4/9 — 10/9/2020
60th International Film Festival
for Children and Youth
  • The Crossing
    The Crossing
    International Competition of films for Children

    Country: NOR
    Year: 2020
    Length: 95 min
    Age: 10
    Directed by: Johanne Helgeland
  • Rocks
    International Competition of films for Youth
    Czech premiere
    Country: GBR
    Year: 2019
    Length: 93 min
    Age: 14
    Directed by: Sarah Gavron
  • The Kindergarten Show
    The Kindergarten Show
    International Competition of Short Animation
    Czech premiere
    Country: FRA
    Year: 2019
    Length: 8 min
    Age: 3
    Directed by: Loïc Bruyère
  • Grandpa´s Journey
    Grandpa´s Journey
    Zlín Dog - International Competition of Student Films
    International premiere
    Country: CZE
    Year: 2019
    Length: 4 min
    Age: 15
    Directed by: Tereza Šimanovská
  • Off Sides
    Off Sides
    Competition of European Documentary Films for Young Audience

    Country: CZE
    Year: 2019
    Length: 75 min
    Age: 10
    Directed by: Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová
  • The Iron Giant
    The Iron Giant
    Sci-fi films for the young
    Country: USA
    Year: 1999
    Lenght: 86 min
    Age: 8
    Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Apollo 11
    Apollo 11
    Science is a science
    Country: USA
    Year: 2019
    Lenght: 93 min
    Age: 12
    Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller
  • Inveting Tomorrow
    Inveting Tomorrow
    Science is a science
    Country: USA/IND/IDN/MEX
    Year: 2018
    Lenght: 87 min
    Age: 12
    Directed by: Laura Nix
  • Video Games: The Movie
    Video Games: The Movie
    Science is a science
    Country: USA
    Year: 2014
    Lenght: 105 min
    Age: 12
    Directed by: Jeremy Snead
  • Jurrasic Park
    Jurrasic Park
    Magic of visual effects
    Country: USA
    Year: 1993
    Lenght: 127 min
    Age: 12
    Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Do not overlook

18. 6. 2020

Everything is different, but the Zlín dog is still running!

This year, everything is truly different from what we are used to in the Zlín festival's well-established routine and life cycle. The festival has moved to September and the organizing team faces a big challenge on how to deal with the limitations that are still ahead of us. During the festival's sixtieth anniversary, nearly the same number of films will be screened symbolically within the student section called Zlín Dog. A total of 62 films from around the world will compete against each other.

14. 6. 2020

Animation. What else? At the Zlín Film Festivalu. Where else?

Argentina, Indonesia, Iran, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, the United States of America. These are not the only distant countries whose short animated films for children will be presented at the 60th Zlín Film Festival. More than 60 films from 25 countries have been selected for the International Short Animation Competition for Children, which will compete for several awards in September. One of the awards is named after a legend of animated film Hermína Týrlová and will be for the best film for children under 6.

1. 6. 2020

The world premiere of the feature film The Pack at the Zlín Film Festival

The 60th Zlín Film Festival will feature the world premiere of the feature debut film by director Tomáš Polenský, The Pack (Smečka). The film was created in international co-production between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Latvia and deals with the topic of bullying in the youth hockey environment.

1. 6. 2020

Zlín Film Festival presents the competition films

Although the grand 60th Zlín Film Festival has been postponed until September due to the situation caused by the coronavirus, its dramaturges are already clear about the form of international competitions, which will once again offer attractive films with strong stories from many countries. To its great joy, the Czech Republic will not be left out either; it is introducing the world premiere of the co-production film The Pack (Smečka).

31. 5. 2020

Contemporary Czech Animations

Contemporary Czech Animation: the project of ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL, Česká centra/Czech Centres and DAFilms CZ started the trip around the world!

8. 4. 2020

The Star of the Oscar-winning Film 1917 Has a Message for Zlín Film Festival Fans

In 2015, the British actor George MacKay came to Zlin; he was as yet unknown to Czech.  He had already appeared in a number of films though. Yet, it was not until last year when he got to experience what real fame feels like. That was when the director Sam Mendes chose both him and the young Game of Thrones series star Dean-Charles Chapman for his "1917" war epic which has been awarded Golden Globes as well as Oscars.

2. 4. 2020

A Message from the Stars to Festival Fans

British actress Dakota Blue Richards arrived in Zlín in 2008 when she was just 14 years old. As part of the Young Stars concept, she introduced the 2007 fantasy blockbuster film The Golden Compass. A year later at the 49th festival, her next film, The Secret of Moonacre (2008), was featured in the festival. This movie featured the famous Tim Curry, who personally introduced the film in Zlín. These days, audiences can see her every Saturday on CT1 in the detective series Endeavor.

18. 3. 2020

The Zlín Film Festival is moving to the start of September

Dear fans, visitors and guests of the Zlín Film Festival, we are incredibly sorry, but we must inform you that in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, we are rescheduling this year's festival to September 4 – September 10 / 2020. Together we will get through it. We look forward to seeing you!

12. 3. 2020

Current information

Dear fans a visitors of the Zlín Film Festival, we just want to assure you that preparations for the upcoming 60th  anniversary of our festival are still going on. We are monitoring the situation and we follow  the measured issues. We believe that we´ll meet in Zlín from May 29 to June 6, 2020. Your ZFF Team.


12. 7. 2020


In our stories, we have presented two of the most important filmmakers of Czechoslovak cinema, whose work is connected with the Zlín film studio. The only one missing from the Three Greats is Karel Zeman. The films of the legendary Karel Zeman amazed both Zlín and world audiences. His films are part of the festival program to this day. In his honor, from 1989 to 1994 the main prize bore his name. The European Debuts competition was enriched in 2019 with a brand new Karel Zeman Award for the visual interpretation of a film.

10. 7. 2020


In 2006, the festival organizers had to face a protest by Czech filmmakers against the non-adoption of an amendment to the Act on Cinematography. The result was the cancellation of screenings not only at the Zlín festival. This situation affected, for example, the opening of the festival, when the filmmakers canceled the screening of the animated film Fimfárum 2.

8. 7. 2020


The famous British actor Michael York and his wife, photographer Patricia McCallum, took away many unforgettable memories from their visit to the Zlín Festival, such as a special performance of the historical association and their participation in the Ride of the Kings in Vlčnov. Patricia even created a thematic clapperboard for the festival.

7. 7. 2020


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, How to Extract a Whale's Molar, Holidays for a Dog,…) and Michal Kocourek (The Flight, Indians from Větrov, Sonata for a Red-Haired Girl,…). Let's remember all of those who got one of Zlín's stars on the sidewalk.

4. 7. 2020


Thanks to the festival's cooperation with Microsoft, in 2001 children were able to explore the world of computers and the Internet not only in classrooms, but also in a double-decker bus in front of the Grand Cinema. The following year, a large tent appeared at the same place, which attracted many passers-by with its igloo shape.

3. 7. 2020


As of 1948, the most massive film event in communist Czechoslovakia was held in Zlín under the name Film Festival of Workers. The first year was held under the auspices of the wife of the President of the Republic, Marta Gottwaldová. It didn't take long till the president and first lady "got" Zlín as a dowry, when it was renamed Gottwaldov on January 1, 1949. The competition films were screened in the Grand Cinema and in the natural amphitheater, and the film of several countries were represented. Of course, most were Soviet films (e.g. Symphony of Life, Tales of the Siberian Land). Many supporting events took place within the festival. For example, Oldřich Nový sang national songs, the Zlín Philharmonic Orchestra gave concerts, audiences could have fun with Jindřich Plachta, Ladislav Pešek, and Vlasta Fabianová.

1. 7. 2020


The Zlín Festival is a place where interesting and sometimes touching meetings take place. As in the case of the meeting of Libuše Šafránková and Andrej Chalimon, the protagonists of the Oscar-winning film Kolja at the 47th year. The year 2007 was Chalimon's second visit to the Zlín festival. In 1996, he presented his film in Zlín together with Stella Zázvorková.

30. 6. 2020


The expansion of the film program and the extension of the festival to 8 days in 2008 led to an increase in festival locations with the Golden Apple Cinema. Not only is the film program at home here, but visitors can get signatures from famous Czech filmmakers at autograph sessions or just see the exhibitions of films or clapperboards on their way to the cinema in the Golden Apple shopping center.

28. 6. 2020


We came across some very interesting information in the festival archives. In 1987, Věra Chytilová's horror film Wolf's Hole won the Children's Audience Award. The film, which was nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlinale, tells the story of some people at a ski course which turns out to be an experiment led by strange creatures. 

Tips for film programme

Tips for supporting programme

Hot galleries

21. 3. 2020

This year's complete collection of clapperboards is already on-line

The 130 clapperboards from many well-known authors are already ready for the exhibition. Even though the Clapperboard Tour 2020 is postponed, you can see it at the Film Clapperboard website.

2. 6. 2019

Winners of the half marathon

Did you run or cheer? Anyway, thank you for your record attendance! See who stood on the podium.

2. 6. 2019

Top festival moments of Friday 31.5.

Exceptional moments from Friday's day are really exclusive. Check out the selection of the most interesting top moments.

1. 6. 2019

Red Carpet on Friday 31.5.

The last red carpet of 59th Zlín Film Festival ... many stars, delegations and visitors. Thank you!

1. 6. 2019

GALA CEREMONY - tho biggest photogallery of 59th Zlín Film Festival

The atmosphere of yesterday's gala was amazing. Look at the moments from awarding festival awards or following afterparties through the lenses of our photographers.

1. 6. 2019

Top festival moments of Thursday 30.1.

Interesting moments from 7th festival day - many visitors in cinema, baptism in Zoo Lešná, Cinema train, film stars on the red carpet and others. Look at the photogallery.

31. 5. 2019

Many members of juries and interesting film delegation on the red carpet - Thursday 30.5.

Eight festival juries presented themselves to the audience at the red carpet. Furthermore, visitors could meet delegations for screened films or with Czech actresses Kristýna Frejová or Klára Pollertová-Trojanova with children.

30. 5. 2019

Works in progress

Zlín Film Festival Zlín organizes "Works in Progress" in cooperation with the Czech Film Center. Five Czech, Slovak and Balkan projects in the post-production phase were presented by their creators to festival guests, distributors and sales agents.

30. 5. 2019

Top moments of the 6th festival day

The best photos of this day.

Orientation plan