Program director of the Chicago International Children´s Film Festival
Dear Festival, thank you for the outstanding job you did in making us feel on top of our obligations, comfortable in our surroundings, and at ease at all times. Can't speak for my jury members, but I know I already have a very warm memory of our experience. It was an honor, privilege, and very special treat to serve this season.
British screenwriter and director (Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?)
Dear Festival, thank you for such a warm welcome this year. It was my first time at Zlin but it was like I was meeting up again with old friends. Here in the UK, we don’t make many films for children, so we don’t have many colleagues who can offer good support and guidance. Zlin was like finding a whole new family, which was exciting and so useful as we start to make our next movie.
Director of the Japanese children´s film festival KINEKO
Dear Festival, you are very special to me. I feel each staff as my family. Ms. Keiko Toda tells her great experience she had in Zlin to many Japanese medias. At last, one of the most I like of Zlin Film Festival is its members and staffs. I will always support Zlin Film Festival from far east country, Japan.
Danish actor, writer and director (Villads from Valby)
Dear Festival, thank you for an amazing week. It was a great treat to experience your passion for film on literally every street corner. The spirit and heart flows through every official, guest and audience member, who escaped the beautiful weather into the world of cinema. In my mind Zlin FILMFEST is exactly that, a fest for film, and the reason why festivals exists and are important not just for the local audience but for film as an art form. I’ll be back.
Film lover, as well as producer and ex-distributor (Snowtime)
Dear Festival, how many times have I been to ZLÍN? 15 times? 20 times... since the first time in 1963! But always as if it was for the first time. The gentleness of each person involved in the organization. So professionally organized. The quality and the size of the programming is stunning. The meetings with friends and professionals from all over the world. Long life to the ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL!
Russian animator and director based in Norway (The Little Gray Wolfy)
Dear Festival, thank you for your hospitality. Everything was wonderful - program, weather and organization. Just very sorry that I was not able to see as much films as I wanted to! Support programs for the guests were also very interesting. And I fell in love in your Bata shoe shop :-) Hope to come next year to buy me more Bata :-) Have a great summer! With kind regards
Israeli Arab actor (The Superstar)
Dear Festival, I hope everything went well in festival and now you’re taking a good rest that you deserve. I just want to thank you for wonderful days I’ve had in Zlín. Was a great therapy for me being in this beautiful city.I especially enjoyed the people and your beautiful mind. Hope we’ll get to meet again. I’d love to get contact list of « young stars » as I’d love to keep in contact.
Director from India (Chidiya)
Dear festival, to all the children-film makers around the globe, here is my suggestion for you all that you should attend this beautiful, delightful and elegant film festival called "Zlin international film festival", you guys can thank me later. I am very thankful to the entire festival team for that great warmth. With lots of love