A TOTAL of eight titles have been specially selected for the ''Youth Cinema'' for young film buffs in the coming 17th Hongkong International Film Festival. Each with different content and style, the eight titles will give audience a breath of refreshment. They are a gentle comedy, The Elementary School ; Chang , which is suitable for all ages; two world animation collections and the wonderful Iranian Animation ; two children's films, Where is the Friend's Home and Homework , as well as a local production, The Three Summers . The Elementary School is a bitter-sweet, slice-of-life comedy in the best Czechoslovak tradition. The story goes along with 10-year-old Eda who scrutinises the flamboyant model pedagogues at school, and compares them to his ordinary father. Featuring monkeys, bears, tigers, leopards and elephants, Chang tells the story of a farmer and his family living on the edge of a jungle. Animation films are always well-received by both children and adults, and this year's film festival will specially feature tow world animation programmes, including works by Chinese and Hongkong animators. Another collection of outstanding animation works, Iranian Animation won high acclaims at Cannes last year. They are not only full of visual delights; they also glow with the warmth of humanism. Both Where is the Friend's Home? and Homework , directed by Abbas Kiarostami, deal with problems of children that parents do not understand. In Where is the friend's Home? , a little boy discovers that he has taken his classmate's notebook by mistake and through his arduous journey to return the notebook, the director voices his heart-felt belief that the world is beautiful with superb skills. Homework complies a series of interviews on a group of schoolchildren, letting them rattle on the sometimes delightful but more often the most dreadful aspect of school life - homework. A spirited and refreshing film, Three Summers is the latest production by Lawrence Ah Mon, starring Tony Leung and Veronica Yip. The 17th Hongkong International Film Festival, to be held from April 8 to 23, will feature 180 films from all over the world. Tickets for all films are priced at $38, with half-price tickets for students and senior citizens. Booking folders with details are available at all URBTIX outlets.