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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2016

The little witch is only 127-years-old, so just a youngster to the big witches. Despite being forbidden, she celebrates the Dance of the Witches on the Blocksberg mountain. As punishment, she has one year to learn the big book of spells by heart, and then her fate will be decided. Determined to be the best witch she can, she gets down to work, supported by her talking raven, Abraxas. At first reluctantly and then increasingly, she discovers helping people instead of annoying them with pranks makes her feel good. But the big witches, especially the scary weather witch Rumpumpel, are suspicious. For them, the last thing about being a really good witch is good deeds. And this puts the little witch in a terrible dilemma when it comes to her final test.
Genre Children & Youth, Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Director Michael Schaerer
Screenplay Matthias Pacht
Cinematography Matthias Fleischer
Cast Karoline Herfurth
Producers Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen
Co-Producers Lukas Hobi, Reto Schaerli
Production Company Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion, in co-production with Zodiac Pictures/Zurich, STUDIOCANAL Film
Shooting Dates October-November 2016
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2017 (Best Cinematography)
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, BKM, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, MFG Baden-Württemberg
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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