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27th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
Trailer
90 min
Youth Film
Dates

A Male

2022
Colombia, France, Netherlands, Germany
from 16 years

16-year-old Carlos lives in a youth home. At christmas he desperately wants to spend time with his mother and sister. But in order to reunite the family, he has to leave the safety of the home and make his way on the streets of Bogotá.

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Trailer
100 min
Youth Film
Dates

Balaban

2021
Kazakhstan, UK, Russia, USA, Belarus (Weißrussland)
from 15 years

Ardak lives a good and sheltered life. But the young girl has HIV. Living with this disease is anything but easy. Then she meets the adventurous Zhanna at a charity event. The two develop feelings for each other and dream of travelling to Paris.

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Trailer
104 min
Youth Film
Dates

Bittersweet Sixteen

2021
Belgium
from 15 years

Lotte is bullied by Astrid, the leader of the popular A-Girls at her school. And there are problems at home too. Her parents are separating because her mother has fallen in love with Astrid's mother. And yet Lotte's sixteenth birthday is coming up.

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Trailer
111 min
Youth Film
Dates

Butter

2020
USA
from 14 years

Butter is full of humour, a gifted saxophonist, but also very overweight. The mockery at school increases daily. Butter has had enough. He announces that he is going to eat himself to death in front of the whole world. This makes him the star of the school and he suddenly enjoys unusual popularity.

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Trailer
109 min
Youth Film
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Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets

2021
USA
from 14 years

A short time ago, Jamesʼ sister disappeared without a trace. In addition, social anxiety and panic attacks make every day at school for the 16-year-old a challenge. His constantly arguing parents are no help. He can only confide in Dr. Bird, his imaginary therapist, who is also a dove.

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Trailer
100 min
Youth Film
Dates

Falcon Lake

2022
Canada, France
from 14 years

13-year-old Bastien spends the summer vacation with his family and a couple who are friends at Falcon Lake in rural Canada. There the pubescent boy meets their older daughter Chloé. Both become closer. But a secret threatens to divide them.

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Trailer
117 min
Youth Film
Dates

Good Morning

2022
South Korea
from 15 years

For the first time, the young high school senior Su-mi finds attention and human warmth. Seo-jin, a hospice nurse, took in the young orphan to prevent her from suicidal thoughts. With the „Good Morning“ to the inmates of the home, Su-mi is now reminded every day of the preciousness of life.

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Trailer
120 min
Youth Film
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Motherhood

2022
Spain
from 14 years

What does it mean to be a mom? What does it mean to be a child? At the age of 14, the girl Carla already has to deal with both of these questions. Pregnant and without a perspective, she is preparing for a new life in a centre for teenage mothers.

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87 min
Youth Film
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My Night

2021
France, Belgium
from 15 years

Marions sister Alice died five years ago. The 18-year-old has by no means come to terms with the loss. Today would have been Alice’ 23rd birthday. So Marion goes on a night tour through Paris. There she meets Alex, who is also going through a life crisis.

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Trailer
92 min
Youth Film
Dates

Paula

2022
Argentina, Italy
from 14 years

Paula hates her body and wants nothing more than to be as slim as the women on social media. To express her feelings, Paula creates an anonymous blog and becomes part of a large virtual community that shares her problems.

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Trailer
90 min
Youth Film
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So Damn Easy Going

2022
Sweden, Norway
from 15 years

Joanna is always under pressure, is fidgety and has trouble concentrating. The 18-year-old suffers from ADHD. She finds distraction while being in the swimming pool or during casual sex with Matheus. But now her medication is running out and Joanna has no money for new ones. What is she to do?

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Trailer
92 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Box

2021
Mexico, USA
from 15 years

Hatzín, a teenager from Mexico City is handed his father's remains in a metal box. On the way home, he meets Mario, a seemingly nice employment agent. Hatzín see him as a father figure and starts working for him – with serious consequences.

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Trailer
100 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Space Among Us

2022
Slovenia, Canada
from 14 years

14-year-old Tobi from Canada has to spend the holidays in his mother's Slovenian homeland. There he feels like an outsider. Then he meets the old, blind Herman, who teaches him about the night sky. And then there is also Tjaša, who becomes the centre of Tobi's universe.

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115 min
Youth Film
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War Pony

2021
USA
from 15 years

23-year-old Bill and twelve-year-old Matho belong to the Lakota Tribe and live on the reservation. While Bill supports his family with odd jobs and dreams of his own poodle breed, Matho tries to avoid his violent father and gets more and more involved in the criminal milieu.

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Trailer
90 min
Youth Film
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White Berry

2022
Netherlands
from 15 years

Grace, a Dutch-African girl with albinism, feels like an outsider with her white skin. Again and again, the 17-year-old has to endure insults and exclusion in her neighbourhood. But then she meets Kya, who takes her into her Afro dance team and encourages her to live her African identity.

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