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27th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
Trailer
102 min
Panorama
Dates

Blueback

2022
Australia
from 14 years

The young girl Abby grows up in harmony with the sea. Always at her side: Blueback, a gigantic blue fish. But her friend and the coral reefs are in danger. Inspired by her activist mother, Abby takes on poachers to save Blueback.

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63 min
Panorama
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Childhood

2022
Russia
from 8 years

Ten-year-old Saryal is perfectly happy in his village gang somewhere in Yakutia. The only thing left for perfect happiness is a bike, but getting one from the junkyard is impossible. So his father brings him a brand new model from the city, but the joy doesn't last long.

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Trailer
103 min
Panorama
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Heartbeast

2021
Finland, France, Germany
from 16 years

Because of her mothers new husband, Elina, a 15-year-old rapper, has to move to South France. Immediately, she feels drawn to her new charismatic stepsister Sofia. The initial affection degenerates more and more and develops into a toxic power play.

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Trailer
89 min
Panorama
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How I Learned to Fly

2022
Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia
from 11 years

Reluctantly, Sofia spends the summer with her grandmother and aunt on the Croatian island Hvar. She would rather hang out with her clique. But here too, adventures await her, her first kiss and at the same time she uncovers a long-kept family secret.

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91 min
Panorama
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How Not to Marry a Princess

2021
Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
from 7 years

Three fates come to the castle with their predictions as to the future of little Prince Leopold: Leopold is to marry Josephine, daughter of the neighbouring king. But after her date in both it’s hate at the first sight and they look for a way to stop their wedding.

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Trailer
94 min
Panorama
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Juniper

2021
New Zealand
from 15 years

Sam suffers from the death of his mother. Therefore, the 17-year-old is not very excited when his sick grandmother Ruth announces her visit from Great Britain. When he is suspended from school, the confrontation with the alcoholic Ruth is finally no longer avoidable.

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100 min
Panorama
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Kings of Rap

2021
Ukraine
from 16 years

Kazan and Arakhis want to become famous rappers. But Kazan questions the misogyny their song texts reflect more and more. The 17-year-old also wants so win the heart of his beloved Sveta. But when he gets recruited from car thieves, his dreams are in danger of being shattered.

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100 min
Panorama
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Miss Viborg

2022
Denmark
from 16 years

Solvej was a beauty queen once ago. Now the bitter 61-year-old lives isolated, follows a strict daily routine and mourns for missed opportunities. Until she gets to know the 17-year-old Kate. The two women soon share an unusual friendship.

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Trailer
80 min
Panorama
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Moja Vesna

2022
Slovenia, Australia
from 11 years

The mother of 10-year-old Moja dies unexpectedly. The family, living in a Melbourne suburb, has been torn apart ever since. So Moja must involuntarily become an adult to bring her distant father and his moody sister back together.

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Trailer
87 min
Panorama
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More Than I Deserve

2021
Israel, Germany
from 14 years

Tamara and her twelve-year-old son Pinchas emigrated from Ukraine to Israel. Encouraged by a religious neighbour, the shy boy would like to participate in the traditional Bar Mitzvah ceremony. But the mother rigorously refuses this. The conflicts take their course.

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Trailer
92 min
Panorama
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Murina

2021
Croatia, Brazil, USA, Slovenia
from 16 years

Julija's family spends every summer on the picturesque Adriatic Sea. But appearances are deceptive: father Ante is bossy and has to control everything. The visit of the wealthy Javier not only offers the 17-year-old a way out, but also confronts her parents with their past.

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92 min
Panorama
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Ninjas Down the Street

2022
Netherlands
from 10 years

The pirates around Captain Hector and son Billy feel right at home in Sandsborough. This changes when the ninjas, the sworn enemies of the pirates, move into the street. While Billy befriends ninja daughter Yuka, the ultimate battle breaks out between the groups.

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Trailer
100 min
Panorama
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Once upon a time in Euskadi

2021
Spain
from 14 years

In 1985, the Basque Country is scarred by the ETA conflict. In a small, industrial town, Marcos, a cycling enthusiast, and his friends José Antonio, Paquito and Toni experience the long-awaited summer holidays and become acquainted with their first love, drugs and radical political activism.

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Trailer
90 min
Panorama
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Sisterhood

2021
Nordmazedonien, Kosovo, Montenegro
from 15 years

Maya and Jana are best friends. They stick together no matter what. At least, that's how it's been so far. When they are the only witnesses to a fatal accident, Jana's influence on Maya becomes more dominant. She demands that she keeps quiet about the experienced. But Maya is at the end of her energy.

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Trailer
122 min
Panorama
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Stop-Zemlia

2021
Ukraine
from 14 years

It’s Masha, Yana and Senia’s last but one year of high school. Among the thriving pot plants in the classroom and to the sound effects of a Biology lesson about physical signs of stress, the young protagonists grapple with themselves and with one another.

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Trailer
84 min
Panorama
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Sun and Daughter

2021
Bolivia, Spain, Germany
from 9 years

Lucía lives on the picturesque Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca. The 10-year-old finds it hard to bear the absence of her father. In her imagination, memories of the father merge with mythical stories, and Lucia consider dramatic plans to find him again.

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Trailer
90 min
Panorama
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Super Furball Saves the Future

2021
Finland
from 6 years

Emilia's guinea pig imbues her with superpowers. To save the world from a future without bees, she travels to the future, only to detect that the success of her mission is tied to saving the school bully, of all things. And then Emilia loses her powers, too.

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Trailer
97 min
Panorama
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The Mercator Trail

2022
Belgium
from 13 years

For his 18th birthday, Benji inherits a box of antiques from his lost father, including an atlas. Together with his crush Slien and the researcher Zeppos, he tries to solve the riddle of the book. But they are not the only ones on the trail of the mystery.

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90 min
Panorama
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The Tesla Case

2022
Bulgaria
from 9 years

Inspired by the genius Nikola Tesla, the young “inventor” Tony is working on a wireless electricity device. His discovery should solve the global energy crisis. During a stay at a vacation camp together with his girlfriend Raja, he continues his experiments.

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Trailer
95 min
Panorama
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The Tiger's Nest

2022
Italy
from 7 years

In the valleys of the Himalayas, orphan boy Balmani saves a Bengal baby tiger from death. Together they flee from ruthless poachers to Taktsang Monastery in Bhutan. The monks living there protect the orphaned tigers. Balmani, too, would do anything to protect his new friend Mukti.

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Trailer
86 min
Panorama
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Three Wishes for Cinderella

2021
Norway
from 9 years

Cinderella is suppressed by her coldhearted stepmother. During a secret horseback riding she runs into the prince. Both find pleasure in each other. But the stepmum trys everything to marry her natural daughter Dora to the king’s son. Can three magic nuts help Cinderella?

 

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Trailer
111 min
Panorama
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Two Friends

2021
India
from 9 years

Palash and Safi are spending every free minute together. They catch fireflies, fly kites or skip school to watch a film with their favourite star Amitabh Bachchan. But then Palash drowns in the river. And Safi has to cope with the loss of his best friend.

 

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85 min
Panorama
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You Are Here, You Were Here

2019
Japan
from 12 years

Kishimoto is bullied at school. Only the young librarian Miss Shoko is able to cheer the twelve-year-old up. When his classmate Kayama asks him to do a radio show with him, Kishimoto initially refuses. But secretly, he does not want to be an outsider any longer.

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