25/5 — 1/6/2022
62nd International Film Festival
for Children and Youth


Mark Verkerk about THE SCHOOL GARDEN: “Happily digging their hands into the soil”

In his documentaries, Mark Verkerk often deals with nature that is very close to our homes. Films such as THE NEW WILDERNESS and THE WILD CITY have intensively toured the young audience festivals. But in his latest film, THE SCHOOL GARDEN, children even...


After THE SECRET OF KELLS, SONG OF THE SEA, and THE BREADWINNER, Irish animation producer Cartoon Studio has now outdone itself with WOLFWALKERS. With their best film to date, they definitely put their name among the absolute masters of contemporary animation.

Olivier Pairoux on the film SPACEBOY: “Me and my Rubik’s cube”

Olivier Pairoux talks about his film like a seasoned TV presenter… which he is! Full of enthusiasm, he talks about 12-year-old Jim, who is passionate about all things connected with space travel. His father is an astrophysicist who might soon take off...

Pavel Mirzoev about CALL ME BLACKBIRD: “I have not the slightest interest in villains”

I’ve never seen a country giving the same value to poetry as in Russia. It is the only country where a taxi driver once asked me after five minutes: Who is your favourite Russian poet? Whether it’s slam poetry on the streets, or rap lyrics, or the...

Anca Damian about MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE: “My film is a like a sausage”

In her final moments, the adorable street dog Marona reflects upon her life. On the cute puppy she once was and on all the people she loved unconditionally: an acrobat, a construction worker, and a little girl who promised to always be there for her.

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