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27th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
70 min
German Focus
Dates

Best Birthday Ever

2021
Germany, Sweden, Netherlands
from 5 years

It’s rabbit boy Karlchen’s birthday! He’ll be five years old. But exactly on this day Baby Klara gets a fever and has to go to the doctor. The party is postponed. But Karlchen wants to celebrate and walks with his cuddly toys to Grandma. Forbiddenly through the dark forest...

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Trailer
93 min
German Focus
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Darkdreamers

2020
Germany
from 15 years

The suicide of her brother Dennis shakes Rebekka’s perfect world. While her parents try to keep up their appearances in the village, Rebekka has nightmares. Vincent was Dennis‘ best friend. She tries to understand her Brother’s death with his help. But her parents put the blame on him.

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95 min
German Focus
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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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91 min
German Focus
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Dwarf Long Nose

2021
Germany, Czech Republic
from 10 years

Jakob, a lovely boy, helps his mother on the market. However, one day an ugly, old lady insults everyone at the booth and Jakob rants back. Little does he know that this is fairy Kräuterweis. Vicious as she is, she will take revenge on Jakob ...

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59 min
German Focus
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Ghost in a Bottle

2021
Germany
from 9 years

For 20 years, the ghost of Mercurius was locked in a magic bottle. Now he is released and the village people fear that he is going to do mischance again. No one dares to catch Mercurius – except the young medical intern Sophia and the herbal apprentice Jakob.

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Jim Button and the Wild 13
109 min
German Focus
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Jim Button and the Dragon of Wisdom

2020
Germany
from 7 years

Lummerland needs a lighthouse. That’s when Jim has an idea. The illusive giant Tur Tur might be standing on the shore with a lantern. Jim and Lukas travel with their locomotives to the Mirror Desert. But on the way the pirates of the Wild 13 lie in wait and kidnap the little locomotive Molly …

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80 min
German Focus
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Martin and the Magical Forest

2021
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Poland
from 8 years

Eleven-year-old Martin has no desire to spend his holidays in a nature camp. To make it worse with his stepbrother! But then he discovers mysterious forest spirits in the “wilderness”. They need his help, because their habitat is threatened by earth drillings.

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93 min
German Focus
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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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85 min
German Focus
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Moonbound

2021
Germany, Austria
from 8 years

Peter, called Peterchen by everyone, is supposed to take care of his sister Anna. But the little one secretly runs away to help the maybug Sumsemann. He hopes to find his lost arm and his maybug woman on the moon. Therefore Peter has to travel into space, too …

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Trailer
83 min
German Focus
Dates

My Dad is a Sausage

2020
Belgium, Netherlands, Germany
from 11 years

When the father quits his well-paid job at the bank to become an actor, his family is shocked. Only Zoë, his youngest daughter, believes in him. She coaches him for auditioning and in fact the father gets a role: He’s supposed to play the sausage in a commercial …

 

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96 min
German Focus
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Night Forest

2021
Germany
from 10 years

A year ago Paul’s father discovered a huge cave in the Ursulenmountain. But nobody believed in him. Since then, the explorer has disappeared. Now Paul wants to prove that his father was right. Together with his friend Max he leaves for a dangerous hike.

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94 min
German Focus
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Sami, Joe and I

2020
Switzerland
from 16 years

Sami, Joe and Leyla are best friends and inseparable. With the long-awaited end of their school years, the summer of their life begins – parties, boys and self-employment. The teenagers are taking it all out. But an experience becomes an ultimate test for them.

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85 min
German Focus
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The Ogglies – Welcome to Smelliville

2021
Germany, Belgium
from 4 years

The small town of Smelliville with its huge garbage dump is getting new residents, specifically a whole Ogglie family. The green creatures love the stench and live off garbage. That way they can solve Smelliville's waste problem. However the money-grubbing building tycoon Hammer has other plans.

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Trailer
93 min
German Focus
Dates

The School of Magical Animals

2021
Germany, Austria
from 7 years

Ida has to get used to the new class. But then she receives a magical little fox from the teacher and her classmate Benni gets the turtle Henrietta. By the time a thief is up to mischief in the school, the four are becoming true master detectives.

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102 min
German Focus
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Wet Dog

2020
Germany
from 16 years

When Soheil‘s iranian family moves to Berlin-Wedding, he meets mainly young muslim people. His environment is shaped anti-semitic. In order to belong, Soheil does not tell his new friends that he is jewish. But how long can he deny his identity?

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