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26th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
Trailer
90 min
Junior Film
Dates

Jackie & Oopjen

2020
Netherlands
from 11 years

Jackie is the daughter of a curator working at the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A Rembrandt painting from the 17th century showing a young woman named Oopjen Coppit has just been borrowed from Paris. Jackie is fascinated by the work. It almost seems as if Oopjen was alive and watching her.

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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
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
100 min
Junior Film
Dates

Moon Rock for Monday

2020
Australia
from 13 years

Monday has to take her medication every day because the young girl is terminally ill. She is taught at home and well looked after by her single father Bob. But Monday dreams of seeing the places her father talks to her about. Especially Uluru, the red mountain in northern Australia.

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Trailer
102 min
Junior Film
Dates

My Friend Alexis

2019
Chile
from 11 years

Eleven-year-old Tito Rojas and his family live in a modest flat in a quarter of Santiago de Chile. The boy loves playing football with his sister Gloria and the children next door. His father believes in Tito’s talent. Since becoming a professional football player remained nothing but an unfulfilled dream for him, he now invests all his hope and efforts in his quite skilful son.

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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
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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100 min
Junior Film
Dates

The Black Mill

2020
Poland
from 12 years

The black mill determines life in the village and employs many people. While watching a shooting star, Ivo wishes that his daddy would read him a bedtime story again. A few hours later his father is dead when the devilish mill goes up in flames. Ivo’s mother is full of worries that trigger premature labour.

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Trailer
95 min
Junior Film
Dates

The Club of Ugly Children

2019
Netherlands
from 12 years

“Keep it clean, tidy and spotless for our leader Isimo”, these are words children sing at school. Since the new president Isimo has been ruling the country, many things have changed. Everything has to be “clean”, which is controlled by security officers. Nevertheless, people cheer mighty Isimo, also Paul’s father, a famous journalist.

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Trailer
89 min
Junior Film
Dates

The Fantastic Journey of Margot & Marguerite

2019
France
from 11 years

Two twelve-year-old girls, Margot and Marguerite, live in the same country at different times. While Marguerite grows up in France in 1942, at the time of the Second World War, Margot lives about 70 years later, in 2019. Marguerite lives with her aunt Alice on her grandparents' impressive estate.

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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
94 min
Junior Film
Dates

The Raft

2020
Israel
from 12 years

Ido’s enthusiasm for sailing and the sea was inspired by his mother. When she died, something inside him broke. The teenager finds no answers with his father, they become increasingly estranged from one another. Ido’s best friends, quiet Yoni and impulsive Erez, give him security.

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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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87 min
Junior Film
Dates

Triple Trouble

2020
Poland
from 11 years

Excitement at the National Museum of Poznań: The valuable painting “Beach in Pourville” by Claude Monet was stolen – just like 20 years ago! It was about to be ceremoniously unveiled after its restoration. But when 13-year-old Julka and her best friend Olek arrive at the museum, there is an explosion and the painting shatters into a thousand pieces. Julka’s aunt, the museum director, is shocked.

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