2021 Schlingel Festival Chemnitz

Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau

I had the great pleasure of participating in the Schlingel festival for the third times this year. I was there in 2018 and 2019. The Schlingel festival is one of the most important international children and youth film festivals. It was founded and has been directed ever since by Michael Harbauer. This is my third participation as a member of the FIPRESCI jury. The FIPRESCI is the international federation of film critics. This year, I was accompanied by the Swiss critic Geri Krebs and the Dutch critic Sebastiaan Khouw.

The selection of the 14 films we had to watch for our award was very strong as usual. But the choice we made this year was unanimous, which does not often happen in a jury.

We chose the film Mon cirque à moi (My Very Own Circus) by Canadian director Miryam Bouchard. Birta and Dragon Girl were also among our favorites.

Biography of Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau