‘It’s an honor to go around the world with these films, and a special honor to go to Israel and show these films to children there,” says Michael Harbauer, the director of Schlingel, a Germany-based international children’s film festival. He will be in Israel this week to present four films from Schlingel at the 11th Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival, which will take place at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque from July 2-8.
“These films are all close to reality, they show children a side of life they can understand and relate to,” he says.
The four films from Schlingel that will be shown in Tel Aviv are geared for children up to the age of about 12, and they are the Focus Germany program of the festival. The rest of the festival features more than 40 movies for children, 4-19, from around the world.