Director: Jonathan Elbers
95 minutes
All Ages

If Roald Dahl had written 1984

In a future world where everyday technology and ever-present news reports are eerily similar to our own, President Isimo (Roeland Fernhout) is on a mission to clean up the streets. Forever reminded by propaganda on the streets and in schools, students march and sing in unison while President Isimo plan goes to the next level when he starts rounding up all the children he deems hideous and hiding them out of sight. One such kid is Paul de Wit (Sem Hulsmann), who starts a guerilla movement against the dictator and becomes the face of a vigilante street art campaign resisting Isimo’s rule. Featuring slick production design and gutsy performances, The Club of Ugly Children is a bold, hopepunk satire about fascism.

Mon 26 Jul 9.45am – 11.50am | Session includes festival welcome speeches
Wed 28 Jul 12.25pm – 2.20pm | Session includes short film Dọlápọ is Fine

Update: 21/07

In light of the COVID-19 lockdown beginning on July 21st, the Adelaide Film Festival Youth is disappointed to announce that the inaugural edition of the festival, due to begin on July 25th, will not proceed as planned. 
Safety is our primary concern.
We are consulting with SA Health and Department for Education to explore potential alternative presentation dates and modes, and encourage audiences to hold onto their tickets until contacted by our Box Office team.
Enquiries can be directed to [email protected]

Program Strand Feature Fiction
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 10+, 12+, 13+, 15+
Language Dutch
Subtitles English
Director Jonathan Elbers
Producer Caspar Eskes, Niek Teunissen, Wim Boven
Screenwriters Jeroen Margry
Cinematographer Thijmen Doornik
Editor Jurriaan van Nimwegen
Music Vidjay Beerepoot
Cast Sem Hulsmann, Faye Kimmijser, Narek Awanesyan

Screens with: Dọlápọ is Fine

Director: Ethosheia Hylton
United Kingdom
15 minutes
All Ages

Change your name, change your 'do, but don't change you

Film Type Short
Program Strand Shorts Before Features
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 10+
Language English
Director Ethosheia Hylton
Producer Millie Marsh
Screenwriters Joan Iyiola, Chibundu Onuzo
Cinematographer Yinka Edward
Editor Xanna Ward-Dixon
Music Chibundu Onuzo
Cast Doyin Ajiboye, Joan Iyiola, Katie Friedli Walton