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26th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021
Trailer
104 min
German Focus
Dates

Auerhouse

2019
Germany
from 15 years

Autumn 1983, in a small provincial Swabian village with a cemetery, an amusement arcade, a pizzeria and a “madhouse”: Frieder was admitted to this psychiatric clinic after a suicide attempt. Now he is “free” again and moves into his empty family home, the Auerhouse, together with his friends Höppner, Vera and Cäcilia.

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Trailer
101 min
German Focus
Dates

Daniel '16

2020
Greece
from 15 years

Instead of serving his sentence in a prison, teenager Daniel is sent to Greece to take part in a project for juvenile criminals. On an ostrich farm in a remote village in Evros near the Turkish border Daniel is to learn to obey rules and take responsibility for the community. In this project, “the community” just includes the leader, an instructor and about 14-year-old Max, who is longing for closeness and sees Daniel as his friend.

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93 min
German Focus
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Dear Mr. Führer

2020
Germany
from 12 years

Spring 1945: Eleven-year-old Felix lives with his mother Anna in Munich. His father Bernd, a well-known trumpeter, is at the front. When bombardments of the city do not stop, Anna and Felix flee to the countryside. They set up a new home on the farm of a deceased aunt.

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Trailer
90 min
Youth Film
Dates

Eden

2020
Finland
from 15 years

The group of teenagers could not be more different, but all of them have little desire to go to a religious summer camp. Before their confirmation, they are to form their own small congregation and discuss the biblical paradise for a week in the countryside. Older, easy-going Juhani and young, fundamentalist Tiina are the leading pastors.

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Trailer
98 min
German Focus
Dates

God You´re Such a Prick!

2020
Germany
from 13 years

Life couldn't be better for 16-year-old Steffi: She has successfully finished school, will soon start her training as a police officer and is looking forward to the class trip to Paris, where she wants to spend her first night with her boyfriend Fabian in a romantic hotel. The only thing left to do is a health check for the police, then off they go.

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90 min
German Focus
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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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Trailer
96 min
German Focus
Dates

Lassie Come Home

2020
Germany
from 9 years

Twelve-year-old Flo’s life is shaken up when his family has to move. Until then they had lived in a quiet village in southern Germany, together with their faithful collie bitch Lassie. Now Flo’s father has lost his job and can no longer pay the rent. But pets are not allowed in the new flat and the annoying landlady Mrs Möller cannot be dissuaded from her opinion.

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Trailer
75 min
Youth Film
Dates

Life Without Sara Amat

2019
Spain
from 14 years

Pep is 13. As every year, he spends his holidays in his grandmother's house in the country. There he meets again with his friends, who stir up the small town in the summertime. The gang includes Sara, who Pep is madly in love with. Every night the youngsters meet to play hide and seek or spin the bottle.

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90 min
Youth Film
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Lola

2019
Belgium, France
from 16 years

Lola is young and free. But she has had no contact with her father Philippe since she came out as a transsexual. When Lola’s mother Catherine dies, Philippe even makes sure that Lola is late for the funeral service and deprives her of the opportunity to bid a last farewell. She is feeling hurt and angry when she sets off home, the urn with her mother’s ashes being stowed in her luggage.

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89 min
German Focus
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Madison - A Fast Friendship

2019
Germany, Austria
from 12 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
88 min
Youth Film
Dates

Man Up!

2019
France, Belgium
from 14 years

16-year-old Tom has mixed feelings about his change of school. He, who manoeuvres through life in a rather insecure and conformist way, only finds the strength to face this new challenge in the strong affection for his big brother Leo. Leo, the golden boy loved and admired by everyone, gives him tips, motivates him and is always there for him.

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Trailer
87 min
German Focus
Dates

Nothing More Perfect

2020
Germany
from 15 years

Sixteen-year-old Maya is permanently involved in a suicide forum and imagines her own death, partly in romantic, partly in creepy selfie messages. She lets her imagination run wild and thus finds an attention on the internet that she otherwise misses in her life.

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Trailer
102 min
German Focus
Dates

Oskar & Lilli – Where No One Knows Us

2020
Austria
from 13 years

Six years ago, eight-year-old Oskar and his 13-year-old sister Lilli fled Chechnya with their mother. In the meantime, the children regard Vienna as their new home and speak fluent German. But now the family is to be deported. Out of desperation, the already severely traumatised mother attempts suicide and is admitted to a psychiatric clinic.

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Trailer
84 min
Youth Film
Dates

Perfect 10

2019
UK
from 15 years

14-year-old Leigh lives with her dad on the outskirts of Brighton. She is a talented gymnast and is about to start her first major competition. But due to the sudden death of her mum, she loses an extremely important support. Moreover, strong self-doubts make it difficult for her to deal with people.

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100 min
Youth Film
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Piola

2020
Chile
from 15 years

Martín lives in Quilicura, a district of Santiago, drifting from day to day. His domestic environment is becoming more and more difficult; the family has to move again to an even smaller flat due to a lack of money. No one is interested in Martín’s dream of a career as a rap musician and he gets on rather badly at school. Charly works in a fast food restaurant.

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79 min
Youth Film
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Ròm

2019
Vietnam
from 15 years

Ròm is a street boy in Ho Chi Minh City. He used to make ends meet as a tipster because his lottery numbers ensured good wins for the neighbours. But when his lucky streak ended, the inhabitants of his poor neighbourhood turned their backs on him. Now the boy lives by himself in a roof alcove and saves money to go looking for his parents.

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Trailer
84 min
Youth Film
Dates

Soundtrack to Sixteen

2020
UK
from 14 years

Unconfident Maisy is 16 and has never been kissed. She makes a pact with her best friend: she will kiss a boy until her next birthday! But this is more difficult than she thought because she has a crush on a guy who is out of her reach. Moreover, she often puts her foot in it and cannot find her way in the teenage world.

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Trailer
70 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Night of the Beast

2020
Colombia
from 14 years

Quiet Mario and the go-getting Francisco are best friends and love heavy metal. When the “Iron Maiden” band comes to Colombia for the first time, a dream comes true for the boys. Mario even steals money from his mother to attend the band’s live performance with Francisco. When the day of the concert has come, the two of them skip school and take a day off.

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Trailer
94 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Pack

2020
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia
from 14 years

David could be fine: His parents are well-to-do, his marks are good and his girlfriend is the envy of the other boys. Were it not for his new ice hockey team “The Wolves”, where he plays as a goalkeeper. His father has ambitious plans and wants David to become a professional player despite his diabetes. But he is treated as “the newcomer” in the team.

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90 min
German Focus
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The Peppercorns and the Treasure of the Sea

2020
Germany
from 8 years

The holidays get off to an exciting start for Tarun and his girlfriend Alice, because top secret documents are stolen from Tarun's mother Jaswinder's research base in Ireland. As a dedicated marine researcher, Jaswinder is working on a project that aims to reduce plastic waste in the oceans.

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Trailer
110 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Promise of Pisa

2019
Netherlands, Belgium
from 15 years

Samir, known as Sam, has Moroccan roots and lives with his family in a district strongly influenced by Arabic culture in the north of Amsterdam. The gang around his brother Mo and his friend Soesi is shaking the area with ever-increasing thievery. But Sam is supposed to stay out of it and stick to his goals.

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Trailer
98 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Ride

2019
USA
from 14 years

John grows up in an environment full of violent white racists. He spends most of his childhood in a juvenile detention centre and even there, he attracts negative attention time and again. His youth welfare officer does not give up hope and finds a couple who want to take the boy in.

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90 min
German Focus
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The Witch Princess

2020
Germany, Czech Republic
from 8 years

The twin princesses Amalindis and Zottel could not be more different: first-born Amalindis is dutiful and well-behaved; the second-born, called Zottel by everyone, is wild and closely connected to nature. Since Zottel is so different, King Goderic cannot stand her. But he has great plans for Amalindis, who attends to his every whim and fancy.

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87 min
Youth Film
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Unsound

2019
Australia
from 15 years

Noah is a guitarist and accompanies 90s pop singer Moniqa, who is also his mentor. Always the same concerts exhaust Noah. This is not how he had imagined his musical career. Without further ado, he quits the band and flies to Australia, where he sees his mother again after many years of absence.

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Trailer
119 min
German Focus
Dates

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

2019
Germany, Switzerland
from 10 years

Berlin, February 1933: Hitler and the National Socialist Party clearly show their power. Even nine-year-old Anna notices this when at a carnival party, some boys do not dress up but simply appear in Nazi uniforms. Shortly afterwards, Anna’s father Arthur Kemper, a famous theatre critic, writer and Nazi opponent, receives a secret tip that the Nazis want to arrest him.

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Trailer
80 min
German Focus
Dates

Yakari, a Spectacular Journey

2020
Germany, France, Belgium
from 5 years

Every day, Yakari the little Indian boy experiences many adventures with his friends Little Badger, Rainbow and the tribe’s dog, Droopy Ear. But Yakari wishes for nothing more than the friendship of Little Thunder, a wild pony which his tribe has been trying in vain to catch for a long time.

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