WARSAW: Fourteen films will compete in the two main competition sections of the 5th Cinema in Sneakers Festival for Children and Youth, running 31 May – 11 June 2017.
The sole film from the CEE region is Iveta Grofova’s Berlinale award-winning film Little Harbour.
The festival is both for children and organised by children. The festival also hosts industry workshops and a film talent camp in Warsaw, held on 7 – 8 June, with presentations by Polish and Dutch experts.
The following films are in the feature film competitions:
Children Feature Films Competition:
Mice & Owls / Uilenbal (The Netherlands)Directed by Simone van Dusseldorp
Up in the sky / Upp i det blå (Sweden)Directed by Petter Lennstrand
Becoming Who I Was (Korea)Directed by Chang-Yong Moon, Jin Jeon
Heartstrings / Le coeur en braille (France, Belgium)Directed by Michel Boujenah
Hang in There, Kids / Lokag Laqi (Taiwan)Directed by Laha Mebow
Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship / Amelie Rennt (Germany, Italy)Directed by Tobias Wiemann
Little Wing / Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (Finland, Denmark)Directed by Selma Vilhunen
Stonehead / Shi Tou (China)Directed by Zhao Xiang
Little Harbour / Piata loď (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Iveta GrófováProduced by Hulapa film, Ltd.Coproduced by endorfilm, Katapult Film, Silverart and RTVSSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, MEDIA Programme, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, Eurimages, Bratislava Self-Governing region and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
Youth Feature Films Competition:
6A / 6A (Sweden)Directed by Peter Modestij
The Fits / The Fits (USA)Directed by Anna Rose Holmer
Sami Blood / Sameblod (Sweden)Directed by Amanda Kernell
Sing Street / Sing Street (Ireland, UK, USA)Directed by John Carney
Heartstone / Hjartasteinn (Iceland, Denmark)Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Goodbye Berlin / Tschick (Germany)Directed by Fatih Akin