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27th International

Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022
76 min
Youth Film
Dates

A Brixton Tale

2021
UK
from 16 years

The YouTuber and prospective filmmaker Leah never leaves the house without a camera. While filming on the street, she meets Benji and it sparks between the two. He’s going to be the star of her documentaries, she wants more and more glaring shots. Her exaggerated pursuit of success puts both of them at risk.

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104 min
Youth Film
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Follow the Light

2020
Japan
from 14 years

Akira's father grew up in a small village and returned there after a failed relationship. Now all the people are leaving this place. Even the school has to close because of it. This does not bother the whimsical Maki, whom everyone avoids. Akira, however, is inevitably attracted to her.

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100 min
Youth Film
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I Don't Wanna Dance

2021
Netherlands
from 14 years

Joey and his brother are allowed to return to their mentally unstable mother. In the beginning, everything seems to be going well, but conflicts threaten to divide the three again. Joey's only refuge is dancing and he must choose between his passion and his family.

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80 min
Youth Film
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La Francisca, a Chilean Youth

2020
Belgium, Chile
from 15 years

Francisca dreams of escaping her small town by the sea one day, but she is very attached to her brother Diego, who has autistic traits and does not talk. When the new teacher Fernando acquires a liking for Diego, her hopes for help seem to get fulfilled.

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85 min
Youth Film
Dates

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds

2021
Chad, France, Germany, Belgium
from 15 years

Mary and her mother face a great challenge. The 15-year-old is pregnant and wants to have an abortion. However, abortions are punishable by severe penalties in Chad and their religion forbids it. Both have to choose between family and faith.

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100 min
Youth Film
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Parents vs Influencer

2021
Italy
from 14 years

Simone and her father have a great relationship – until she gets older and her smartphone becomes more and more important. Now Insta star Eleonore is her idol. Father Paolo goes to war with his mop and other parents join him. Neither he nor Simone have any idea how quickly things are going to turn around.

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85 min
Youth Film
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Princess of the Row

2019
USA
from 16 years

Alicia is her father’s „princess“. She is tough, loving, creative and stubborn. She would do anything for a life with her sick and homeless father. The two manage to be together for a little while but in the end both of them painfully reach their limits.

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97 min
Youth Film
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The City of Wild Beasts

2021
Colombia, Ecuador
from 16 years

Seventeen-year-old Tato has almost no money to bury his mother. Abandoned by his father, he has to cope on his own. When he can’t pay his rent, gangsters collect the pesos with guns. Tato has to get out of Medellín. His last chance: The unknown grandfather in the countryside.

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84 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Horizon

2020
France
from 14 years

Adja and her best friend mock Arthur and other young people who take a stand for climate and environment. Adja wants to live and have fun without thinking about tomorrow. As she gets closer to Arthur, she suddenly understands his motives more and more and becomes his companion in the fight against concrete.

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92 min
Youth Film
Dates

The Innocence

2019
Spain
from 15 years

Alicia’s nights are hot - not just because she lives in a small Spanish town. With her older friend Néstor she dances and kisses with dedication – but only secretly. If her father would knew! But some things cannot be hidden and not every decision can be reversed.

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Trailer
97 min
Youth Film
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The Short History of the Long Road

2019
USA
from 14 years

Nola and her father live as unbound nomads in a van. By a stroke of fate, the teenager suddenly is on her own. With the search for her mother and a home begins an exciting odyssey, on which the mechanist Miguel supports her.

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90 min
Youth Film
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Unreachable

2021
Russia
from 14 years

A summer without mobile phones, but go out more often and experience a lot together. That’s what friends Vanja, Masha and Kirill decide. But the three are no longer children and Mascha twists the heads of both boys, which puts their friendship to a test.

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77 min
Youth Film
Dates

Vacarme

2020
Canada
from 14 years

The 13-year-old Émilie has to move into a residential group for young people after her overstrained mother kicked her out of the house. The friendship she builds with her foster sister Ariel and the desire to become a guitarist give the girl a firm hold.

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96 min
Youth Film
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Yuni

2021
Indonesia, Singapore
from 16 years

Yuni is stubborn. She wants to study, but for that she has to be unmarried. Her family is looking for marriage candidates. The first request reaches her, the second and even a third. But the religiously shaped world soon becomes too small for her dreams.

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