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, adventure
Original title: Zlogonje
English title: The Witch Hunters
Country of production: Serbia, Macedonia
Year of production: 2018
Length: 86 min
Color: color
Shooting format: HD
Screening format: 2K DCP (1:2,39)
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  Young People's Jury Award for Best Feature Film
Cinemagic Dublin Festival, Ireland
Zlin IFF, Czech Republic – The City of Zlín Award for the Best Children Performance in a Feature Film for Children
Transilvania IFF, Romania
Kyiv IFF Molodist, Ukraine
Prishtina IFF, Kosovo – The Best Actress Award
Giffoni FF, Italy
Herceg Novi – Montenegro Film Festival, Montenegro – Audience Award
4 Elements FF, Slovakia
Sarajevo FF,  Bosnia & Herzegovina
BUSTER FF, Denmark
Jevany IFF, Czech Republic
Zurich FF, Switzerland
Schlingel IFF, Germany – Children's Film Competition
Filmski Susreti Nis, Serbia – Audience Award for the Best Actor and Special Jury Award for Best Kids Performance
Dunav Film Fest Smederevo, Serbia – Special Mention for the Best Script Award
DYTIATKO International Children's TV Festival, Ukraine – The Best Feature Film for Children and CIFEJ Prize
Kids Film Festival, Poland – ECFA - European Children's Film Association Award
Busan IFF, South Korea
Hamburg FF, Germany
Riga IFF, Latvia
São Paulo IFF, Brazil – New Directors Competition
Kaohsiung FF, Taiwan
Cinekid, The Netherlands
Filem'On Festival, Belgium – Competition 'Kids' 
Minsk IFF Listapad, Belarus – Children and youth film competition "Listapadzik"
Cambridge FF, UK
Rio de Janeiro IFF, Brazil – Mostra Geração Best Film
European Film Forum Scanorama, Lithuania
Juniorfest, Czech Republic
Cottbus FF, Germany
Kids Film Festival, Poland
Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival, Poland – DEBUT â PKO BANK POLSKI AWARD
Smile SIFFCY, India – Best Feature Film - Children – Best Actor: Silma Mahmuti and Mihajlo Milavic
Athens International Children & Youth Film Festival CineDoc Kids, Greece
Göteborg IFF, Sweden
Sundance FF, USA
Providence Childern FF, USA
Sofia IFF, Bulgaria
JEF, Belgium
Luxembourg, City Film Festival
Ciné-Jeune de l´Aisne, France - Grand Prize of the International Young Jury
Cleveland IFF, USA
Minneapolis St. John FF, USA
Wisconsin FF, USA
Reel 2 Reel International Film Festival for Youth, USA - Adult Jury Awards, Special Mention
Florida Film Festival, USA
Cyprus Film Days, Cyprus
International Kids FF in Kerala, India
Cinetopia Film Festival  (Ann Arbor & Detroit), USA
Espoo Cine IFF, Finland
Children’s IFF (CHIFF), Australia
Greenwich IFF, USA
HsinChu Children FF, Taiwan
Durban IFF, South Africa
Hong Kong Kids IFF, Hong Kong
Milwaukee FF, USA
Oulu International Children's and Youth FF, Finland
ReelAbilities FF: New York, USA
ReelAbilities FF: Toronto, Canada
Within a Family IFF, Russia -  Best Children's Film prize, Best Child Actor for Mihajlo Milavic
Macfilm, Canada
Juniorfest, Czech Republic
Reel Abilities Film Festival, U.S.A
Breaking Down Barriers IFF, Russia - Best Feature Film




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