ZLIN: A Kenyan/German coproduction for the youth audience, Supa Modo directed by Likarion Wainaina, won the Golden Slipper for the Best International Feature Film at the 57th Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, which took place 25 May - 2 June 2018. The film also won the prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
The City of Zlín Award for the Best Children Performance in a Feature Film for Children went to Mihajlo Milavić and Silma Mahmut for the roles of Jovan and Milica in the Serbian/Macedonian The Witch Hunters directed by Raško Miljković, while the Golden Slipper for the Best Feature Film for Youth was awarded to a UK production Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountains directed by Tian Tsering. The Europe Award for Best European First Film went to the Austrian production The Best of All Worlds directed by Adrian Goiginger. A total of 2,600 people were accredited for this year’s Zlín Film Festival, which noted its highest attendance. "It seems that we will go beyond last year’s 125,000 visitors. The next edition of the Zlin Film Festival will take place between 24 May and 1 June 2019. We are already preparing some changes in both the programme and supporting events sections in order to push the festival even further,“ said the President of the festival Čestmír Vančura. FULL LIST OF WINNERS OF THE 58th ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Prizes awarded by the statutory juries: International Expert Jury for Feature Films: Golden Slipper Supa Modo (Kenya, Germany) Directed by Likarion Wainaina The City of Zlín Award Mihajlo Milavić and Silma Mahmut for the roles of Jovan and Milica in the film 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
Golden Slipper for the Best Feature Film for Youth Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountains (UK) Directed by Tian Tsering The Miloš Macourek Award Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau for the role of Manon in the film Cross My Heart (Canada) Directed by Luc Picard Joint International Jury of Children and Adults for Animated Films: Golden Slipper Blueberry Hunt (Czech Republic) Directed by Alexandra Májová, Kateřina Karhánková Produced by Bionaut Animation The Hermína Týrlová Award Kuap (Switzerland) Directed by Nils Hedinger International Children’s Jury for Feature Films for Children: Main Prize of the Children’s Jury Los Bando (Norway) Directed by Christan Lo International Youth Jury for Feature Films for Youth: Main Prize of the Youth Jury Cross My Heart (Canada) Directed by Luc Picard International Expert Jury for European First Films: The Best of All Worlds (Austria) Directed by Adrian Goiginger Special Recoginition Once Upon a Time in Indian Country (Germany) Directed by Ilker Çatak International Expert Jury for Student Films Zlín Dog: Leave of Absence (Israel) Directed by Moshe Rosenthal Genre prizes: Best Animated Film: Hybrids (France) Directed by Florian Brauch, Mathieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thierau, Romain Thirion Best Documentary Film: The Last Prior (Czech Republic) Directed by Petr Januschka, Tereza Vágnerová Produced by the University in Zlin Best Live-Action Film: Into the Blue (Croatia) Directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović Produced by Columbia University in New York Prizes awarded by non-statutory juries: EFCA – International jury: ECFA Award Wilder Than Wilderness (Czech Republic) Directed by Marián Polák Produced by Produkce Radim Prochazka International Ecumenical Jury: Ecumenical Jury Award Supa Modo (Kenya, Germany) Directed by Likarion Wainaina Audience awards: Golden Apple for the Best Feature Film The Third Wish (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Directed by Vít Karas Produced by the Czech Television, Markiza TV Supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund Golden Apple for the Best Short Animated Film Trunky (Russia) Directed by Ekaterina Filippova ČT: D Audience Award – for the Best Short Animated Film Belly Flop (South Africa) Directed by Jeremy Collins, Kelly Dillon