Category: Children’s Films

September 8th, 11:00 A.M.

BEARD BLUE

Bulgaria, 2022, 9’20’’, 3D

director Veni Hristova Zamfirova-Kaleva

A young boy wants to grow up faster so he can travel the seas like his ancestors.  And with the help of a magic shrimp, he might just get his wish. His unexpected encounter with a magical blue shrimp fulfills one wish, but with an unexpected turn. In his request to grow up faster he gets a blue beard.

PAPA IS BIG, I AM SMALL

Italy, 2021, 3’12’’, digital cut-out

director Anya Ru, Masha Rumyantseva

A short and tender story about a little girl who sees off her sailor father on a journey far away. Her childhood imagination will brighten up the long wait..

I LOVE LOVING MUM

Ukraine, 2021, 4’15’’, stop-motion

director Stepan Koval

A boy paints with watercolors that he got as a gift. He paints his mom, dad, grandma, grandpa. As the inspiration gets the best of him, he starts painting on the walls.

BOOKSTORE

Sweden, 2022, 6’, 2D

director Ofelia Giannini, Annika Giannini

It’s raining in a small bookstore located between tall buildings. The water is rising and a flood is threatening. The old bookseller in the bookstore tries to save his books. He gets help from an old woman who seems to have plans on how to escape the forces of the weather…

SPACAPUFI

Slovenia, 2021, 11’09’’, 3D

director Jaka Ivanc

Spuffies have a serious thing for jubees. When they’ve eaten the very last delicious fruit and hunger is about to strike, they head to the next jubee grove through the murky forest.

I’M NOT AFRAID

Iran,2021, 6’39’’, digital cut- out

director Reyhane Kavosh, Ali Raeis

Terme cannot fall asleep and she is looking for someone to play with. The tenth rabbit suggests she call her parents and tell them that she is afraid. But Termeh is not afraid of anything until suddenly strange noises are heard …

THE QUEEN OF THE FOXES

Switzerland, 2022, 8’50’’

director Marina Rosset

In the hopes of seeing their queen smile again, a group of foxes rummage through the city’s trash, searching for all the love letters that were never sent.

THE PATCHWORK SONG

Germany, 2021, 2’41’’, 2D

director Angela Steffen

The official music video from the children’s TV series PATCHWORK PALS by Angela Steffen.

HAPPY BANANA

Iran, 2020, 8’18’’,cutout

director Reyhane Kavosh, Ali Raeis

Galin is a grumpy gorilla that lives in a forest. He didn’t have any friends, until someday a banana smiles at him and everything changes.

September 9th, 11:00 A.M.

META

Germany, 2021, 3’36’’, 2D

director Antje Heyn

META is an animated film that takes up topics such as change, transience, cycles, connection, and interaction in a playful and experimental way. The aim is to show that everything consists of many parts and that in the end we are all connected with each other.

LUCE AND THE ROCK

Belgium, 2022, 13’, 2D

director Britt Raes

One day, out of nowhere, a giant Rock lays in the middle of the peaceful little village where Luce lives. The villagers can’t even open the door to their houses anymore! Luce is angry: go away Rock, you don’t belong here! And why are you here anyway?

BRIDGE TO THE CITY

Ukraine, 2021, 4’, stop-motion

director Klym Klymchuk

Once upon a time the small bridge perched near a small town. A lot has changed since then, but the bridge remembers old times and can tell us about it.

HIDDEN HEROES

Germany, 2022, 2’05’’, 2D

director Anna Levinson

“Hidden Heroes” – this is the title of the animated short film by “Make make yourself strong – The Initiative for Children in the Southwest “. The film draws attention to the causes and backgrounds of child poverty in an entertaining way and was created in cooperation with the 29th Stuttgart International Animated Film Festival (ITFS).

FRANZY’S SOUP- KITCHEN

France, 2021, 8’30’’, stop-motion

director Ana Chubinidze

Lonely alien Chef Franzy discovers that her special pink soup is not just delicious, but also magical, when she shares it with starving creatures living on a strange planet.

WHO’S ON A LEAD?

Ukraine, 2021, 4’16’’, stop-motion

director Stepan Koval

A dachshund on a leash pulls his master forward, despite all the barriers that occur on their way. The dachshund thinks that he pulls not his master but something huge and heavy.

BLACK SLIDE

Israel, 2021, 11’12’’, 3D

director Uri Lotan

Eviah, a young and timid kid on the brink of puberty and his best friend sneak into the Black slide, the most terrifying ride in Aqua Fun. There Eviah will gain insight to prepare him for events about to unfold at home.

LOST BRAIN

Switzerland, 2022, 6’, 2D

director Isabelle Favez

Every time Louise the crocodile sneezes, she loses part of her brain, until she cannot perform simple tasks and becomes trapped inside her own apartment. She must find a way to rediscover the world before she fades away completely.

I’M NOT AFRAID!

Norway, 2022, 7’02’’, 2D

director Marita Mayer

A film for the little ones about fear and courage and the discovery that there are many things you don’t have to fear if you understand what it is.way completely.