(Country: Iran; Year: 2022; Director: Mohammad Hamzei; Writer: Amir Mohammad Abdi; Stars: Pantea Panahiha, Pejman Bazeghi, Sepideh Eydi, Amir Hossein Bayat, Parham Gholamlou, Amir Ali Moghadam, Mahbod Byour, Arghavan Shabani)
Eleven-year-old Isa is absolutely convinced that he will soon be playing for the Iranian national football team. Nothing can shake his confidence. Not even the fact that he is on a cancer ward...
Clenched Fist (Les Poings Serrés)
(Country: Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Vivian Goffette; Writer: Vivian Goffette; Stars: Yanis Frisch, Lucie Debay, Wim Willaert, Mila De Mol, Laurent Capelluto, Paulo Schmit)
An 11-year-old encounters his jailbird dad at his gran's funeral and decides to start seeing him again, but at what cost?
It's Always Been Me (Forvandlingen - Frihed kommer indefra)
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2023; Director: Julie Bezerra Madsen)
Documentary about two transgender youngsters as they face choices.
(Country: Slovenia, Serbia, Czechia, Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Nejc Gazvoda; Writer: Nejc Gazvoda, Tomislav Zajec; Stars: Mojca Funkl, France Mandic, Jure Henigman, Marina Redzepovic, Vesna Pernarcic, Klara Kuk, Matej Puc, Mirjam Korbar, Luka Cimpric, Spela Rozin, Alenka Kraigher)
(Country: Israel; Year: 2023; Director: Gitit Kabiri, Yahel Kabiri; Writer: Gitit Kabiri; Stars: Shani Cohen, Yossi Marshek, Ori Pfeffer, Lucy Aharish, Yonatan Lahav-Weisberg)
A teenager starts publishing stories about his family on an online forum but becomes increasingly fearful he will be exposed.
The Teachers' Lounge (Das Lehrerzimmer)
(Country: Germany; Year: 2023; Director: İlker Çatak; Writer: İlker Çatak; Stars: Leonie Benesch, Leonard Stettnisch, Eva Löbau, Michael Klammer, Anne-Kathrin Gummich)
When one of her students is suspected of theft, teacher Carla Nowak decides to get to the bottom of the matter. Caught between her ideals and the school system, the consequences of her actions threaten to break her.
This Is Going To Be Big
(Country: Australia; Year: 2023; Director: Thomas Charles Hyland)
Portrait of neurodiverse teens with big dreams preparing for their school’s quirky musical about Australia’s favourite son, John Farnham.
We Will Not Fade Away
(Country: Ukraine, Poland, France; Year: 2023; Director: Alisa Kovalenko; Writer: Alisa Kovalenko; Stars: Alisa Kovalenko)
For five teenagers living in the war-torn Donbas region of Ukraine, a Himalayan expedition provides a brief escape from reality.
Who Am I Smiling For?
(Country: Estonia; Year: 2023; Director: Eeva Mägi; Stars: Oliver Cypriano, Mari Minn, Urmas Minn, Maie Minn, Martin Minn)
Mari, a young woman facing last stage cancer, is fighting fiercely over the custody rights of her children, trying to prove that in spite of her condition, she is still a fully capable mother. I