17. – 20. SEPTEMBER 2020

International Filmfestival
Bad Saarow
at the lake Scharmützelsee
House by the lake –

children’s program

This year, WITHOUT BORDERS Festival is delighted to curate a short film program for the first time with KUKI, the renowned international short film festival for children and young people in Berlin. Monikca Koshka-Stein, KUKI’s festival director, has put together an entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking program of short animation, documentary and feature films for 6-12 year olds an all age groups beyond, which promotes empathy, community and creativity. Fun Facts: One oft he films, MINDENKI, received the Oscar for Best Short Film in 2017. Film talks will be conducted by KUKI prsenter Class Fritzsche, and original-language films will be recorded live in Berman by Juliane Hempel. Anyone who wants to see more afterwards is cordially invited to Berlin for the twelfth edition oft he KUKI Festival (www.kuki-berlin.com) on November 3 – 10, 2019.

FSK: 0 (temporary release according to JuSchG)

FILM OHNE GRENZEN children’s program
In cooperation with KUKI
31.08. & 01.09.2019 von 11 – 13 Uhr | Cecilienpark Bad Saarow | „Freilich am See“

AMAR / Andrew Hinton / Indien / 2011 / 9:41 / Dokumentarfilm
Amar is 14 and top of his class. Someday he’d like to be a professional cricketer, but for now he’s the family’s main breadwinner.

SYKKELFUGL (Bike Bird) /Odveig Klyve, Kari Klyve-Skaug/ Norwegen / 2018 / 14:30 / Spielfilm
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.

KUAP / Nils Hedinger / Schweiz / 2018 / 7:30 / 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!

BANGO VASSIL / Milen Vitanov, Samuel Weikopf / Bulgarien
Deutschland / 2016 / 8:30 / Animation
An unexpected and mystical adventure awaits a Romany girl and Bulgarian boy on New Year’s Eve.

MINDENKI (Sing) / Kristof Deak / Ungarn / 2016 / 24:30 / Spielfilm
While Zsofi is thrilled to join the choir at her new school, her joyous love of singing is soon halted by the music teacher’s perfectionism.

PAUTINKA / Natalia Chernyheva / Russland / 2016 / 4:00 / Animation
The unexpected friendship between an old woman and a spider leads to an inspiringly creative partnership.

GABRIEL VERSLAAT HET WK (Gabriel reports on the World Cup)/ Els van Driel / Niederlande / 2014 / 17:00 / Dokumentarfilm
Gabriel is initially thrilled that the football World Cup will be held in his homeland Brazil, until he sees how the monumentous international event affects his family and entire district.


Good news: WITHOUT BORDERS takes place!!!

„5 x 4 Brandenburger Festivalkino“

Topic 2020: “Courage”

Record number of visitors – despite 34 degrees!

Systemsprenger – German Oscar Candidate

Save the Children and “The Distant Barking of Dogs”

Traditional Festival Talk with Andrea Thilo and Gero von Boehm

New: Children´s programme (age 6-9)

Festival Opening with Anna Maria Mühe

„Kingdom” in Bad Saarow