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FALLING FOR SAHARA (Khoa Do, 2011)
Three young African refugees in Melbourne's inner-west find that love is never simple - especially when they all have eyes for the same girl. ... Beniam, Ramsy and MJ are best friends. Hanging out at… Read more

FIGHTER (Natasha Arthy, 2007)
“Quality teen drama boasts an appealingly feisty heroine and high-energy martial arts action.” - Variety ... Aicha, the teenage daughter of conservative Turkish immigrants, lives in Copenhagen an… Read more

FIRST POSITION (Bess Kargman, 2011)
“Touching, enormously satisfying … poised for breakout success.” - Variety ... A ruthlessly competitive search for perfection, the Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest and most … Read more

FLICKAN (Frederik Edfeldt, 2009)
“A haunting, poetic portrait of childhood solitude.” - Variety ... Relegated to the care of a flaky aunt when her parents go on holiday, a nine-year-old girl finds herself left to her own devices… Read more

FOXFIRE (Laurent Cantet, 2012)
"A heartfelt, naturalistic period drama." – Hollywood Reporter ... In 1950s upstate New York, the prospects are limited for a teenage girl. But when the unassuming Maddy becomes involved w… Read more

GACHI BOY - WRESTLING WITH A MEMORY (Norihiro Koizumi , 2008)
Overflowing with raucous humour, heart and guts, Gachi Boy is about putting tragedy in a headlock and not letting it define you. ... When undergrad law student Ryoichi joins a university pro-wrestlin… Read more

HANSEL AND GRETEL (Anne Wild, 2006)
A moody film version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale that stays completely faithful to the original. Generations of children have come to love this morality tale about a brother and sister abandoned… Read more

I DECLARE WAR (Jason Lapeyre,Robert Wilson, 2012)
"It's a loving, fun, extraordinarily well made celebration of the imagination and worldview of being 12." – Badass Digest ... Pre-teen and military tactics expert PK Sullivan gathers his f… Read more

IN THE ATTIC: WHO HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY? (Ji í Barta, 2009)
A low-tech toy story that even Pixar would envy. ... Something's stirring in the attic. Toys are springing to life and creating a fantastical world from everyday recycled objects. It's all tea-partie… Read more

INOCENTE (Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine, 2012)
The uplifting power of art is showcased in this special coming-of-age documentary. ... Inocente is a perception-shattering documentary about the transformative power of art, told through the eyes of … Read more

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (Nikolaj Arcel, 2007)
“Utilizes the full power of computer-generated imagery to create nail-biting suspense.” - Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children Life was meant to be boring when 14 year-old … Read more

IT'S NOT ME, I SWEAR! (Philippe Falardeau, 2008)
Léon has a novel approach to conflict resolution: when his parents fight, he sets the house on fire. ... In the technicolour summer of 1968, ten-year-old Léon is raising hell in his own small corne… Read more

JERMAL (Ravi Bharwani, 2008)
A young boy learns self-reliance in this extraordinary story filmed in a unique location - at sea, amid the platform-fishermen of Indonesia. ... Following his mother's death, 12-year-old Jaya is sent… Read more

KAUWBOY (Boudewijn Koole, 2011)
“Balances sweet and sour in just the right doses” - Variety ... Ten-year-old Jojo lives alone with his security guard father, a sometimes erratic man of few words. Missing his absent mother, a co… Read more

KIDZ IN DA HOOD (Ylva Gustavsson, Catti Edfeldt, 2006)
Nabbed all the top honours at Sweden's prestigious Guldbagge Awards this year. Peppered with spontaneous musical moments, Kidz in da Hood is an uplifting drama that centres around nine year-old, Afr… Read more

KING AND THE BIRD, THE (Paul Grimault, 1980)
A classic touchstone of animation in Europe, this award-winning gem has rarely been seen by English-speaking audiences. ... The kingdom of Tachycardia is ruled over by the mean-tempered King Charles … Read more

KRABAT (Marco Kreuzpaintner, 2008)
Based on a bestselling German children's book, Krabat is a 17th-century tale of magic, love and the battle between good and evil. ... Lured by dreams of ravens to a mysterious stone mill, 14-year-old… Read more

LA PIVELLINA (Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, 2009)
“A bittersweet yet often joyful paean to the pleasures and perils of family life.” - Eye Weekly ... Even when you're part of a circus troupe, there's not a lot to do in the midst of a dreary Roma… Read more

LE TABLEAU (Jean-François Laguionie, 2011)
“Jean-François Laguionie's consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages.” - Variety ... A rumour has been spreading through the Pict… Read more

LITTLE RED FLOWERS (Zhang Yuan, 2005)
“One of the best films from China within the past few years.” - The Guardian Seen through the eyes of a four year-old boy, Little Red Flowers vividly realises the struggles of fitting into a pos… Read more

MAI MAI MIRACLE (Sunao Katabuchi, 2009)
'As beautifully illustrated as a Monet landscape painting.'- Hollywood Reporter ... Adapted from Nobuko Takagi's autobiographical novel about growing up in rural post-war Japan, Mai Mai Miracle is a … Read more

MIAO MIAO (Cheng Hsiao-Tse, 2008)
Teenage love just got trickier. ... It's never easy being the new girl at school. For quiet and awkward Miao Miao - raised in Japan, but transferring to Taipei for the year - things get a lot easier … Read more

MOMMO (Atalay Tasdiken, 2009)
A touching true story about the bonds between a brother and sister, set amid the picturesque beauty of a remote Turkish village. ... Even when things get tough, Ahmet and Ayse are always there for ea… Read more

MOON MAN (Stephan Schesch, 2012)
An enchantingly quirky animation based on the bestselling children's classic. ... Adapted from Tomi Ungerer's 1967 children's picture book of the same name, Moon Man follows the adventures of its tit… Read more

MY WEDDING AND OTHER SECRETS (Roseanne Liang, 2010)
New Zealand audiences have embraced this charming, oddball comedy about the challenges of cross-cultural love. ... When Chinese-New Zealand film student Emily meets the daggy-but-adorable James, they… Read more

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