Children's Film Festival

13-15 Years

Screened:
Kortfilmfestivalen Play 19-25 October

A Night

Friends Mathias and Frederik had a fight and now Frederik won’t reply to Mathias’ texts. It’s in the middle of the night, but Mathias needs to make friends again before it’s too late. A silent short about communication and friendship.

Denmark, 2020, 7, Direction: Søren Green, Production: Søren Green.
A Night is Søren’s newest project and the last film is his and Tomas Lagermand Lundme’s trilogy about Frederik and Mathias, two teenage boys finding out if they are friends or more. A Night is a silent short, filmed using only light from the devices the two boys use to “talk” to each-other. 

Send Me an Angel

Tom receives a dog with a hereditary skin disease. The special bond between them leads Tom to discover her hidden identity.

Israel, 2019, 9, Direction: Shahar Arapov, Production: Adi Greenberg.
When he was an infant, Shahar Arapov’s family emigrated from Russia. At the age of 19 he came out as a transgender man. In his youth, he studied in the strict ultra-orthodox school system, which had an adverse influence on his mental state. Drawing and writing stories were always a big part of his life, giving him an outlet. At the age of 10 he decided to become an animation director. 

Infraction

Amandine, an inflexible traffic warden, takes perverse pleasure in punishing every little infraction by handing out a fine. An unexpected event suddenly disturbs her daily routine.

France, 2019, 4, Direction: Marion Decoste, Maiwen Koskas, Raphael Halle, Mickael Nezreg, Jeremie Hannoah, Aurelie Vanden Borren, Manon Ryckelynck, Florian Morelli, Production: Lea Pastor.
The directors are a group of students from the French school ISART DIGITAL PARIS.

Wild Beasts

Will the father-son relationship make the trip into the wild more enjoyable? Are the children really cruel or just playing innocent games? What will the teacher do when everything is already synchronized? This animation of three stories set on a mysterious island sets memories of childhood and adolescence into narcotic images and suggestive sounds.

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2019, 9, Direction: Michal Blasko, Marta Prokopová, Production: Martin Vandas, Simona Hrušovská.
Marta Prokopová (1991) graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where she studied Animation. During her studies, she made three short animated movies that were presented at several international film festivals. This film has been screened at Berlinale (Short Film Station, Berlin, 2017), MFF Anifilm (Visegrad Animation Forum, Třeboň, 2017), Fest Anča (Žilina, 2016), or MFF Febiofest – Slovak Films in Development (Bratislava, 2017)

The Music Video

In order to be in her older brother’s music video, Clara, a 13-year-old tomboy, agrees to undergo a radical change of style. She soon notices that this transformation changes her brother’s friends’ behaviour towards her.

Canada, Quebec, 2020, 13, Direction: Camille Poirier, Production: Camille Poirier.
Camille Poirier is from Abitibi-Témiscamingue. She currently lives in Montreal where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in film at UQÀM in 2014. First specializing in video editing, The Music Video is the first short fiction film she has made since the end of her studies. Her desire to make movies comes from a fascination with the world around her and her need to investigate it.

Armadila

A tough thirteen year old girl struggles to keep her emotions in check, both concerning her missing dog and the boy she likes.

Serbia, 2020, 10, Direction: Gorana Jovanović, Production: Gorana Jovanović.
Gorana Jovanović graduated from the University of Westminster as a director of a short drama KING FOR A DAY (2013, 17’). The same year, she took part in Sarajevo Talent Campus as a screenwriter. This is her first live-action film since graduation.

All Of Our Shadows

All of us move among shadows, but some are scarier than others …

United Kingdom, 2020, 7, Direction: Ruth Beni, Daniel Greaves, Production: Ruth Beni.
Ruth Beni is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who co-founded Animage Films in 1997 with the artist and animator Richard Burdette. Since 2007, Ruth’s work has focused mainly on a series of film campaigns tackling the many forms of violence against women.

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