25th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

12 – 18 OCT 2020
Ein Vikinger steht inmitten einer malerischen Landschaft neben einem Fluss.
11 min
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A Terrible Morning of Bang the Gian

2018
Poland

Tappie lives in the magical Whispering Forest. He’s not a true Viking, because it never occurs to him to use his sword; he prefers to smile ...

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Zwei Jungen hocken im Gras und einer hält sich leicht die Augen zu.
17 min
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A land over there

2019
Germany

While 16-year-old Melanie’s boyfriend leaves her to drive “over there” and 13-year-old Axel is looking forward to sex education in color, seven-year-old Marko is on his own to make sense of all that.

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Ein Mädchen schaut aus einem geöffneten Fenster durch ein Fernglas.
14 min
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Angel’s Mirror

2018
China

A little boy and his family have just come to live in a large factory complex. As he explores his new surroundings, he discovers that the boys from the playground are fascinated by a cute little girl who spends her days looking out from the window of an upstairs apartment.

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Ein kleiner Anglerfisch betrachtet sein Bett auf dem Meeresgrund.
4 min
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Anglerfish

2018
Germany

The little anglerfish has to go to bed. But the deep waters are full of threatening creatures.

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Ein Junge mit einer Kapuze über dem Kopf steht in einem Wald und hält in seinen Händen einen Ast.
20 min
Short Film
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Baptism by Fire

2018
Germany

Jonas desires to become part of the cool boys group. Suddenly his dream comes true, but he has to ask himself, who he really is.

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Der kleine Junge Boje reicht seinem Vater eine Flaschenpost.
10 min
Short Film
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Boje

2019
Germany

Boje lives with his father Holke at the sea. The boy has many questions that are not easy to answer. Unfortunately, the father literally has no words to explain and so he finally asks the sea for help.

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Zwei Angler sitzen auf einer Brücke in einem düsteren Tal.
6 min
Short Film
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Booxze

2018
Germany

Two fishermen pull a strange box out of the swamp unleashing forces they barely comprehend.

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Eine dicke Katze liegt mit dem Rücken auf dem Wohnzimmerboden und streckt alle Viere von sich.
9 min
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Butterboo

2018
Belgium, France

After a “minor” operation at the vets, a young cat starts putting on more and more weight. Her owners start calling her “Butterball” instead of her usual name “Bamboo”. She then gets the nickname “Butterboo”!

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In einem Krankenhaus kümmert sich ein Roboter um einen kranken Jungen.
10 min
Short Film
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C4RE

2018
Germany

A little boy lives in a hospital and discovers that he is not alone – a robot was installed to take care of him and to observe his illness.

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Eine Katze steht mit ihrem Handtuch vor einem Badesee und blickt kritisch auf eine Fischgräte.
7 min
Short Film
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Cat Lake City

2019
Germany

Percy Cat is looking forward to a relaxing day in Cat Lake City – the cats’ vacation paradise. But the place is not as expected. Not even the spot on the towel is as safe as he thought …

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Berühmte Figuren literarischer Meisterwerke von Shakespeare & Co. grinsen um die Wette.
3 min
Short Film
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Classics in 3 Minutes – Romeo and Juliet

2018
Germany

The love story “Romeo and Juliet” as a short rhymed cartoon, located between ingenious, witty and Wikipedia.

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In einem Wald bindet ein kleiner Gnom einen Fuchs an der Leine fest.
5 min
Short Film
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Cloudy

2018
Czech Republic

Mr. Gnome is sunbathing in his garden when a little cloud hides the sun. Mr. Gnome is pretty annoyed but he knows precisely what to do with such clouds.

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Eine Frau sitzt mit Kopfhörern vor ihrem Computer.
4 min
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Crocodile

2019
Spain

Like every afternoon, Alicia prepares a cup of tea and watches her favorite youtube channel: VictorGaming – a role action video games channel. Victor, the youtuber, is streaming now answering questions from his fans.

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Ein Mädchen, das neben ihrem Fahrrad steht, zieht ihren Opa an einem roten Schaal.
2 min
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Cycle

2018
Netherlands

A small round story about a girl who learns to cycle from her grandfather and discovers that where the road ends real adventure begins.

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Ein Mann sitzt mit seinen beiden Kindern telefonierend auf einem Flughafen.
15 min
Short Film
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Delay

2018
Italy, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

A man and his two children are late for their flight. While they wait for the next flight something happens that changes his point of view about being a father.

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Ein korpulenter Teenager steht verzweifelt vor seiner Klasse.
7 min
Short Film
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Disrepute

2019
Sweden

Last class of the week. Niklas is about to change school after years of bullying but he refuses to leave the classroom without restitution.

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Eine Putzfrau posiert mit ihrem Staubwedel.
3 min
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Diva

2019
Czech Republic

The theater is a magical place where the cleaning lady cannot resist its charm and starts singing opera. A little spider is her only audience and admirer.

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Eine kleine Staubkreatur sitzt im Bücherregal eines Jungen.
13 min
Short Film
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Dusty

2018
Latvia

Small dust creatures live in the bookshelf and find the world around them to be their home. One of them, a little wise Dusty, suddenly encounters a boy. Their friendship turns the boring everyday life into a great adventure …

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Luftaufnahme eines Waldes in der Herbstblüte.
6 min
Short Film
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Emergency Call out of the Forest!

2019
Germany
In einer Schwimmhalle machen die Mitglieder einer Aggressionstheraphie eine Partnerübung.
15 min
Short Film
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Emma and the Fury

2018
Germany

Emma is sentenced to anger management therapy after having thrown a toaster at her ex-boyfriend and broken his nose. During the course of one day, her temper will be challenged several times.

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Ein kahlrasierter Junge steht auf einem offenen Tagebau.
17 min
Short Film
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Fauve

2018
Canada, France

In an open-pit mine site, two boys go ever deeper into a twisted game of power, with nature their only witness.

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Ein Mann steht in einem abgedunkelten Raum vor seinem Fenster.
10 min
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Golden Minutes

2019
Lithuania

Driven to the edge by a huge debt and his impending divorce, a poetic accountant decides to kill himself but he is rescued by a heart attack.

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Eine Frau sitzt auf einer Couch und isst Chips.
9 min
Short Film
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Good Intentions

2018
Great Britain

After a young woman is responsible for a hit and run, strange and spooky things starts to happen…

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Ein Junge steht vor einer Tafel mit Plakaten und hält einen Vortrag über Igel.
5 min
Short Film
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Hedgehog

2018
France

A little boy speaks about hedgehogs all the time to everybody.

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In einem kargen Zimmer liegt ein junger Mann deprimiert auf seinem Bett.
5 min
Short Film
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Hello Emptiness

2018
Belgium

Eli has lost a part of his being somewhere and now he has a huge void in him. He will seek comfort from his family, look for a cure from a doctor and his friends will try to react somehow.

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Ein kleiner Junge trägt einen Raumanzug der NASA.
13 min
Short Film
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Here on Earth

2018
Mexico

Every morning at school, when girls and boys stand in their lines, Sam is confronted with his situation: he doesn’t fit into this society where everything has to be classified. However, thanks to a teacher he will find his place in the world.

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Ein afrikanischer Flüchtling blickt beschämt zu Boden, während ihn ein Ordnungsbeamter mustert.
19 min
Short Film
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Homebound

2019
Finland

A bus waiting to forcefully return refugees to their country of origin. One of the passengers, Xidig, is exited to go home, but his brother Salim knows that a war-torn and dangerous place is no one’s homeland.

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Zwei Rettungskräfte stehen mit einer Trage auf einem verschneiten Berg.
6 min
Short Film
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Hors Piste

2018
France

The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned.

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Inmitten einer blühenden Waldlandschaft steht eine Milchkuh und breitet die Arme aus.
7 min
Short Film
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In the Woods

2018
France

Once upon a time, there was a dairy cow that had never seen the world beyond her farm. One day, with the help of a little squirrel from the woods, she discovers the wonders of a completely different life. But learning about freedom does not come without risks.

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Ein Junge lehnt mit geschlossenen Augen den Kopf an die Stirn seiner Mutter.
20 min
Short Film
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It Gets Better

2018
Germany

Anne, a single and working mother, does not realize that her son Ben hides something from her: At school, he is becoming more and more the target of cybermobbing.

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Ein Wolf steht mit einer Siegerpose in einem Wald.
6 min
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I’m the Strongest

2018
Belgium, France

Mr. Wolf has just enjoyed a fine dinner. Replete, he goes off for a walk around the forest, just to make sure that everyone can see that he is indeed the strongest creature around!

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Eine alte Bieberdame föhnt sich vor dem Spiegel ihre Haare.
4 min
Short Film
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Jackie

2018
France

Jackie, an old widow tells the story about her routine and loneliness during an interview.

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Koyaa blickt erstaunt auf seinen in der Luft schwebenden Radiergummi.
3 min
Short Film
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Koyaa – Jumpy Eraser

2019
Slovenia

Koyaa draws some lovely bunnies on a piece of paper, framing it. As he’s ready to set aside his eraser, it jumps up and starts charging around! Koyaa needs a quick solution for the jumpy mayhem.

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Zwei Jungen hocken hinter einem Fels; einer trägt einen Umhang und eine Augenbinde, der andere eine silberne Krone.
29 min
Short Film
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Little Achilles

2019
Germany

The bully Georg steals Alex’s bike. His father confronts his unruly anger over this loss with an epic bedtime story: The Story of the Battle for Troy and the Greek Hero Achilles.

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Ein Braunbär steht majestätisch im Wald.
5 min
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Little Big Bear

2018
Germany

The bear is rolling through the books he doesn’t know them, and it looks like everyone is so much taller and he is getting even smaller! He wonders while he’s tumbling how strength and size don’t mean a thing.

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Das kleine graue Wölfchen blickt begeistert auf seine Geburstagstorte.
7 min
Short Film
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Little Grey Wolfy. Summer Party

2019
Norway

Summer is here – short nights and full moon. And Little Grey Wolfy’s birthday is soon! Wolfy wishes for a cake with candles and cream – can anyone fulfill his birthday dream?

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Der kleine Dino-Junge Taami strahlt mit seiner besten Freundin um die Wette.
9 min
Short Film
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Maamuu – Mommy’s Love

2019
Mongolia

One morning, Taami realizes, that his favorite sweets are all gone. His mother tells him, that whatever you use will eventually be empty. Taami gets scared: What if Mommy’s love is empty someday?

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Ein Vogel breitet seine Flügel im Schein des Vollmondes aus.
2 min
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Maestro

2019
France

Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

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Das kleine Mädchen Mao Mao füttern ihr Haustier, ein Huhn.
13 min
Short Film
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Mao Mao

2019
Singapore

As six year old Ting and her family moves from their country house to a city apartment, Ting defies all odds to keep her pet chicken.

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Das Schaf Claude Momäh versucht angestrengt, sich und sein Kunstwerk vor einem Wolf zu retten.
2 min
Short Film
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Master Painter Bah Bizon

2019
Germany

Bah-bizon, an artistically talented sheep, enjoys the afternoon painting a landscape en plein air. Suddenly a wolf’s howl startles the sheep! Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide! Bah Bizon will need all his artistic talent to save himself.

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Auf einem Fensterbrett stehen drei unterschiedlich große Topfpflanzen.
2 min
Short Film
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Master of Light

2019
Germany

Friendship happens even in absence!

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Auf einem blauen Hintergrund liegt ein ganzes Streichhölzchen und viele Stücke eines Zerbrochenen.
12 min
Short Film
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Matches

2019
Hungary

A lonely boy, playing with colorful matchsticks, talks about his dreams, fears and hopes. The matchsticks bring his visions to life.

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Die kleine Matilda blickt verängstigt in ihr Zimmer.
7 min
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Matilda

2018
Belgium, Spain, France

Matilda can’t get to sleep and starts playing with her bedside lamp until the lightbulb finally burns out. She finds herself plunged into darkness! She soon overcomes her fear and, using her torch, starts exploring her room in this new light, and discovers all the magic of the night.

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Die kleine Anna wird von einem großen bärtigen Riesen vor ihrem Haus abgesetzt.
11 min
Short Film
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Melting Heart Cake

2019
France

Wanting to share her chocolate coeur fondant with her friend, Anna ventures on through a glacial forest, haunted by a new resident – a terrifying bearded giant. All animals that cross his path disappear. But the Leviathan’s heart is gentler than it seems.

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Die Trickfiguren Mogu und Perol stehen in der Küche und bereiten eine leckere Mahlzeit zu.
9 min
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Mogu and Perol

2018
Japan

A story about two friends living on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere! But whenever Mogu is cooking, Perol just pops up and eats the yummy meal.

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18 min
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Mouth of Truth

2018
Croatia, Italy

On a school trip, Stefani navigates her sexual anxiety amid increasing pressures from her friends and the boy she likes.

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Ein Mann schielt auf seine dicke Beule auf seiner Stirn.
2 min
Short Film
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Mr. Grump and his Bump

2019
Germany

About the luck to run against the wall.

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Ein bunter Vogel steht neben seinem Nest.
4 min
Short Film
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Nest

2019
Germany

A bird of paradise search with full vigor for a partner.

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Ein Junge steht gebückt und betrachtet seine lange, neonleuchtende Nase.
8 min
Short Film
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Nosis

2018
Germany

When a boy with an exceptionally long nose accidentally falls into a cake, his life changes in unforseen ways. Equipped with a super nose, he begins to re-example life. But everything comes at a price.

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Ein trauriger Mann blickt auf die Überreste seines verbrannten Häuschens auf einer Klippe.
6 min
Short Film
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Nö!

2018
Germany

A guy arrives at a cliff, located on a rough coast. He begins to build a new home in this place, but wind and weather beat him back in his project over and over again.

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Ein Junge legt seinen Kopf auf einen Schwimmbeckenrand und schließt die Augen.
10 min
Short Film
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Paperboy

2019
Iceland, USA

A small town paper delivery boy peeks through his neighbor’s window and connects with a traumatized woman.

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Ein kleiner Junge steht vor einem Tunnel und schaut verängstigt.
8 min
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Payback Tunnel

2018
Israel

One kid hits another, and then his brothers or friends try to get him back. And it all takes place in a tunnel where twelve year old Itamar is faced with the dilemma of revenge and continuing the tradition of payback.

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Ein junger Athlet steht erschöpft in seinem Zimmer.
20 min
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Pommel

2018
Great Britain, Croatia

Brothers Isaac and Noah are young British gymnasts. Their strict East Asian father favours Noah. Isaac is excellent in gymnastics, but as Noah is becoming as good or even better than him, Isaac decides to sabotage his brother at the upcoming competition.

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Ein Mädchen mit hält ihre Hand, aus der rote Farbe tropft, an die Wange eines Jungen.
30 min
Short Film
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Red Hands

2018
France, Italy

Ernesto is a smart but also hyper-protected and lonely boy. One day he discovers some wonderful red wall drawings, made by Luna, a mysterious girl who has the magic power to produce a vivid red colour from her hands.

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Ein Junge stützt genervt seinen Kopf auf seinem Arm ab.
3 min
Short Film
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Resistance

2019
Germany

A family discussion that goes round in circles can only be concluded by extreme measures.

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Ein Teenager sitzt mit seinen Eltern am Tisch und isst.
5 min
Short Film
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Savegame

2019
Germany

As a teenager loses himself more and more in the virtual world, he snaps back into the harsh reality.

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Drei Männer eines Rettungsteams stehen vor dem beleuchteten Eiffelturm in der Abenddämmerung.
8 min
Short Film
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Secrets of Paris

2018
Latvia

“The Rescue Team” men travel to Paris to help fix problems with electricity at the Eiffel tower security guard’s office but end up turning off power in all Paris.

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Ein Junge trägt ein weißes Hemd und beobachtet das Treiben auf seinem Abschlussball.
6 min
Short Film
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Slowdance

2018
Sweden

A shy boy at a middle-school dance tackles the new concepts of identity, sexuality and love.

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Eine Maus versucht im Kerzenschein ein Buch zu lesen.
3 min
Short Film
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Small Spark

2019
France

A small mouse lives in the middle of books and their epic adventures. When the candle goes out and when the matchbox is empty, it’s her turn to live a dangerous adventure through the house, in search of a small spark.

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Zwei Eulen sitzen auf einem Baum.
5 min
Short Film
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Small Tales - Big Dream of Small Frog

2017
Poland

Sitting at the banks of a pond, a frog is staring at the Moon with delight. She would like to jump on it – a dream she shares with the owls. One of the birds is supportive and understanding, the other is determined to talk the frog out of this ridiculous idea.

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Ein Mädchen fährt auf einem Fahrrad durch die Stadt und filmt sich dabei selbst.
15 min
Short Film
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Smartagers

2019
Germany

Summertime in Berlin: Coco and Mimi, two twelve-year-old girls want to meet at the public swimming pool. Things are at ease, until their smartphones interfere and start dominating everything. As grown-ups get involved, things don’t get easier.

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Eine Schnecke hinterlässt eine kunterbunte Farbenspur.
8 min
Short Film
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Snail the Painter

2018
Croatia

As snails crawl across patches of paint, they leave behind coloured trails that overlap and mix, creating new colours.

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Ein Junge, gemalt auf eine bläuliche Wand, sitzt auf einem Holzstuhl.
10 min
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Son Of The Sea

2018
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

A man lives in a house with his wife and the illusion of their son on the wall. This hallucination gradually creates some complications in their life.

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Zwei Polizisten, ein Schaf und ein Schwein, stehen vor der Kamera als Teil einer Reportage.
3 min
Short Film
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Street Credibility

2018
France

In an anthropomorphic animal world, we follow, through the camera of a reporter, the two cops Michel and Regis during their daily patrol.

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Am Strand streckt eine alte Frau mit Schwimmring ihren Fuß ins Wasser.
3 min
Short Film
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Swim

2018
Germany

Despite her advanced age, an old woman overcomes the challenge of swimming and awakes the attention of deep sea creatures.

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Ein kleiner Junge hält erstaunt ein Diktiergerät in der Hand.
10 min
Short Film
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Tape

2018
Russia

Investigator Igor shows his voice recorder to his son Sasha. For a child, a strange thing that “steals” his voice becomes another toy given by a caring father. Moreover, without understanding, Sashka erases all the recordings from the dictaphone.

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Ein Mann in Warnweste steht auf einem Zebrastreifen und winkt die an der Seite wartenden Jungs nach drüben.
14 min
Short Film
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The Crossing Guard

2019
Belgium

Lucas pretends his father is a pilot to impress his friends. It’s still better than a father who does nothing of his days. But Lucas’s father finds work again: he is the one who will now help children to cross the road in front of the school.

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Ein Junge hält einen Drachen in der Hand, während er mit seinem Großvater auf einer Wolke sitzt.
13 min
Short Film
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The Kite

2019
Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia

Summer is coming to an end; the fruit is growing ripe on the trees. Grandpa gives his Grandson a kite. Autumn, the leaves fall and Grandpa has grown weak. Winter comes, then springtime. A warm breeze brings them together again.

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Zwei Teenager liegen im Bett.
15 min
Short Film
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The Last Day of School

2018
Lithuania

On the last day of school, Edgaras goes on an illegal cigarette run in order to afford a better life with his girlfriend.

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Ein Mädchen mit einer Brille, die sie sich zur Beobachtung einer Sonnenfinsternis gebastelt hat, schaut erwartungsvoll nach oben.
13 min
Short Film
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The Motion Of Stars

2018
Austria

Eight-year-old Lena’s favourite book, about the secret relationship between stars and humans, gains special significance as she watches a solar eclipse with her father; changing both their worlds forever.

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Ein junger Mann blickt erschöpft und übermüdet drein.
29 min
Short Film
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The Overcoat

2018
Estonia, Ireland

An office worker saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand.

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Ein indischer Junge blickt traurig nach unten.
10 min
Short Film
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The Priceless Art

2018
India

A little boy named Shiva hails from a needy family and the struggles he undergoes in life to satisfy his younger sister’s medical needs for which he sells his own artworks on the streets while also tacking external interventions.

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Ein kleiner Roboter und sein Roboter-Hund stehen vor einem riesigen gestrandeten Wal.
7 min
Short Film
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The Robot & the Whale

2018
Sweden

A long time ago, humans left planet earth. Alone remained Lobo, a cheerful robot who loves animals and plants. One day Lobo and her best friend Banjo, a curious robot dog, meet a stranded whale on the beach.

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Ein kleiner Junge steht auf einem Schulhof voller Schnee.
8 min
Short Film
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The Shrove Sunday

2018
Ukraine

A little orphaned boy from children’s home faces violence of other children. But everything he dreams about is to visit church on the Shrove Sunday and ask forgiveness for his hatred.

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Ein kleines Mädchen sitzt mit ihrem besten Freund auf einem Baumstamm an einem kleinen Fluss und beobachtet ihren Stock, den sie an einer Leine befestigt hat.
12 min
Short Film
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The Stick

2019
Finland

A little girl really wants a dog. Her father gives her one chance to get it. Will she succeed?

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Ein alter Mann gießt einen kargen Baum in einer Wüste.
7 min
Short Film
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The Tree

2018
France

In a world of drought, an old man spends his days collecting drops of water to quench the thirst of a dead tree.

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Eine Teenagerin steht auf einem vollen Esstisch und blickt wütend auf die Löcher in der Decke, aus denen Wasser fließt.
5 min
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Thermostat 6

2018
France

Diane can no longer pretend she doesn’t see the leak that drips above the dining table.

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Zwei Kinder spielen miteinander Ball über eine gestrichelte Linie.
9 min
Short Film
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This Side, the Other Side

2019
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

No boundary can prevent the formation of friends and affection between children.

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Ein junger Mann steht in der Tür mit einem pompösen Outfit und einer Gitarre um den Hals.
19 min
Short Film
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Tommi & Wolf

2018
Germany

Spring-time 1976, somewhere in the countryside of Lower Austria: the 19-year-old boys Thomas and Wolfgang decide to found a rock band to get super famous. Since they are not really good at playing their instruments they shoot an album cover first.

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In einem Wald steht ein Pferd vor einem Stapel Baumstämme.
12 min
Short Film
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Traces

2018
Belgium

Over the seasons we follow a logger and his horse in the depths of the Ardennes forest, and see him live his passion through the eyes of an odd young girl …

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Auf einer Waldlichtung sitzt ein Wolf auf einem Felsvorsprung.
10 min
Short Film
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Wolf Paths

2018
Czech Republic

A chronically sick boy leads a peaceful but lazy life with his mother. Everything changes when his indispensable inhaler falls out of the window and he is forced to go out.

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Ein Mann kehrt mit einem Besen Wolle zusammen.
10 min
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Woolworld

2018
Poland

Have you ever wondered what live would be in a world made of wool? In Woolworld, people, animals and everything that surrounds them is made of wool and all is closely tied together.

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