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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
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
100 min
Junior Film
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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
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
102 min
Junior Film
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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
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
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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100 min
Junior Film
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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
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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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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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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
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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87 min
Junior Film
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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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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
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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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