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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
 
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Eine dicke Katze liegt mit dem Rücken auf dem Wohnzimmerboden und streckt alle Viere von sich.
9 min
Short Film

Butterboo

2019
2018
Belgium, France
from 14 years
Director: Émilie Pigeard

After a “minor” operation at the vets, a young cat starts putting on more and more weight. Her owners start calling her “Butterball” instead of her usual name “Bamboo”. She then gets the nickname “Butterboo”!

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Auf einem blauen Hintergrund liegt ein ganzes Streichhölzchen und viele Stücke eines Zerbrochenen.
12 min
Short Film

Matches

2019
2019
Hungary
from 7 years
Director: Geza M. Toth

A lonely boy, playing with colorful matchsticks, talks about his dreams, fears and hopes. The matchsticks bring his visions to life.

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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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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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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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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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In einem Krankenhaus kümmert sich ein Roboter um einen kranken Jungen.
10 min
Short Film

C4RE

2019
2018
Germany
from 6 years
Director: Alice Reily de Souza, Juliane Walther

A little boy lives in a hospital and discovers that he is not alone – a robot was installed to take care of him and to observe his illness.

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Auf einer Waldlichtung sitzt ein Wolf auf einem Felsvorsprung.
10 min
Short Film

Wolf Paths

2019
2018
Czech Republic
from 6 years
Director: Noemi Valentíny, Vojtěch Dočkal

A chronically sick boy leads a peaceful but lazy life with his mother. Everything changes when his indispensable inhaler falls out of the window and he is forced to go out.

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Ein junger Athlet steht erschöpft in seinem Zimmer.
20 min
Short Film

Pommel

2019
2018
UK, Croatia
from 12 years
Director: Paris Zarcilla

Brothers Isaac and Noah are young British gymnasts. Their strict East Asian father favours Noah. Isaac is excellent in gymnastics, but as Noah is becoming as good or even better than him, Isaac decides to sabotage his brother at the upcoming competition.

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Ein Mädchen mit hält ihre Hand, aus der rote Farbe tropft, an die Wange eines Jungen.
30 min
Short Film

Red Hands

2019
2018
France, Italy
from 12 years
Director: Francesco Filippi

Ernesto is a smart but also hyper-protected and lonely boy. One day he discovers some wonderful red wall drawings, made by Luna, a mysterious girl who has the magic power to produce a vivid red colour from her hands.

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Ein Junge mit einer Kapuze über dem Kopf steht in einem Wald und hält in seinen Händen einen Ast.
20 min
Short Film

Baptism by Fire

2019
2018
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Philipp Klinger

Jonas desires to become part of the cool boys group. Suddenly his dream comes true, but he has to ask himself, who he really is.

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Zwei Jungen hocken im Gras und einer hält sich leicht die Augen zu.
17 min
Short Film

A land over there

2019
2019
Germany
from 12 years
Director: Arne Kohlweyer

While 16-year-old Melanie’s boyfriend leaves her to drive “over there” and 13-year-old Axel is looking forward to sex education in color, seven-year-old Marko is on his own to make sense of all that.

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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 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 kahlrasierter Junge steht auf einem offenen Tagebau.
17 min
Short Film

Fauve

2019
2018
Canada, France
from 14 years
Director: Jérémy Comte

In an open-pit mine site, two boys go ever deeper into a twisted game of power, with nature their only witness.

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Ein Junge steht gebückt und betrachtet seine lange, neonleuchtende Nase.
8 min
Short Film

Nosis

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Vincenz Neuhaus

When a boy with an exceptionally long nose accidentally falls into a cake, his life changes in unforseen ways. Equipped with a super nose, he begins to re-example life. But everything comes at a price.

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Ein trauriger Mann blickt auf die Überreste seines verbrannten Häuschens auf einer Klippe.
6 min
Short Film

Nö!

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Christian Kaufmann

A guy arrives at a cliff, located on a rough coast. He begins to build a new home in this place, but wind and weather beat him back in his project over and over again.

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Ein Vogel breitet seine Flügel im Schein des Vollmondes aus.
2 min
Short Film

Maestro

2019
2019
France
from 14 years
Director: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

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Ein Junge trägt ein weißes Hemd und beobachtet das Treiben auf seinem Abschlussball.
6 min
Short Film

Slowdance

2019
2018
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Christian Hansson Zetterberg

A shy boy at a middle-school dance tackles the new concepts of identity, sexuality and love.

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Ein korpulenter Teenager steht verzweifelt vor seiner Klasse.
7 min
Short Film

Disrepute

2019
2019
Sweden
from 14 years
Director: Stephane Mounkassa, Stefan Sundin

Last class of the week. Niklas is about to change school after years of bullying but he refuses to leave the classroom without restitution.

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Ein Teenager sitzt mit seinen Eltern am Tisch und isst.
5 min
Short Film

Savegame

2019
2019
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Diana Kaiser

As a teenager loses himself more and more in the virtual world, he snaps back into the harsh reality.

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Zwei Teenager liegen im Bett.
15 min
Short Film

The Last Day of School

2019
2018
Lithuania
from 14 years
Director: Gabriele Urbonaite

On the last day of school, Edgaras goes on an illegal cigarette run in order to afford a better life with his girlfriend.

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Eine Frau sitzt mit Kopfhörern vor ihrem Computer.
4 min
Short Film

Crocodile

2019
2019
Spain
from 14 years
Director: Jorge Yúdice

Like every afternoon, Alicia prepares a cup of tea and watches her favorite youtube channel: VictorGaming – a role action video games channel. Victor, the youtuber, is streaming now answering questions from his fans.

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Berühmte Figuren literarischer Meisterwerke von Shakespeare & Co. grinsen um die Wette.
3 min
Short Film

Classics in 3 Minutes – Romeo and Juliet

2019
2018
Germany
from 14 years
Director: Carolin Schattenkirchner

The love story “Romeo and Juliet” as a short rhymed cartoon, located between ingenious, witty and Wikipedia.

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Ein Junge legt seinen Kopf auf einen Schwimmbeckenrand und schließt die Augen.
10 min
Short Film

Paperboy

2019
2019
Iceland, USA
from 14 years
Director: Ninna Pálmadóttir

A small town paper delivery boy peeks through his neighbor’s window and connects with a traumatized woman.

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18 min
Short Film

Mouth of Truth

2019
2018
Croatia, Italy
from 14 years
Director: Barbara Vekaric

On a school trip, Stefani navigates her sexual anxiety amid increasing pressures from her friends and the boy she likes.

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Eine Teenagerin steht auf einem vollen Esstisch und blickt wütend auf die Löcher in der Decke, aus denen Wasser fließt.
5 min
Short Film, Panorama

Thermostat 6

2019
2018
France
from 14 years
Director: Sixtine Dano, Mylène Cominotti, Marion Coudert, Maya Av-Ron

Diane can no longer pretend she doesn’t see the leak that drips above the dining table.

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In einem Wald steht ein Pferd vor einem Stapel Baumstämme.
12 min
Short Film

Traces

2019
2018
Belgium
from 14 years
Director: Sébastien Pins

Over the seasons we follow a logger and his horse in the depths of the Ardennes forest, and see him live his passion through the eyes of an odd young girl …

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