Arctic Dogs

Swifty the Arctic Fox spends his days working away in Arctic Blast Delivery Service’s mailroom. However, he secretly longs to become a Top Dog, one of the company’s prized husky couriers. When an unusual package passes through the service, Swifty decides to steal a sled and deliver the package to its mystery destination to prove his skill. Along the way, he unwittingly stumbles upon a troublesome plot concocted by the sinister Otto Von Walrus. It is up to Swifty and his rag-tag team of pals to put a stop to Otto’s scheme once and for all.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Arctic Dogs
  • Director
    Aaron Woodley
  • Producer
    Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, Graham Moloy
  • Writers
    Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker, Aaron Woodley
  • Actors
    Anders Bye, Christoffer Staib, Espen Sandvik, Ida Lind, Johannes Joner
  • Playtime
    1 h 32 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    USA, India, England, China, Canada, Japan, South Korea
  • Production
    AMBI Group, Arctic Justice Movie, Assemblage Entertainment
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Binti

Binti is an entertaining and approachable film full of colour, friendship and love. Twelve-year-old Binti dreams of making a name for herself as a vlogger and becoming a star like her idol Tatyana. But when they risk being deported as illegal aliens in a police raid, she and her father are forced on the run. Binti meets Elias and they become friends. While Binti uses her vlog to help Elias with his “Save the Okapi Club”, she hatches her perfekt plan: if her dad marries Elias’s single mother, they could stay in Belgium forever.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Binti
  • Director
    Frederike Migom
  • Producer
    Katleen Goossens
  • Writers
    Frederike Migom
  • Photo
    Joachim Philippe
  • Actors
    Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Mo Bakker, Joke Devynck; Baloji
  • Playtime
    1 h 30 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Belgium, Netherlands
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Bulletproof Cupid
  • Distributor
    NFI

My Grandpa Is an Alien

Una doesn’t have many friends – and her brothers ignore her. However, she is very happy to be hang around her grandfather. She likes to hear him tell stories and join in when he works on his inventions in his basement workshop.

In a moment, Una’s life is turned upside-down when Grandpa is abducted by aliens and her mother ends up in hospital. Her new best friend becomes a small-brained robot, which she finds in Grandpa’s workshop. The robot reveals that Grandpa is really an alien and that they only have 24 hours to save him. The rescue operation leads to a beautiful friendship, and the rational and logic-driven robot learns to understand what emotions mean to humans. Una’s love and stamina turns out to be the rescue of her semi-alien family.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Moj dida je pao s Marsa
  • Director
    Marina Andree Skop, Drazen Zarkovic
  • Producer
    Darija Kulenovic Gudan, Marina Andree Skop
  • Writers
    Pavlica Bajsic, Irena Krcelic, Branko Ruzic
  • Photo
    Sven Pepeonik
  • Actors
    Lana Hranjec; Nils Ole Oftebro, Petra Polnisová
  • Playtime
    1 h 19 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Croatia, Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Studio Dim, Wady Films, Filmbin
  • Distributor
    Europafilm

Romy’s Salon

Romy has to stay with grandmother Stine after school because her mother works late. Romy would rather avoid this. It’s so boring there. Grandma is so strict and only concerned with her hair salon. At the same time, it is not tempting to be with father and his new, lame girlfriend. Grandma quickly forgets and is a scatterbrain, and Romy turns out to be of great use in the salon. She has both financial flair and creates a good atmosphere for the customers. And maybe Grandma is not so boring after all? Romy’s Salon is a touching and warm story about the relationship between Romy and her grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kapsalon Romy
  • Director
    Mischa Kamp
  • Producer
    Eefje Smulders
  • Writers
    Tamara Bos
  • Photo
    Melle van Essen
  • Actors
    Vita Heijmen, Beppie Melissen, Noortje Herlaar
  • Playtime
    1 h 29 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Holland, Germany
  • Production
    BosBros, Leitwolf Filmproduktion
  • Distributor
    Europafilm

Too Far Away

Friendship and love of football, across cultures.

Ben (11) and his family have to move. He has to leave school where he is popular and the soccer team where he is top scorer. Now he is suddenly an outsider and is put on the bench on the new team. It’s not just Ben who is new. Tariq (12) from Syria is also fresh on the team, but he becomes popular right away and takes Ben’s place on the field. Perhaps the bitter competitors have more in common than they first think? Competition and jealousy develop into a warm friendship.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Zu weit weg
  • Director
    Sarah Winkenstette
  • Producer
    Corinna C. Poetter
  • Writers
    Susanne Finken
  • Photo
    Monika Plura
  • Actors
    Yoran Leicher, Sobhi Awad, Anna König
  • Playtime
    1 h 29 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Germany
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Distributor
    NFI