7 films for children, 7 films for youth, 64 short animations for children, 62 student films, 10 European first films, 10 European documentaries for young audience. Brave Gerda and her brother help to save Jewish children. A young girl nicknamed Rocks battles through the streets of present London. The headmaster of animal nursery organizes an unforgettable kid´s performance. Grandpa talks about his crazy travels. Young Czech hockey players are heading to Morocco for a training camp. These and more heroes and stories in 59th ZFF film programme.
Beside the Festival classics (Panorama, New Czech Films and TV Programmes) a thematic section 2020: Back to the Future will be a big part of 60th ZFF. Sci-fi films for the young, documentaries about science and technologies and a showcase of films with revolutionary visual effects. These will be accompanied by introductions by Boris Masník and Kamil Fila and many masterclasses with visual effects supervisors.
18. 6. 2020
This year, everything is truly different from what we are used to in the Zlín festival's well-established routine and life cycle. The festival has moved to September and the organizing team faces a big challenge on how to deal with the limitations that are still ahead of us. During the festival's sixtieth anniversary, nearly the same number of films will be screened symbolically within the student section called Zlín Dog. A total of 62 films from around the world will compete against each other.
14. 6. 2020
Argentina, Indonesia, Iran, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, the United States of America. These are not the only distant countries whose short animated films for children will be presented at the 60th Zlín Film Festival. More than 60 films from 25 countries have been selected for the International Short Animation Competition for Children, which will compete for several awards in September. One of the awards is named after a legend of animated film Hermína Týrlová and will be for the best film for children under 6.
1. 6. 2020
The 60th Zlín Film Festival will feature the world premiere of the feature debut film by director Tomáš Polenský, The Pack (Smečka). The film was created in international co-production between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Latvia and deals with the topic of bullying in the youth hockey environment.
1. 6. 2020
Although the grand 60th Zlín Film Festival has been postponed until September due to the situation caused by the coronavirus, its dramaturges are already clear about the form of international competitions, which will once again offer attractive films with strong stories from many countries. To its great joy, the Czech Republic will not be left out either; it is introducing the world premiere of the co-production film The Pack (Smečka).
31. 5. 2020
Contemporary Czech Animation: the project of ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL, Česká centra/Czech Centres and DAFilms CZ started the trip around the world!
8. 4. 2020
In 2015, the British actor George MacKay came to Zlin; he was as yet unknown to Czech. He had already appeared in a number of films though. Yet, it was not until last year when he got to experience what real fame feels like. That was when the director Sam Mendes chose both him and the young Game of Thrones series star Dean-Charles Chapman for his "1917" war epic which has been awarded Golden Globes as well as Oscars.
2. 4. 2020
British actress Dakota Blue Richards arrived in Zlín in 2008 when she was just 14 years old. As part of the Young Stars concept, she introduced the 2007 fantasy blockbuster film The Golden Compass. A year later at the 49th festival, her next film, The Secret of Moonacre (2008), was featured in the festival. This movie featured the famous Tim Curry, who personally introduced the film in Zlín. These days, audiences can see her every Saturday on CT1 in the detective series Endeavor.
18. 3. 2020
Dear fans, visitors and guests of the Zlín Film Festival, we are incredibly sorry, but we must inform you that in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, we are rescheduling this year's festival to September 4 – September 10 / 2020. Together we will get through it. We look forward to seeing you!
12. 3. 2020
Dear fans a visitors of the Zlín Film Festival, we just want to assure you that preparations for the upcoming 60th anniversary of our festival are still going on. We are monitoring the situation and we follow the measured issues. We believe that we´ll meet in Zlín from May 29 to June 6, 2020. Your ZFF Team.
12. 8. 2020
Let's take a look at the festival poster gallery and let us know which one you like the most.
10. 8. 2020
For several years now, the festival has been bringing young promising actors from all over the world to Zlín. The first Young Star was Haley Joel Osment, a former child star known from the films The Sixth Sense, Pay It Forward, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Visits by Dakota Blue Richards from The Golden Compass and AnnnaSophie Robb from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are definitely worth remembering. In 2015, the British actor George MacKay came to Zlín, who had already made many great films, but the greatest success awaited him with Sam Mendes' Oscar-winning war drama 1917.
8. 8. 2020
If you are imagining a traditional party where guests are sitting on a small balcony at the Moskva Hotel, you are wrong. This event's name was known to journalists who had the opportunity to meet festival guests every day. It really took place on the balcony of the Moskva Hotel, so journalists could enjoy not only the view of movie stars, but also the panorama of Zlín.
7. 8. 2020
In 2004, there was an incredible meeting by actors Pierre Brice and Herbert Lom from the famous Winnetou film series Treasure of Silver Lake; it had been more than 40 years. A large group of devoted fans from all over the country came to see the famous Winnetou.
5. 8. 2020
In 2004, the competitions were expanded to include student films. The section was named Zlín Dog and thus continued the out-of-competition screenings of student films from previous years. The first international competition was attended by films by directors such as Václav Kadrnka, Tomáš Hodan, and Július Ševčík.
3. 8. 2020
Who among you remembers the year 2004, when Mr. Prokouk walked the streets as the mascot of the 44th Zlín Festival? This was not the first time in the festival's history. Mr. Prokouk has always belonged to Zlín and the film studio in Kudlov.
2. 8. 2020
Have you seen the biographical films about Elton John or the band Queen? Or did you like the story about an English ski jumper? The director of Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Eddie the Eagle is the British actor and director Dexter Fletcher, who won the award for the best European debut in 2012 with his film Wild Bill.
31. 7. 2020
The title sequence, together with the festival's visual style, is an identifying feature of the individual festival years. You can watch several of them on a youtube channel in the zlinfest profile. As you have probably noticed, for the last three years (and a brand new one for 2020 awaits us), the monkey motif from the pen of artist Petr Nikl has been repeated in our animated shorts.
29. 7. 2020
At the 1966 Czechoslovak Film Festival for Children and Youth, the Grand Cinema was rebuilt for screenings of 70-mm film, among other things. The special equipment in the cinema lasted until the early 1990s. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Zlín Film Festival in 2010, the organizers gave audiences an exceptional presentation of films shot in this special format. Great films like Lawrence of Arabia, Burton's adaptation of the comic book Batman, the classic of the gangster genre The Untouchables, and the legendary film version of the Broadway musical West Side Story were screened in the Grand Cinema in unprecedented technical quality.
21. 3. 2020
The 130 clapperboards from many well-known authors are already ready for the exhibition. Even though the Clapperboard Tour 2020 is postponed, you can see it at the Film Clapperboard website.
2. 6. 2019
Did you run or cheer? Anyway, thank you for your record attendance! See who stood on the podium.
2. 6. 2019
Exceptional moments from Friday's day are really exclusive. Check out the selection of the most interesting top moments.
1. 6. 2019
The last red carpet of 59th Zlín Film Festival ... many stars, delegations and visitors. Thank you!
1. 6. 2019
The atmosphere of yesterday's gala was amazing. Look at the moments from awarding festival awards or following afterparties through the lenses of our photographers.
1. 6. 2019
Interesting moments from 7th festival day - many visitors in cinema, baptism in Zoo Lešná, Cinema train, film stars on the red carpet and others. Look at the photogallery.
31. 5. 2019
Eight festival juries presented themselves to the audience at the red carpet. Furthermore, visitors could meet delegations for screened films or with Czech actresses Kristýna Frejová or Klára Pollertová-Trojanova with children.
30. 5. 2019
Zlín Film Festival Zlín organizes "Works in Progress" in cooperation with the Czech Film Center. Five Czech, Slovak and Balkan projects in the post-production phase were presented by their creators to festival guests, distributors and sales agents.
30. 5. 2019
The best photos of this day.