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A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date.
Fleur wants to be a great artist like her grandmother. But at a school painting competition she struggles with the blank paper in front of her. It’s a story about the pressure of success, creativity struggles and being yourself.
When a flamingo hatches the other birds cannot believe their eyes: This new hatchling is blue instead of pink. The other flamingos decide to exclude him from the group, while he wants nothing more than to belong.
During her night shift at a remote gas station, a female clerk agrees to help a man whose car broke down. While they both attempt to repair the vehicle, the driver’s intentions leave the young woman uncertain.
A mother and daughter spend their evening together in the living room. Mother works whilst her daughter is drawing. But when the kid finishes and starts to colour her drawing, she starts to think about what colour she should use.
A beautiful and delicate flower grows amidst the asphalt jungle. A street rubbish bin witnesses the mistreatment of the flower in the polluted public way. Concerned about her torment, the rubbish bin seeks a way to protect her.
Eos plays quietly in his room. Disturbed by his father’s loud and angry voice, Eos stops playing and watch his father talking on the phone. Frightened, Eos runs away from his house while a storm rises ...
A day before his first confession, Enzo fears the worst after stealing a motorcycle emblem. He writes a list of his sins, but he has to overcome one more challenge: the owner of the motorcycle is the priest he will confess to.
School holidays, everyone storms out of the classroom. Four friends drift home and proudly tell where they go on vacation. Only one of the girls keeps quiet, because she doesn’t know: do they go away at all?
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!
The men of the Rescue team are finally on holiday and are traveling on their yellow boat through the English Channel. The satellite phone is ringing; London’s famous clock Big Ben is broken and the Rescue team rushes to fix it.
Kleine Regisseure ganz groß: Das „Made by You“-Programm präsentiert 20 selbstproduzierte Kurzfilme von jungen Filmemachern aus Sachsen, die im Anschluss durch eine Experten-Jury bewertet werden. Wer wird wohl dieses Jahr einen Platz auf dem Podest ergattern?
Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml culture of remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 stumbling blocks and a dash of antisemitism. Put all ingredients into a film, bring it to boil and shake vigorously.
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.
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.
You may think that in our modern and thorough times, every potential hazard has been identified. You are wrong. There is a critical issue that, nobody has taken into consideration yet: how dangerous dancing can be.
In an air polluted future the 20-year-old drummer Olly only wants one thing: to get inside the dome, where the air is clean and the best musicians live. In order to get in, he has to take a series of absurd tests that pass false judgements on him.
So far, it has never has never disturbed Ole that his friend Benni has the Down syndrome. But now – on the threshold of childhood to youth – their friendship is changing. It’s no longer easy to stand by his friend ...
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.
Raya and her friends cause trouble at school. At the same time Raya wonders about morals and compares herself to her parents. She is torn on the best way to make the world a better place – with magic or confrontation?
A father recounts to his daughter, the extraordinary journey of four young explorers throughout the world. Fascinated by this story, the little girl will discover that the adventure told to her by her father is at the border between reality and fiction.
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”.
A family of giraffes is spending their holidays in a far-away forest. The baby giraffe gets lost and meets some of the animals that live there. But a bad-tempered squirrel does not seem ready at all to accept the newcomer.
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.
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.
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.
An inquisitive little frog with a large appetite goes off to discover the river bank in search of new things to eat. On his way, he meets some of the animals that live in the neighbourhood: a mole, a rabbit, a deer, a mouse... and asks them what they eat.
Charlie gets a cactus as a birthday gift from his grandfather and is very disappointed. But suddenly the cactus begins to sing, and everyone yodels along. Until the cactus, in such high spirits, flies right over the balcony.
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.
Sparkle is back to camp for another summer, but this year the director warns her to not tell stories about the sacred zone, but Charlie insists on hearing a legend so hard that she becomes part of the legend.
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.
The fairytale is about friendship, but also danger. Sometimes, it is necessary to be careful, other times it is important to be brave. But how do we know whether it is time for courage? Our feelings will be able to exactly tell us!
Thomas dies. But what he witnesses on the other side is under no circumstances what he expected. Suddenly he is sitting in a waiting room, like one in a registration office. There, in a strange way, he undergoes injustices, which are often caused by faith and death.
A hungry fox hunts for food on a cold winter night. On the edge of the forest he discovers a small farm. He sneaks closer to steal a snack, unaware of the Tomten who guards the farm, and is caught red-handed in the hen-coop.
Karen has always dreamed of meeting her father, an actor living in London. Her wish comes true when she goes to visit him, but the experience, which is both exciting and uncomfortable, makes her realize that he is not exactly the father she had hoped for.
Lísa is fifteen years old and quite different from other girls her age. She has isolated herself and has a big secret about herself. When her childhood friend Bryndís starts reaching out to her, the two reunite, leading Lísa to discover more secrets about her body and medical history.
Partying and chilling at the pool: Anna and her clique take in the last days of summer. She is surrounded by emerging sexuality and feels pressured to experiment herself. However it just does not feel right – is that normal?