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27th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
Trailer
90 min
Special Programme
Dates

Binti

2019
Belgium, Netherlands
from 9 years

Born in Congo, twelve-year-old Binti and her father Jovial have been living illegally in Belgium for many years. Binti feels like a Belgian and dreams of becoming a popular vlogger, such as her idol Tatyana. Binti also has a video blog and regularly fills it with funny shots of her everyday life, which is suddenly disturbed when once again she and her father have to flee from the police.

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95 min
Special Programme
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Dreams Are Like Wild Tigers

2020
Germany
from 9 years

Ranji has just moved to Berlin. He dreams of dancing in a Bollywood movie, but his new classmates don’t seem to allow him to do that. His chance: a casting in Mumbai. His goal: to stand in front of the camera with his great idol.

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Trailer
87 min
Special Programme
Dates

Even Mice Belong in Heaven

2020
Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia
from 10 years

Two arch-enemies on Earth – a small mouse and a fox – land in the sky after a deadly accident, abandoning their prejudices and becoming best friends. Because they have to go through a lot of adventures and encounter strange characters in this paradise, boredom never arises.

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90 min
Special Programme
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Into the Beat

2020
Germany
from 12 years

Katya Orlow comes from a famous ballet family. She has every chance of following in the footsteps of her late mother and that of her father Victor, who is still celebrated as a master dancer. At the moment she is training very hard to apply to the prestigious New York Ballet Academy. Then an accident happens ...

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112 min
Special Programme
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Last Film Show

2021
India, France
from 12 years

Young Samay lives in a small Indian village. When he visits a movie theater for the first time, the boy is determined: he wants to make movies himself! In exchange for his lunch box, projectionist Fazal lets him watch movies for free. But the local cinema is threatened with closure.

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89 min
Special Programme
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Madison - A Fast Friendship

2019
Germany, Austria
from 11 years

Twelve-year-old Madison has set her mind on becoming as successful as her father Timo, a professional cyclist. Timo, who named his daughter after a discipline in track cycling, namely two-man team riding, often overtaxes Madison. Although she still has a year to go, she is scheduled to take part in the Federal German training camp this summer.

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Trailer
74 min
Special Programme
Dates

Mezquite's Heart

2019
Mexico
from 9 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
93 min
Special Programme
Dates

Mission Ulja Funk

2021
Germany, Luxembourg, Poland
from 10 years

Incredible! The twelve-year-old Ulja has discovered an asteroid that will crash into the earth in exactly four days in far-away Belarus. But the deeply religious grandma Olga thinks, that this is hellish stuff. However Ulja desperately wants to greet VR-24-1720 at the crash site.

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Trailer
100 min
Special Programme
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
80 min
Special Programme
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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Trailer
99 min
Special Programme
Dates

Sun Children

2020
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
from 12 years

Ali and his friends keep themselves afloat with small cheatings when a big fish beckons. They get the order to cover a treasure buried in a drain shaft. To get into the tunnel, they become part of the “Sun School”, a school for street children.

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Trailer
85 min
Special Programme
Dates

The Horizon

2020
France
from 15 years

Adja and her best friend mock Arthur and other young people who take a stand for climate and environment. Adja wants to live and have fun without thinking about tomorrow. As she gets closer to Arthur, she suddenly understands his motives more and more and becomes his companion in the fight against concrete.

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100 min
Special Programme
Dates

VS.

2018
UK
from 15 years

Eminem’s “8 Mile” in a British seaside resort: rage is the sensation Adam feels most often. He is furious with his foster families, his social worker and especially with his mother, who abandoned him when he was little. After destroying his room at his new foster parents’ home in a dispute, he has to move again.

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Trailer
77 min
Special Programme
Dates

Vacarme

2020
Canada
from 13 years

The 13-year-old Émilie has to move into a residential group for young people after her overstrained mother kicked her out of the house. The friendship she builds with her foster sister Ariel and the desire to become a guitarist give the girl a firm hold.

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