ZLIN: The world’s oldest and largest children’s film festival, the 58th Zlin Film Festival (25 May – 2 June 2018), will screen eight films in its children’s competition and another eight films in the youth competition.
Each of the competition sections has one Czech/Slovak coproduction: the children’s TV film The Third Wish directed by Vit Karas; and the teen dance and music film Backstage by Andrea Sedláčková.
The festival also has competitions of animated films, European first feature films and European documentaries for children. This year’s country focus is on neighboring Austria.
On the festival’s growing industry side, the festival will have discussions and panels on the Zlin regional film incentives, a market for Zlin film school students to pitch to industry reps, the five year anniversary of the kids channel CT :D, an animation round table, and a pitching session.
International Competition of Feature Films for Children
The Falcons (Iceland)Directed by Bragi TÞór Hinriksson
The Third Wish (Czech Republic, Slovakia)Directed by Vít KarasProduced by the Czech TelevisionCoproduced by Markiza SlovakiaSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Children of Ghengis (Mongolai)Directed by Zolbayar Dorj
Pipsi (India)Directed by Rohan Deshpande
Supa Modo (Kenya, Germany)Directed by Likarion Wainaina
Rosie & Moussa (Belgium)Directed by Dorothée Van den Berghe
Los Bando (Norway)Directed by Christian Lo
The Witch Hunters (Serbia, Macedonia)Directed by Raško MiljkovićProduced by Akcija ProductionCo-produced by Dream FactorySupported by Film Center Serbia, Macedonian Film Agency, Creative Europe, Ministry of Education of Republic of Serbia and The City of Belgrade
International Competition of Feature Films for Youth
I Kill Giants (USA)Directed by Anders Walter
Cross My Heart (Canada)Directed by Luc Picard
Walking Out (USA)Directed by Alex & Andrew Smith
Home Team (Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil)Directed by Carlos Morelli
Rock My Heart (Germany)Directed by Hanno Olderdissen
Forty Baldies (Iran)Directed by Sadegh Sadegh Daghighi
Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain (UK)Directed by Tian Tsering
Backstage (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Andrea SedláčkováProduced by ArinaCo-produced by Bontonfilm, love.FRAME, RTVS, In Vestito Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Cinematography Fund