Junior 4+

Screening time:  40 min

Films in this screening:

Kaisa Penttilä:

The Landing
(Maihinnousu)

Finland, 2021. 9 minutes.

A family holiday in a zoo is interrupted when an unknown species tries to enter the zone.

Paul Bush:

ORGIASTIC HYPER-PLASTIC

Denmark, 2020. 7 minutes.

An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops. This is an elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has enslaved our planet – plastic.

Katalin Egely:

El Mago Georges

Argentina, 2020. 4 minutes.

We aren't only created with free will, but also with responsibility. The responsibility to listen to our gut feelings, follow our intuition, the wise part of us. According to the old definition, a magician is a wise person. So we can all be magicians if we are brave enough.

Mathilde Pepinster:

Away
(Au Large)

Belgium, 2019. 6 minutes.

An ice floe, a big man, a fish and a reality not quite like the others.

Martin Smatana:

The Kite
(Pouštět draka)

Czechia, 2019. 13 minutes.

Summer is coming to an end, the fruit is growing ripe on the trees. Grandpa gives his grandson a kite. As the boy is tossed around in the air, Grandpa catches him. Then the leaves fall and Grandpa has grown weak. A strong autumn wind carries him off into the cloudy sky. Winter comes, then springtime. A warm breeze brings them together again.

Junior 7+

Screening time: 1 h

Films in this screening:

Ignas Meilūnas:

Matilda and the Spare Head

Lithuania, 2020. 13 minutes.

A girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world.

Eric Montchaud:

A Stone in the Shoe
(Un Caillou dans la Chaussure)

France, 2020. 11 minutes.

A pupil turns up to his new class for the first time. This pupil however is different to the others, he’s a frog in a class of rabbits.

Anastasia Melikhova:

Beginning of the Light
(Начало света)

Russia, 2020. 6 minutes.

The story is based on a tale about the creation of sun and moon. The world is in twilight. There is no light and no shadow. The twins, brother and sister, grow a tree and one day the first leaf appears.

Joana Rosa Bragança:

Tide
(Maré)

Portugal, 2019. 14 minutes.

Brought by the waves of the sea, a fantastic being of gigantic size discovers a pleasant place of great natural beauty, and makes it his home, becoming the guardian and soul of the place. There, he meets a cheerful little boy with whom he creates a bond of friendship forged in sharing the pleasure that both feel in living in harmony with nature. But one day, peace is threatened by a polluting and noisy tide.

Dina Velikovskaya:

TIES

Germany, 2019. 8 minutes.

There is a strong connection between parents and their child. A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.

Yawen Zheng:

Kiko and the Animals
(Kiko et les animaux)

France, 2020. 7 minutes.

Kiko is a nightmare for all the animals. He bullies them all the time, even the smallest mouse can't escape from him! How could the animals stand out and make him understand that they are just like him, capable of emotions, love, and deserve respect?

Junior 12+

Screening time: 1 h

Films in this screening:

Margrethe Danielsen:

PEARL DIVER

Norway, 2020. 9 minutes.

Three couples are facing different challenges: A middle aged hedgehog falls in love with a balloon, but finds it difficult to maintain his grooming routine. A couple of arctic lovers are experiencing a coldness between them, and two oysters are losing patience as they wait to be on the same schedule.

Sonya Kendel:

Pishto's Birthday

Russia, 2020. 11 minutes.

The story of Pishto's birthday.

Marlijn van Nuenen, Ram Tamez, Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt:

La Bestia

France, 2020. 8 minutes.

A young mexican smuggler and a little girl travel illegally on top of a cargo train, called La Bestia, to get to the USA. An injury transforms his perception of the journey.

Zilai Feng:

Sweater

USA, 2019. 2 minutes.

An unsuspecting man struggles his way into a colourful jumper. Before he knows it, he finds himself whisked into a psychedelic kaleidoscope of patterned wool… from which he may never recover!

Takeshi Yashiro:

GON, THE LITTLE FOX
(ごん)

Japan, 2019. 28 minutes.

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyoju doesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.