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A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date.
Fleur wants to be a great artist like her grandmother. But at a school painting competition she struggles with the blank paper in front of her. It’s a story about the pressure of success, creativity struggles and being yourself.
When a flamingo hatches the other birds cannot believe their eyes: This new hatchling is blue instead of pink. The other flamingos decide to exclude him from the group, while he wants nothing more than to belong.
During her night shift at a remote gas station, a female clerk agrees to help a man whose car broke down. While they both attempt to repair the vehicle, the driver’s intentions leave the young woman uncertain.
A mother and daughter spend their evening together in the living room. Mother works whilst her daughter is drawing. But when the kid finishes and starts to colour her drawing, she starts to think about what colour she should use.
A beautiful and delicate flower grows amidst the asphalt jungle. A street rubbish bin witnesses the mistreatment of the flower in the polluted public way. Concerned about her torment, the rubbish bin seeks a way to protect her.
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.
Eos plays quietly in his room. Disturbed by his father’s loud and angry voice, Eos stops playing and watch his father talking on the phone. Frightened, Eos runs away from his house while a storm rises ...
A day before his first confession, Enzo fears the worst after stealing a motorcycle emblem. He writes a list of his sins, but he has to overcome one more challenge: the owner of the motorcycle is the priest he will confess to.
School holidays, everyone storms out of the classroom. Four friends drift home and proudly tell where they go on vacation. Only one of the girls keeps quiet, because she doesn’t know: do they go away at all?
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.
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.
The men of the Rescue team are finally on holiday and are traveling on their yellow boat through the English Channel. The satellite phone is ringing; London’s famous clock Big Ben is broken and the Rescue team rushes to fix it.
Kleine Regisseure ganz groß: Das „Made by You“-Programm präsentiert 20 selbstproduzierte Kurzfilme von jungen Filmemachern aus Sachsen, die im Anschluss durch eine Experten-Jury bewertet werden. Wer wird wohl dieses Jahr einen Platz auf dem Podest ergattern?
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.
Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml culture of remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 stumbling blocks and a dash of antisemitism. Put all ingredients into a film, bring it to boil and shake vigorously.
You may think that in our modern and thorough times, every potential hazard has been identified. You are wrong. There is a critical issue that, nobody has taken into consideration yet: how dangerous dancing can be.
In an air polluted future the 20-year-old drummer Olly only wants one thing: to get inside the dome, where the air is clean and the best musicians live. In order to get in, he has to take a series of absurd tests that pass false judgements on him.
So far, it has never has never disturbed Ole that his friend Benni has the Down syndrome. But now – on the threshold of childhood to youth – their friendship is changing. It’s no longer easy to stand by his friend ...
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.
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.
Raya and her friends cause trouble at school. At the same time Raya wonders about morals and compares herself to her parents. She is torn on the best way to make the world a better place – with magic or confrontation?
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.
A father recounts to his daughter, the extraordinary journey of four young explorers throughout the world. Fascinated by this story, the little girl will discover that the adventure told to her by her father is at the border between reality and fiction.
A family of giraffes is spending their holidays in a far-away forest. The baby giraffe gets lost and meets some of the animals that live there. But a bad-tempered squirrel does not seem ready at all to accept the newcomer.
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.
An inquisitive little frog with a large appetite goes off to discover the river bank in search of new things to eat. On his way, he meets some of the animals that live in the neighbourhood: a mole, a rabbit, a deer, a mouse... and asks them what they eat.
Charlie gets a cactus as a birthday gift from his grandfather and is very disappointed. But suddenly the cactus begins to sing, and everyone yodels along. Until the cactus, in such high spirits, flies right over the balcony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sparkle is back to camp for another summer, but this year the director warns her to not tell stories about the sacred zone, but Charlie insists on hearing a legend so hard that she becomes part of the legend.
The fairytale is about friendship, but also danger. Sometimes, it is necessary to be careful, other times it is important to be brave. But how do we know whether it is time for courage? Our feelings will be able to exactly tell us!
Thomas dies. But what he witnesses on the other side is under no circumstances what he expected. Suddenly he is sitting in a waiting room, like one in a registration office. There, in a strange way, he undergoes injustices, which are often caused by faith and death.
A hungry fox hunts for food on a cold winter night. On the edge of the forest he discovers a small farm. He sneaks closer to steal a snack, unaware of the Tomten who guards the farm, and is caught red-handed in the hen-coop.
Karen has always dreamed of meeting her father, an actor living in London. Her wish comes true when she goes to visit him, but the experience, which is both exciting and uncomfortable, makes her realize that he is not exactly the father she had hoped for.
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.
Lísa is fifteen years old and quite different from other girls her age. She has isolated herself and has a big secret about herself. When her childhood friend Bryndís starts reaching out to her, the two reunite, leading Lísa to discover more secrets about her body and medical history.
Partying and chilling at the pool: Anna and her clique take in the last days of summer. She is surrounded by emerging sexuality and feels pressured to experiment herself. However it just does not feel right – is that normal?