1 — 7/6/2023
63rd International Film Festival
for Children and Youth
23. 2. 2023

The Festival’s Film Program Already Has an Outline

The film festival has traditionally presented films from all over the world, specifically films that you probably will not see anywhere else our country. In our film program, we will also offer competitive films in traditional categories, which can only be submitted by filmmakers until March 1.

In addition, our dramaturges just returned from the Berlin film market at the beginning of the week, where they had the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest the world film market has to offer.

“The Berlinale is always an important source for us to select films and we are glad that we've managed to catch interesting titles again this year. In addition, we have the opportunity there to meet a number of film professionals and personalities, exchange experiences and, of course, personally invite them to our festival,”

explained the artistic director of the festival Markéta Pášmová.


In our non-competitive part of the film program, we will also provide a section devoted to acclaimed Czechoslovak animation. For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Břetislav Pojar's birth, the festival will commemorate the work of not only him, but also other greats such as Miroslav Štěpánek, Jiří Trnka, Zdeněk Miler, Jiří Brdečka, and Vlasta Pospíšilová. However, we will focus on the topic of animation not only in the film program, but also within the supporting and professional programs as well. Special lecturer introductions with examples of various types of animation are also being prepared for this.


We also want to respond to the trend in the area of series for teenagers within a newly created section for European web series for young audiences. “This year we are starting with a pilot year focused on Scandinavian productions and every day of the festival we will present one series with a theme reflecting current issues of adolescents, such as identity, immigration, coming out, bullying and more present-day themes.


The final version of the film will be released in early May.






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