International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Zl¨Ēn Film Festival



Location: Zl¨Ēn, Czech Republic
Founding year: 1961
Contact:, +420 577 592 275

Zl¨Ēn Film Festival, also known as the International Film Festival for Children and Youth is the oldest festival of its kind and it very much respected throughout the world. An important aspect is to expand the horizons of young viewers to the field of education. Although the subtitle of the festival speaks of children and youth, the festival offers film and supporting programs for all age groups - from children to university students, adults and even senior citizens.
Apart from the five competitive sections, the festival offers a whole range of informative and retrospective sections, including that of documentary full-length films.
The Golden Slipper is the main prize awarded to the best feature film for children, youth, and animated film. Since 2003 the main conceptual line of the festival has been represented by the section called the Days of European Cinema (DEC). It is a project which presents one of the major European cinemas to the Czech audience each year.