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26th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
Trailer
104 min
German Focus
Dates

Auerhouse

2019
Germany
from 15 years

Autumn 1983, in a small provincial Swabian village with a cemetery, an amusement arcade, a pizzeria and a “madhouse”: Frieder was admitted to this psychiatric clinic after a suicide attempt. Now he is “free” again and moves into his empty family home, the Auerhouse, together with his friends Höppner, Vera and Cäcilia.

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Trailer
101 min
German Focus
Dates

Daniel '16

2020
Greece
from 15 years

Instead of serving his sentence in a prison, teenager Daniel is sent to Greece to take part in a project for juvenile criminals. On an ostrich farm in a remote village in Evros near the Turkish border Daniel is to learn to obey rules and take responsibility for the community. In this project, “the community” just includes the leader, an instructor and about 14-year-old Max, who is longing for closeness and sees Daniel as his friend.

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93 min
German Focus
Dates

Dear Mr. Führer

2020
Germany
from 12 years

Spring 1945: Eleven-year-old Felix lives with his mother Anna in Munich. His father Bernd, a well-known trumpeter, is at the front. When bombardments of the city do not stop, Anna and Felix flee to the countryside. They set up a new home on the farm of a deceased aunt.

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Trailer
98 min
German Focus
Dates

God You´re Such a Prick!

2020
Germany
from 13 years

Life couldn't be better for 16-year-old Steffi: She has successfully finished school, will soon start her training as a police officer and is looking forward to the class trip to Paris, where she wants to spend her first night with her boyfriend Fabian in a romantic hotel. The only thing left to do is a health check for the police, then off they go.

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90 min
German Focus
Dates

Into the Beat

2020
Germany
from 12 years

Katya Orlow comes from a famous ballet family. She has every chance of following in the footsteps of her late mother and that of her father Victor, who is still celebrated as a master dancer. At the moment she is training very hard to apply to the prestigious New York Ballet Academy. Then an accident happens ...

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Trailer
82 min
Children´s Film
Dates

JerryMaya and the Secret of the Train Robber

2020
Sweden
from 8 years

The young detectives Maya and Jerry are currently in the doldrums and no assignment is in sight. They are all the more excited when a friend of theirs, police officer Randolph, entrusts them with an important case. Thief Ferdinand Fransson alias "Marzipan" has broken out of prison and is on the run!

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Trailer
96 min
German Focus
Dates

Lassie Come Home

2020
Germany
from 9 years

Twelve-year-old Flo’s life is shaken up when his family has to move. Until then they had lived in a quiet village in southern Germany, together with their faithful collie bitch Lassie. Now Flo’s father has lost his job and can no longer pay the rent. But pets are not allowed in the new flat and the annoying landlady Mrs Möller cannot be dissuaded from her opinion.

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89 min
German Focus
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Madison - A Fast Friendship

2019
Germany, Austria
from 12 years

Twelve-year-old Madison has set her mind on becoming as successful as her father Timo, a professional cyclist. Timo, who named his daughter after a discipline in track cycling, namely two-man team riding, often overtaxes Madison. Although she still has a year to go, she is scheduled to take part in the Federal German training camp this summer.

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Trailer
74 min
Children´s Film
Dates

Mezquite's Heart

2019
Mexico
from 8 years

Lucía belongs to the Yoreme people and lives a secluded life with her father, a harp player, and her grandparents in a small village in Sonora, Mexico. Lucía’s father Fidel cannot get over the death of his wife and drowns his grief in alcohol. The little girl’s biggest wish is to play the traditional harp like her father, to touch his heart and be loved by him again.

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Trailer
95 min
Children´s Film
Dates

My Little Sister

2019
Russia
from 9 years

Jamil lives with his mother and grandmother in a small Bashkir village. At just six years of age, he confidently and independently lends his family a helping hand. He is hoping and longingly waiting for his father to return from the war. Jamil would also love to be a hero who fights against the Nazis.

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Trailer
87 min
German Focus
Dates

Nothing More Perfect

2020
Germany
from 15 years

Sixteen-year-old Maya is permanently involved in a suicide forum and imagines her own death, partly in romantic, partly in creepy selfie messages. She lets her imagination run wild and thus finds an attention on the internet that she otherwise misses in her life.

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Trailer
102 min
German Focus
Dates

Oskar & Lilli – Where No One Knows Us

2020
Austria
from 13 years

Six years ago, eight-year-old Oskar and his 13-year-old sister Lilli fled Chechnya with their mother. In the meantime, the children regard Vienna as their new home and speak fluent German. But now the family is to be deported. Out of desperation, the already severely traumatised mother attempts suicide and is admitted to a psychiatric clinic.

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Trailer
94 min
Children´s Film
Dates

Pirates down the Street

2020
Netherlands
from 10 years

The peaceful life in the small town Sandsborough gets turned upside down as the Blunderbuss family moor down the street. Together with their octopus Freddy and their Shark Roy they are on the run from the family’s arch enemy Crooked Cornelius. Hector, Betsie, son Billy and the grandfather finally want to start an honest life on land.

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Trailer
77 min
Children´s Film
Dates

Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers

2020
Norway
from 6 years

Vega is nine years old and very level-headed. She is “the only normal person in the family”, so to speak. Her five-year-old, wild sister Billie does whatever she wants, her father does not exactly behave like an adult and her mother has to rest in a clinic this summer because “she always thinks so much”.

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92 min
Children´s Film
Dates

Team Marco

2019
USA
from 9 years

Together with his lonely helicopter-mum, twelve-year old Marco lives in Staten Island. After the divorce of his parents, his mother decides to leave busy and buzzling New York City and move back to the place where she was born and grew up. Things become complicated when Marco’s Italian-born grandfather “Nonno” accidentally burns down his own house.

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90 min
Children´s Film
Dates

Team Taganok

2020
Russia
from 9 years

The villagers of Berkutnoye lead an idyllic life. The boys Vazir, Aydar and Gabduk are best friends and lend a hand wherever necessary. After attending a performance at the temporary open-air cinema, they sit at a campfire with uncle Sharifullah. He tells them the legend of Mount Kiramet above the village, which will soon destroy it.

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Trailer
85 min
Children´s Film
Dates

That Night's Train

2019
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 8 years

Five-year-old half-orphan Banafsheh grows up with her father and her elderly grandmother, who is unable to cope with the lively girl. On a train ride they meet a young teacher who immediately takes the girl into her heart and calms her down. She enchants the girl with stories and her hand puppet.

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90 min
German Focus
Dates

The Peppercorns and the Treasure of the Sea

2020
Germany
from 8 years

The holidays get off to an exciting start for Tarun and his girlfriend Alice, because top secret documents are stolen from Tarun's mother Jaswinder's research base in Ireland. As a dedicated marine researcher, Jaswinder is working on a project that aims to reduce plastic waste in the oceans.

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92 min
Children´s Film
Dates

The Princess and Half the Kingdom

2019
Czech Republic, Slovakia
from 6 years

Once upon a time there was a king and a queen, who had a single daughter - Kateřina. Handsome king Egon from the neighbouring kingdom asked for her hand in marriage. However, when the wedding preparations were in full swing, something monstrous happened. An evil dragon dragged the princess into his cave.

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Trailer
100 min
Children´s Film
Dates

The Secret Garden

2020
UK
from 10 years

Ten-year-old Mary Lennox lives with her parents in India during the British colonial period. After the sudden death of her parents she is taken to her uncle Lord Archibald Craven living on the English country estate Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors. In the huge manor house, Mrs Medlock takes care of the young lady and a nanny provides the girl with the bare necessities.

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90 min
German Focus
Dates

The Witch Princess

2020
Germany, Czech Republic
from 8 years

The twin princesses Amalindis and Zottel could not be more different: first-born Amalindis is dutiful and well-behaved; the second-born, called Zottel by everyone, is wild and closely connected to nature. Since Zottel is so different, King Goderic cannot stand her. But he has great plans for Amalindis, who attends to his every whim and fancy.

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Trailer
119 min
German Focus
Dates

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

2019
Germany, Switzerland
from 10 years

Berlin, February 1933: Hitler and the National Socialist Party clearly show their power. Even nine-year-old Anna notices this when at a carnival party, some boys do not dress up but simply appear in Nazi uniforms. Shortly afterwards, Anna’s father Arthur Kemper, a famous theatre critic, writer and Nazi opponent, receives a secret tip that the Nazis want to arrest him.

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Trailer
80 min
German Focus
Dates

Yakari, a Spectacular Journey

2020
Germany, France, Belgium
from 5 years

Every day, Yakari the little Indian boy experiences many adventures with his friends Little Badger, Rainbow and the tribe’s dog, Droopy Ear. But Yakari wishes for nothing more than the friendship of Little Thunder, a wild pony which his tribe has been trying in vain to catch for a long time.

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