17. – 22. OKTOBER 2023


International Competition Films for Children #22

15.Oktober 15.00 Uhr | Luchs Kino

International Competition Short Film for Children aged 9 and over

Online: available from 12 to 22 October

Film overview

Among the People

Director: Jody Cleaver

Animation | Australia | 2022 | 06:27 min


Synaesthesia; music and pictorial associations in watercolours. A visualisation of the piano composition by Natalie Trayling.

Hello Stranger

Director: Julia Ocker

Animation | Germany | 2021 | 06:13 min


An astronaut lands on an unknown planet. Everything is strange and different.

Childs Play

Director: Lisa Hasenhütl

Animation | Austria| 2021 | 04:00 min


Click goes the slide projector - a child's room. Click - a farm. Click - a toilet. With each slide change, two children tumbling happily through their childhood. "I refuse to wash my hands..." "...and play with knives, forks, scissors and cans!" "My daddy is sooooo fat because he is so full of love." "Does your daddy only buy free range farmers who are happy?" Poetry slam meets the unfiltered truth of children's babble.

When it comes from Earth

Director: Katalyn Egely

Animation | Hungary | 2020 | 05:00 min


A little girl, a cumbia and a sustainable, healthy world.

Laika & Nemo

Director: Jan Gadermann, Sebastian Gadow

Animation | Germany| 2022 | 15:00 min


Nemo looks different. No one else wears a diving suit and a helmet that big. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut.

Saka sy Vorona – Cat and Bird

Director: Franka Sachse

Animation | Germany| 2021 | 07:32 min


A white bird living in a black world meets a black cat living in a white world. The moment they meet, their backgrounds literally collide.

My Name is Fear

Director: Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez

Animation | Germany | 2021 | 05:28 min


The charming emotion "fear" that lives in your head wants to give an interview. Maybe you can become friends! Or is there a reason to be afraid of fear?

By the Book

Director: Shreya Devarakonda, Daniela Portilla

Animation | USA | 2021 | 03:15 min


In a world full of books, a science-minded father is suddenly faced with the challenge of raising a child with whom he finds it difficult to relate.

The most boring Granny in the whole world

Director: Damaris Zielke

Animation |Germany | 2022 | 07:02 min


Greta has the most boring grandma in the whole world. When she falls asleep on the sofa, Greta gets the idea to play funeral with her. This confronts them with some questions they hadn't asked themselves before. Because what remains when you have to leave life behind?


Director: Roberto Valle

Animation | Spain | 2021 | 09:00 min


Spain 1994. Carlos is a little boy who has just received amazing news: his mother is pregnant with a baby boy.... Over the next few months, his whole world will change.... and when his little brother is finally born, Carlos is confronted with feelings he has never experienced before.


Director: Anastasija Kretzschmar

Animation | Germany | 2022 | 05:40 min


If your mother is a strawberry and your father is a pineapple - which fruit are you? And where is your home? To answer these questions, FRU-FRU embarks on a sometimes funny and sometimes sad surrealistic journey through its own life.

KUUMBA UMBO / Birth of Form

Director: Ekaterina Ogorodnikova

Animation | Belgium | 2022 | 06:39 min


The birth of form is the birth of the world. From our early childhood until our last breath, we as humans learn about the world around us and try to find our place in it. A single African mask can depict a whole spectrum of human culture and reveal the story behind it.