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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020
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99 min
Junior Film

Just Charlie

2017
2016
Great Britain
from 12 years
Director: Rebekah Fortune

Charlie is a gifted footballer despite his youth. Renowned clubs have already signalled an interest in him, lucrative contracts are in store. But what fills his father with unspeakable pride means nightmares and deepest uncertainty to the boy.

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95 min
Youth Film

Good Boy

2017
2016
Russia
from 14 years
Director: Oxana Karas

This last school week before the holidays does not seem to be normal to the clever ninth-grader Kolya Smirnov. A series of unlikely events and accidents overshadows the preparations for the “day of school”. Kolya falls in love with his intelligent and charming English teacher, who really seems to make approaches to him.

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80 min
Youth Film

Enough!

2017
2016
Netherlands
from 15 years
Director: Tessa Schram

As long as they can remember, 15-year-old Sander, Chris and Maarten have only be known as a trio – both at school and on the football field. Sander is rather considerate, Chris, who is dreaming of a career as a professional footballer, is ambitious and impulsive, and Maarten is always there when he is needed.

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90 min
Junior Film

Let Him Be a Basketball Player

2017
2017
Slovenia
from 12 years
Director: Boris Petkovič

Ranta is so tall that he could tie a necktie for giraffes. This is how his companions tease their somewhat lanky and always hungry friend. His sports teacher is profoundly convinced Ranta would be a born basketball player, but his first games are failures and earn him laughter of the spectators.

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93 min
Youth Film

Scaffolding

2017
2017
Israel, Poland
from 15 years
Director: Matan Yair

Herzliya, a small place just north of Tel Aviv: 17-year-old Asher has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It’s hard for him to  concentrate in class, and he is compelled by a lot of rage and violence.

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93 min
Youth Film

The Sun at Midnight

2017
2016
Canada
from 15 years
Director: Kirsten Carthew

After the tragic death of her mother, 16-year-old Lia is sent to her grandma to Fort McPherson. Abandoned by her father, she is to cope with living in the small subarctic community. But the local habits seem strange to the fancy city-child, and the environment is too monotonous. Lia feels lost and alone.

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93 min
Youth Film

Kiss and Cry

2017
2017
Canada
from 14 years
Director: Sean Cisterna

At a party, 18-year-old figure skater and singer Carley gets to know her classmate John more closely. He immediately tries to make friends with Carley. Although she seems disinterested and unapproachable, he manages to invite her to a date.

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100 min
Youth Film

Slam - Everything for the Girl

2017
2016
Italy
from 14 years
Director: Andrea Molaioli

16-year-old Sam is a fanatical skateboarder who spends his spare time in the skate park and emulates his great idol, Tony Hawk. At 16, Hawk was already celebrated as the world’s greatest skater. He was just as old as Sam’s mother, Antonella, when she gave birth to her son.

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94 min
Youth Film

Spider Thieves

2017
2017
Chile
from 14 years
Director: Guillermo Helo

Santiago de Chile, 2005: Avi, Estefany and pregnant Cindy are 13 years old and best friends. They live with their families in “La Toma”, the largest slum on the edge of the Chilean capital. The girls love going to richer districts, strolling through the department stores and sometimes pinching clothes or make-up.

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85 min
Youth Film

Unexpected Journey

2017
2017
Finland
from 15 years
Director: Samuli Valkama

17-year-old Kamal lives in Helsinki, Finland. He was born in Finland but he comes from Africa originally. His father left Kamal and his mother when Kamal was 10 years old. His mother got married again and they are moving to his stepfather’s place. Kamal decides to go to Nairobi, Kenya where his father lives.

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116 min
Youth Film

Canola

2017
2016
South Korea
from 14 years
Director: Chang

Gyechun is a “Haenyeo”, a traditional diver on the South Korean island of Jeju. She lives with her little granddaughter Hye-ji. Her father, Gyechun’s son, died shortly after her birth, while her mother soon ran away. The girl is lovingly looked after and is the old woman’s one and everything.

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97 min
Youth Film

Do It Right

2017
2017
France
from 15 years
Director: Chad Chenouga

When Nassim’s depressive mother dies of an overdose of pills, the 16-year-old is sent to a youth centre and finds himself in two completely different worlds. In the morning, he attends a “hip” Paris grammar school and is surrounded by his fellow students coming from a privileged background.

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4 min
Short Film

Mimi & Lala

2017
2017
Taiwan (Republik China)
from 4 years
Director: Sung-chi Lo

Mimi and Lala are adorable twin sisters and normally they have everything in pair till one day their grandparents send them only one big bunny. Who can own this gift?

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5 min
Short Film

Miriam’s Hen’s Dream

2017
2016
Estonia
from 4 years
Director: Andres Tenusaar

One day Miriam’s Hen sees a flock of birds heading southwards and she starts dreaming about flying to the south too. But all her attempts to fly end up on the ground. Can Miriam help her?

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5 min
Short Film

The Penguin

2017
2016
France, Belgium
from 4 years
Director: Pascale Hecquet

A penguin finds life in the North Pole too chilly for its liking and decides to go to the tropics.

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4 min
Short Film

How Messy Settled in the Kindergarten

2017
2016
Belarus (Weißrussland)
from 4 years
Director: Marina Lukjanowa (Lukyanova), Ruslan Sinkjewitsch (Sinkevich)

Messy and his girlfriend, the spider, got kicked out of his beloved old and dusty attic. Finally, they end up at kindergarten.

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7 min
Short Film

The Search for the Lost Family

2017
2017
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Majd Alkayali, Marcel Bias, Nathalie Braun, Cay Conrads, Mohamad Karam Dahhan, Rayan Kurdi, Liridona Qunaj, Monika Balwierczak, Jule Bäuning, Chaina Elle, Maik Gropp, Dennis Hergert, Torben Johnen, Kai Kotucz, Kevin Plogmaker, Leon Staack, Marielena Winkler

Suddenly on a beautiful day in the jungle erupts a volcano, whereby a small elephant is separated from his parents. With the help of a small elf he tries to find his family.

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2 min
Short Film

Break Away

2017
2016
Russia
from 4 years
Director: Leyla Sijanowa (Siyanova)

A paper snowman is pinned to a board. He is fixed, but he wants to be free to travel. He dreams of distant wanderings and tries different ways in vain to free himself. But one day he succeeds.

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3 min
Short Film

Koyaa – Dancing Socks

2017
2017
Slovenia
from 4 years
Director: Kolja Saksida

Koyaa wakes up to a new day. He tries putting on a warm pair of socks, but there's a problem – they go wacky, run away and hide! Koyaa manages to catch one. Can he get the other one, too?

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4 min
Short Film

Crab Story

2017
2017
Russia, Australia
from 4 years
Director: Tatiana Poliektova, Filippo Rivetti

What can happen if crab will find a pineapple on the beach?

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10 min
Short Film

Maamuu – Folding the Rainbow

2017
2016
Mongolia
from 4 years
Director: L. Ganbold

Aami and Taami are inseparable, every day they experience new adventures. Unfortunately, Taami cannot catch the rainbow for Aami until he suddenly has a great idea.

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3 min
Short Film

Dragon Sledge

2017
2016
Russia
from 4 years
Director: Jewgenija Shirkowa (Zhirkova)

Little girl can’t wait to play with her father in the park. But it seems he does not have time for it. The little rascal turns on her fantasy and imagines a fairy tale of a dragon sleigh ride. But who saves the little princess?

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89 min
German Focus

Sugar Sand

2017
2017
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Dirk Kummer

1979, Falkenwerder near the inner-German border: Fred and Jonas are ten years old and close friends, although their parents are so fundamentally different. While Jonas’ mother believes in God, goes to church and is critical of the policies of the GDR government, Fred’s father works with the customs, proudly shows his uniform and his belief in socialism.

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94 min
German Focus

Crazy about Fixi

2017
2016
Germany
from 15 years
Director: Mike Marzuk

“Nice is the little brother of shit,” says Tom, who has just graduated from high school. Tom is nice, but seemingly invisible to girls. So far, he has not known any girl who would be keen on him. He does not have any friends either, apart from red-haired Dodie, who is a little too fat. But that’s not all.

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102 min
German Focus

The Legend of Timm Thaler or the Boy Who Sold His Laughter

2017
2016
Germany
from 8 years
Director: Andreas Dresen

Tim Thaler lives in Berlin in the 1920s and has a special gift: he can infect other people with his wonderful laughter. Rich Baron Lefuet, who watches Tim and his father at a horse race, absolutely wants to possess this laughter. It would make it much easier for him to manipulate people.

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106 min
German Focus

Tiger Milk

2017
2017
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Ute Wieland

This summer it is supposed to happen: their first time! The two 14-year-old friends Nini and Jameelah decide this at the end of the school year. The two girls live in a tower block housing estate in Berlin and have known each other since they were four years old.

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99 min
German Focus

The Peppercorns and the Curse of the Black King

2017
2017
Germany
from 10 years
Director: Christian Theede

The “Peppercorns” – that is eleven-year-old Benny, his friend and fellow pupil Mia and more or less her younger sister Alice too. The junior detectives have already solved a lot of tricky cases in Hamburg. Now they have to investigate during their class trip in South Tyrol.

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82 min
German Focus

Pettson and Findus - Best Christmas Ever

2017
2016
Germany
from 5 years
Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi

Shortly before Christmas, a wild snowstorm rages across the country, so Pettson and tomcat Findus cannot leave their small, red wooden house. But so much has to be done for the feast! The larder is empty, the Christmas tree has not yet been felled and no gifts have been made.

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101 min
German Focus

LOMO - The Language of Many Others

2017
2017
Germany, France
from 15 years
Director: Julia Langhof

“You are a single surprise,” says father Michael, a successful and well paid architect, to his son. Karl is hardly interested in anything beside his blog “The Language of Many Others”, in which he unscrupulously posts private shots of his family.

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119 min
German Focus

Heart of Stone

2017
2016
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Johannes Naber

Once the people of the Black Forest believed in good spirits. But now they want to dominate nature and only bring poverty into the country, while only few people wallow in money. Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner’s son, has fallen in love with Lisbeth, the daughter of a wealthy glassmaker.

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105 min
German Focus

Rock My Heart

2017
2017
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Hanno Olderdissen

Once again, Jana has overstepped her limits and has to be taken to hospital with emergency lights flashing. The 17-year-old has a congenital heart defect and urgently needs to “shift down into first gear”. This is what her doctor thinks, who also recommends another operation.

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16 min
Short Film

Superheroes

2017
2016
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Volker Petters

Phil is too small for his age. This makes him the target of provocations by Samuel and his friends. The unexpected help from the older, lesbian Jo comes at the right time.

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4 min
Short Film

Syrphidae

2017
2016
Germany, Switzerland
from 14 years
Director: Nadia Schneider, Cyril Fischer

At Night, a young woman is running down the street. Fear of the lurking creatures of darkness. And the desire to be taken along.

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1 min
Short Film

Relaxatron 5000

2017
2016
Great Britain
from 14 years
Director: Andrew Brand

Escape your shitty life with the Relaxatron 5000.

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15 min
Short Film

Millimeterle

2017
2016
Switzerland
from 14 years
Director: Pascal Reinmann

Measuring their power and proving themselves is part of the boys’ everyday life. Even for the 13-year old gentle natured Yannik. Until his best friend’s upcoming sexual curiosity suddenly puts him in a threatening situation.

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15 min
Short Film

Box Full of Dreams

2017
2017
India
from 7 years
Director: Pavel Ghosh

Little Ravi dreams of owning a nice bicycle, which his father can’t afford. He saves money only to buy it but the cost of the cycle has been increased. There the shop owner makes a suggestion.

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6 min
Short Film

The Portraits

2017
2016
Georgia
from 7 years
Director: Tamuna Saneblidze

In drawing lessons, the girl's attempt to attract the attention of her classmate becomes a hair-raising affair.

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7 min
Short Film

Feedback

2017
2016
Czech Republic
from 14 years
Director: Filip Javora

The lighthearted story follows an airport security guard who in ignorance of his own responsibility inflicts considerable damage upon the world.

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14 min
Short Film

Jail Quarters

2017
2016
France
from 14 years
Director: Pascal Marc

Five pieces of life showing the path of a young man from childhood to his twenties, as he visits his imprisoned father with his mother.

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