Zlin fest gets status boost

By FNE staff
    The 49th Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth (May 31-June 7) has been selected as an official cultural event as part of the upcoming Czech Republic's EU presidency.

    The designation also covers the festival's popular "clapperboard mini-salon" with it's accompanying auction.

    The Zlin festival (www.zlinfest.cz), the oldest children's film festival in the world, also announced the addition of a new festival benefactor Synot Typ. Allianz Insurance will continue to support the festival as the main partner. The 2009 festival will spotlight Spanish cinema.

    For more information, go to FNE's Festivals section.