In our time of uncertainty and anxiety, a teenage boy comes face to face with his fears and worries. Can he open his heart out to his classmates? Will they ignore him, help him or make fun of him?
● Ruth Beni, Daniel Greaves ● 8’ ● UK
An 11-year-old girl must stand up to her bullies, the rest of the girls in her village, and honor her old-fashioned grandfather by holding her ground. A film about courage and loneliness.
● Vigdis Nielsen ● 17’ ● Norway
Two polar bears are forced to emigrate away from their home due to global warming. During their travels they encounter two brown bears, with whom they try to co-exist.
● Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise ● 8’ ● France
A little boy experiences guilt for the first time, after stealing a bean from the local market.
● Nicole Vanden Broeck ● 3’ ● USA
A wolf pup has gotten lost from its nest. Frightened and alone, it seeks refuge in a garden, and some children decide to help it find it’s way home.
● Hélène Ducrocq ● 10’ ● France
After 15 years of living next-door, Roberto is still infatuated with his neighbor who prefers to stay hidden out of shame for her body. With their only means of communication being painting and an old laundry rope, Roberto has a plan to help his childhood sweetheart overcome her fears for good.
● Carmen Córdoba González ● 9’ ● Spain
The adventurous story about a young geek city boy Martin, who has to overcome himself and stay two weeks in the summer camp without his comfort and any technology. Here he will be challenged to help the forest creatures to save their forest of being destroyed by greedy developers.
● Petr Oukropec ● 80' ● Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
When an unbearably adorable, eternally optimistic Quokka named Daisy (ANGOURIE RICE) wants to achieve the impossible – to win the ‘World’s Scariest Games’; she enlists the guidance of a washed-up former champion, a grouchy Saltwater Crocodile (SAM NEILL), to help her achieve her dreams and prove that true champions come in all sizes.
● Ricard Cusso ● 88’ ● Australia
Following an unfortunate accident, a feisty little mouse and a shy young fox cub unwittingly find themselves in animal heaven. In this strange environment, they will have to put aside their natural instincts and work together to succeed on their journey through this new world. The little mouse and the young fox share many adventures and unexpected surprises and ultimately become the best of friends.
● Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček ● 87' ● Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia
13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family have been living in a refugee centre in Finland. Just as Ramin starts to enjoy the school holidays, the family receives the terrible news their asylum application has been denied. The Mehdipours file a final appeal, and they continue with their everyday lives, trying to keep a positive attitude despite the looming danger of deportation. As Ramin starts the new school year, every moment, every friendship will be more precious than ever.
● Hamy Ramezan ● 82’ ● Finland