Thematic section of 59th Zlín Film Festival was Discover & Explore with films about nature, travelling and indigenous people. In total 280 films from 51 countries were screened. More than 170 delegations arrived to Zlín to introduce 80 films. Film screenings were attended by 42,000 viewers. The jubilee 60th edition will take place from May 29 to June 6, 2020.
Festival organizers would like to thank all the film professionals that took part and helped make 59th ZFF successful. Congratulations to the winners! We are looking forward to meeting you next year.
8. 4. 2020
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
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
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
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.
2. 3. 2020
One of the most revolutionary technological inventions of all time is the film camera. From the very beginning of cinematography, the film industry has been trying to come up with new technologies that would not only provide a larger portion of entertainment, but also contribute to artistic impression. Film tricks are as old as film itself and we can hardly imagine a film without visual effects. Audiences consume digital effects in addition to their popcorn and nachos. But who should get credit for them? How do visual effects originate and what is their history?
4. 2. 2020
Visitors can expect not only an attractive film festival, but also a spectacular celebration and a number of extraordinary surprises.
4. 11. 2019
On Friday, November 1, Markéta Pášmová, Artistic Director of the Zlín Film Festival, received a special award in Tokyo, Japan at the KINEKO International Children's Film Festival.
15. 10. 2019
At the beginning of October, the organizers of the Zlín festival opened the registration for films for the upcoming 60th anniversary. This celebratory year will be in the spirit of the theme 2020: BACK TO THE FUTURE. The Zlín Film Festival will take place from May 29 to June 6, 2020.
18. 6. 2019
EMU RUNNER tells the story of nine-year-old Indigenous girl, Gem Daniels, who lives in a remote Australian town. As she copes with her mother’s death, Gem finds solace in the company of a wild emu. This heart-warming story plays out against the challenges that come from living in a small and isolated community. “It was a privilege to be there, and to share these people’s lives and their world and this incredible country. I think that is a gift for all of us,” says director Imogen Thomas. That’s probably why it feels like a privilege to welcome this wonderful film to the Zlin Film Festival. You can be sure it will take you to places you’ve never seen before, like… Brewarrina.
28. 5. 2020
Zlín Film Festival would not exist without you, the spectators! You help us create! You inspire us! You create the best festival atmosphere! You support the film art! We would like to thank you all for this support and at the same time invite you to a retrospective exhibition of period photographs called 60 Years Together, which will open on May 29, on the date of the original opening of the 60th ZFF. Will you find yourselves in the pictures?
21. 3. 2020
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
Did you run or cheer? Anyway, thank you for your record attendance! See who stood on the podium.
2. 6. 2019
Exceptional moments from Friday's day are really exclusive. Check out the selection of the most interesting top moments.
1. 6. 2019
The last red carpet of 59th Zlín Film Festival ... many stars, delegations and visitors. Thank you!
1. 6. 2019
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
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
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
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
The best photos of this day.