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Zlin Film Festival Award Winners

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  The 51st International Film Festival for Children and Youth Zlin, one of the oldest and most prestigious devoted to films for the youth market, announced its winners on Saturday evening at a gala awards ceremony at ultramodern Congress Centre. A total number of 76 competitive films were judged by seven juries and 15 awards were handed out. The awards ceremony was broadcast live on Czech television station ČT 1.   Two Scandinavian films won top prizes in their category,...

Zlin Film In Focus: TOMBOY

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  The Zlin Film Festival, which is entering its final weekend, is most definitely a showcase for emerging directors. There is in fact a competition exclusively devoted to European filmmakers making their first films. However, strong early efforts are studded throughout the program, and none heralds as exciting new talent as French writer/director Céline Sciamma who is presenting her second feature film TOMBOY here in the Features Films For Youth competition. Céline Sciamma, on...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

Rainbow Marble International Advertising Winners

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  A parallel program to the Zlin Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, June 5, is the Rainbow Marble International Advertising Festival, which was held earlier this week. The Festival bestows awards for the best creative advertisements and also features a conference on social responsibility and contemporary media topics. The Česká spořitelna Young Marbles competition gives students a chance to compete against one another with their creative advertising works. The event, The project...

Celebrating The World Of Disney

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  He is often not given his proper due in film history, but the legacy of Walt Disney, the animator turned entrepreneur, is an amazing story of American cinema and worldwide ambitions. The name itself DISNEY is all one needs to conjure up a certain kind of cinema. From the early classic animation of the 1930s and 1940s to today's digital animation releases, the Disney brand is unlike any other in Hollywood. The studio has, for 70 years, been at the forefront of innovation. To ce...

Hungarian Film Forum In Zlin

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  CHAMELEON (Krizstina Godaova)  On Thursday of this week, the Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth, the largest film event in the Czech Republic, will host the Hungarian Film Forum to correlate with the Hungarian National Day on June 2. The Forum will showcase several current Hungarian films, with several important Hungarian film stars and producers attending. The celebrations will climax with the Hungarian Csardas Party, in honor of Hungarian filmmakers. The Forum is a major...

Zlin Opens With Airplanes And Fireworks

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The Zlin Film Festival, one of the oldest and biggest devoted to films for children and youth, kicked off its celebrations yesterday in high style. In truth, the Festival has two openings….the first occurs during the day with an audience packed with local children. They (and assembled adults) were treated to the world premiere of IN THE DUVET, the first 3D film produced in the Czech Republic. The musical mystery tour featured original songs from one of the country’s best pop composers ...

Honoring Czech Legend Zdenek Sverák

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For this year's 50th anniversary Jubilee edition of the Zlin Film Festival, held in the UNESCO Heritage City of Zlin in northeastern Czech Republic, several programs heralding Czech cinema of the past and the present are among this year's highlights. This includes a special sidebar for actor/writer/composer Zdenek Sverák, one of Czech cinema's best known faces and talents. Zdenek Sverák is a true renaissance man, having scaled the heights of the film, theater and television worlds as both an ...
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