Programme

Films for Kids and Young Adults

»BUT I KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO WANT US HERE. AND I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU DO. BECAUSE I
EXIST, I EXIST, I EXIST. I LOVE YOU!«
BINTI IN ›BINTI‹

For this year’s programme for children and young adults, we have selected films that are both age-appropriate and bold, films that examine current issues such as climate change, species extinction, escape and migration and social media as well as general and recurrent themes such as friendship, love, being different, but also dealing with grief and death.

Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale addresses this year’s thematic focus After the Reunification – Germany 1990|2020. Probably for the first time in their lives, children in the audience are introduced in a playful way to the history of divided Germany.

An inclusive short film programme for primary schools invites children from special needs schools for the deaf and hard of hearing to take part in a shared cinema experience. Films and subsequent discussions will be interpreted live at the cinema by a sign language interpreter.

Do you speak film?, a programme of silent shorts, has been selected by young refugees and is aimed at international school classes in Dortmund, Cologne and the region. The Q&A session will be conducted by the young curators in various languages.

Last but not least, a crowning conclusion. The ECFA Short Film Award will be presented for the first time. We are very much looking forward to the international jury’s selection and are eager to learn about the winning film!

All children, young adults and their teachers are invited to attend the event!

Curators:

Apart

Diana Cam Van Nguyen

CZ
2018
Animation film, Short film
10’

»It tears your head apart«: Three young people talk about losing a loved one. How enormously painful it is to […]

Binti

Frederike Migom

BE
2019
Feature Film
90’

»I like strong characters, as long as they are not too perfect. Binti is the heroine, but she is also […]

Boy

Isabelle Schapira

BE
2018
Feature Film, Short film
16’

It’s time today for Tatiana to say goodbye – quietly and secretly to a boy and to the time she […]

Hallo T-Shirt

Ulrike Korbach

DE
2020
Animation film
4’

Made in the »fishes« group of the FABIDO nursery school Kuithanstraße Dortmund.

Nest

Sonja Rohleder

DE
2019
Animation film
4’

A lonely bird tries to find true love in a dark forest. Will he find it?

The Last Day of Autumn

Marjolaine Perreten

CH / BE / FR
2019
Animation film
8’

Winter’s on its way, and the animals of the forest are organising one last race to say goodbye to autumn.

DE
2019
Feature Film, Short film
12’

Once upon a time there was a mirror made of ice that made everything beautiful look ugly and everything ugly […]

AR
2018
Animation film
7’

Just as a Navajo god is about to fill the sky with stars, a cunning coyote comes along and makes […]

Yulia & Juliet

Zara Dwinger

NL
2018
Feature Film, Short film
12’

Yulia and Juliet are serving sentences in the same juvenile detention centre. They chat secretly through air vents and hide […]

Zibilla

Isabelle Favez

CH / BE / FR
2019
Animation film, Short film
26’

The little zebra Zibilla has been adopted by horse parents. When the family moves to a new home and little […]