The Witch Hunters


10-year-old Jovan is often escaping the reality to immerse himself into a fantasy world. It all changes when he befriends his new classmate Milica and the adventure to hunt her 'witch' stepmother starts.


10-year-old Jovan has had cerebral palsy for as long as he can remember. His condition has shaped his everyday life and made him think of himself as invisible to others – particularly his parents and classmates. In the world of his imagination, however, to which he escapes frequently, he is free to be who he wants and possesses the hero superpowers that everybody dreams of.

Jovan's (extra)ordinary existence is suddenly shaken up by a new classmate, Milica. Bit by bit, brave and determined Milica tears down the wall that Jovan has built around himself and eventually invites him to join her on a real life adventure – to liberate her father from his new wife, Milica’s stepmother, whom she believes is a witch.

The quest offers Jovan a reality beyond anything he could have imagined, but in order to become a true hero Jovan first has to learn to accept himself for who he is.

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Director: Rasko Miljkovic
Genre: Family
Original title: Zlogonje
English title: The Witch Hunters
Country of production: Serbia, Macedonia
Year of production: 2018
Length: 86 min
Color: color
Original language: Serbian
Subtitles: English
Cast: Mihajlo Milavic, Silma Mahmuti

Scriptwriter: Marko Manojlovic, Milos Kreckovic
Director of photography: Miksa Andjelic
Editor: Djordje Markovic
Sound design: Aleksandar Protic, Dane Vlaisavljevic
Music: Nevena Glusica
Producers: Jovana Karaulic
Co-producers: Ognen Antov
Production company: Action Production
Co-production company: Dream Factory
Supported by: Film Center Serbia, Macedonia Film Agency, Media – Creative Europe

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Festivals / Awards

TIFF Kids, Canada – World Premiere


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