25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020


In December SCHLINGEL presented the German country focus of IFF Olympia in Pyrgos. In addition to a short film programme, six productions showed the modern trends in contemporary German cinema.


Jury Work in Hyderabad

At the beginning of November Michael Harbauer's next stop was the Indian Children's Film Festival “The Golden Elephant“ in Hyderabad, where he was a member of the International Jury.


German movie won at KINEKO Film Festival

The German production "Fortune Favors the Brave" / "ENTE GUT! Mädchen allein zu Haus" won the International Film Competition 'Feature Film' at the Children's Film Festival KINEKO in Tokyo.


IFF SCHLINGEL presents German movies in Tokyo

Several times a year SCHLINGEL representatives travel abroad to present selected German movies of past festival editions. The main objective of these international activities is the promotion of German children’s and youth film productions all over the world.


The Winners of the 22nd Film Festival SCHLINGEL Are Announced

With the festive awarding ceremony on Saturday night, the International Filmfestival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL experienced its highlight. Over one week, eleven juries had to determine their favorite films. Altogether, 19 prizes worth 64,000 Euros were awarded to the winners. The festival screened a total of 159 films from 51 countries.


Award for Special Achievement

During the 22nd edition of the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL the general secretary of ECFA, Felix Vanginderhuysen, received the festival's honorary award "Ehrenschlingel" for his efforts in the field of European Children's Film Culture.


The Winners of the Short Film Award

During the International Filmfestival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL, the winners of the competition category short films were awarded within the short film programme “The Long Night of Short Films” (27 films from 16 countries). The ceremony took place at Kino Metropol Chemnitz.


Filmfestival SCHLINGEL starts on Monday in Chemnitz

The European premiere of the Chilean production Spider Thieves (Niñas Araña // Kletterdiebe) inaugurates in presence of its director Guillermo Helo and the main actress Michelle Mella the 22nd International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL at the Opera House in Chemnitz on Monday, September 25, 2017.


Invitation to Press Conference

From September 25th to October 1st 2017, the 22. International Filmfestival for children and young audience will take place in Chemnitz. Due to this event we would like to invite you to the press conference.


International Fairytale Film Festival starts tomorrow | IFF SCHLINGEL is a partner of it

For the first time in Europe, the international fairytale film festival fabulix in Annaberg-Buchholz starting August 23rd until August 27th 2017, presents fairytale movies, readings and exciting workshops for all ages.


La Matatena 2017

For the 22nd time the children’s and youth’s Film Festival La Matatena took place in Mexico City. Besides the screening of 98 movies from 22 different countries, children and youths had the opportunity to attend workshop formats and activities from August 8th until August 13th 2017.


International Film Festival presents itself in South Korea and Taiwan

Currently SCHLINGEL head Michael Harbauer is enroute concerning children’s and youth films. In Busan, the second largest town in South Korea, he visits the international children’s and youth film festival BIKY, where he presents German short films of past SCHLINGEL-editions.


International Film Festival SCHLINGEL approved as Reference Film Festival

The national film funding institution FFA approved the International Film Festival for Children and Youth SCHLINGEL officially as reference film festival. Due to this, producers of German children’s and youths movies receive points for their participation in the competition of the Film Festival SCHLINGEL, with which they qualify for subsequent reference film funding.


SCHLINGEL presented children’s films in Hanoi

For the first time a German film festival has been organised by the Goethe-Institut Hanoi together with the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL.


Movies for fledged children and youths

Since 2015 the CINEMANYA-Film Cases by the Goethe-Institute for media educational work with fledged children and youths across Germany are in action.


4th German-Uzbek children’s and youth film festival “Shum bola” in Tashkent

The 4th German-Uzbek children’s and youths’ film festival “Shum bola” (in German “SCHLINGEL”) in Tashkent starts on Wednesday.



The International Film Festival SCHLINGEL represented from March 9th till March 12th 2017 two German productions at the children’s film festival FIFEM in Montreal.


SCHLINGEL goes Berlinale

For the second time, the International Film Festival SCHLINGEL is the leading organizer for the welcome of the European children’s film scene.