Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival

13.11.2013 |

Next week from 18 – 24 November, the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival takes place in Northwest Finland. Superheroes and detectives are the highlight of this year’s program as well as films about friendship, crushes, and bullying.

The festival in Oulu is in its 32nd edition this year, and the genres of the program include animation, youth, documentary, classics, and competition films. German classic children’s films are the center of focus, such as “Emil and the Detectives,” and “The Parent Trap."


In total, there will be over 100 films shown for people of all ages. Three different competition sections, Children’s, Youth, and Finnish, are part of the program, as well as the two themes which drive the festival: The Voice of the Jungle, and German classics.

As a guest of honour, Oulu welcomes the director, producer, animator and illustrator Antonia Ringbom. She has run animation workshops in several countries, including Senegal and Nicaragua and has also illustrated and written many children’s books. Oulu will showcase almost all of her works, including her most famous “The Yellow Giraffe’s Animal Stories.”

For the complete program and details, visit the festival website (in English and Finnish)

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