A scene from the famous German children film Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein (Rico, Oskar and the Mysterious Stone), based on children’s best selling book by Eugen Ruge. The film will be screened at the first ever German Film Festival for Children & Young Audience in Vietnam. (Photo: www.berlinale.de) 

Hanoi (VNA) - Six selected films will be screened for free at Hanoi’s Kim Dong Cinema during the German film festival for children and young audience from May 25 to 28.

Known as the first ever film festival for children and young audiences in Vietnam, the German film festival has been organised by the Goethe-Institut on the occasion of International Children’s Day on June 1 and in cooperation with the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL from Germany.

As part of the festival, the Goethe-Institut will also organise various free film-related activities and workshops to reflect on the films and to inspire participants to express their views. The institute has teamed up with Ti Toay Atelier, Think Playgrounds association and Blossom Art House to offer a broad range of educational programmes customised for different age groups.

As its special guests, Goethe-Institut Hanoi will welcome directors of three films that will be screened at this film festival in Vietnam. They are Florian Gaag, director of Lena Love; Alexandra Prochazka, directress of Auf Augenhöhe (At Eye Level); and Neele Vollmar, directress of Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein (Rico, Oskar and the Mysterious Stone). Michael Harbauer, director of the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences SCHLINGEL, will be in Vietnam on this occasion.

The films will have subtitles in Vietnamese and in English.

Interested people can collect tickets from four venues – Goethe-Institut Hanoi located on 56-58 Nguyen Thai Học Street; Think Playgrounds Workshop, located on 244 Au Co Road; Blossom Art House located on 94B Tran Hung Dao Street; and Ti Toay Studio, located on 46, lane 121/14 Chua Lang Street.-VNA