When: WE, Oct. 11 | 4 p.m.
Where: DFF Cinema
They are among us! Monsters, aliens and the undead have long since found their way into films for children. Alongside moments of parody, in which the techniques used to generate suspense in horror films are merely imitated and ironically broken, there are now many children’s films that take horror themes really seriously and adapt them for the young target group. This is sometimes a challenge for the protection of minors, but an enrichment for young cinema-goers. The panel will explore the questions: What horror elements are there in children’s films? What makes them so appealing, what effect do they have on children? What can a young audience expect?
Michael Van Ostade (Belgian filmmaker, e.g. THE GHASTLY BROTHERS), Mariam Draeger (Headcinema Productions, Frankfurt), Michael Schmidt (FSK) and Stefan Stiletto (author and film educator)
Margret Albers (project manager at Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm)
The discussion will be held in German. (English translation available)