BEL/film director Sea Sparkle
Zlín is not only about screening films but also about the connection between filmmakers and audience. Zlin is putting a lot of effort in Q & As, talks and presenting the team behind the film to the festival visitors. After my first visit, some years ago, I still can say that Zlin is one of the coolest festivals for young audiences.
SVK/animator and director
I enjoyed my stay in Zlín very much. Pleasant atmosphere of a quiet city, hundreds of great films, enthusiastically running children and film professionals from all over the world. What more could one want from a film festival? However, the role of a juror is not always easy and brings many responsibilities. Thanks to the great team of organizers, the jurors managed to enjoy the festival, and I'm already looking forward to next year, when I'll come to Zlín to see it again. With less responsibility, but with much more enthusiasm.
GBR/film producer and sales manager
Zlín was a great experience, lots of films and super efficient app and organisation. Everyone was friendly and could not have made me more welcome. Thank you!
FRA/film director (Juniors)
As for the festival, it was amazing to witness a whole city living for its festival for a few days, as if everybody liked it, had been waiting for it to begin and wanted to participate. It was also such a kid friendly environment and that made it very special for me. I loved it!
Alena a Martin Vandasovi
CZE/producers MAUR film
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts once again for the invitation to Zlín and to once again be part of a great festival. We all can see that you are doing an amazing job, you are all doing it patiently, honestly, sincerely. The festival is getting more professional every year and the absolute beauty is a fact that the event is for children. We are keeping our fingers crossed for the next edition and our films will always be available to you.
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
ICE/ film director (12 Hours to Destruction)
Thank you for a great festival! I had a lovely time. And I have to say your staff and volunteers are one of the best I have experienced. Hopefully I have a reason to travel to Zlín again and then visit the festival.
BUL/film director (The Tesla Case)
Zlín Film Festival is a dream event for each film director to present his children's film. My meeting with the audience of The Tesla Case in Zlín was very friendly. The children's reactions and impressions were very positive, and their questions were curious and funny. I saw many friends and colleagues and made new professional contacts. I'm looking forward to the next festival edition with great interest!
NOR/program director of the Kristiansand International Children´s Film Festival
Thank you for invaiting me to the Zlín Film Festival. Beeing there,as part of the ECFA jury, was a experiance for life. It was relly interesting to get to know your festival, and hope to wisit you again sometime in the future!
GER/film director (Jonja)
I enjoyed being part of Zlín Festival very much! It was my first international festival experience as a director and i was overwhelmed by the kindness and hospitality of everyone. Most impressive for me was the atmosphere all over the City of Zlín, it is so great how the whole city is involved in celebrating movies.
SWE/film distributor Smorgasbord Picture House
Thank you for having me. I had the best time in Zlin. Even if it was only my first time at your wonderful festival it felt like I had been there many times before. It was like coming home! And great work with the film program. Two of the titles screened at Zlin we have for distribution in Sweden: Dancing Queen and The Kings of the World. Kudos! I will absolutely come back to Zlin again, no doubt about it.
CZE/film director (Big Dreams)
The warm, friendly, almost family-like atmosphere that I experienced at the 63rd edition is exactly what I have been hearing from my colleagues for many years. I am extremely glad that I experienced the well-known hospitality of the festival. I will never forget the reception of our film. Thank you that such a place for films, especially for children, exists. I can't wait for next year.
Vassilis C. Karamitsanis
GRE/president of Animasyros Film Festival
My experience in Zlín Film Festival 2023 was outstanding! Great films & festival vibe with impressive organisational and production value from the smiliest festival team.
SUI/film director (Lovely Rita)
Zlín Film Festival was a very filmmaker friendly place to connect with others, the guest services were excellent. Many interesting events for the visitors. Great children's and youth films. I have rarely been so well entertained. The competition among the animated films was very strong, but nevertheless I enjoyed presenting my film Lovely Rita there. Thanks a lot for this exceptional time there.
GER/film director (Dessert Critter)
Zlín Film Festival was an amazing experience especially in terms of connection to other filmmakers and curators and the exchange about the art of children filmmaking.