Selected Children’s Films 2017

A priori

Germany, 2017, 6 min

director Maïté Schmitt

producer Yuan Wang

scriptwriter Maïté Schmitt

music Georg Kästle

To protect his books, Albert, the young librarian, must put his prejudice aside and make friends with a bat.

About moms

Russia, 2016, 5 min.

director Valeriya Shadrina

producer Fedor Popov

scriptwriter Valeriya Shadrina

music Andrey Reznichenko

This is a story about Moms. Moms they are: care, play, teach, inspire,
sometimes tired, but always love and never take offense!


France, 2016, 1 min.

directors Burcu Sankur, Geoffrey Godet

producer Geoffrey Godet

scriptwriters Burcu Sankur, Geoffrey Godet

A little journey through a forest full of creatures looking for a snack.

Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto

Germany, 2016, 16 min.

director Sandra Schiessl

producer Björn Magsig

scriptwriter Carmen Blazejewski

music Hamburg Kleszmer Band

Chika the dog and the five-year old Mikasch are the heroes of this story which is set in a Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city. The little dog helps Mikasch to develop as a child despite the persecution of the Jews and the threats of the 2nd World War.

Contemporary Tales of the World. Cat and Mouse

Russia, 2015, 13 min.

director Natalia Chernysheva

producer Irina Margolina

scriptwriters Irina Margolina, Marina Vishnevetskaya

music Yuriy Voronovsky

He was left alone in a village for vacationers… He survived the winter and waited for summer. Only Mouse could become his friend.

Dear Dad

Belgium, 2016, 5 min.

director 13 children collective

producer Jean-Luc Slock

scriptwriter 13 children collective

music "Quand Madelon" L. Bousquet & C. Robert

A father and his daughter exchanging letters during the First World War...

Final call

Portugal, UK, 2016,12 min.

director Sara Barbas

producers Humberto Santa, Jan Meinema, Sara Barbas

scriptwriter Sara Barbas

music Leandro Maia

‘Final Call’ is a love story about Catarina (who is a cat) who bumps in to her old flame Diogo (who is a dog) at airport security.


Bulgaria, 2017, 6 min.

director Roza Kolchagova

producer Neli Gacharova

scriptwriter Roza Kolchagova

music Samuel Pocreau

A house, a tree, a grandmother- somewhere far away. A film about the little things, a film about the things that we love. A story so close and authentic that makes us think: what do we lose in our permanently busy daily lives. And what do we sacrifice by moving to the big city, looking for a better life.

Hedgehog‘s Home

Croatia, Canada, 2017, 10 min.

director Eva Cvijanovic

producers Jelena Popovic, Vanja Andrijevic

scriptwriter Eva Cvijanovic

music Darko Rundek

In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff. Based on the classic story by Branko Copic, Hedgehog’s Home is a warm and universal tale for young and old that reminds us there truly is no place like home.


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South Korea, 2017,7 min.

directors Jung Min-Young, Kim Kyoungjin

The peaceful forest is noisy. Sheep, farmers, and goats in the forest all try to protect their families and home.

Magic Hock

Russia, 2016, 3 min.

director Alexey Alexeev

producers Nikolay Makovsky, Andrey Dobrunov

Forest rabbit becomes the owner of Santa's magic hock. Now he knows how to give hot and strong to all his offenders.

New Note

Australia, France, 2016, 3 min.

director Léa Fabreguettes

producer Léa Fabreguettes

scriptwriter Léa Fabreguettes

music Zoë Fox

Clip for the soul-folk musician Zoë Fox.

Poles Apart

UK, 2017, 12 min.

director Paloma Baeza

producer Ser En Low

scriptwriter Paloma Baeza

music Hollie Buhagiar

Poles Apart tells the story of an unlikely meeting between Nanuk, a tough female polar bear, and Aklak, an enthusiastic male grizzly bear, brought together by their changing habitats.


Russia, 2017, 5 min.

director Polina Fyodorova

producers Irina Volodina, Valentina Khizhniakova

scriptwriter Ekaterina Kozhushanaya

Animation film is based on the Ural folklore. This is a story about a naughty girl who decided to be obedient before bedtime.

Spider web

Russia, 2016, 4 min.

director Natalia Chernysheva

scriptwriter Natalia Chernysheva

music Mozart

The story about the relationship that transforms from hostility to friendship and mutual rescue.

The Blue Sky

Croatia, 2016, 8 min.

directors Andrea Petrlik Huseinović, Kašmir Huseinović

producer Kašmir Huseinović

scriptwriters Đuro Roić, Andrea Petrlik Huseinović

music Maja Rogić

"The Blue Sky" is a lyric tale about a sad, lonesome 10-year-old orphan girl and characters from her imagination.

The Orangish Tree

Iran, 2016, 7 min.

director AmirHoushang Moein

producer AmirHoushang Moein

scriptwriters AmirHoushang Moein, Hajar Moradi

music Mahyar Alizade

A little girl who lives in an orange tree, begins a journey to save her city.

The Pangolin and the Hedgehog

UK, 2017, 4 min.

director Paolo Russo

producer Paolo Russo

scriptwriter Paolo Russo

music Will Newsome

A young pangolin (AKA scaly ant-eater), is brought up in a family of hedgehogs. Feeling as an outsider, his hedgehog mother confesses to him that he has been adopted. He leaves in search of answers. He begins a journey to find himself but he will end up finding his real family...

The Unicorn

Belgium, France, 2016, 13 min.

director Remi Durin

producer Arnaud Demuynck

scriptwriters Arnaud Demuynck, Remi Durin

music Karim Baggili

One day, a little king was walking in the forest of his little kingdom and spied an extraordinary creature, white as snow and fast as the wind. Based on the book “La Licorne” by Martine Bourre, editions Pastel.

Uncle Parrot’s Rhymes ‘Russia’

Bulgaria, 2017, 5 min.

director Katia Mankova

producer Natalia Gyurova

scriptwriter Tsvetomira Nikolova

music Roumen Boyadjiev jr.

‘Russia’: animated cartoon in the series ‘Uncle Parrot’s Rhymes’
A merry children’s song set to a Russian folk tune, presented in ‘lubok’ style.
Sashko’s grandparents are looking to employ a cat as a nanny for their naughty grandson. However, the little boy needs a true friend, and eventually meets him.

We make images

India, 2016, 9 min.

director Nina Sabnani

producer IDC IIT-Bombay

scriptwriter Nina Sabnani

music Rajat Dholakia

"We Make Images” is an animated interpretation of an origin myth from the Bhil
community in Madhya Pradesh, India. For the Bhil community painting is like offering a
prayer and the film reveals why.

Where snowflakes come from?

Russia, 2016, 3 min.

director Marina Karpova

producers Nikolay Makovsky, Andrey Dobrunov

Where snowflakes come from? Every child has his own answer. Our Christmas short story brings unexpected, beautiful and magical versions.

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