1 — 7/6/2023
63rd International Film Festival
for Children and Youth
  • Gandhi and co.
    Gandhi and co.

    International Expert Jury for Feature Films in the Children’s Category
    Country: IND
    Year: 2021
    Director: Manish Saini
  • A Second Life
    A Second Life

    Golden Slipper for Best Feature Film in the Junior Category
    Country: TUN
    Year: 2021
    Director: Anis Lassoued
  • Olga
    Olga

    Golden Slipper for Best Feature Film in the Youth Category
    Country: SUI/FRA/UKR
    Year: 2021
    Director: Elie Grappe
  • Suzie in the Garden
    Suzie in the Garden

    Golden Slipper for Best Short Animation for Children
    Country: CZE
    Year: 2021
    Director: Lucie Sunková
  • A Dark Moment of Truth
    A Dark Moment of Truth

    Zlín Dog Award for Best Student Film
    Country: GER
    Year: 2022
    Director: Zornitsa Dimitrova
  • Dragon Princess
    Dragon Princess

    Karel Zeman Award - Special Recognition for Best Visual Concept in a Feature Film in the Children’s Category
    Country: FRA
    Year: 2021
    Director: Anthony Roux, Jean-Jacques Denis
  • Waterd Drop
    Water Drop

    Hermína Týrlová Award for Best Short Animation for Children up to 6 Years of Age
    Country: FRA
    Year: 2021
    Director: Anjun Zou, Melodie Leger Rimbert, Yu Liu, Kevin Hamimi
  • Gabi, Between the Ages 8 and 13
    Gabi, Between the Ages 8 and 13

    Europe Award - the European Children's Film Association Award for Best European Documentary Film for Young Audience
    Country: SWE/NOR/DNK
    Year: 2021
    Director: Engeli Brobert
  • Coast
    Coast

    Ecumenical Jury Award for Best Feature Film in the Junior and Youth Category
    Country: USA
    Year: 2022
    Director: Jessica Hester, Derek Schweickart
  • My Brothers Dream Awake
    My Brothers Dream Awake

    Golden Apple – the City of Zlín Audience Award for Best Feature Film in the Children's, Junior and Youth Category
    Country: CHI
    Year: 2021
    Director: Claudia Huaiquimilla

Do not overlook

5. 10. 2022

Applications for the 63rd Zlín Film Festival are open

The condition for the participation of all films in the festival is to fill in the application form and send an online screener with English subtitles no later than March 1, 2023. 

18. 9. 2022

WITH COURAGE AND PRIDE - IT WAS FILM FESTIVAL IN KHARKOV

At the beginning of September, the XIV DYTIATKO International Children's Media Festival was held in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The festival brought together more than 700 authors from 85 countries. And although none of these creative people could be invited to Kharkiv, the organizers still did not refuse to hold it. Why? Because children from all over the world were waiting for the works they created to be reviewed by their peers from different countries, and the professional jury would give a worthy assessment of their creativity and efforts.

3. 6. 2022

Interview with the ECFA Int’l Jury for Documentary Films: “Wine suits my Portuguese personality”

Katerina Hager and Teresa Lima both look nervous and fancy - on a previous occasion Katerina didn’t expect cameras and spotlights and was therefore slightly embarrassed about her casual looks. Now she wears a beautiful necklace (“bought in Sarajevo”) and a dress… but there’s nowhere a camera to be seen. 

2. 6. 2022

Interview with the Int’l Expert Jury in the Junior & Youth Category: “I hope the giraffe had a stunt double”

You thought festival juries were like a big mystery; a somewhat cultish bunch of erudite gurus? Or would they be more like simple human beings, doing simple human things? Like running marathons, collecting shoes and living joyless lives? You’ll find it all out through a list of questions we gave to the International Expert Jury in the Junior & Youth Category.

1. 6. 2022

Results and jury statements of the 62th Zlin Film Festival

Read the motivation of our juries to choose the winning films.

 

1. 6. 2022

THE ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS THE WINNING FILMS OF ITS 62ND YEAR

On the seventh day, June 1, the program of this year's Zlín Film Festival came to an end. This year, 122 films were included in the festival's competitions, which were viewed and evaluated by expert juries. The Indian film Gandhi & Co., the Tunisian film A Second Life, the Franco-Swiss-Ukrainian film Olga, and the Czech animated film Suzie in the Garden were selected as the best of them.

1. 6. 2022

Thanks to our festival JURIES

 This year, 122 films were included in the festival's competitions, which were viewed and evaluated by expert juries. 

31. 5. 2022

Walk of Fame with two new stars

Today, two more stars were unveiled in Zlín on the Walk of Fame in front of the Grand Cinema. This year the names of actors Barbora Seidlová and Jan Šťastný appear on stone tiles. 

31. 5. 2022

Interview with Radivoje Andric and Klara Hrvanovic

Radivoje Andric and Klara Hrvanovic came to Zlín to introduce new family story How I Learned to Fly (2022).

BLOGert

BLOGert

Gert Hermans

As communication officer for ECFA he is chief editor of two leading news platforms for the children’s film industry: the ECFA Journal online magazine and the ECFA Update. He was involved in various surveys and publications on children’s film and media, and served in festival juries and panels in Belgium and abroad. Gert Hermans, has been working in children’s film distribution, content marketing, and publishing for Jekino, a company with a long tradition in children’s film for many years.

3. 6. 2022

Wednesday 1 / Thursday 2 – God is driving a Skoda

Let me guide you through some of today’s highlights in an overview…

2. 6. 2022

Tuesday 31 – Dog actors don’t improvise

Let me guide you through some of today’s highlights in an overview…

31. 5. 2022

Monday 30 - The Hunt for the Sprite Maniac

Let me guide you through some of today’s highlights in an overview…

29. 5. 2022

Sunday 29 – Zlin is dead

Let me guide you through some of today’s highlights in an overview…

28. 5. 2022

Saturday 28 – Bubbles is a chimpanzee

Let me guide you through some of today’s highlights in an overview…

27. 5. 2022

Friday 27 – Eat my Bata Salad

Let me guide you through some of today’s highlights in an overview…

16. 9. 2021

Interview with the Int’l Expert Jury for the Children’s Category – “Sneakers are better than high heels”

I think the Int’l Expert Jury for Children’s Films would not only get along during a festival, they even could grow old together. I can perfectly imagine directors Johanne Helgeland (THE CROSSING) and Vit Karas, and sales & distribution expert Claudia-Rudolph Hartman run their little bookshop together, as two distinguished ladies and one true gentleman. They would serve tea to the costumers in little cups with a flowery imprint.

16. 9. 2021

Interview with the ECFA Jury - “Underestimated and overpriced”

We present this year’s festival juries to you in a series of interviews, based on a collection of rather random questions. You might hear it about nuns in a nunnery, about girls in a band, about female students in a boarding school. When spending too much time together, a certain symbiosis might take place. Like When Julia Jarl (BUFF festival, Sweden) starts a sentence, Nicola Jones (Golden Sparrow Festival, German) will be able to complete it (and vice versa). Like identical twins. Or like two shining pearls on the ECFA crown. Third jury member Michal Sasek can’t be here due to health reasons.

16. 9. 2021

Interview with the Int’l Expert Jury for Short Animations – “A remarkable amount of badgers”

We present this year’s festival juries to you in a series of interviews, based on a collection of rather random questions. If the answers could be drawings, probably all this would have been easier, but now that it had to be words, it was all a matter of creating order in chaos. With the help of Barbora Prikaska (Czech Republic), Géza M. Toth (Hungary) and Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez (Poland / Germany) aka the “Animation Jury”.

Interviews

6. 6. 2022

Interview with the Int’l Jury for Short Animated Films: “Usually there are dragons but not this time”

Interviewing the animation jury is usually fun - animators are often a bit weird by nature, and they talk easily about animals and princes and dragons. Arba Hatashi, Corinne Destombes and Filip Posivac are no exception to this rule. But they also come with an interesting plea; an advice for festival organisers around the world.

3. 6. 2022

Interview with the ECFA Int’l Jury for Documentary Films: “Wine suits my Portuguese personality”

Katerina Hager and Teresa Lima both look nervous and fancy - on a previous occasion Katerina didn’t expect cameras and spotlights and was therefore slightly embarrassed about her casual looks. Now she wears a beautiful necklace (“bought in Sarajevo”) and a dress… but there’s nowhere a camera to be seen. 

2. 6. 2022

Interview with the Int’l Expert Jury in the Junior & Youth Category: “I hope the giraffe had a stunt double”

You thought festival juries were like a big mystery; a somewhat cultish bunch of erudite gurus? Or would they be more like simple human beings, doing simple human things? Like running marathons, collecting shoes and living joyless lives? You’ll find it all out through a list of questions we gave to the International Expert Jury in the Junior & Youth Category.

26. 5. 2022

Johannes Schmid about TALES OF FRANZ: “Roaming the neighbourhood alone…”

9-year-old Franz is the smallest kid in his class. On top of that, his voice often lets him down in exciting situations, and all that is left is a squeaky sound. He experiences many adventures, which often call for creative solutions to the everyday problems of growing up. And Franz finds them, often with the help of his two best friends, the self-confident and opinionated Gabi and the fiercely loyal Eberhard.

26. 5. 2022

Ham Tran about MAIKA: “Vietnamese audiences do not care for sci-fi”

Things could be better for 8-year-old Hung, who is grieving the loss of his mother. His relationship with his father is strained, his only friend is moving away, and to top it all off, a greedy landlord is bullying his father. Watching the night sky, suddenly he sees a falling star that lands in the nearby countryside. Investigating the scenery, instead of finding a fallen star, he meets a new friend… MAIKA will spur all your best mood swings, dragging you from lived through drama to hilarious comedy and back, with an extra treat for all Czech audiences...

25. 5. 2022

Frederik Norgaard about MY ROBOT BROTHER: “I wanted people to feel welcome in a warm future”

School life sucks for 12-year-old Alberte. Her old android Robbi is quite an embarrassment to her. With the perfect birthday present – the newest model of humanoids – everything seems to change. The new robot Konrad looks and acts completely as if he were human and suddenly Alberte’s popularity spikes as she is now the kid with the most advanced technology at school. But can the connection between Alberte and Konrad hold up to a real friendship?

25. 5. 2022

Camiel Schouwenaar and his BIGMAN

Dylan and Youssef are best friends, and football is all they dream about. When Dylan ends up in a wheelchair following an accident, he must come to terms with his new life. His dad – and former coach – wants him to accept his disability and keep football from his life, but Dylan is determined to play again. Will Youssef choose to ditch or support him?

24. 5. 2022

PETER BUDINSKY ABOUT JOURNEY TO YOURLAND: “Perfection in the imperfections”

The Slovak-Czech JOURNEY TO YOURLAND is a project ambitious in its storytelling and visual approach. Now the Zlin Film Festival is proud to have the animated feature premiering on its opening night. With warm congratulations to director Peter Budinsky and his team.

12. 9. 2021

Lee Ji Won on KIDS ARE FINE: “When the fence is broken, kids can grow up”

Da-yi’s mother is in the hospital. Why exactly? Da-yi doesn’t know, as his father hasn’t told him. In fact, he doesn’t tell him much at all. But when his mother is transferred to another hospital, Da-yi is determined to go and visit her, even if he has to head out on a trip to a far and unknown destination in the company of some new friends and classmates.  

Tips for film programme

Tips for supporting programme

Hot galleries

1. 6. 2022

Thanks to our festival JURIES

 This year, 122 films were included in the festival's competitions, which were viewed and evaluated by expert juries. 

31. 5. 2022

Top moments of the 4th festival day

Sunday at the festival is very varied in the program and it was no different this year. See how many visitors, spectators, fans, children, teenagers, parents and grandparents enjoyed the program of each festival zone.

31. 5. 2022

Walk of Fame with two new stars

Today, two more stars were unveiled in Zlín on the Walk of Fame in front of the Grand Cinema. This year the names of actors Barbora Seidlová and Jan Šťastný appear on stone tiles. 

31. 5. 2022

Monday red festival carpet

The fifth festival day also brought a bright red carpet. Arnošt Goldflam, Pavel Nový and Vladimír Polívka walked past it on Monday. Kristýna Podzimková came to Zlín to see her fans as well as a delegation for the film Hello World! and Beanie. See what the atmosphere was like in front of the Congress center in our gallery!

31. 5. 2022

Top moments of the 5th festival day

Great festival monday with great festival atmosphere!

28. 5. 2022

TOP MOMENTS OF THE 3RD FESTIVAL DAY

Our festival Saturday was pretty full and busy. In the evening, in the presence of Václav Neckář, we screened the digitally restored fairy tale The Sad Princess, the renewed premiere at the Congress center. ŠKODA AUTO day took care of the fun on náměstí Míru and the sunny weather came out for a concert of the band Buty. At Svoboda castle you could visit tents with the LanCraft game zone and you could talk about esports with streamers spajKK and RedgieBeard. Look at our photo gallery to see how the third day of the festival was like!

28. 5. 2022

Who walked the red carpet on Saturday?

Also today, a number of stars shone on the red carpet in front of the Congress center. The crowds were waiting not only for Václav Neckář, who came to Zlin to present digitally restored version of the film The Sad Princess, but also for Jitka Schneiderová, Jiří Dvořák, Ljuba Krbová or Aňa Geislerová, who also came to Zlín with her sister and daughter.

28. 5. 2022

Enjoy film screenings with the participation of film delegations

During the festival, you are able to meet many film celebrities at Golden Apple Cinema, who are accompaning the film screenings. The audience can hear the introductory word, many interesting things from the film world or even funny stories about the films or fuckups. Don’t miss the commented film screenings with participation of film delegation either.

27. 5. 2022

Top moments of the 2nd festival day

Festival Friday from the perspective of our photographers. Check out top photo selection.

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