Screenings for Schools

Celestial Camel

Director: Jury Feting
Russia, 2015
Fiction 90 min

Ages:12-15 years old

Twelve-year-old Bayir is the son of a poor family of herders. His parents temporarily go away, and he bears the responsibility of looking after the mother camel. When the camel runs away to find the colt that Bayir’s father sold to some film people, Bayir has to bring her back; his whole family’s survival depends upon it. So he sets out on his own on an old motorbike across the vast, dry steppe.

Awards:
Best Feature Film, Golden Elephant IFF Hyderabad 2015

Festivals:
Berlin Generation 2015, Zlin 2015, Little Big Films Nuremberg 2015, BFI London FF 2015, Cinekid Amsterdam 2015, Filem’on Brussels 2015, Oulu 2015, Seattle CFF 2016

Labyrinthus

Director: Douglas Boswell
Belgium, 2014
Fiction
98 min

Ages: 13 – 15 years old

Fourteen-year-old Frikke knows his way around computer games but this one has a shocking surprise: its protagonists are real kids and real animals whose lives are mysteriously uploaded into the game’s labyrinth. To play or not to play is the question, especially when the fate of loved ones is at stake in the cyberworld…

Awards:
Gryphon Award, Giffoni IFF 2015
Best Film for children under 13, Schlingel Chemnitz 2015
Best Film, Kinodisea Bucharest 2015
Best Children Feature, Cologne Children FF 2015
Best Film Children’s Jury Prize, Chicago CFF 2015
2nd Best Film Adult Jury Prize, Chicago CFF 2015
Youth Award for Best International Film, São Paulo International Film Festival 2014
Golden Elephant Grand Prize (Children Jury), ICFF Hyderabad 2015
2nd Prize Best Film (Adult Jury), ICFF Hyderabad 2015
Best Feature Children Jury, Olympia IFF for Children and Youth 2015

Festivals:
Toronto IFF 2014, Zurich IFF 2014, Cinekid Amsterdam 2014, Seattle 2015, Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp & Brugge 2015, FIFEM Montreal 2015, TIFF Kids Toronto 2015, Kristiansand CFF 2015, Buster Copenhagen 2015, Lucas Frankfurt 2015, Cinemagic Belfast 2015, Discovery Dundee 2015, Juniorfest Pilsen 2015.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deTvvaDHV6g

The Rainbow

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
India, 2015
Fiction
106 minutes

Ages: 11-14 years old

10-year old girl Pari and Chotu, her 8-year old brother live in a picturesque village nestled among the sand dunes. Having lost their parents to an accident at a very early age, they live with their uncle and aunt. Chotu is blind and Pari is his eyes, his guide and his best friend. Pari sees a poster with a famous actor appealing to people to donate their eyes, and is convinced that her reel-life hero can help her fulfill her promise to her brother: to help him heal.

Awards:
Grand Prix Generation Kplus International Jury, Berlin International Film Festival 2015
Special mention Children’s Jury, Berlin International Film Festival 2015
Golden Plaque for Best Actor, 19th International Children’s Film Festival Hyderabad 2015
Jury Special Mention for Acting (Children), Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2015

Festivals:
FIFEM (Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montréal)
DFW South Asian Film Festival
Bengaluru International Film Festival
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
Tel Aviv International Children and Youth Film Festival
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3CmAmPuc_w

Finn

Director: Frans Weisz
Netherlands / Belgium, 2013
Fiction
90 min

Ages: 8 – 11 years old

Finn (9) lives with his father in the small Dutch village. One day, a stranger called Luuk (68) moves into an old farmhouse nearby. He plays the violin. Finn feels strongly attracted to the violin, but his father strictly forbids him to visit Luuk. He wants Finn to play football. But Finn makes his own plan – he no longer trusts his father, who keeps too many secrets. While his father thinks he is at football practice, Finn secretly takes violin lessons from Luuk. When he discovers the reason for all his father’s secrets, it leaves him with a huge dilemma…

Awards:
Golden Gryphon (Elements +10 Section), Giffoni Film Festival 2014
International Special Jury’s Feature Film Award, Jury Award, Tel Aviv ICFF 2014
Best Film, Stuttgart International Children´s Film Festival 2014
Best Film, Vilnius International Children and Youth Film Festival 2014
International Special Jury’s Feature Film Award, Tokyo Kinder Film Festival 2014

Festivals:
Berlin Generation 2014, Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Bruges 2014, FIFEM Montreal 2014, TIFF Kids
Toronto 2014, IFI Dublin 2014, , Seoul IYFF 2014, Kristiansand 2014, London IFF 2014, Cinekid
Amsterdam 2014, Chicago CFF 2014, Kinodiseea Bucharest 2014, Just Film Tallinn 2014, Cinepaenz
Cologne 2014, Mannheim IFF 2015, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2015

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VkVFGSU-OE

Clara and the Secret of the Bears

Director: Tobias Ineichen
Switzerland/Germany, 2013
Fiction
90 min

Ages: 11 – 13 years old

11-year old Clara lives with her mother, her stepfather and her little brother on a remote farm in the Swiss alps. To Clara, nature means a lot – as well as the local legends and myths which kept their peculiar strength to this day. The discovery of an ancient girl’s shoe gets Clara in touch with Susanna, a girl of the same age that lived on the farm over two centuries ago. When bears – who were believed dead – show up in the region, the village people’s blood is stirred up and an old curse, burdening the village ever since a bloody deed a long time ago, re-awakes. Clara and Susanna try to redress the destabilized balance and fight together against the threatening danger – today and in the past.

Awards:
Audience Award for Best Film, Buster International Children’s Film Festival 2013
Best Film (ANEC Gold Medal 10+), Giffoni Film Festival 2013
Best Film Children’s Jury, Montréal International Children’s Film Festival 2013
Special Mention Children’s Jury, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2012
Special Award, Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2013
Audience Award, Solothurn Film Festival 2013

Festivals:
Lucas Frankfurt 2012, Michel Hamburg 2012, Filem’on Brussels 2012, Just Film Tallinn 2012, Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Brugge 2013, Fifem Montreal 2013, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2013, Zlin 2013, Siping ICFF (China) 2013, Cinekid Amsterdam 2013, Chicago ICFF 2013, Golden Elephant CFF India 2013, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2013, Ciné Jeune de’l Aisne St. Quentin 2014, Schlingel Chemnitz 2014, Seattle 2015

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lgAzGo-rWg

My Friend Raffi

Director: Arend Agthe
Germany, 2015
Fiction
97 min

Ages: 8 – 11 years old

Gold hamster Raffi belongs to the eight year old Sammy. The little rodent is something very special. Not only can he kick goals with a football but he can also sniff smuggled goods – and this better than a tracker dog. However one day Raffi is suddenly gone! Neither his mother, nor his sister has the time to help search for Raffi, and his father is all the way in Afghanistan for work. So Sammy has to do it all by himself, to soon find out that his little Hamster has been kidnapped by a ruthless criminal. Now ahead of him lies a tremendous adventure through the big city of Hamburg.

Awards:
Audience Award, Little Big Films Nuremberg 2015
Best Film Children’s Jury, KIJUKO Bremen 2015

Festivals:
FIFEM Montreal 2015, Kristiansand CFF 2015, Zlin 2015, Kinderfilmfest Munich 2015, Jerusalem IFF 2015, Int. Children’s Film Carnival Hong Kong 2015, Mexico City 2015, Tumbleweed Utah/USA, Filem’on Brussels 2015, Schlingel Chemnitz 2015, Michel Kinderfilmfest Hamburg, Scrrenies New Zealand 2015, Guro Kids Seoul 2015, Mumbai IFF 2015, Filem’on Brussels 2015, Cinepänz Cologne 2015, Juniorfest Pilsen 2015, CFF Armenia 2015, Lahore CFF 2015, Just Film Tallinn 2015, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2015, Ale Kino! Poznan 2015, Olympia Pyrgos 2015, Kolkata CFF 2015, Bangladesh CFF 2016, Seattle CFF 2016, CFF Bangladesh Dhaka 2016, Luxembourg 2016

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-4jozd6KMs