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Doing the Right Thing
(Children's Cinema)

With its multifaceted selection, this programme highlights a phase in life in which one is still clearly a child but old enough to face decisions and problems that can sometimes seem overwhelming and require a measure of maturity. These films show us both strong emotions and small gestures. And they trace the difficult path to developing one’s own personality in dealing with oneself and others, all the while searching for a sense of security. This is a programme for children aged 10 and older, full of remarkable young people on their way to adulthood.



Available only in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


running time 62'

Krot na more

Anna Kadykova, Germany, 2012, 5'

A mole sets off to look for the beach of its dreams to find nothing but asses and not a single free spot.


Vladilen Vierny, Germany/France, 2013, 9'

The supermarket is about to close. A boy hurries up with his last minute shopping. But first he has to make an important decision.


Ikuo Kato, Japan, 2012, 7'

One day at school, a boy gets his socks dirty while playing with his friends. Afraid of being scolded by his mother, he hides the socks away from her. However, his...

Losers - Een film over verlies

Arianne Hinz, Netherlands, 2014, 16'

Mathilde, Elian and Isabel have all lost something different, but did it feel the same? Can looking at one kind teach us about other losses? This film follows the...


Saki Iyori, Japan, 2013, 3'

Hug, hug and hug.


Rune Denstad Langlo, Norway, 2014, 6'

It can be though to be a kid. Especially if you're not part of the gang. A humorous and melancholy everyday odyssey.

approaching the puddle

Sebastian Gimmel, Germany, 2014, 8'

A curious woman, appropriately dressed for a rainy day, explores her environment at an empty car park. Around puddles she dances in child like play, drifts into a...

Le Grand Bain

Cécile Davidovici, France, 2014, 6'

Nine-year-old Mathys doesn’t know how to swim.