MOVIE AND ME
Producer: TATIANA MIROSHNIK
RUSSIA, 2021, 53 MIN
Films not only unite, entertain, amaze and educate, they also help to find out who you really are. What are children’s preferences for films? How do they understand them and what do they value most when watching movies and animated films? What is the impact of movies on children's behavior, emotions and feelings? Experiments, observations and opinions are revealed in a documentary film about the interaction of young audience with the screen.
Producer: FRÉDÉRICK NEEGAN TRUDEL
CANADA, 2020, 80 MIN
After being sent to a group home by her mother, Emilie (13) wants to flee her new reality. In her attempt to get back to her mother she meets and get influenced by the people around her. Learning an instrument becomes a positive fix-point in her tumultuous situation.
SIHJA – KAPINAA ILMASSA
Producer: MARJA PYYKKÖ
FINLAND – THE NETHERLANDS – NORWAY, 2020, 77 MIN
Sihja is a young, charming and a little outrageous fairy, who leaves her forest home. In the city, she meets a sensitive new friend Alfred (11). Sihja loves the newly found organized urban shapes and orderly habits that humans have. They bond quickly and have a lot of fun, until one day dead birds appear on the city streets. The smelly fertilizer factory could be the culprit, but when Sihja reveals her uncontrolled fairy powers, people begin to be weary of her. Alfred and Sihja must find out what is threatening nature. With clever and brave investigation, they manage to prevent an environmental disaster.
INTO THE BEAT – DEIN HERZ TANZT
Producer: STEFAN WESTERWELLE
GERMANY, 2020, 90 MIN
Katya Orlow comes from a famous ballet family. She has every chance of following in the footsteps of her late mother and that of her father Victor, who is still celebrated as a master dancer. At the moment she is training very hard to apply to the prestigious New York Ballet Academy. Victor gets badly injured on stage and he thus has to end his career. Now Katya is his only hope of carrying on the family tradition. But in the meantime, Katya has met a group of street dancers and leads a double life: rehearsing the leading part for the “Sleeping Beauty” ballet in the morning and dancing with gifted hip-hop dancer Marlon in the afternoon. When Marlon wants them to audition as a duo for the famous “Sonic Tigers”, Katya gets into a serious conflict.
Producer: ANA LAURA CALDERÓN
MEXICO, 2019, 80 MIN
Lucía (7) is a mayo-yoreme girl. Her father, Fidel, is a traditional harpist; one of the best in the entire region. Lucía wants to play the harp, but her father won't allow it as being a woman and a harpist is not “the way” in their traditions. Here is where Lucía’s struggle begins; thanks to her desire of being a musician, she will take us on an endearing journey into the deepest secrets of her traditions and show how she manages to reconcile with her father, finding her place in her community.
THE WITCH PRINCESS
Producer: NGO THE CHAU
GERMANY – CZECH REPUBLIC, 2020, 90 MIN
The twin princesses Amalindis and Zottel could not be more different: Amalindis is dutiful and well-behaved, Zottel is wild and closely connected to nature. Since Zottel is so different, King Goderic cannot stand her. But he has great plans for Amalindis. She is to be married to prince Tanka to unite both kingdoms. But shortly before the wedding, Amalindis is kidnapped by three evil witches, who had made a secret pact with queen Lioba a long time ago. They helped Lioba to become pregnant on the condition that after 18 years, the first-born child would belong to them. Now they urgently need the girl, who has magic powers and is supposed to help the oldest witch to rejuvenate. Against king Goderic’s will, Zottel sets out to free her sister.
Producer: MARIUSZ PALEJ
POLAND, 2020, 102 MIN
Iwo lives in a small town with his mother and sister. A tragic memory of the fire in the Black Mill casts shadow over the place. The fire has taken it’s toll on everyone, especially Iwo’s parents. When his mother loses the only source of income, she must quickly find a new job, leaving Iwo to take care of his younger sister.
Producer: ARILD OSTIN OMMUNDSEN & SILJE SALOMONSEN
NORWAY, 2020, 80 MIN
Vega (9) and her wild sister Billie (5) are going on an overnight hike with their Dad in the Norwegian woods. The anticipated trip is full of sweet adventures and happy moments until Dad falls into a mountain crack and twists his ankle. Unable to move he asks Vega and Billie to get help. Initially the girls feel lost but after several magical and mysterious encounters in the forest, they embrace the mission! They bravely face their fears, discover their superpowers and find strength in sisterhood!