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For the second year running, a group of 6th grade and 1st high school cinephiles took on the role of program curator. The student committee saw, discussed and selected the 5 films of the section, which touch on a wide range of topics from the military to social media.
● 88'
For the second year running, a group of 4th and 5th grade cinephiles took on the role of program curator. The student committee saw, discussed and selected the 6 films of the unit, which touch on a wide range of topics from bullying to nutrition.
● 79'
Short animated cartoons about fantasy worlds for children aged 6 and up, with live dubbing in Greek.
● 69'
Lucas, Luigi, Lucien and Ludwig are four inseparable friends. Their odyssey begins at the end of World War I, when they are accidentally left behind during the evacuation of the orphanage they live in.
● Yann Samuel ● 109’ ● France
Chelar is upset. Upset with climate change, upset with the rules of her classmate’s games and upset with the absence of any real connection with nature. So Chelar decides to become a tree. What starts as a spontaneous act soon becomes a mind changing example for her friend Solvei and the adults around her.
● Agnes Maagaard ● 12΄ ● Germany
One in a Million tells the story of two girls coming of age. As gymnast and YouTuber Whitney Bjerken from the US struggles with setbacks, she turns to music to express her feelings.
● Joya Thome ● 85΄ ● Germany
Mary is eleven years old and has an insuppressible passion for cooking: she dreams of becoming a great chef. Her grandmother Emer, with whom she has a very special relationship, encourages her to make this dream come true. But every path has its pesky obstacles, and facing them turns into quite an adventure.
● Enzo d’Alò ● 88' ● Luxembourg/Italy/Ireland/United Kingdom/Estonia/Latvia/Germany
Lying on the bunk bed in the children’s home, eleven-year-old Lu talks dreamy-eyed about her mother. Karina, she says, is a famous Hollywood actor who smells of oranges, talks to the stars and does her own stunts.
● Zara Dwinger ● 91' ● the Netherlands
Shy, deaf Jamie (12) moves to the boarding school for the deaf to start her new school. She is reluctant to make new friends. When she is suddenly unable to go home at the weekend, an unexpected plan develops with her bold classmate Imane (13).
● Nicole van Kilsdonk ● 91' ● Netherlands
Best friends Dylan and Youssef dream of becoming professional football players.
● Camiel Schouwenaar ● 90' ● Netherlands/Germany
Justine, 12, firmly believes that she will be happier once her parents are divorced. The catch? They have no plans to do so.
● Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers ● 88' ● Canada
Mina (12) gets her world turned upside down when the famous dancer Edvin moves to her town. She falls head over heels in love, and when he invites the local kids to an audition for a new dance crew, Mina sees her chance and signs up. Intoxicated by love she throws herself into the excitement. But there’s one essential thing she has forgotten: She can’t dance!
● Aurora Gossé ● 90΄ ● Norway
A few nigella seeds tucked in the palm of her hand, 6-year-old Dounia leaves Aleppo with the Princess of Aleppo’s help and travels towards a new world.
● Marya Zarif, André Kadi ● 72' ● Canada, France
Ernest and Celestine are traveling back to Ernest’s country, Gibberitia, to fix his broken violin. This exotic land is home to the best musicians on earth and music constantly fills the air with joy. However, upon arriving, our two heroes discover that all forms of music have been banned there for many years - and for them, a life without music is unthinkable. Along with their friends and a mysterious masked outlaw, Ernest and Celestine must try their best to bring music and happiness back to the land of bears.
● Jean-Christophe Roger & Julien Chheng ● 80' ● France, Luxembourg
The coming of age story of a young beluga named Katak. While his peers have all turned white, something expected at their age, Katak is late in his body development. To prove that he has grown up and to grant the last wish of his adored grandma, Katak departs on a perilous journey to the Great North. Along the way he encounters deadly beasts and makes unlikely friends. You do not have to be big to be brave.
● Christine Dallaire-Dupont, Nicola Lemay ● 79' ● Canada
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