Decentralization is the section dedicated to those schools that, due to remoteness, are unable to reach the festival venue in Giubiasco.


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Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon – UK 2019

Italian version; 25'


A small sea snail is bored on the rock of an old harbor and dreams of traveling the world. One day, a large humpback whale offers to take her on a journey through ocean waters, amid threatening animals and frightening storms...

The story of an underwater odyssey and the unusual friendship between two denizens of the sea who are so different from each other and yet willing to do anything to take care of each other.


Primary school until 2 grade



Sean Mullen – UK 2020

Italian version, 25'


Princess Sabrina, now a doctor, travels the world riding the little dragon Zog to care for those in need, at least until her overbearing Uncle King decides to stop her and lead her back to the destiny of docile noblewoman he imagined for her.

An enchanting story of friendship and solidarity starring the friendly little dragon known from the book and movie Zog.

Primary school until 2 grade



Xavier Giacometti, Toby Genkel – B, F, D 2020

Italian version; 91'


With his tribe’s move to follow the migrating bison imminent, Yakari, the little Sioux boy, sets out on his own to follow the trail of Little Thunder, a wild mustang said to be untameable. On his journey, and alone for the first time in his life, Yakari is visited by Great Eagle, his totem animal. Great Eagle gives Yakari a magnificent feather as well as the incredible ability to speak to animals.

Travelling far from home and deep into the territory of the terrible cougar- skins clad hunters, Yakari and Little Thunder undertake a great adventure and find their way back home again. Their journey, through breath-taking but treacherous landscape, will forever seal the undying friendship between the bravest little Sioux boy and the pony who runs like the wind.


1-3 scuola elementare



Lorenzo Mattotti – F, I 2019

o.v. Italian; 82'


It all begins when Tonio, the son of the king of bears, is kidnapped by hunters in the mountains of Sicily. Taking advantage of the rigor of a winter that threatens his people with famine, the king then decides to invade the plain where the men live. With the help of his army and a magician, he manages to win and finally finds Tonio. But he quickly understands that bears are not made to live in the land of men. The fairy tale written by Dino Buzzati becomes an adventure of rhythm and color thanks to the drawings by Lorenzo Mattotti.


3-4-5 grades primary school



Claudio Bisio – I 2023

o.v. Italian; 108'

Swiss premiere

Vanda, Italo, and Cosimo are ten years old and, despite World War II, they still know the pleasure of playing, that they share with their friend Riccardo, who is Jewish. On the day he disappears they decide that they cannot wait: the Germans, who must have taken him away by train, must be made aware that their friend is not guilty of anything. They therefore set out following the railroad. Trying to catch up with them are Italo's brother Vittorio, a Fascist soldier who suffered an injury, and the nun from the Institute for Orphans where Vanda lives.

2-4 grades middle school

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