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27th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
11 min
Short Film
Dates

*(In)Visible Night

2022
Germany
from 16 years

At dusk, the three set out from their social isolation into the city to break their life into invisibility.
At night, they dive into their world of thoughts and feelings and reflect on their decision to lead a dropout life.
At dawn they decide to regain their visibility through physical proximity.

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14 min
Short Film
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2020: A 3rd Left Odyssey

2021
Portugal
from 7 years

During a perilous maneuver, Socks has his spacecraft damaged. To repair it, he embarks on an unprecedented journey through the vastness of outer space, where a much greater threat dwells: the Astro-Zombies.

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13 min
Short Film
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Around the Corner

2022
Slovenia
from 11 years

Eleven-year-old Nejc witnesses peer violence. He befriends Timi, a victim of violence.

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3 min
Short Film
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Befriend the Wind

2021
Czech Republic
from 5 years

A man struggles with unacceptable living conditions – with a strong wind. But how will his mind change and what will the wind bring?

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6 min
Short Film
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Bella in the Belly: The Book

2022
Poland
from 5 years

Benny and the very, very little Bella, that in fact, hasn’t been born yet, are siblings that build a very exceptional relationship. Bella hears the sounds and voices and her imagination to bring things to life inside the belly.

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5 min
Short Film
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Benztown

2021
Germany
from 14 years

A town is driven mad. The city of Stuttgart fights back with heavy action against its traffic chaos. With far reaching consequences. Other cities might follow the signal...

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9 min
Short Film
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Birth of the Oases

2022
France
from 14 years

A cold-blooded snake and a hot-blooded camel become close friends.

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10 min
Short Film
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Bootleg

2021
Germany
from 11 years

It´s 2002. She loves listening to music and creating perfect duplicates of her favourite hits on CD. Why not try to make some money with it? The new Anti-Shock Discman doesn´t seem that far out of reach anymore.

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4 min
Short Film
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Car Security

2022
Germany
from 16 years

Lisa has to rush to her next appointment and hires a car from a car security company. But the engine won't start. She encounters a holographic-complicated service agent and the disaster begins.

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4 min
Short Film
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Clearance Sale

2021
Estonia, Bangladesh
from 16 years

A man wants the last pair from a sale. But there is a catch to getting it.

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19 min
Short Film
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Desert Lights

2022
Chile
from 12 years

In the middle of Atacama desert, Antay sees his town disappearing due to the drought. Alongside his friends and their football team, they will try to hang on to the last sunrays, their childhood fragments and the ties with those who still resist.

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18 min
Short Film
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Diell

2022
Albania, France
from 12 years

The rebellious Vani and Dielleza develop an unlikely but close friendship. But when Vani leaves for England to be with her father, the sad Dielleza finds herself alone. Following Vani’s example, Dielleza runs away, suitcase in hand, walking the path of the train tracks to try and make her way back to her grandmother.

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8 min
Short Film
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Dot

2022
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 14 years

In the not-too-distant future depression and loneliness are rampant. Human limbs have been bent by the extreme use of technological tools, their field of vision has been limited to the screen in front of them. A young man accidentally notices the beauty of nature.

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17 min
Short Film
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Eger, 1552

2021
Hungary
from 12 years

Two sixth-graders lose their way on a school trip and find themselves in the middle of the siege of Eger in 1552, on the exact day that the Turks unleash their final attack on the iconic Hungarian castle.

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13 min
Short Film
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Elena

2021
France, Croatia, Lithuania
from 16 years

Elena is enjoying her life in clouds, until she meets a charming Red Crane and a seed starts growing inside her. Not ready for the changes and sacrifices that the seed brings to her life, Elena rips it out of her body. Soon she will realise the consequences of doing so.

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12 min
Short Film
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Elsa

2021
Spain
from 6 years

Elsa wants, like every child, to live happily and free. She knows that she is different from most, but she knows who she is. Elsa stands for tolerance, diversity and the possibility of choosing who we want to be.

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5 min
Short Film
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Fairy Horses

2022
Ukraine
from 4 years

The girl dreams of horses while she is travelling on the train. She wants to fly with them.

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9 min
Short Film
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Franzy’s Soup-Kitchen

2021
France, Georgia
from 4 years

Lonely alien chef Franzy discovers that her special pink soup is not just delicious, but also magical, when she shares it with starving creatures living on a strange planet.

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13 min
Short Film
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Get home Safe

2021
Germany
from 14 years

Fear is an old acquaintance for woman on the way home at night. Also for Lea, who is followed by a man after a night out in the club.

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5 min
Short Film
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Giovanni

2021
Italy
from 6 years

The six year old Giovanni is engrossed in the play with his doll. On the bench in the park, the man next to him does not seem to agree with his interests …

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4 min
Short Film
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Hiding

2021
Großbritannien / UK
from 14 years

A young boy named Will is starting to come to terms with his sexuality. When his friends start to put pressure him to admit things that he’s not ready to share, Will has to learn the hard way that true acceptance won’t come from anyone else, but himself.

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8 min
Short Film
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How To Survive the Heatwave and Stay Human

2021
Israel
from 14 years

It’s the hottest day of the year and Jerusalem is being devoured by a scorching heatwave! In the city center, three flatmates live in blissful ignorance under the cool caress of their air conditioner. But when the AC breaks down, one person must venture outside to find a new battery, and discover HOW TO SURVIVE THE HEATWAVE AND STAY HUMAN.

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5 min
Short Film
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Hush Hush Little Bear

2022
Latvia
from 4 years

While the bear parents are away looking for berries and honey, the baby bears stay at home with the sheep. The bear cubs have a good time playing merrily with a ball of yarn, but soon enough the cubs find themselves all tangled up and everything is turned upside down!

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18 min
Short Film
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I am Leo

2021
Germany
from 11 years

"I am Leo" immerses itself into the emotional world of a child who is on the way to discover their gender identity. A film about expectations that overwhelm, about thoughts that restrict and about the courage to find yourself.

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7 min
Short Film
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I'm Not Afraid!

2022
Germany, Norway
from 4 years

Vanja discovers that being brave means to face your own fears, and that everyone is scared now and then – even the big ones.

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15 min
Short Film
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In Dreams

Finland
from 14 years

The daughter of a single father keeps mysteriously disappearing every time she falls asleep.

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5 min
Short Film
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Kiwi & Strit - Things Have Legs

2021
Denmark
from 4 years

The two funny and furry little creatures Kiwi and Strit have very different approaches to almost everything. When boulders with legs filling up the clearing where Kiwi and Strit live, trouble begins.

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15 min
Short Film
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Laika & Nemo

2022
Germany
from 11 years

Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut.

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8 min
Short Film
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Little Karl and the Elephants

2021
Germany
from 4 years

At the beginning of World War 1, little Karlchen has a big dream: to see the famous elephants of the Sarrasani Circus! To earn the entrance fee, he delivers potatoes to a merchant. But then everything turns out differently ...

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13 min
Short Film
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Luce and the Rock

2022
Belgium, France, Netherlands
from 6 years

One day a giant Rock lays in the middle of the village where Luce lives. The villagers can’t even open the door to their houses anymore! Everyone is angry. But one night Luce finds out where he belongs.

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2 min
Short Film
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Master Painter Ranksy cleans up

2021
Germany
from 5 years

Street art rat Ranksy was caught spraying and now has to remove her own graffiti from a house wall. At first impossible for her, but the best ideas come in hopeless situations.

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14 min
Short Film
Dates

Memoir of a Veering Storm

2022
Greece
from 14 years

It is a morning in September. A storm is about to break. Α mother drives a girl to school in the morning and picks up a woman at the end of the school day. Anna, a fifteen-year-old girl  sneaks out of school, and with the help of her boyfriend, they visit a hospital. There, she has to face an event that will jolt her into adulthood.

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4 min
Short Film
Dates

Meta

2022
Germany
from 4 years

An animated film that takes up topics such as change, cycles, connection, and interaction in a playful and experimental way. The aim is to show that everything consists of many parts and that in the end we are all connected with each other.

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5 min
Short Film
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Mister Paper's Birthday

2021
Belgium, Germany
from 4 years

Mister Paper lives in a world of paper and creates everything he needs with his scissors. From the decorations to the birthday cake, he has prepared everything for his birthday. He is only missing the guests, which of course he makes himself. 

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8 min
Short Film
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Mom is always right

2022
Czech Republic
from 7 years

Mirek has a huge belly and nobody knows why. His big belly causes many complications. We follow the stories of several heroes, each with unusual troubles. What would happen if mom was always right?

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4 min
Short Film
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Monkey Domino

2021
Germany
from 5 years

An ape is reminiscing about his life in the jungle. At the zoo he meets a manager and his daughter, who is a great fan of animals. The Orang-utan and the girl both have a lot of fun together and a chain of occasional events changes the apes cage life for ever.

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14 min
Short Film
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Mortimer and the Vanishings

2021
Germany
from 5 years

Ten-year-old Mortimer loves the order and wants to know why things are disappearing in his neighboorhood recently. When his little sister Emma disappears, all he has to do to save her is the adventurous journey into the junk dimension.

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28 min
Short Film
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My Daddy is an Alien

2022
South Korea
from 16 years

One day, an Alien daddy came.

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10 min
Short Film
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Nameless

2021
Italy
from 16 years

An ordinary school day told through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy: made up of games, fun classes, happy meals, and going home. An ordinary day that vanishes into the blue, like the denied dream of the young protagonist.

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Short Film
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Oh So Convenient

Taiwan (Republik China), Estonia
from 16 years

A man who has a unique way of using toilet paper after pooping. A couple who always order food because they don’t like to put on clothes. A family who has a way to avoid washing dishes. A woman who likes her table to be sparkly clean. People use bags for every little thing. Just like that, the convenience of life at your fingertips which we enjoy every single day.  Too much waste? No problem, flash them all down to the toilet!

 

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11 min
Short Film
Dates

Operation Frankenstein

2022
Spain
from 11 years

Three siblings find a broken mannequin in the dumpster and decide to rebuild it using whatever they can find. After that, they try to animate it like Dr. Frankenstein did with his monster.

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20 min
Short Film
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Our Name is Anna

2021
Italy
from 12 years

Anne Frank is the symbol of all the children who were victims of the Shoah but also of those who today continue to be discriminated against. Her ideals are shared through the eyes of a contemporary teenager named Anna.

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4 min
Short Film
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Painting by Numbers

2021
Australia
from 14 years

A child's encounter with classic masterpieces triggers a confronting epiphany

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2 min
Short Film
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Piece of Art

2021
Netherlands
from 11 years

A burglar breaks into a museum and breaks more than he wants. As he tries to escape he can't help but burn, tear and crack the stolen painting until we are left with nothing but a small... piece of art. 'A piece of art' is a comedic, short animated POV film.

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8 min
Short Film
Dates

Pig

2022
Netherlands
from 14 years

A group of animals hook up a power grid to the socket-shaped snout of one big, sleeping pig. The animals use the pig’s energy for simple things at first, but soon they render themselves dependent on a city where every single thing – the useful and the useless – is automated...

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17 min
Short Film
Dates

Planet Robin

2022
Norway, Romania, Denmark
from 6 years

Robin goes out in the woods when her parents argue. There she meets a little planet that has been injured. She brings the planet home. But planets don’t like living in garages, and little girls don’t like it when parents argue.

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10 min
Short Film
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Rest in Piece

2021
Germany, France, Qatar
from 16 years

Midyan decides to run away from his war-torn home. He packs his bag with objects that remind him of his loved ones and embarks on a journey into the unknown. Soon he is starving and resorts to eating the objects he has packed. The effects are monstrous yet they give him the strength to carry on through the scorching desert. Eventually, he arrives half-dead on the other shore of the sea and eats the most precious of his objects: a family portrait. This gives him the strength to finish his journey.

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10 min
Short Film
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Sand Pie

2022
Czech Republic
from 6 years

Mína and her toy friend are having fun in a sandpit. Suddenly, mud pies are stamped out and her toy is captured by cycling Totemites! Saving the toy Mina has to overcome risky challenges.

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9 min
Short Film
Dates

Shower Boys

2021
Sweden
from 11 years

After a heated training match with the team, twelve-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other’s limits and masculinity. A sudden stop to an innocent game questions what a male friendship is allowed to be.

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25 min
Short Film
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Spare Parts

2021
Germany
from 6 years

Lina is in urgent need of a new heart. But she certainly does not want one from a dead child! At a junkyard, she looks for of parts in order to build herself an own heart. There, Kalle comes in her way. After initial difficulties, she convinces him to join her search.

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15 min
Short Film
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Stok&Bok in Paris

2022
Netherlands, France
from 6 years

When Stok finds a newspaper article with a picture of the Mona Lisa, he instantly falls in love. Mistaking the photo for a selfie, he sets out to find his beloved. Stok and Bok travel to Paris in France. Impatiently, Stok crosses the city in search of Lisa. Will he find his happy ending?

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5 min
Short Film
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Stories from the Sandbox: Wasp

2021
Poland
from 5 years

Tommy doesn’t like wasps and one comes through the kindergarten window, causing a huge commotion. The boys try to count how many legs it has and the girls love the wasp’s fluffy body. The kindergarden-teacher finds it difficult to control the general chaos.

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6 min
Short Film
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Sun

2021
Czech Republic
from 5 years

The story follows a little boy, who lives on a planet with no sunlight. Despite this fact, the boy decides to find the Sun. He and his little dog travel to the peak of the great mountain. A dangerous journey begins.

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10 min
Short Film
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Swop - Dentist

2022
Netherlands
from 6 years

Sef doesn’t want to go to the dentist. He tricks Wesley into swapping heads with him. Wesley has no choice but to go through with Sef’s dental treatment. Fortunately, the pain is soothed by the present he gets from Sef’s parents as consolation. Wesley decides not to tell Sef about the present.

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7 min
Short Film
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The Big Tantrum

2022
France, Belgium
from 4 years

Robert has not had a good day. He comes back from school in a bad mood and gets sent to his room by his Dad. He feels something horrible rising up inside him: it is anger…

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13 min
Short Film
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The Biscuiteers

2022
Bulgaria, Spain
from 6 years

Ellie's family moves in an old house. The three Biscuiteers  - Pepper, Basil and Rosemary - wake up after a very long sleep just to find their house completely changed and meet the new family.

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7 min
Short Film
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The Most Boring Granny in The Whole World

2022
Germany
from 6 years

Greta has the most boring grandma in the whole world. Then Greta gets the idea, to play funeral with her grandma. This confronts them with some new questions. Because what remains when you have to leave life behind?

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12 min
Short Film
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The Other Side of Curiosity

2022
Romania
from 11 years

When a small girl discovers that everybody has a different story about a wall at the edge of their society, she decides to find out the truth on her own.

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11 min
Short Film
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The Perfect Fit

2022
Lithuania
from 6 years

Patrick lives in a children’s home. After seeing a parrot in the zoo, he becomes obsessed with them, which makes it even harder for him to belong and find parents who want to adopt him.

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10 min
Short Film
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The Sausage Run

2021
Germany
from 14 years

This is the tragic story of a little lamb told with the help of multiple Zoetropes, loosely based on the well-known Grimm’s fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

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12 min
Short Film
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The Sky is a Square

2022
Germany
from 6 years

Chelar is upset. Upset with climate change, with the rules of her classmate’s games and with the absence of any real connection with nature. So Chelar decides to become a tree. What starts as a spontaneous act soon becomes a mind changing example.

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18 min
Short Film
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The Squonk

2022
Germany
from 12 years

A beautiful kingdom. An eerie howling in the woods. The hunter Frederick is sent to catch the mysterious Squonk once and for all ...

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4 min
Short Film
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The Story of Chaos

2022
Singapore
from 8 years

A student presents an imaginative rendition of the ancient Taoist parable of Chaos. She is admonished by her teacher for her unorthodox delivery. Two parallel narratives run through the film: the quashing of the student’s creativity and the death of Chaos in the parable.

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18 min
Short Film
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The Thrown Away Book

2022
Poland
from 12 years

Levi and Toni, father and son, find a mysterious object – a discarded, damaged book. With their joint efforts they restore it to its former glory and shine. The result they achieve exceeds their expectations.

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7 min
Short Film
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The Water Sommelier

2021
Germany
from 16 years

As a trained water sommelier, and soon to be water whisperer, Hugo Rehberg is passionate about all things transparent, wet and liquid. A award-winning satirical short film about water. Contains wet and dry humour.

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7 min
Short Film
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This Hut is Too Small!

2021
France
from 6 years

Gramps knocks the last nail into a cute little hut he has made for his grandson. But the youngster finds it a bit too small, and ugh!! There’s even a worm inside! “Go and fetch one of our chicks” chuckles the old man, “He’ll take care of it!”

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19 min
Short Film
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Titan

2021
Belgium
from 14 years

Nathan is a thirteen year old boy. Driven by his new friend Malik, he prepares himself for a strange ritual to become a member of a teens gang.

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8 min
Short Film
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Toru Superfox: Hungry Beast

2021
Poland
from 5 years

Little fox Toru decides to become a superhero following the footsteps of his grandma – the legendary Supervixen. Whenever there is trouble, Toru puts on his superhero eye mask and rushes to help.

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15 min
Short Film
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Tutù

2021
Italy
from 14 years

A small town in southern Italy is shaken by the death due to anorexia of the dancer Maria La Torre. Ester, for whom Maria represented an ideal of beauty and talent, seems destined for the same fate as her friend.

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15 min
Short Film
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When The Trees Come

2022
Iceland
from 11 years

Þröstur is eight years old, his older sister Dagný is 13. One full-moon night Þröstur wakes with a start and sees Dagný’s bed is empty, he goes to her bedside to find blood spots on her bedsheets.

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19 min
Short Film
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When the Swallows Fly Away

2021
Belgium
from 16 years

In a small rural village, a young boy befriends Fernand and

Andrée, a farmer couple who, at the age of 80 years, find

themselves at trouble feeding their remaining livestock.

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4 min
Short Film
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Who said Monster?

2021
Italy
from 4 years

It’s a dark night and a frightened little bird goes into the woods. He is afraid because during the day the birds that live in the trees, say that hiding in the woods there is a monster.

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