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25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

12 – 18 OCT 2020
12.12.18

SCHLINGEL Film Festival curates German Focus in New Delhi

SCHLINGEL CEO Michael Harbauer is currently in New Delhi to present German productions at the International Children's and Youth Film Festival "Smile". Both festivals have been cooperating for a year now, after Michael Harbauer and the festival director of "Smile", Jitendra Mishra, met at the world's largest children's film festival "Golden Elephant" in Hyderabad.

27.11.18

Timm Thaler won spezial award

From 22 to 27 November Michael Harbauer visited the KINEKO International Children's Film Festival in Tokyo. He was accompanied by Arved Friese, the actor from "The Legend of Timm Thaler or the Boy Who Sold His Laughter".

05.10.18

The Awardees of the 23 IFF SCHLINGEL

# The festival attracted about 25,000 visitors
# Main Prizes go to India, South Africa und Iceland
# 10 juries awarded 18 prizes worth all together 64,000 Euros  -> Most of them are given as supporting awards, i.e. the prize money has to be used for a dubbed version to make the film available for the German audience.
# The festival screened a total of 235 productions from 51 countries, 124 films in competition

03.10.18

The winners of the short film competition have been announced!

The Professional Jury Short and Animated Film, consisting of Christoph Bauer (Halle/Saale), Rolf Birn (Dresden), Anne King (Leipzig) and Ines Wolter (Chemnitz), presented the following short film awards:

27.09.18

Opening Ceremony at IFF SCHLINGEL

The International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience will once more attract small and big film enthusiasts into the city cinemas. Next to the main event locations CineStar, at Galerie Roter Turm, and the Kino Metropol, the Clubkino Siegmar this year will also be a festival location for, however, the first time.

06.08.18

La Matatena, Mexiko

At the moment, Michael Harbauer is taking part at the Mexican Film Festival for kids @La Matatena A.C. He is going to show German films that run at last year's SCHLINGEL.

28.07.18

Giffoni 2018

The Giffoni Film Festival was held from 20 - 28 July 2018. SCHLINGEL dispatched 4 schoolgirls and their teacher to Italy. The girls were part of a jury.

24.06.18

For a Critical Film Audience

Diskutieren, netzwerken, lernen – heute sind wir in Athen beim „Fest of Fests“ der @Ίδρυμα Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης - Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. Die filmische Initiative ist ein Netzwerk für Vertreter der europäischen sowie internationalen Kinder- und Jugendfilmszene.

30.05.18

SCHLINGEL in Novosibirsk

The German Cinema Festival for young people "SCHLINGEL in Novosibirsk" takes place in Russia. Michael Harbauer will present 6 German films with Russian translation.

07.05.18

International Film Festival SCHLINGEL is looking for films "Made by You"

The International Film Festival SCHLINGEL is expanding its programme for children and young people. For the first time, self-produced films will be presented on the screen during the festival.

02.05.18

For the first time: Film Festival SCHLINGEL takes part in an international film screening

The best European youth film of the year will be selected on 6 May 2018. Young people from 45 cities in 36 countries will screen three films that are running parallel in those different places of the world. At the end, they choose the winner of the 7th EFA Young Audience Award.

25.04.18

International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL present films in Volgograd and Tashkent

After festival director Michael Harbauer promoted the IFF SCHLINGEL at children's and youth film festivals in Canada and the United States in March, two further foreign presentations are scheduled for next week.

05.04.18

Hungary's 1st International Children's Film Festival

The 1st International Children's Film Festival ‘Cinemira’ is taking place in Budapest this weekend. Of course we accompany the start and support the development of the festival.

14.03.18

Kanada/USA (Fifem, NYICFF)

In March Michael Harbauer travelled to Canada and USA to promote the IFF SCHLINGEL on site.

05.03.18

Call for Entries

We are glad to announce the opening of the selection for the competitive sections of the 23rd edition of SCHLINGEL International Film Festival, that will be held from 1 till 7 OCT in Chemnitz / Germany. The final deadline for submissions is 1 July 2018.

26.02.18

International Film Festival SCHLINGEL offers barrier-free screenings: technical solutions by Kinoton Digital Solutions GmbH

The preparations for the 23rd International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL are in full progress. At the beginning of October, it will show more than 150 short and long feature and animation films from all over the world in Chemnitz. For the first time, also people with sensory disabilities will be able to enjoy films.