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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
 
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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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Ein Junge lehnt mit geschlossenen Augen den Kopf an die Stirn seiner Mutter.
20 min
Short Film

It Gets Better

2019
2018
Germany
from 11 years
Director: Adi Wojaczek

Anne, a single and working mother, does not realize that her son Ben hides something from her: At school, he is becoming more and more the target of cybermobbing.

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Zwei Rettungskräfte stehen mit einer Trage auf einem verschneiten Berg.
6 min
Short Film

Hors Piste

2019
2018
France
from 11 years
Director: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Mallet

The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned.

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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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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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Koyaa blickt erstaunt auf seinen in der Luft schwebenden Radiergummi.
3 min
Short Film

Koyaa – Jumpy Eraser

2019
2019
Slovenia
from 4 years
Director: Kolja Saksida

Koyaa draws some lovely bunnies on a piece of paper, framing it. As he’s ready to set aside his eraser, it jumps up and starts charging around! Koyaa needs a quick solution for the jumpy mayhem.

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Die Trickfiguren Mogu und Perol stehen in der Küche und bereiten eine leckere Mahlzeit zu.
9 min
Short Film

Mogu and Perol

2019
2018
Japan
from 4 years
Director: Tsuneo Goda

A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! But whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal.

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Das Schaf Claude Momäh versucht angestrengt, sich und sein Kunstwerk vor einem Wolf zu retten.
2 min
Short Film

Master Painter Bah Bizon

2019
2019
Germany
from 4 years
Director: Uli Seis

Bah-bizon, an artistically talented sheep, enjoys the afternoon painting a landscape en plein air. Suddenly a wolf’s howl startles the sheep! Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide! Bah Bizon will need all his artistic talent to save himself.

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Die kleine Matilda blickt verängstigt in ihr Zimmer.
7 min
Short Film

Matilda

2019
2018
Belgium, Spain, France
from 4 years
Director: Irene Iborra Rizo, Eduard Puertas Anfruns

Matilda can’t get to sleep and starts playing with her bedside lamp until the lightbulb finally burns out. She finds herself plunged into darkness! She soon overcomes her fear and, using her torch, starts exploring her room in this new light, and discovers all the magic of the night.

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Die kleine Anna wird von einem großen bärtigen Riesen vor ihrem Haus abgesetzt.
11 min
Short Film

Melting Heart Cake

2019
2019
France
from 4 years
Director: Benoît Chieux

Wanting to share her chocolate coeur fondant with her friend, Anna ventures on through a glacial forest, haunted by a new resident – a terrifying bearded giant. All animals that cross his path disappear. But the Leviathan’s heart is gentler than it seems.

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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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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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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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94 min
German Focus

My Life as Lotta - Bingo Flamingo!

2019
2019
Germany
from 9 years
Director: Neele Leana Vollmar

Lotta Petermann is eleven, has two parents and two brothers. This sounds quite normal, but it is not. Mother Sabine likes special offers and now works in the meditation studio of crazy Heiner Krishna. Father Rainer is a teacher and loves nothing more than his peace and quiet. And he is jealous of Krishna. The two stupid brothers run around the house all day, while Heester, the turtle, always stands in the way like an inverted bowl.

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85 min
Junior Film

Running to the Sky

2019
2019
Kyrgyzstan
from 11 years
Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov

Jekshen grows up in a picturesque mountain village in Kyrgyzstan. But the idyll is deceptive. The divorce of his parents, the absence of his mother and the care for his alcoholic father have forced the eleven-year-old to grow up at a young age. The only thing that can cheer the lonely boy up is the fascination for his sports teacher. She is also the one who discovers Jekshenʼs talent for running.

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90 min
Panorama

The Orphanage

2019
2019
Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar
from 15 years
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat

Afghanistan in the early 1990s: the country is still governed by the Soviet Union instead of Islamism. Street boy Qodrat is sent to an orphanage, where his everyday life consists of school, Bollywood dreams and true friendship. But threats and violence are omnipresent here as well.

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80 min
Children´s Film

Emma

2019
2019
Mexico, Spain
from 9 years
Director: Julio Bárcenas S.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” – Many young girls would probably answer this question with “princess or ballerina”. But ever since Emma was hit in the face by a ball during her communion, she has been firmly convinced that she will become a ‘saint’. Neither the nuns of her Catholic school, nor her parents can dissuade her from this idea.

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109 min
Youth Film

The Runaways

2019
2019
UK
from 14 years
Director: Richard Heap

North Yorkshire, England: Angie lives with her two younger siblings Polly and Ben in a house by the sea. Her father can feed the family very poorly. He travels with his donkeys to let young excursionists ride them. Since her mother left husband and children, the family has a strong bond of togetherness, which slightly makes them forget the hard times.

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80 min
Panorama

Let Him Be a Basketball Player 2

2019
2019
Slovenia
from 11 years
Director: Boris Bezić

Two years have passed since lanky Ranta became the celebrated basketball star of his school. In the meantime, he and his mate Smodlak have to meet new challenges. An important national game must not be lost. And there are love problems too.

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Trailer
83 min
Junior Film

Here My Village

2019
2019
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 11 years
Director: Abas Aram

Farhad lives with his mother and his little sister in an unimportant desert village. They own nothing more than a small house and a few sheep. They can only get to the next bigger town in the car of their neighbour, Mr Behrouz. The young man has cast an eye at Farhad’s mother. One day he brings a fashion magazine from the city and gives it to Farhad.

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90 min
German Focus

Snow White and the Magic of the Dwarves

2019
2019
Germany, Czech Republic
from 8 years
Director: Ngo The Chau

After her father’s death, little Snow White is completely at the mercy of her self-loving stepmother. The queen, who wants to be the most beautiful woman in the whole country, has the graceful girl locked up in a tower so no one can see her anymore. But the older Snow White becomes, the more rebellious she is.

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110 min
Children´s Film

Bori

2019
2018
South Korea
from 10 years
Director: Jinyu Kim

Eleven-year-old Bori lives in a happy family save that her parents and her younger brother are deaf and communicate in sign language. Bori’s job is to interpret and conduct conversations - on the phone, in shops, with authorities. Although she is important to her parents and they lovingly care for her, she still feels like a stranger at home.

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Trailer
103 min
Junior Film

I, the Sunshine

2019
2019
Mongolia
from 11 years
Director: Janchivdorj Sengedorj

In three episodes, the film tells a family story between tradition and modernity. The father grew up in a small village in the Mongolian mountains. Humble circumstances, but also a strong community shaped his childhood. His family was the first to own a television. But when they invite the village community, all they see and hear is white noise.

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Trailer
105 min
Junior Film

Of Loves and Lies

2019
2019
France, Belgium
from 11 years
Director: Julien Rappeneau

Théo’s nickname means ant: A nimble creature with amazing powers – and he has this name for a good reason. Although quite small for his age, as a soccer player he is the guarantor of success for his team. His talent is promoted by his coach, even the talent scout of a famous English team will come to watch the young football players in the French province.

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Trailer
90 min
Junior Film

Kings of Mulberry Street

2019
2019
South Africa
from 12 years
Director: Judy Naidoo

Welcome to Mulberry Street in Durban, South Africa. A small Indian community has been living there for decades. Actually a very nice and safe place – provided you adapt or are protected. Harold Baboo and his father Dev Singh have to learn this the hard way when they move from Johannesburg to Durban after the mother died.

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97 min
Junior Film

Cry of Silence

2019
2019
Russia
from 13 years
Director: Wladimir Potapow

Winter of 1942, during the siege of Leningrad: adolescent Katya lost her parents in the war and has to fight her way through the times of hunger and cold all by herself. There are air raid alarms every night; and there is nobody to stand by her in the air-raid shelter. When the sirens howl once again, a bundle with three-year-old Mitya is thrust into her hands.

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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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