Children and Youth Festival

RIFF Children’s & Youth Programme 2015

For the first time RIFF Children & Youth festival takes place from 26th September till 28th September in Nordic House. Have a look at our great programme for our youngest film-lovers! All films are shown in orginal version with Icelandic Live dubbing. 

 

SATURDAY, September 26th Opening Day:

11:00 – 14:00 Programmes for kids 4+ and kids 10+ shown in orginal versions with Icelandic Live dubbing by actors Vanessa Andrea Terrazas, Hafsteinn Vilhelmsson and Þórunn Guðlaugsdóttir.

14:30  Opening Party. Face painting done by Sirkus Islands and opening of the poster exhibition „Little Puffin goes to the Movies“ in Nordic House

15:00 Opening Film The Golden Horse for kids aged 6+ moderated by Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir.

 

SUNDAY September 27th

11:00-14:00 Programmes for kids 4+ and 6+, shown in orginal versions with Icelandic Live dubbing by actors Vanessa Andrea Terrazas, Hafsteinn Vilhelmsson and Þórunn Guðlaugsdóttir.

15:00 Youth programme 14+ with Secret Icelandic Short and Special Guests, moderated by Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir.

 

MONDAY September 28th

16:30 Closing Gala with red carpet & paparazzi photographer. Announcement of winners of the poster competition. „Little Puffin goes to the Movies“

17:00 Closing Film. Estonian movie The Secret Society of Soup Town moderated by Thelma Marín Jónsdóttir.

Jump to age 6+    Jump to age 10+   Jump to age 14+

Program for age 4+  

Nordic House Sept. 26th at 13:00 and Sept. 27th at 13:00

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babysitter

THE BABYSITTER/POROSENOK NYANYA/BARNAPÍAN

Natalya Berezovaya – Russia – 2014 – 6 min

Our little pig’s life is full of good luck. So when his parents have to leave there is one who takes care for him and his brothers.

 

littlebird

THE LITTLE BIRD AND THE SQUIRREL/DER KLEINE VOGEL UND DAS EICHHÖRNCHEN/LITLI FUGLINN OG ÍKORNINN

Lena von Döhren – Switzerland – 2015 – 5 min

It’s autumn. At the end of a branch hangs a red leaf. A little black bird comes along to water it. Suddenly a squirrel nicks the birds bright green watering can. The bird follows the cheeky thief: This is the start of an exciting chase through the forest. But behind the trees the fiery red fox is already waiting for his chance.

 

airplane

MY MOM IS AN AIRPLANE!/MOIA MAMA – SAMOLET/MAMMA MÍN ER FLUGVÉL!

Yulia Aronova – Russia – 2013 – 6 min

She is able to fly.

Her friends are the high mountains.

She is the faster than anyone in the sky.

That’s my mum, my mum Airplane!

 

pawo

PAWO

Antje Heyn – Germany – 2015 – 7 min

PAWO (Tibetan for »being brave«) is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world. Thanks to some strange companions, she gradually becomes aware of her strength and skills. PAWO is also about the courage to face life without fear and full of trust – although it sometimes isn’t as you would like it …

 

costeo

LITTLE COUSTEAU/MALY COUSTEAU/COUSTEAU LITLI

Jakub Kouril – Czech Republic – 2013 – 8 min

This short animated film about a little boy who longs for deep-sea adventures in a snow-covered city is a homage to Jacques Cousteau.

 

herman

HERMAN’S HEART/HERMAN’S HJERTE/HJARTA HERMANNS

Anne Kristin Berge – Norway – 2014 – 8 min

Herman lives in peaceful harmony with his teddy bear inside a large tree surrounded by a beautiful garden. One night an unexpected and for Herman unwelcome visitor arrives. When Herman throws the visitor out it gets stormy outside and he realizes that he has to go out on a rescue mission. We follow Hermans journey through thick fog before he eventually understands that a heart can accommodate many and the fog clears.

 

ailin

WHEN AILIN KISSED LARS/DA AILIN KYSSET LARS/ÞEGAR AILIN KYSSTI LARS

Benjamin Ree – Norway – 2014 – 12 min

Lars is Ailin’s boyfriend in kindergarten, and they are in love. They play with each other everyday and can’t keep their eyes off each other. One day when five year old Ailin is going to kindergarten, she can’t find Lars. He has turned six years old and has started school.

The program for age 4+ is 52 min. total

 

Program for age 6+      

Nordic House Sept. 27th at 11:00

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 imaginarium

IMAGINARIUM/ÍMYNDUN

Pedro Resende, Carlos Quesada, Helene Viczaino Cuenca – Portugal – 2013 – 7 min

How powerful can creativity be? In the middle of a class, a boy’s need to share a drawing with a girl will make them escape to an imaginarium world that will be an adventure of its own!

 

freeze

FREEZE/FRYS/FRYSTING

Maria Peters – Netherlands – 2014 – 15 min

Nine-year-old Anna finds a bottle with a spell hidden inside it. With this spell Anna has the power to freeze people in her surroundings. She uses this spell to for example get rid of the dinner she doesn’t like by freezing her dad. She also tries to use it on the boys who bully her while building a sandcastle on the beach. Unfortunately it doesn’t work on all of them…

 

classtrip 

CLASS TRIP/ÅKA UTFÖR/BEKKJARFERÐIN

Jonathan Etzler – Sweden – 2014 – 14 min

Elin tries to fit in at her new school where the classmates are preparing for a skiing trip. Soon she realizes that children are divided into rich and poor, and she doesn’t know where she belongs. A short film based on real experiences.

 

foul

FOUL/FEJL/VILLA

Rune Denstad Langlo – Norway – 2014 – 6 min

It can be tough to be a kid. Especially if you’re not part of the gang. Foul is a humorous and melancholy everyday odyssey. It is a road movie that follows a ten-year-old girl through all the resistance she experiences on a normal winter day in Norway. Based on the director’s memories from the 1980s.

 

sillamae

SILLAMÄE

Lauri Randla – Finland – 2014 – 8 min

7 year old Johannes is staying at his grandparents in an enclosed military town of Sillamäe. Desire to see his mother puts Johannes on an escape journey through the steep hills of Sillamäe military district. As a getaway car he has a toy Moskvitch and as a companion his only true friend Crocodile Gena, as they drive towards the city of Tartu 180 kilometers away

 

wolfhead

WOLF’S HEAD/GUEULE DE LOUP/HÖFUÐ ÚLFSINS

Alice Vial – France – 2014 – 24 min

Eight year old Elisa lives alone with her mother Jeanne, in a small isolated village of the French Alps. The little girl suffers from her mother’s absence as Jeanne works every night in a bar in town. Elisa tries to fill her loneliness by constantly wearing a frightening wolf hand puppet. She is fascinated with this powerful, brave and fearless animal. One morning she hears on the radio that real wolves have been spotted in her remote mountainous area.

 

The program for age 6+ is 72 min. total

 

Program for age 10+  

Nordic house Sept. 26th at 11:00

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 bluesky

BLUE BLUE SKY/HIMINBLÁR

Bigna Tomschin – Switzerland – 2014 – 9 min

In summer everyone goes on vacation, to the beach I guess. There they don’t even realize that nothing ever happens at all.

 

new

NEW/NIEUW/NÝTT

Eefje Blankevoort – Netherlands – 2014 – 19 min 

With big eyes eight-year-old Tanans looks around. The new school year has just begun. That is exciting for all students, but especially for Tanans who doesn’t understand a single word. Tanans is an „invited refugee“ in the Netherlands and we follow him on his journey in this world that is completely new and strange to him.

 

vagabond 

VAGABOND/FLAKKARI

Pedro Ivo Carvalho de Araujo Silva – Denmark – 2015 – 7 min

The warm and caring vagabond Dio and his dog Loppe are the only ones taking time to enjoy life and each other’s company in a fast paced, always moving city. When Loppe is taken from him, Dio goes on a desperate chase to retrieve his beloved companion through the huge, busy city. Going against his nature, Dio is faced with the actual state of the city and discovers how bad society has gone to keep up its pace.

 

grandma

GRANDMA/OMA/AMMA

Karolien Raeymaekers – Belgium – 2014 – 8 min

A girl has to conquer her fear for her terminally ill grandmother.

 

thecut

THE CUT/LA COUPE/SKURÐURINN

Geneviève Dulude-De Celles – Canada – 2014 – 15 min

When Fannie offers her father to cut his hair, he accepts. Alain knows that his daughter will do it carefully and thoroughly, as usual. But an outside incident changes their plans and confronts the precariousness of this shared moment. The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut.

 

julia

JULIA

Nora Burlet & Maud Neve – Belgium – 2014 – 13 min

A house in winter. Tartines, cream cheese, Nutella. An echoing voice: a friend of your mother’s. Julia awaits a smile from her sister. She awaits a homecoming. Will it come?

 

The program for age 10+ is 71 min. total

 

Program for age 14+ 

Nordic house Sept. 27th at 15:00

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teenland                                                                                                

TEENLAND/UNGLINGALAND

Marie Grathø Sørensen – Denmark – 2014 – 30 min

Sally, 17, is locked up at Teenland. A prison-like institution for teens who are so fucked emotionally that they have developed supernatural powers . The institution is trying to cure the girls from their abilities. The mission is to normalize the misfit teens so they can be reinstated as productive members of society. Sally is afraid of the institution. She does what they say and doesn’t use her powers. Until one day, when everything changes…

 

shelter

SHELTERS/ZAKLONI/SKÝLI

Ivan Salatić – Montenegro – 2014 – 24 min

Luka moves to a small coastal town to live with his aunt while his parents are in the middle of a divorce. A sense of numbness might be hanging over the town, but there is also Jana, a girl form the neighbourhood who loves to sunbath. The end of a lazy summer is near and kids spend their days jumping into the sea and swimming at an abandoned submarine port.

 

uninvited

THE UNINVITED/DE UIVITERTE/ÓBOÐNIR GESTIR

Håkon Anton Olavsen – Norway – 2014 – 11 min

Ola, Håkon and Meron have decided to unexpectedly drop in on Ida, a girl at their school that none of them really know.

 

lucachicks

LUNACHICKS/KLIKKAÐAR GELLUR

Jenni Kangasniemi, Aino Suni – Finland – 2014 – 7 min

LunaChicks stick together, but when the girls realize that one of them, a rookie, wants to do her own big graffiti, they need to stop her in order to save their reputation.

 

picnic

PICNIC/PIKNIK/LAUTARFERÐ

Jure Pavlovic – Croatia – 2014 – 13 min

Sarajevo, rush hour. Emir (15) accompanied by a social worker, is on his way to meet his father Safet for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late…

 

SECRET SCREENING

Secret Icelandic short and a special guest.

14 minutes

 The program for age 14+ is 99 min total

 

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