Competitive screenings, 5th Sept
Director: Dominique Etchecopar
Who shoots jokes faster than his tiny shadow? Who thinks school is the best playground on Earth? Who is a better friend than your best friend?
Pat the dog
Director: Daniel Klein
Pat The Dog tells the daily adventures of an ordinary little dog Pat and his owner Lola. Pat would do anything to save Lola’s day, overcoming the insurmountable thanks to his improvised plans and canine genius.
Director: Olivier Lelardoux
ROCKY, BILL, TINY and MAZU are four young dinosaurs growing up in
the Cretaceous period. Life is always an adventure: new volcanoes are popping up all the time, long-necked brachiosauruses and enormous triceratopses roam free, meteor showers light up the night sky and… the big Gigantosaurus reigns over it all!
France, United Kingdom
Director: Ahmed Guerrouache
The series follows the non-stop slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog Bentley, when his billionaire old lady owner Mrs Muchmore takes in Taffy, a raccoon imposter posing as wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat.
Director: Silvia Mañes Velasco
Humans possess a totem that gives them control of their imagination. When a gamusino steals Ruben’s totem, his son Hugo goes on a quest and will confront the creature to restore his father’s vitality.
КРІНГ! / KRING!
Director: Hilmi Ismail
KRING! is a story about Suraya, a passionate elementary school teacher who faces a uniquely problematic student that has difficulties understanding her teachings in class. Follow her journey in discovering other ways of helping him overcome his learning problem despite the struggles she faces along the way.
Directors: Denis Ripamonti, Maria Noemi Grandi
Bythos, the god of the sea depths. Bythos, the dark abyss. The wind blows softly on the seashore. A clumsy crow perches on a beach cabin, while a cautious hermit crab scampers on the sand. Near them an old couple enjoys the afternoon sun. The quiet peace is interrupted only by two kids playing
with a ball.
Mexico, United Kingdom
Director: Emiliano Alcocer
A dinosaur faces a great threat. based on true events.
Recently at the Beach
Director: Daniel van Westen
In Recently at the Beach, a naughty boy dramatically feels the power of karma. With the universe always striving for balance, everyone gets what they deserve in the end.
King Weeper and Uncle Tickleton
Director: Andrian Skhaltuiev
In the Tearshed kingdom, King Weeper rules, which forbids laughter and merriment, because the biggest delicacy for him is people’s tears. Uncle
Tickleton, standing up to the king, amuses the kids and their parents, giving them hope.
Director: Katerina Balabay
An eleven-years old boy Dronya most of all wants to win the competition of young programmers and go for education in the well-known IT-company. But parents sent Dronya to the summer camp, where the contest for a title of the best squad is taking place.
ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD
Director: Katja Benrath
Hilly Martinek’s screenplay tells the story of the 11-year-old Rocca, a clever, creative and brave girl who lives all by herself in defiance of her teachers and the authorities.
Jet and the Pet Rangers: Up! Up! The piglet high above!
Director: Patrick Apura
While most pigs are busy piling up extra pounds just to outweigh each other, piglet Vicky Biik is trying to figure out how to fly instead. She believes this is the reason why she was born light and thin compared to others.
Director: Christophe Butleel, Fabrice Nzinzin
Discover the funny and amazing adventures of a geeky tween boy Firmin who forms an unlikely duo with Abraca, an impulsive vigilante 12 y.o. girl coming from Imagin to Earth to study magic.
Director: Angela Steffen
Patchwork Penguin has a problem: he wants to run fast, but he doesn´t know how! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?
Finny the Shark
Director: Alina Tysoe
Follow Finny and friends as they explore stories of friendship, family, and everyday life through the (fish-eye) lens of a preschooler. Whether it’s traversing the first day of school, a trip to the dentist, or trying to be brave at a first sleepover, Finny’s wild imagination turns everyday experiences into over the top adventures!
Mush-Mush and the Mushables
Director: Joeri Christiaen
Mush-Mush & the Mushables follows the comedy adventures of the Mushable community as together they put the fun back into fungi! As pocket-sized Guardians of the Forest, each Mushable has a special gift.
Director: Irina Harkavets
This is a very personal story about how much everything is connected. About the relationship of children and parents, ecology education and responsibility for both relations with people and with nature.
Red line and black line
Director: Paola Sorrentino
Minimal animation that tells the story of a red line and a black line.
Director: Edoardo Sartori
A small Italian town learns the spirit o co-operation during the Corona Lockdown.
Director: Dmitry Vysotsky
Three little kittens take children on funny adventures that xplains safety rules, meaning of friendship and family, teach them to think before act.
Where the Witches Live
Director: Adam Robinson
When an irritable teenager preys on her younger sister’s fear of witches, things take a dark turn, causing her to reconsider the true meaning of magic.
Вікно / Window
Directors: Dhawal Kadakia, Prateek Sabherwal
When 10 year old Vani loses 2 permanent teeth in an accident, her family comes together to save enough money for dental implants before the school reopens in 3 months.
Director: Miguel Angel Font Bisier
Some people say that life is like a song. Melodies may rise, melodies may fall… and suddenly, we find ourselves lost in the rhythm.
Director: Mikiko Okamoto
Saaya lives with her grandmother. Her mom often comes to visit her, after leaving home to live with her partner and her son. One day, Saaya meets a man selling an box, which holds a secret power.
Sonia Loves, Sonia Doesn’t
Director: Natalia Beliaeva
As her sixth birthday approaches, a girl is choosing some presents – not for herself, but for her favorite doll Sonia, who is waiting for her at the store.
Cinema "8 1/2"
Directors: Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler
Boje, who is living on the coast with his father Holke, has a lot of questions in his mind that are not that easy to answer. How do I know I love somebody? Where was I before I was born? How do I know I’m not dreaming?
The little things
Director: Emiliano Galigani
A summer night in Tuscany. Giorgia, a twelve year old girl, is waiting for her clumsy friend Fulvio: Giorgia has a mission to secretly sabotage and damage a car so it won’t start the day after. Everything seems to be perfectly planned, but all of a sudden things turn in to a complete disaster.
Director: Boris Grachevskii
Short comic series almanac for children “Eralash” is s short sketches from everyday life and is suitable for family watching.
Director: Or levy
Yaffa is a 80 years old woman who live in a nursing home and has dementia. the dementia causes her to live her childhood again. At that time, her dad who was a business man was traveling the world and sending her postcards from every country he visited, and she imagined her with him in his adventures.
Director: Mari Miyazawa
The story is set in a world where foods that are made from wheat live. The many varieties are hostile to each other. However, when beings made from things other than wheat appear, such as those made from meat and cream,
they all work together to oppose them.
On the swing
Director: Polinа Piddubna
A story about playground, ultra-violence and endless childhood.
The Witch & the Baby
Director: Evgenia Golubeva
An ageing witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don’t go to plan.
Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Director: Martin Smatana
The Kite deals with the issue of death, but it does so in a simple metaphorical and symbolic way on the relationship between the little boy and his grandpa. It explains that none of us are here forever and that all living creatures must die, but also to show that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.
Directors: Olga Poliektova, Tatiana Poliektova
Here’s a letter of a boy’s hate and love for his father telling all that had once been kept unspoken.
Director: Anna Kuzina
A bird that keeps order in the sky accidentally drops a star during cleaning. And on the earth, children find her.
Across the Bridge
Canada, Germany, Taiwan
Directors: Alisha Steinberger, Chao Goody Wu
Two siblings who have grown apart, bond again through an epic video game battle, bridging the gap in their relationship!
The Cycling Wind
Islamic Republic of Iran
Director: Nazanin Sobhan Sarbandi
The young wind comes in the possession of a bicycle. It can blow faster with the bicycle. Without much effort, it freely goes everywhere and enjoys the ride. Most importantly, it is the only wind with this type of vehicle. This freedom and
the new power provides it the opportunity to do anything.
Directors: Tina AJ, Andrew AJ
The Beetle and his faithful friend Tree made their way to the factory to turn a rational industrial facility into a world of irrational beauty. To free all its inhabitants from conventions and morals and work not for production and marketing, but for art, music and the moment of unity.