25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

12 – 18 OCT 2020

Deadline for film submissions for the 21st SCHLINGEL will end soon

From September 26 to October 2, 2016 the 21st International Film Festival for children and young audience SCHLINGEL takes place in Chemnitz. Until July 1, 2016 filmmakers (directors, producers, distributors or film academies) can submit their contributions for the following categories: International Children’s Film Competition | International Junior Film Competition | International Youth Film Competition | International Animation Film Competition | Focus Germany | Short Film Competition.

Admitted to the competition are films for children and adolescents that were finished after January 1, 2015. Feature films in the international competitions have to be submitted as German premieres at least and need to have a minimum running time of 45 minutes. Productions in the national competition “Focus Germany” may already have entered or been screened in cinema/TV. As regards short life-action and animation films, German Premieres are preferred, with a maximum running time of 45 minutes.

The selection of the contributions for the competitions’ programs will be made after a sighting by the program committee, which is appointed by the organizer. All competitions are endowed with price money. In total 57,000 Euro price money will be awarded. SCHLINGEL regards itself as a platform of the international children and youth film in Germany and provides an overview of the latest productions from all over the world on an annual basis. With more than 150 films the festival ranks as Germany’s most extensive platform of this genre. SCHLINGEL is organized by the non-profit organisation Sächsische Kinder- und Jugendfilmdienst e.V. in Chemnitz. The Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien SLM (Saxon State Institute for private broadcasting and new media) is co-organiser.