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Zlín Film Festival 2022 will present new Slovak films

The 62nd edition of the International Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlín Film Festival (26 May – 1 June 2022) will present a total of 276 films from 49 countries. A strong Slovak representation includes two animated feature films.

In the International Competition of Feature Films in the Children’s Category, the long-awaited 3D animated film Journey to Yourland by Peter Budinský will have its world premiere. ”Our film tells the story of Riki, a boy who moves with his mother to a new neighbourhood. There he stumbles upon a mysterious glowing stone, which leads him to an unknown world called Yourland. It's a world full of the most amazing things a child can imagine, but there are also various pitfalls lurking there that Riki has to deal with,” said producer Barbora Budinská. How I Learned to Fly (d. Radivoje Anrić), a minority Slovak co-production and winner of the ECFA Award for Best European Film at BUFF Malmö, will also be in competition.

The non-competitive New Czech Film and TV Programmes will present the fiction feature film Kryštof (d. Zdeněk Jiráský) and two animated films produced by the Slovak company Fool Moon. The TV special of the popular series Mimi and Lisa: The Garden (d. Katarína Kerekesová, Ivana Šebestová) deals with an important environmental topic and encourage children to take care of the world around them. Another TV project is the basis for Katarína Kerekesová’s feature-length film The Websters Movie, which was created by combining six separate episodes of the last The Websters series with live-action parts. The main character Lili has already been through various adventures, but now she is in for the biggest and most dangerous one: meeting a human being. The programme section will also present the narrative fairy tale The Enchanted Cave (d. Mariana Čengel Solčanská), which tells a story of hope and human greed.

The festival will screen two Slovak minority co-productions – Slobodan Maksimović’s Beanie within the World Children’s Film Panorama section and Tomáš Polenský’s The Pack will be part of the special Top Teen Ten selection, which brings together the 10 best films for teenagers.

Two Slovak shorts will compete in the International Competition of Student Films Zlín Dog – the fiction Maverick (Of Hen and Men) directed by Peter Hoferica and the animated Love, Dad (d. Diana Cam Van Nguyen). Slovak director and animator Martin Smatana is a member of the jury that will choose the winner of the category.

In addition to the completed films, upcoming projects will also be presented. Central European Children’s Film CoProduction Forum will showcase the animated feature debut of Slovak director Filip Diviak, OT15. The goal of the platform is to connect producers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Poland who are dedicated to making films for children and young audience.


Related AIC articles:
Slovak Films at Zlín Film Festival 2019
Slovak Films at Zlín Film Festival 2018
Slovak Films at Zlín Film Festival 2017

published: 24.05.2022
updated: 25.05.2022