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27th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
108 min
Junior Film
Dates

A Butterfly's Heart

2021
Lithuania
from 11 years

Juozapas is a quiet boy who breeds insects in an abandoned house and always wears a wide sweater. That’ s why the other kids call him Balloon. But then Rugilė moves to the city. She becomes friends with Juozapas and is the first to learn about his secret.

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85 min
Junior Film
Dates

Birta

2021
Iceland
from 11 years

Since the parents split up, Birta’s family has run out of money. Although her mother even works double shifts, she doesn’t know how to handle Christmas. So Birta decides to make money herself. Not an easy task for an 11-year-old!

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Trailer
95 min
Junior Film
Dates

Buckley's Chance

2021
Australia
from 13 years

Ridley has to leave New York after the tragic death of his father. Together with his mother, he moves to the Australian outback to live with his grandfather, a grumpy animal owner. Everything is different and instead of just mourning, the 14-year-old has to cope with a completely new life.

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98 min
Junior Film
Dates

Kung Fu Girl

2019
USA, China
from 12 years

Lisa is the best female kung fu fighter in her school, but her archenemy Yu Dabao humiliates her as often as he can. Lisa’s relationship with her single father, a game designer, is difficult but when she delves into one of his games, she realizes what really matters.

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100 min
Junior Film
Dates

Lame-os

2021
Latvia, Czech Republic
from 12 years

1999, the millennium celebration is approaching. The three ninth graders, Sarmite, Sveta and Katrina, are tired of being bullied and laughed at. They make a plan to become the most popular girls in their school by the time they graduate and to overtake the boys in the exams.

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84 min
Junior Film
Dates

Little Warrior [Sumo Kid]

2021
Russia
from 12 years

13-year-old Vitja Kasatkin has an unusual hobby: Japanese sumo wrestling. His love for the sport comes from his father, who left the family for Japan eight years ago. Since then, the boy has been training hard to see his father again one day.

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Trailer
101 min
Junior Film
Dates

Rickshaw Girl

2021
Bangladesh
from 12 years

Driving a rickshaw is a male privilege in Bangladesh. The brave and resolut Naima would do anything to help her family, even leave them. In order to earn money in the capital city Dhaka, she pretends to be a boy and becomes a rickshaw driver.

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97 min
Junior Film
Dates

SpaceBoy

2020
Belgium
from 12 years

Jim is maverick, smart and a little crazy. For the school competition he infects Emma with his obsession with building a hot-air balloon. They want to prove that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. But not only Emma’s fragile health is putting the project to the test.

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Trailer
99 min
Junior Film
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
115 min
Junior Film
Dates

Upon the Magic Roads

2021
Russia
from 11 years

The inexperienced farmer’s son Ivan has to find out who tramples the wheat field night after night. It’s a mysterious white horse. While trapping the animal, its life is in danger. Ivan releases it to freedom and receives a hunched horse with magical powers as a thank you.

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