Tricks for Kids 3


28. April 2023    
15:00 - 17:00


Gloria 2
Königstraße 20, Stuttgart, 70173


The Tricks for Kids competition programme is this year’s gem for our youngest animation fans. Each and every story told through the animated films is as diverse and colourful as our world, life and the people within. Discover exciting new worlds and entertaining events that will make you giggle, but also invite you to experience deeply touching occurences of every day life. Once again centered around animals and humans who overcome challenges and solve problems through the power of friendship and solidarity. Join us on our international expedition and dive into fantastic and real worlds presented through animated film.

Recommended for children aged 6 and older.

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Les Astres Immobiles
Les Astres ImmobilesDirector: Noémi Gruner, Séléna Picque / France / 2022 / 25:34 min / Production: TRIPODE PRODUCTIONS / World Sales: MIAM ! distribution

Chenghua is preparing a school project on space travel with her best friend. She cannot find enough time to do this as she is constantly asked to translate for her parents who do not speak French and are dependent on their child. ‍ Chenghua can take no more and tries to break free from her family. Her desire for space and natural enthusiasm will help her take those steps.

SWOP - Bassie
SWOP – BassieDirector: Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw / Netherlands / 2022 / 9:43 min / Screenplay: Lotte Tabbers, Luuk van Bemmelen / Production: Job, Joris & Marieke, Viking Film, VPRO / World Sales: Kaboom Distribution

Sef finds it difficult to stand up for himself. And then by accident, he switches heads with a dog. While Wesley and Marjory go in search of the dog with Sef’s head, Sef has to spend a day with the dog’s owner. Reluctantly, Sef obeys all the owner’s commands, until he finally learns to talk back.

DE L’EAU PLEIN LES POCHESDirector: Mariam Farota / France / 2022 / 8:09 min / Production: EMCA (Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation) / World Sales: EMCA (Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation)

After a traumatic event, two children must face a summer unfairly rainy and boring. Witnesses of their upset family, they set off in pursuit of the fairies to try to bring back some light under this sad and capricious sky.

ShanDirector: Jing Hui Soon / Singapore / 2022 / 5:03 min / World Sales: Nanyang Technological University

After multiple failures, a climber learns to sense nature and climb with mindfulness.

HarveyDirector: Janice Nadeau / Canada, France / 2023 / 9:03 min / Screenplay: Janice Nadeau / Production: Office national du film du Canada, Folimage / World Sales: Folimage, National Film Board of Canada / Office National du film du Canada

The film is set in the first few days of spring, that time of year when kids are eager to see the snow melt and to cast off their winter coats, which suddenly seem way too warm. This spring, however, will mark Harvey, a young boy, forever – because this is the spring when his father passes away.

BuzzDirector: Andrew Brand, Bryn Chainey / United Kingdom / 2022 / 9:49 min / Screenplay: Bryn Chainey / Production: Wellington Films Ltd / World Sales: Wellington Films Ltd, KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.

On a prairie millions of miles from home, a grumpy space farmer is having trouble with one of her hives: a robot bee called Buzz that keeps going rogue. After failing to reprogramme the mischievous bee she follows him into the belly of a volcano and discovers something that will change life on Mars forever.