April 12 – 20, 2024

Screenings For Children and Youth


93′, 2021, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland

SCREENING: Limassol (22/04), 16:00 / Nicosia (23/4), 16:00

Growing up in a village in Germany, twelve-year-old Ulja, is a smart (and slightly odd) girl, who loves science. When she discovers an asteroid on its way to earth and determines its point of impact, her Grandma Olga bans all science from Ulja’s life. Since Ulja can no longer follow the asteroid from afar, she hires Henk, a boy from her class, to drive her. Together, they embark on a trip across Eastern Europe to witness the greatest cosmic event of their lives.

Selected Awards and Distinctions

  • Best Children’s Film, Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, Norway, 2021.
  • Best Children’s Film, Gild-Filmpreis – German Film Award, Germany, 2021.
  • Best Children’s Film, Filmkunstmesse Leipzig, Germany, 2021.

The film is presented with the support of Frederick University.


94′, 2022, Ireland

SCREENING: Limassol (22/04), 18:00 / Nicosia (23/4), 18:00

Rural Ireland, 1981. A nine-year-old girl goes to live with distant relatives for the summer. Living with a middle-aged farm couple, she discovers a new way of living. But in this house where affection grows and there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one hidden, painful truth.

Selected Awards and Distinctions

  • Nominated for Best International Feature Film, Academy Awards, USA, 2023.
  • Grand Prix – Generation Kplus International Jury, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2022.
  • Best Cinematography Award, European Film Awards, 2022.
  • Foreign Language Film of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards, UK, 2023.

AYA (12+)

90′, 2021, Belgium, France

SCREENINGS: Limassol (23/04), 18:00 / Nicosia (22/4), 18:00

Aya lives with her mother on the island of Lahou. Joyful and carefree, she likes to pick coconuts and sleep on the sand. However, her paradise is doomed to disappear under the waters. As the waves threaten her house, Aya must make a choice that will determine her life: stay on the doomed island with her mother or look for a better life in a strange new city across the water?

Selected Awards and Distinctions

  • Nominated for Magritte Award – Best First Feature, Académie André Delvaux of Belgium, Belgium, 2023.
  • Best Actor Award, Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film, Belgium, 2021.


93′, 2022, Sweden
SCREENING: Limassol (23/04), 16:00 / Nicosia (22/4), 16:00

Thirteen-year-old Sasha’s mother is no longer alive. But Sasha refuses to cry. She is determined to never be like her mother, and to make her father laugh again. To achieve this, she is not allowed to read books, must shave off her hair and turn down the puppy she always wanted. And above all, she must become a Comedy Queen. A film about finding yourself when the world is broken.


Selected Awards and Distinctions

  • Crystal Bear for Best Film Award, Generation Kplus, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2022.
  • Best Live-Action Feature & Youth Jury Award, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2022.
  • Best Actress Award, Guldbaggage Awards, 2023.
  • Nominated for Young Audience Award, European Film Awards, 2022.

With the support of Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa Private Institute (XTMPI).