28/5 — 1/6 & 9 — 15/9/2021
61st International Film Festival
for Children and Youth

Sixty

Story Nr. 53: ZLÍN´S BOULEVARD - STARS ON THE SIDEWALK

The project of child stars on the Walk of Fame started in 2006. The first to get a celebrated tile in front of the Grand Cinema were Žaneta Fuchsová (Cat Prince, Mr. Tau, Train of Childhood and Hope,...), Tomáš Holý in memoriam (Under Badger Rock,...

Story Nr. 52: OSCAR WINNER IVAN JANDL IN ZLÍN

One of the guests at the first year of the Workers' Film Festival was Ivan Jandl, a Czech actor with a leading role in the Swiss-American film The Search, directed by Fred Zinnemann, for which Jandl won the Golden Globe in 1948 and an Oscar a year later.

Story Nr. 51: THE NATURAL AMPHITHEATER

In 1948, a huge out-door cinema was built for the purposes of the first year of the Workers' Film Festival, with a projection distance of 80 meters and a screen 13 meters wide and 10 meters high. It offered 2,500 seats, which was a number derived from...

Story Nr. 50: HERMÍNA TÝRLOVÁ AND THE FESTIVAL

Hermína Týrlová's unforgettable and original film productions for children have been part of the Zlín festival program countless times. She was awarded for films such as The Snowman (1966), The Star of Bethlehem (1969) and The Soluble Brothers (1981).

Story Nr. 49: A NEW AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO CHILDREN´S CINEMA

The festival was enriched when the award for Contribution to the Field of Children's Filmmaking was added in 1997. With minor changes in the name, the festival hands it out to this day. The first holder of the award was the Zlín director Josef Pinkava,...