REC Filmfestival 2023

Films can be submitted again from December 15, 2022 –

for the REC Filmfestival 2023

Festival date: September 20th – 23rd, 2023

Please make a note of the date, write it down, write it in the calendar, learn it by heart, and if your film is screened here, we would be happy to welcome you personally at the festival. We look forward to all other guests too!

2022 REC for Kids the winner films


Die Schule gehört uns / The school belongs to us Switzerland

Crossfade TV

School life is characterized by boredom and demotivation. To counteract this, the students decided to conduct an experiment. „School without teachers“ The experiment shows different facets and exciting ideas of new school subjects. Physics with breakdancing or French with chewing gum. With creative ideas, the project motivated not only the jury but also the audience to pursue crazy ideas.


2050 Germany

Jugendbüro Nuthe-Urstromtal

In the end, only a few young people survive who no longer know their own identity. A dramaturgically well-written story with an exciting development and an important message. Climate change, apocalypse, humanity. The dystopian film deals with big themes with well-placed special effects, but always leaves their sympathetic actors in the foreground. Props are used imaginatively and the camera is used professionally. The teens have shown a great team effort to make this entertaining film.

Honorable mentions

Alien Angriff / Alien Attac Germany

Medienprojekt Berlin e.V / Anton Johann Hübner, Felix Eduardo Paul

A meteorite crashes to earth, releasing deadly viruses on humanity, and only when a spaceship sends medicine is there hope again. The two filmmakers have processed a red-hot topic with simple, cinematic means. With great sound and self-made drawings they showed us how 9-year-olds would fight Corona. Great job.

Pasuya and Cloud Taiwan

Ting Yuk Yuen

„Pasuya and Cloud“ is a heartwarming story about a boy and his friendship with a leopard. The mixture of lovingly designed 3D backgrounds and impressively animated 2D characters, makes the film a very special experience. We are allowed to take a look into the fascinating world of the indigenous people of Taiwan, which captivates with a unique visual signature. An exciting adventure that sensitively brings us closer to important themes such as family, friendship and acceptance. A film you won’t forget in a hurry!

The Appliance Make a Stand Ireland

6. Klasse, Scoil San Phroinsias

Can you have compassion for household appliances? The answer is: Yes! In „The Appliance make a stand,“ household appliances are pissed off. When people stare for minutes at an open refrigerator, use their washing machine for a single T-shirt, and toasters become lonely, something is seriously wrong. It’s just good that people are finally being told what they think. In an entertaining and educational way, this animated film tells us everything about the inner workings of household appliances and gives us valuable energy-saving tips to take home with us.

REC for kids jury 2022

Linus Liyas

Linus Liyas was a scholarship holder of the Academy for Children’s Media 2021/22 with series „4KIDZ – Alles ist verstrahlt“. His first feature short film „Sniperman“ (written & directed, co-production) won the Golden Sparrow in the category „Best Short Film“ in 2022. Linus has a degree in „Multimedia Production“ with a focus on children and youth media. Already during his studies he won numerous awards. Afterwards, he worked full-time for several years in refugee aid. As a freelancer he wrote, produced and realized many successful film campaigns for companies and NGOs. Since 2021 he lives, cooks, fishes and works in Berlin. He is currently working as a writer and director on various feature film and series projects. He is a trustee of the Phaidros Youth Foundation and a member of Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.

Sanela Armstrong

Sanela Armstrong studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (dffb). Prior to her studies, she worked as a producer on TV and independent film productions. She also holds a degree in audiovisual media. During her studies she shot several short films, some of which were produced for TV channels and aired on TV, such as „2cm more“ for ARTE, as well as independent film productions such as „The house in the envelope“, which successfully competed at several film festivals worldwide. (Warsaw International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Achtung Berlin Film Festival, Beijing Micro Film Festival, Film Festival Max-Öphüls Preis etc.). With „The house in the envelope“ she was nominated for the German Short Film Award in the category Fictional Short Film.

Jimmy Ta

Jimmy Ta is a social worker and works every day to make sure young people are heard and can fulfill their dreams. His motto is: Realize dreams and create dreamers. Artistically, he is a dancer and uses dancing to connect people with themselves and with each other. Art connects! „And together we create wonderful things.“