“Kids Rule The World” should be the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival’s unofficial motto. Produced by film professionals and dedicated to children in Germany and across the world, SCHLINGEL has long presided as the go-to destination for children and families looking to dive deep into the film scene, and learn many aspects of production from an early age via their screenings and workshops. What’s more? It’s prime location in Chemnitz, the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, has made the festival a novelty in its own right.
SCHLINGEL is Germany’s largest platform for emerging international children’s and youth films, making it one of the liveliest festivals around. On average, it boasts over 150 global productions.
A variety of panels and workshops are also offered over the course of the festival. These are devoted to helping children and young people hone their production, analysis and film reception skills. So pack up those bags, toys, and film reels. If you stumble upon SCHLINGEL, you might just witness the next George Lucas, or shake hands with mini-Scorsese.