KUKI 11 - International Short Film Festival for Children
and Youth Berlin 2018 - Films

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73 Films found

6:1

Sergei Ryabov // Russia // 2018 // 02:53 min

Animation, Live Action

Long train journeys can be so much fun, especially when you have a board game and a nice companion! Except of course if your opponent has an annoying winning streak...

6:1

Ameise

ANT

Julia Ocker // Germany // 2017 // 03:37 min

Animation

A playful ant teaches its colony one of the greatest lessons of all – that working together is easier when it’s fun!

Ameise

Anders

Something About Alex

Reinout Hellenthal // Netherlands // 2017 // 18:33 min

Live Action

What do you do when others refuse to accept you as you wish to be? Alex can’t stand it anymore and rebels.

Anders

Att plocka en blomma

To Pop a Cherry

Cristine Berglund // Sweden // 2018 // 14:30 min

Live Action

Everyone in Lisa’s class has already done it. She decides to stop waiting and sets out to meet boys. Her wheelchair proves to be the smallest hurdle of all.

Att plocka en blomma

BAKYT

Meerim Dogdurbekova // Kyrgyzstan // 2017 // 13:29 min

Live Action

Preparations for the great horse race are underway and every day after school Bakyt practises with his horse. On the big day however, nothing goes to plan…

BAKYT

Beauty

Christina Willings // Canada // 2018 // 23:24 min

Documentary

Although still children Bex, Fox, Tru, Lili, and Milo know who they are and that they do not conform with the traditional categories of gender. They talk about their lives.

Beauty

Black Barbie

Comfort Arthur // Ghana // 2016 // 04:00 min

Animation

Black Barbie is a Poetry animation that explores the filmmakers experience with skin bleaching products
when growing up.

Black Barbie

Boléro Paprika

Marc Ménager // France // 2017 // 20:00 min

Animation

Living with his parents in Spanish exile in France, Diego takes a gamble to protect his family’s photo album and all their memories therein.

Boléro Paprika

Bui

Inga Lisa Middleton // Iceland // 2016 // 13:16 min

Live Action

Anna is new to the village. All of the local children are hostile towards her – all except Búi, who challenges her to a thrilling dare.

Bui

DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver

Kjell Boersma // Canada // 2017 // 12:30 min

Animation

Instead of helping to build a dam as the old beaver wants, young Kit spends his time making friends with all the other animals in the forest. We soon find out that having good friends always comes in handy.

DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver

Darío

Manuel Kinzer / Jorge A. Trujillo Gil // Germany // 2018 // 15:00 min

Live Action

As one of the gifted dancers in his local carnival club, Diego would much rather dance than play football, much to his mother’s great disappointment. Dare he disobey her to follow his dreams?

Darío

DEATH VAN

Michael Enzbrunner // Canada // 2017 // 06:00 min

Music Video

Whilst on tour through a miniature wonderland inhabited by surreal-looking inhabitants, space-rock duo DEATH VAN encounter a hostile creature who threatens their existence.

DEATH VAN

Der Gemuesegarten meines Vaters

My father's vegetable garden

Daniela Trocker // Italy // 2017 // 08:00 min

Animation

A harmonious and flourishing garden is only possible when certain plants are situated alongside other plants they like! But watch out, snails like vegetables too!

Der Gemuesegarten meines Vaters

Die Lupe

The Magnifying Glass

Nazgol Emami // Germany // 2017 // 10:33 min

Animation, Live Action

With a whole heap of imagination and a magnifying glass, a girl manages to transform her new home into a magical world. If only there wasn’t that annoying ringing of the doorbell! Who could it be?

Die Lupe

DREAMLAND

Mirai Mizue // France // 2017 // 04:50 min

Animation

There are no boundaries to your imagination. Dreamland is capable of perpetually redefining itself.

DREAMLAND

Du Iz Tak?

Galen Fott // United States // 2018 // 11:00 min

Animation

An entire community of insects is thrilled by the appearance of a tiny green shoot and the ensuing adventure.

Du Iz Tak?

Eisnasen

Veronica L. Montaño / Joel Hofmann // Switzerland // 2018 // 08:00 min

Animation

Moco’s nose keeps running and he’s sure that all the ice is to blame. While he’s busy destroying it, his neighbour Bodie carefully tries to repair it. Can a clever solution be found to stop the snotty nose?

Eisnasen

Fest

Nikita Diakur // Germany // 2018 // 02:55 min

Animation, Experimental

Street fair in Marzahn: The overweight puppets are at a rave in the parking lot until the polygons start flying around.

Fest

Fuck You

Anette Sidor // Sweden // 2018 // 14:30 min

Live Action

In her love relationship, Alice fights against the confines of dictated roles for men and women with everything she has. Her friends think she’s going too far.

Fuck You

Gelato – Die sieben Sommer der Eisliebe

Gelato – Seven Summers of Ice Cream Love

Daniela Opp // Germany // 2017 // 12:18 min

Animation

Although Molly and Rosa are decades apart in age, they share a love of ice cream, dogs and good stories!

Gelato – Die sieben Sommer der Eisliebe

Geno

Dato Kiknavelidze // Georgia, Germany // 2017 // 12:47 min

Animation

A beautiful pond provides the toad Geno and his frog, fish and animal friends with a thriving habitat. Their home becomes under threat when people encroach on their idyll with building plans.

Geno

Glückskind

Lucky fellow

Samuel Auer // Germany // 2017 // 05:00 min

Documentary

Berlin artist Kolja Kugler sees the potential in things others throw away. In his hands, broken and discarded objects are transformed into musical robots and monumental sculptures.

Glückskind

GRACE

Alex Holmes // Australia // 2017 // 15:00 min

Live Action

A strict Christian community dictates the rules that guide the lives of Grace and her family – and forbidden relations, however chaste, do not go unpunished.

GRACE

Hello Salaam

Kim Brand // Netherlands // 2017 // 15:00 min

Documentary

Sil’s and Merlijn’s mothers work in a refugee camp in Lesbos. After hearing so much about the camp, the boys decide to go and see it for themselves.

Hello Salaam

Hide And Seek

Hide And Seek

Mimi Shinko // Japan // 2018 // 02:48 min

Animation

While trying to catch a butterfly, a green creature is stunned by the realisation that it is surrounded by cleverly camouflaged animals and birds.

Hide And Seek

I F*cked a Mermaid and No One Believes Me

Madeleine Gottlieb // Australia // 2018 // 14:58 min

Live Action

During the summer holidays with his dad and sister, Gil longs to be on his own. That is, until he meets a fascinating mermaid on the beach named Rose.

I F*cked a Mermaid and No One Believes Me

I Mostri Non Esistono

Monster don't exist

Ilaria Angelini / Luca Barberis / Nicola Bernardi // Italy // 2017 // 03:20 min

Animation

A battle between two pupils is carried out on paper, until one of them bares their teeth!

I Mostri Non Esistono

iRony

Radheya Jegatheva // Australia // 2017 // 07:57 min

Animation

“Welcome to the new age, a digital life, where man is married to wi-fi and wife”: the relationship between
man and technology.

iRony

Jag tror jag är lite kär i dig

I Think I Have a Crush on You

Maria Eriksson // Sweden // 2017 // 09:05 min

Live Action

Nadja meets William in an online chatroom. During their first Skype date, things take an unexpected turn when William says that his camera is broken.

Jag tror jag är lite kär i dig

JUCK

JUCK [THRUST]

Olivia Kastebring / Julia Gumpert / Ulrika Bandeira // Sweden // 2018 // 17:30 min

Documentary

Their thought-provoking performances deconstruct the relationship between subject and object.

JUCK

KUAP

Nils Hedinger // Switzerland // 2018 // 07:38 min

Animation

A little tadpole realises that it is the only one that hasn’t developed into a frog during springtime. But even larvae just wanna have fun!

KUAP

La Chasse

The Hunt

Alexey Alekseev // France // 2017 // 05:36 min

Animation

A hunter sets off for the forest with his faithful canine companion. When he accidentally mistakes his dog for a rabbit, a hilarious chase ensues.

La Chasse

LA PUREZA

PURITY

PEDRO VIKINGO // Spain // 2018 // 05:00 min

Documentary, Experimental

While the stories of these five children are unique, they all have something in common: From an early age they knew that their biological sex didn’t align with their social gender.

LA PUREZA

Le Chat qui pleure

The Cat’s Regret

Alain Gagnol / Jean-Loup Felicioli // Belgium, France // 2018 // 08:37 min

Animation

As he refuses to stop antagonising his little brother, a boy is made to spend the afternoon with a strange old man with a terrible past.

Le Chat qui pleure

Le Roi est Mort

Miguel Lambert // Canada // 2017 // 06:22 min

Live Action

When Suzie breaks up with her boyfriend during a sport lesson, Maxime, Léo and Clovis step forward to invite her to the school prom. Who will be the new king?

Le Roi est Mort

Les Zumains

Doller

Lou Rambert Preiss // France, Switzerland // 2017 // 13:55 min

Live Action

Jonathan lives in two worlds and longs to venture out into the real world in the guise of his avatar.

Les Zumains

Luister

L I S T E N

Astrid Bussink // Netherlands // 2017 // 15:00 min

Documentary, Experimental

Children also have a lot of things to worry about. Luckily, there are hotlines for children in need of help. But what do you tell a complete stranger?

Luister

M.A.M.O.N. Monitor against Mexicans over worldwide

Alejandro Damiani // Uruguay, Mexico // 2016 // 05:00 min

Animation, Live Action

A mechanical Trump-like robot breaks through the Mexican border wall and issues a declaration of war on his enemies who fell from the sky.

M.A.M.O.N. Monitor against Mexicans over worldwide

Manolo

Abel Ringot // Belgium, France // 2017 // 11:30 min

Animation, Live Action

Alice is an animation artist and tells the curious paper cut-out Manolo about the secrets of her art. Inspired, Manolo sets off to experience his very own story.

Manolo

Min homosyster

My Gay Sister

Lia Hietala // Sweden // 2017 // 15:00 min

Live Action, Commercial Work

How do you find out if you’re really in love? Cleo turns to her big sister’s girlfriend to find out more...

Min homosyster

Mini Miss

Rachel Ellis // Brazil // 2018 // 15:30 min

Documentary

Four very young girls compete for the title of Mini Miss Baby.

Mini Miss

Myrhull

Bog hole

Torfinn Iversen // Norway // 2018 // 13:17 min

Live Action

On a camping trip, Jenny and Ingrid get stuck in a big muddy hole – which just goes to show that when you’re up to your neck in trouble with someone else, you may as well make friends!

Myrhull

NenAmagat

Pol Rodríguez // Spain // 2018 // 17:14 min

Live Action, Promotional Work

Juna and her parents head to the hills of Tagamanent to care for her sick horse. In the forest, Juna meets a mysterious boy and strange things start to happen.

NenAmagat

Nitko nije savrsen

Mouth of Truth

Barbara Vekaric // Croatia, Italy // 2017 // 18:00 min

Live Action

Ashamed of her body, Stefani hopes that her fellow pupils don’t find out about her secret. Feeling pressured,
she is driven to prove herself.

Nitko nije savrsen

Où vont les chats aprés 9 vies?

Where Do Cats Go After 9 Lives?

Marion Duhaime // Canada // 2017 // 18:05 min

Live Action

Lily-May confesses to her friends and family that she would like to take her own life. As her appointment in the futuristic suicide clinic approaches, she is forced to bid farewell.

Où vont les chats aprés 9 vies?

Pablo

Julien Carpentier // France // 2017 // 09:47 min

Live Action

Instead of hanging with his old friends in the neighbourhood, Pablo would rather ride horses and dream of being a real urban cowboy.

Pablo

Plankton

Gustaf Lindstrom // // 2018 // 05:12 min

Animation

In Plankton we get a glimpse of the ideas and aspirations that float around at the bottom of the food chain. Don’t we all want to become something big one day?

Plankton

Plody mraků

The Fruits of Clouds

Kateřina Karhánková // Czech Republic // 2017 // 10:29 min

Animation

On a clearing surrounded by a deep, dark forest lives a community of small furry creatures. They are safe here, but what lies beyond the trees?

Plody mraků

Possum

Dave Whitehead // New Zealand // 2017 // 15:12 min

Live Action

Two brothers go camping with their dad in the wilderness and hear about the eerie legend of the evil, old possum that haunts the forest. When the boys set off to look for it they are in for a real surprise…

Possum

Próxima

Luiza Campos // Brazil // 2017 // 15:00 min

Live Action

We often want what we don’t have and that’s just how Carol feels. Although she has beautiful curly hair she wishes that she didn’t. Should she straighten her hair against her mother’s wishes?

Próxima

Quiet

Maxim Kulikov // Russia // 2018 // 09:43 min

Animation

In search of peace and quiet, Irka’s grandparents move to a house near a forest. Although they all have different ideas about the meaning of peace, that all becomes secondary when it’s time to bid farewell.

Quiet

Quiet Things No One Sees

Andrej Landin / Almog Avidan Antonir // Sweden, United States // 2017 // 15:50 min

Live Action

Alongside school and work, Alicia also manages to look after her sick father. Juggling all of these duties drives her to make a life-changing decision.

Quiet Things No One Sees

Ruines

Ophélie Pruvost // Belgium, France // 2017 // 20:00 min

Live Action

A dreadful emptiness engulfs Aline’s life. Her father is in prison and refuses to let her visit. How can she conquer the walls between them?

Ruines

Safia's zomer

Safia's summer

Els van driel // Netherlands // 2017 // 15:10 min

Documentary

It feels as though Safia has always been waiting: Like back in Libya for the war to end and now, in the Netherlands for a positive asylum decision. But for now, all waiting is suspended as she spends the summer at a camp with other teenagers and lives for the moment.

Safia's zomer

Samuel der Löwenjunge

Frank Feustle // Germany // 2017 // 25:00 min

Documentary

On a Kenyan reservation, young Samuel builds up a special bond to the lions he helps protect from extinction.

Samuel der Löwenjunge

Sherbert Rozencrantz, You're Beautiful

Natalie van den Dungen // Australia // 2017 // 10:10 min

Live Action

While Milly is crazy about her guinea pig, her mother thinks that it’s time for her to make some “real” friends – but that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Sherbert Rozencrantz, You're Beautiful

Si-G

Frederike Migom // Belgium // 2017 // 15:00 min

Documentary

At the age of thirteen, Si-G’s dreams of becoming a successful rapper come closer to fruition when a prominent musician contacts her to make a music video together.

Si-G

Slagershart

A Butcher’s Heart

Marijn Frank // Netherlands // 2017 // 15:00 min

Documentary

At thirteen, Wessel faces an important decision: Should he become a butcher like his father and grandfather, or can he stand disappointing them and work as a farmer with living animals instead?

Slagershart

Snail the Painter

Snail the Painter

Manuela Vladić Maštruko // Croatia // 2018 // 07:38 min

Animation

What happens when you mix yellow and blue? Snails experiment with the magical fun of mixing colours.

Snail the Painter

Sykkelfugl

Bike Bird

Odveig Klyve / Kari Klyve-Skaug // Norway // 2018 // 14:47 min

Live Action

Zahra and her family hope for asylum in Norway. The twelve-year-old girl from Afghanistan dearly wishes to be able to cycle to school, but there are considerable hurdles to be overcome.

Sykkelfugl

Te quiero Alejandra

Alejandra I love you

Minerva Rivera // Mexico // 2018 // 15:00 min

Live Action

Unexpectedly pregnant and unsure about what to do, Alejandra and her best friend set off on a road trip to find answers.

Te quiero Alejandra

Testfilm Performance 2

// // 0 // 00:00 min

Testfilm Performance 2

Vakna!

Wake up!

Felicia Sundberg // Sweden // 2018 // 06:02 min

Live Action

It's early in the morning and Sabina is ready to start the day. Her mama on the other hand, is fast asleep and seems sure to miss Sabina's party with loud singing and dancing - not to mention sweets before breakfast!

Vakna!

Venerman

Little White Dude

Swann Arlaud / Tatiana Vialle // France // 2018 // 17:23 min

Live Action

Charles feels uncomfortable in his skin because no one sees him as he imagines himself to be: cool, strong,
political and black.

Venerman

Vermine

Jeremie Becquer // Denmark // 2018 // 06:00 min

Animation

A poetry writing rat is arrested by the mouse police officers without any reason. The rat is “different” for the mice and is therefore treated with contempt.

Vermine

VOYAGERS

GAUTHIER AMMEUX / ALEXANDRE DUMEZ / VALENTINE BAILLON / BENJAMIN CHAUMENY / LEA FINUCCI / MARINA ROGER // France // 2017 // 07:30 min

Animation

A tiger and its pursuer end up in a space station, where they meet an astronaut and his goldfish. It quickly becomes apparent that weightlessness turns everything upside down.

VOYAGERS

Wartezeit

Clara Stern // Austria // 2016 // 10:30 min

Live Action

After babysitting, Anna sets off home in the middle of the night. Waiting at the local bus stop proves to be a nerve-wracking experience.

Wartezeit

WAS WIR WISSEN

Lotta Schwerk // Germany // 2017 // 13:22 min

Live Action

Zoe, Tomke and Bruno drift from one day to the next, rebelling at turns peacefully and loudly. They search their way, as a threesome, a couple and ultimately alone.

WAS WIR WISSEN

Wolta

Volte

Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzała .. // Poland // 2017 // 14:00 min

Documentary, Live Action

Twelve-year-old Zuzia loves horses and acrobatics. What hobby could be possibly more fitting than equestrian vaulting?

Wolta

Zara og dei: Gorillahjerne til middag

Zara and the others: Gorilla brains for dinner

Nils Johan Lund / Bjørn Sortland // Norway // 2017 // 07:21 min

Animation

Are Zara and her family really zombies? They live in a caravan and often have bloody noses. Because of the spooky rumours about her family, friends are never allowed to visit and can’t try her mum’s yummy cooking.

Zara og dei: Gorillahjerne til middag

ZAWADI

Clotilde Bertet // France, Tanzania // 2017 // 14:35 min

Live Action

Frustrated by the mindless use of plastic bags in her local community, Zawadi and her family decide to try and change people’s habits – starting at their own fruit and vegetable stand.

ZAWADI

Киноман

In Love with Cinema

Askar Nurakun Uulu // Kyrgyzstan // 2017 // 10:00 min

Live Action

The fascination for film can be found all over the world, but not all cinemas have huge screens and buckets of popcorn. And the young hero of this film has to be inventive to finally see his local cinema from the inside.

Киноман

شکلات

Chocolate

mehdi heydari // Iran // 2017 // 14:02 min

Live Action

A lonely young boy learns about honesty and affection from an old woman he meets in the neighbourhood.

شکلات