On the way to India: SCHLiNGEL on the road with eight German films
Our SCHLiNGEL Film Festival thrives on the fact that films from all pver the world can be seen on the big screen. The other way around, German productions can also be found in the programmes of other international film festivals - this year also at the Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) in New Delhi, India. We accompany eight German films to their screenings on the other side of the world.
At the 9th SIFFCY, which takes place from 17 to 23 April, numerous European films will find their place in the programme this year. We are contributing three long and five short films from Germany and will travel with them to New Delhi. Our festival director Michael Harbauer will be there to support the presentation of these productions and to judge the nominated films as part of the International Jury. The German-Austrian co-production TALES OF FRANZ (International Competition) and the short film SPARE PARTS (International Competition) will be screened in the competitions. In addition, the SCHLiNGEL presents the feature films THE SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS 2 and LUCY WANTED as well as the short films BOOTLEG, MONKEY DOMINO, MORTIMER AND THE VANISHINGS and THE SQUONK. The journey of these films abroad is supported by the Saxon State Chancellery and the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM).
The Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth has been one of our partner festivals for about five years. As part of this cooperation, over 40 German feature and short films have found their way into the SIFFCY programme in recent years. Conversely, Indian productions can also be seen on the big screen here in Chemnitz. SIFFCY director Jitendra Mishra is also a long-standing expert guest at SCHLiNGEL and also part of the Club of Festivals, a network of international children's film festivals that awards three prizes at our festival.