with his father.

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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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10 min
Short Film

The Little Princess

2018
2018
UK
from 14 years
Director: Jason Maza

A man going through a deep depression has a chance and random encounter with a little girl that reminds him of the beauty and simplicity of life.

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15 min
Short Film

A Sure Sign

2018
2018
Finland
from 14 years
Director: Marjo Viitala

Jarno lives an easy-going live with his girlfriend in the countryside. One day, his friend tells him that a certain Roxette song predicts the end of any relationship. “It must have been love”…

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14 min
Short Film

The Boy with the Teddy

2018
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Alessandro Schuster

A small boy walks alone with his teddy bear in his arms through the city and meets a young man on his way, who takes him into his apartment.

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13 min
Short Film

A Family Tale

2018
2017
Spain
from 14 years
Director: José Corral

While his mother prepares dinner, little Rubén narrates the adventures of Galactic Lighting, a brave space hero who fights Dr. Evil.

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12 min
Short Film

To Me You Are Beautiful

2018
2017
Netherlands
from 14 years
Director: Bouwine Pool

A sweet granny looks forward to her granddaughter’s visit. But when the little girl arrives, things don’t go as smoothly as she had hoped for.

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7 min
Short Film

Stuffed

2018
2018
France
from 14 years
Director: Élise Simoulin, Édouard Heutte, Clotilde Bonnotte, Anna Komaromi, Marisa Di Vora Peixoto, Helena Bastioni

An emotionally unstable cat makes a strange encounter that helps him to grow up and learn to overcome his anger.

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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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4 min
Short Film

Sloth

2018
2017
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Julia Ocker

The sloth wants to buy an ice cream. Unfortunately, it is too slow.

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10 min
Short Film

Farta

2018
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Silvia Cannarozzi

Theresa is a single mother and has documented all of her daughter's childhood on social media without considering the full consequences.

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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

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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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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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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