FNE at Zlin IFF 2018: Competition Films

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Backstage by Andrea Sedlackova Backstage by Andrea Sedlackova photo: Arina Film

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 Karas
Produced by the Czech Television
Coproduced by Markiza Slovakia
Supported 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 Miljković
Produced by Akcija Production
Co-produced by Dream Factory
Supported 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 Sedláčková
Produced by Arina
Co-produced by Bontonfilm, love.FRAME, RTVS, In Vestito
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Cinematography Fund