UNICEF TEENS COMPETITION – LFF2021

UNICEF TEENS is the UNICEF sponsored competition conceived by Lago Film Fest for teenagers.

Born in 2018 as an offshoot of the broader GIRINI project, this competition stems from the need to make the project even more inclusive and therefore create a schedule of activities and content that can be used by adolescents.

In just three years this section of the competition has managed to reach very high quality standards, so much so that it boasts important short films from 13 countries in the world and selected in the most important international festivals, from the Clermont Ferrand festival to the Oscars.

9 fictions, 8 animations and for the first time a documentary: the short films in competition tell 18 precious stories (7 in Italian premiere, 2 in international premiere and 1 world premiere) capable of entertaining and generating, at the same time, fundamental reflections and discussions around the important issues dealt with using a language appropriate to the public to which they are addressed.

The dreams, the hopes but also the anxieties of a generation told in 205 minutes.

The Selection:

Fatiya / Marion Desseigne Ravel / 2019 / Fiction / 19’ / France / Italian Premiere

Pilar / Yngwie Boley, J.J. Epping, Diana van Houten / 2020 / Animation/ 9’ / Netherlands / Italian Premiere

Step into the river / Weijia Ma / 2020 / Animation  / 15’ / China / Italian Premiere

Beware Of The Monster / Abdulrahman Hamad / 2021 / Fiction / 10’ / Egypt / International Premiere

Mosaic / Imge Özbilge, Sine Özbilge / 2020 / Animation / 15’ / Belgium

Don’t Hesitate to Come for a Visit, Mom / Anna Artemyeva / 2020 / Documentary / 12’ / Russia

The Lonely Orbit / Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard / 2019 / Animation / 9’ / Switzerland

Eggshell / Ryan William Harris / 2020 / Fiction / 14’ / Ireland

La Tecnica / Clemente De Muro, Davide Mardegan / 2020 / Fiction / 10’ / Italy

See You, Sir / Yayu Lin / 2019 / Fiction / 26’ / Taiwan / Italian Premiere

Feeling Through / Doug Roland / 2020 / Fiction / 18’ / USA

Dancing Dun / Lukas Ignaz Halder / 2021 / Fiction / 5’ / Austria / World Premiere

6|6 / Yali Herbet / 2019 / Animation / 2’ / Israel

Cool Enough for You / Jessica Wu / 2020 / Animation / 5’ / Taiwan / Italian Premiere

Recipient / Anastasia Kamorina / 2020 / Animation / 2’  / Russia / International Premiere

The kid and the octopus / Nils Bouvyer / 2020 / Fiction / 22’ / France / Italian Premiere

A Comme Azur / Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach / 2020 / 23’ / France / Italian Premiere

Awkward / Nata Metlukh / 2020 / 4’ / USA