FNE at Zlin IFF 2018: Competition Films

    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