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

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Day 7 – Thursday 10 September - Five penguins in a car

It is mainly during the more ceremonial moments that you notice how this year’s festival is a low-profile edition. But the minimal number of invitees adds a new dimension to the event: never before have so many employees brought their fiancé, their...

Day 6 – Wednesday 9 September - Czech = Central European French

Bring five men together in a festival context and immediately you have the impression you’re looking at a bunch of kids on a school trip. But take five men to a hospital for a Covid-test, and immediately it feels like the yearly medical school check-up...

Interview with the International Expert Jury for Feature Films for Children & Youth - “Finally getting away from that dishwasher”

There is one jury in this festival in which so much expertise is gathered, that they could easily be described as “the jury from another dimension”. Awards have been decided by now, so Jiri Konecny, Louise Højgaard Johansen, Judit Bardos, Alexandre...

Interview with the International Expert Jury for Animated Films for Children - “A wolf driving a Harley Davidson”

 Leaving the congress centre after the interview, I’m walking down the stairs with Martin Vandas, producer of animated films, and I see how Katariina Lillqvist and Noro Drziak go the wrong direction and manage to get lost in 5 seconds. That is no coincidence.

Interview with the International Jury for Student Films - “Scaring all the cats and dogs in town”

The Zlin Dog is a street dog! As a competition for student films, it might stand a bit aside from the regular programme, but it often attracts among the most interesting films and filmmakers. Jury members Marta Jodko, Martin Kotik and Angelos Kovotsos...