SECTION: U18 Youth Film Competition
... is more international this year: Seven contributions from ten production countries talk about the challenges of being young – at home, "on the road" and in digital space. Once again this year, a trinational pupil's jury will decide about the Prize for Best Youth Film.
What is youth film? Are we still talking about the classic coming-of-age movie or has the genre moved on? The answer tends towards the latter. After all, the concept of "youth" has become more and more fluid in recent years. Sociologists speak of the "prolonged adolescence phase", which can easily last into a person's late twenties. Having and burying dreams, seeing what you're capable of, reinventing yourself and sometimes looking at those who are in stable relationships and live in continuity rather than a constant state of flux with a mixture of incomprehension and admiration. Everything is possible. Here you will also find works that are, for example, addressed to parents: should your child not talk to you at home, you will find references to his/her everyday existence here.
This year the U18 Youth Film Competition will be more international than ever. Films from ten producing countries are featured, and they deal with the challenges of being young: at home, on the road and online. Once again, this year a multinational Polish-Czech-German school jury will decide which of the featured works is to receive the Prize for Best Youth Film. BB
The screening of THIS IS WHERE I MEET YOU is presented by our partner festival Max-Ophüls-Preis, Saarbrücken.
The U18 Youth Film Competition is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cottbus as well as by Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerk AG.
FOMO – FEAR OF MISSING OUT
FOMO – MEGOSZTOD, ÉS URALKODSZ
Hungary / 2019 / 93 min
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia / 2019 / 106 min