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Indian Movie @ 5th Intern. Children & Youth Short Film Festival Berlin

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on November 12, 2012

KUKI 02 Competition Programme for Children ages 8 +

Indian Movie: KAMERA

Director(s): Nijo Jonson (India, 2011), length: 16:45 min, Music: Siddharth Parashar (@MySpace / @Soundcloud)
Genre: Short Fiction, Dialogues: Hindi, Subtitles: English, Production: Purani Dili Talkies / Secret Windows Studios

The heroes in this programme try to see the best in everything: A boy (12 year old Arjun) works in a rubbish dump and finds a camera; an octupus friend turns out to be brain tumour; sugar isn’t always something to look forward to; football isn’t just about winning; and some children aren’t scared of the dark at all, but maybe they don’t have a choice…


14.11.2012, 10:00 h, Filmtheater am Friedrichshain – Cinema 2
17.11.2012, 11:00 h, Filmtheater am Friedrichshain – Cinema 2


About the festival…. 

From its humble beginnings as a children’s film section at interfilm’s International Short Film Festival Berlin in 2000, KUKI’s growing success led to its eventual emancipation in 2008 when KUKI celebrated its first edition as a festival in its own right. Known for its exceptional programming the International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin is dedicated to presenting fabulous and unusual films that young people would otherwise rarely get a chance to see.

From the approximately 800 short films entered to the festival from all over the world, we assemble programmes bursting with entertaining and imaginative films. Carefully selected to suit audiences of varying age groups, the films are organised into programmes for children aged 4+, 6+, 8+ 10+

, 12+ and 14+. Each film is screened in its original version and professional actors provide live German voice-overs when required.

The KUKI Festival comprises 3 competition programmes for children and 2 competition programme for youth, the tremendously popular and lively kindergarten screening for 4-6 year olds (with presenters and live-music), short documentaries, foreign language programmes (for ages 14+) in English, Spanish, and French as well as an environmental programme that highlights a different focus each year.

New highlights at this year’s festival include a retrospective of shorts made by children at the annual screenwriting and filmmaking workshop organised by our friends at Kinder Machen Kurzfilm! and a fabulous family screening of unforgettable Russian animation from Big Cartoon Festival Moscow! And in order to properly celebrate the 100th anniversary of Russian animation, we’ll also be holding afternoon animation workshops for children with young Russian and local animators, free of charge!

After every screening the audience is encouraged to participate in open discussions and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.

Winners of the Best Film for Children are selected by a jury of children and the Best Film for Youth is an audience competition.

The KUKI Festival takes place in the same week as the International Short Film Festival Berlin and is therefore a hub of networking opportunities for filmmakers from all over the world.

Boasting an enthusiastic audience of approximately 4,000 (predominantly young people aged between 4 and 17 years of age), the KUKI festival week starts with a celebratory Opening Matinee, continues with a week full of diverse screenings and traditionally ends with a free family programme, loads of popcorn and a colourful Closing Party!

KUKI- A world of wonders for growing minds!

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The Festival Programme…

KUKI brings together films from all over the world in a way rarely seen in Germany or any where else. In a programme predominately aimed at school groups we’ll be showing three foreign language programmes in English, Spanish and French (each for ages 14 +), a documentary programme (for ages 10+) and short films addressing environmental issues (for ages 8+). Beyond that the weekend schedule includes six competition programmes for various age groups ( 6+, 8+, 10+, 12+ and 14 +).

In addition we will also hold a retrospective of the hugely popular films made by our partner initiative, “Kinder machen Kurzfilm!” (“Kids make Shorts”) and are thrilled to announce our very first guest programme from another festival, a collection of contemporary Russian animated films from Big Cartoon Festival Moscow.

And for all those who can’t get enough of KUKI, we are also holding a children’s animation workshop every weekday afternoon during the festival, free of charge – in the specially constructed ‘Trick-Truck’, sponsored by ‘zapf’.

Click here to register for school screenings and all weekend screenings can be booked at the Filmtheater am Friedrichshain cinema 2 weeks before the festival.

Each screening is approx. 60 – 80 minutes long. All films are shown in their original versions and when necessary, given a live German voice-over by professional actors. The foreign language programmes will be shown in their original versions with subtitles in the same language. In addition we also offer study material to accompany each of the school programmes, providing information on individual films, filmmakers and production backgrounds as well as suggestions for class project work. Dialogue lists for films shown in foreign language programmes are made available to teachers and students to work with in class.


KUKI Festival Programmes (pdf Flyer)

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