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26th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
Trailer
102 min
Panorama
Dates

150 Million Magical Sparrows

2019
India
from 10 years

Human traffickers roam the villages, recruit impoverished families and their children under false promises and sell the children as child slaves in the city. Nine-year-old Jhalki does all she can to free her brother from their clutches and does not let anyone stop her.

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Trailer
87 min
Panorama
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Clara

2019
Ukraine
from 6 years

The newborn, light blue baby dragon has magical powers to make the world more colourful. Therefore, a magician has the little dragon kidnapped. But luckily, dwarf Alfred, a good-natured raccoon and fairylike Clara get in the way of the evil magician.

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Trailer
82 min
Children´s Film
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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
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
101 min
Panorama
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My Brother Chases Dinosaurs

2019
Italy, Spain
from 12 years

Jack raves about his younger brother Gio, whom he believes to have super powers. As he grows older and realises that his brother is special in other ways, Jack decides to hide him from his classmates. But he failed to reckon with Gio.

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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
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
91 min
Panorama
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Schemers

2019
UK
from 16 years

A broken leg ends Davies’ football career and a lot of other things go wrong in his life. He gets to know the wrong girls and has gambling debts. With two friends he founds an agency for bands. At last he feels the wind in his sails, but underworld boss Fergie dominates the industry.

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Trailer
120 min
Panorama
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Show Me the Way to the Station

2019
Japan
from 12 years

Sayaka and her dog Lou are inseparable. Together they discover the hidden entrance to a mysterious place where they find the old tracks of a disused train. The little girl only finds out where these tracks lead to when Lou suddenly dies.

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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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Trailer
100 min
Panorama
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Sky Raiders

2019
Israel
from 10 years

Yotam and his classmate Noa are crazy about planes and flying. They find an old plane in a scrap yard and quickly discover that it has historical value. Together they try to breathe new life into it, but they soon reach their limits.

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92 min
Children´s Film
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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
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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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Trailer
93 min
Panorama
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The House of Us

2019
South Korea
from 8 years

Hana fears that her parents might separate. Therefore, she wants the family to travel together during the holidays so the parents could reconcile. Her two sisters Yoo-mi and Yoo-jin on the other hand are afraid of having to move again. The three children bravely fight for their home.

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92 min
Children´s Film
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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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Trailer
91 min
Panorama
Dates

Tiger: My Life as a Cat

2019
Japan
from 16 years

Miyu’s father Suzuo used to be a celebrated manga author. But these successful times are long gone and the family lives modestly. Suzuo is a passionate gambler and gambles away his last money. After a serious accident he gets a chance to make up for everything.

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Trailer
93 min
Panorama
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Young Juliette

2019
Canada
from 14 years

High school – for many this is the best, for some it is the worst time of their lives. Juliette is stuck somewhere in between. She is intelligent, funny and sensitive, but also very redheaded and overweight. That is enough to bully her. But Juliette learns to defend herself.

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Trailer
87 min
Panorama
Dates

Young Sangye

2019
China
from 10 years

Little Sangye lives with his family in very humble and traditional circumstances in the Chinese mountains. Although he does not care about school, he is eager to learn and interested in nature, the world and the cosmos. He would do anything for an encyclopaedia.

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