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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. SCHLINGEL thus aims to increase the young audiences interest in the German language and, moreover, the country’s history, culture, traditions and life of young people. At the same time, SCHLINGEL is constantly expanding its worldwide network and tries to enthuse international filmmakers to come to Chemnitz.

At the moment festival director Michael Harbauer is visiting Tokyo, where he presents six movies at the Japanese film festivals TIFF and KINEKO. They are screened with English subtitles or with Japanese translation. Q&As complement the screenings and allow for intensive exchange. The following actors and directors are on site:

- LenaLove: director Florian Gaag
- Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship: no film guests expected
- Lola on the Pea: Director Thomas Heinemann
- Wendy: director Dagmar Seume, actress Jule Hermann
- Fortune Favors the Brave: director Norbert Lechner, actress Lynn Dortschack
- At Eye Level: no film guests expected

SCHLINGEL’s presentations abroad are kindly supported by Sächsische Staatskanzlei, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and German Films. Cooperation parner is the Goethe Institut.

Michael Harbauer’s next stop will be the Indian Children’s Film Festival “The Golden Elephant” in Hyderabad, where he is a member of the international jury.

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