24/5 — 1/6/2019
59th International Film Festival
for Children and Youth
  • Supa modo
    Supa modo
    Golden Slipper for the Best Feature Film for Children
    Country: KEN/GER
    Year: 2018
    Time: 74 min
    Rating: 10+
    Directed by: Likarion Wainaina
  • Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain
    Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain
    Golden Slipper for the Best Feature Film for Youth
    Country: GBR
    Year: 2017
    Time: 88 min
    Rating: 14
    Directed by: Tian Tsering
  • Blueberry Hunt
    Blueberry Hunt
    Golden Slipper for the Best Animated Film
    Country: CZE
    Year: 2017
    Time: 7 min
    Rating: 3
    Directed by: Kateřina Karhánková, Alexandra Májová
  • The Best of All Worlds
    The Best of All Worlds
    The Europe Award for the Best European First Film
    Country: AUT
    Year: 2017
    Time: 103 min
    Rating: 15
    Directed by: Adrien Goiginger
  • Leave of Absence
    Leave of Absence
    Main Prize for the TOP Film of Zlín Dog
    Country: ISR
    Year: 2016
    Time: 18 min
    Rating: 11
    Directed by: Moshe Rosenthal
  • The Witch Hunters
    The Witch Hunters
    The City of Zlín Award - for the Best Children Performance in a Feature Film for Children Mihajlo Milavić and Silma Mahmuti for the roles of Jovan and Milica
    Country: SRB/MAC
    Year: 2018
    Time: 86 min
    Rating: 8
    Directed by: Raško Miljković
  • Cross my Heart
    Cross my Heart
    The Miloš Macourek Award - for the Best Youth Performance in a Feature Film for Youth Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau for the role of Manon
    Country: CAN
    Year: 2017
    Time: 102 min
    Rating: 14
    Directed by: Luc Picard
  • Kuap
    The Hermína Týrlová Award - Award for Young Artists aged under 35
    Country: SUI
    Year: 2018
    Time: 8 min
    Rating: 6
    Directed by: Nils Hedinger
  • Los Bando
    Los Bando
    Main Prize of the Children's Jury - for the Best Feature Film for Children
    Country: NOR
    Year: 2018
    Time: 94 min
    Rating: 8
    Directed by: Christian Lo
  • Wilder Than Wilderness
    Wilder Than Wilderness
    ECFA Doc Award for Best European Documentary for Young Audience
    Country: CZE
    Year: 2018
    Time: 81 min
    Rating: 6
    Directed by: Marián Polák

Do not overlook



World premiere at the Berlinale festival, participation in foreign film Competitions, and important nominations for prestigious film awards. These are the achievements of the student film projects supported by the FILMTALENT ZLÍN Foundation from the proceeds of the auction of artistically rendered film clapperboards.

20. 12. 2018

ZFF at a Film Festival in India

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the 4th International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) was launched in Delhi, featuring several dozen films from over 30 countries – including the Czech Republic.

16. 10. 2018


Explore and Discover. This is the main challenge and primary central theme of the upcoming 59th Zlín Film Festival. The selected travel theme of the festival is linked to the approaching 100th birthday of the famous traveler, adventurer and writer Miroslav Zikmund. The Zlín Film Festival will be held from May 24 until June 1, 2019. Filmmakers can already submit their films now.

6. 6. 2018

Results and motivations of 58th Zlín Film Festival

What films was awarded?

3. 6. 2018

58th Zlín Film Festival announced its winners

Zlín Film Festival, the 58th edition of the International Festival of Films for Children and Youth, has reached its final stage. A total of 169 films were screened in its competition sections, the most successful being Supa Modo, The Third Wish or Los Bando. Apart from film screenings, festival visitors enjoyed a large number of supporting events organized at various locations throughout the town. They could meet film celebrities for both home and abroad, including the actors Jaromír Hanzlík, Ivana Andrlová and Maroš Kramár, Anna Geislerová, Simona Stašová, Ivana Chýlková, Josef Trojan, Zdeněk Piškula, the Irish actor Art Parkinson, the American actor Josh Wiggins, the Slovak actress living in Italy Barbora Bobuľová, the Italian composer and conductor Andrea Morricone, or members of 71 delegations who brought their films to the festival.

1. 6. 2018

Interview with Alisa Aarniomäki

An unconventional hobby was introduced to the viewers by the Finnish film Revolutionary Hobby, directed by Selma Vilhunen, which was personally introduced by Alisa Aarniomäki, one of the girls practicing hobbyhorsing. She gave us a very exciting interview.

31. 5. 2018

Film of the day: Los Bando

Even when they were young, best friends Axel and Grim dreamed of making musical history with their band ‘Los Bando Immortale’. One day they receive an invitation to take part in the Norwegian Rock Championship – and suddenly it seems that anything is possible. The only problem is, Axel can’t sing. And because Grim can’t bring himself to tell the truth, they end up on a musical road trip to the far north – along with Thilda, a 9-year-old cellist, and Martin, a rally driver. When they find themselves caught up in a hair-raising car chase, it becomes clear that the journey symbolizes an escape for each of them. With every passing kilometre the group of youngsters grows closer, heading triumphantly for the grand finale.

30. 5. 2018

Andrea Sedláčková about Backstage: Talent Shows Are Tough and Passing World

The feature film "Backstage" will hit Czech cinemas on June 7, 2018. It was directed by Andrea Sedláčková, author of the award-winning drama Fair Play. Backstage will introduce an entirely new genre of dance film to Czech film. In addition to the actors and the story, rhythm, music and dance choreography play a big role in it.

30. 5. 2018

Short animations of all over the world

The international competition of short animated films for children introduces to its small spectators 62 films of all genres and film techniques from 24 countries of the world. France and Russia will have the largest representation. The most exotic countries are Singapore, Venezuela and Chile. The Czech Republic is represented by student films White Horse and Cherry Tree from Tomas Bata University in Zlín, which originated with support from the FILMTALENT Zlín Foundation. 

Tips for film programme

Tips for supporting programme

Hot galleries

15. 10. 2018

Film guests 2018

Zlín Film Festival had an honour to host many film guests from all around the world. There were 129 delegates to 76 films coming to be a part of 58th edition. We feel also priviliged to welcome jury members from such countries as India, Armenia, Norway, Ecuador and other countries including the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

3. 6. 2018

Who was the fastest runner of the festival half marathon?

For the third time, Festival half marathon Monet+ Zlín 2018 is the part of accompanying program.

2. 6. 2018

Top festival photos of Friday 1.6.

Highlights of this day.

2. 6. 2018

58th Zlín Film Festival ending ceremony

Who won in each competition category you can see in photogallery.

2. 6. 2018

Red Carpet 1.6.

Who walked on the red carpet? See more in photogallery.

1. 6. 2018

Top festival photos of Thursday 31.5.

Highlights of Thursday which was unforgettable ... see more in Photogallery.

31. 5. 2018

Red Carpet 31.5.

Filmstars and festival juries on the red carpet.

31. 5. 2018

Top festival photos of Wednesday 30.5.

Today was full of interesting events, movies and film stars. See more in photogallery.

31. 5. 2018

Interesting interview at the Festival Café

Have a cup of coffee and listen to an interesting interviews with festival film stars.

Orientation plan