A Fistful of Conkers
Liam Sanderson, UK, 2014, 20′
The mysterious Boy with No Name has unfinished business with reigning school conker champion One Eyed Jack. A Fistful of Conkers is a good old fashioned tale of revenge, set against the backdrop of a school conker tournament.
Maya Tiberman, Israel, 2013, 7′
A boy finds a shell in the sand. In his hands, the shell magically turns the quiet beach and its surrounding urban landscape into an infinite, colorful and vibrant playground.
Steven Wouterlood, The Netherlands, 2014, 23′
After moving to Amsterdam, 11-year-old Tygo from Brabant gives a class talk about carnival. What starts as a general explanation of the festival, turns into a personal and poignant account. Although his father always says that anything goes with carnival and Tygo dreams of joining the marching girls, his father also shows him that even with carnival one can go too far.
Roland Ferge, Hungary, 2014, 11′
Hopes of a brighter future fade and a sense of hoplessness gains a generation as more young people decide to leave the homeland.
Bahar in Wonderland
Behrooz Karamizade, Germany, 2013, 16′
Young Bahar is surrounded by danger as she and her father try to make their way from Syria to Germany, but she believes she has found her own unique way to defend herself and fight her fears.
Behind the Curtain
Teemu Nikki, Finland, 2013, 7′
It is a school audition in the 80’s. Mikko is a bad singer, but he has been rehearsing a lot. Especially performing in front of an audience is not easy. Could singing be easier behind a curtain?
Erin Galey, Nepal-USA, 2013, 20′
A 13-year-old Nepali girl leaves her Himalayan village seeking employment in the city with trusted friend Krishna, but becomes increasingly suspicious of his intentions when he asks her to cross the border with him to India. At a life-changing crossroads, she is forced to choose what she’s willing to sacrifice for the good of both her family, and his.
Catching a lion
Vladimir Kanic, Croatia-Canada, 2013, 7′
Father and son have to catch a lion in order to save themselves from the approaching war. Inspired by true events.
My Father’s Truck
Mauricio Osaki,Brazil-Vietnam,2013, 16’
My Father’s Truck is a part coming-of-age part road film about 10-year-old Mai Vy as she skips school one day to help her father with his passenger truck for hire.
Tina Smalcelj, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2013, 4’
It’s a beautiful winter day. Four children are playing on the bridge, but fifth actor enters the game… The sniper.
Rinio Dragasaki, Greece, 2013, 10′
School’s out for summer, school’s out forever, school’s been blown to pieces.
Siri Rutlin Harildstad, Norway, 2013, 13′
When Idunn stays home alone for the first time, her brother Even has big plans for her. Even thinks that his sister is the biggest sissy on the planet. But at the end of the day we will discover who is really the biggest sissy…
Kristoffer Kiorboe, Denmark, 2014, 20′
August’s mother is devastated by the recent divorce from the father, and refuses to let August keep the puppy his father gave him for his birthday. It hurts August to see his mother in pain and he feels responsible for her, but he loves the puppy nearly as much as he misses his father. He decides to take the puppy and move in with his father and his new family, but August’s illusions are soon to be shattered. “Son” is a drama about ordinary life. August loses his childhood innocence and the world he once knew changes radically, just like he does himself.
Ilias Florakis, Greece, 2014, 5′
A short story about loss and the strength to continue.
Frederic Desager, Canada, 2013, 13′
Pierre a young boy cloistered by an anxious mother, decides to escape.
Petra Szocs, Hungary -Romania, 2014, 14′
1990, Cluj, Romania. Three children re-enact Ceausescu’s execution. Who will be the victim?
To Paris, to Paris!
Yuri Titov, Russia, 2014, 26′
Three young actors have a dream to move to Paris but they only talk and do nothing until … they meet that only one who is ready to make the dream of Paris come true.
Way of the Danube
Sabine Dorohol, Romania, 2013, 13′
Over 3 million Romanians are working abroad in Western European countries. Their children are left at home.