The international Zlín Dog competition presents the best international student works in the categories of animation, feature and documentary films. These student works from all over the world are then evaluated by a three-member expert jury.

About the Zlín Dog competition

In 2013, the organizers of the International Film Festival in Zlín decided to revive the idea of Zlín Dog, which, in the past, had been a successful independent student festival set up by Film School Zlín. Unfortunately, along with the demise of Film School Zlín, the festival disappeared as well. It is for this reason that the Zlín Film Festival has decided to bring back the festival as part of a completely new competitive film section focused on student films.Section is part of main film programme. Concurrently are screened Zlín Dogs choice of students films in Zlín Film Festival Echoes during winter time.

Best students trailer competition

Winner of this competition is voted by audience. All students trailers are on festival websites. Here is also possible vote for the best trailer. The winner is known in front of begining Zlín Film Festival. Price for winner is 360 EURO.

Prizes and awards

Main Prize for the Best Film in each category – animation, feature film, document, trailer.
Main Prize for the TOP Film of Zlín Dog with prize money of 1000 EURO.
Prize for the Best Students Trailer 360 EURO.


The year 2014 saw 200 films registered from all over the world and the 50 best were shown at ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL.


The Little Cousteau (CZ, 2013, Jakub Kouřil)


We belong here (SK, 2013, Michal Kočiš)
Trailer here.


Katerina Fojtova
Zlin Film Festival
International student film competition - Zlin Dog
Filmova 174, Zlin, 761 79