Zlatý Voči Film Festival (Golden Eyes Film Festival) is a project of the students of the Film Studies Department within the Faculty of Arts at the Charles University based in Prague.

The festival is focused on the practical work of film theory students and students of related fields.

We believe that films made by such students are often unique in the way they use conceptual and film history knowledge to produce works that explore a range of theoretical ideas and can even reflect upon the very nature of the medium as the means of an artistic expression.

Every year, the festival is accompanied by a rich off-programme – therefore if your submitted film gets selected, it will be screened in the lively atmosphere of culturally vibrant Prague and will be seen by many eager festival-goers.

Zlatý Voči Award (Main Prize of the Festival)

Chris Marker’s Objective (Best Documentary)

Kurt Kren’s Scratched Glasses (Best Experimental Film)

Gaze of Jiří Anger (Best Audiovisual Essay)

Homies Award (Best Czech Film)

Perceptual Eye of the Audience (Audience Award)

- submitted short films must be UNDER 15 MINUTES
- films made ONLY BY FILM THEORISTS and art-related theorists

- no genre limitations
- no topic limitations
- no technical quality requirements
- experiments with audiovisual form are welcome

By filling out the form, you agree with the inclusion of the submitted short film in the programme of the 28th Zlatý Voči – International Film Festival for Students of Film Theory. This year's festival will take place in September 2023 in Prague.

You also agree with the screening of your film during the Zlatý Voči Reflections – this is a non-commercial retrospective screening of selected films after the end of the festival.

Overall Rating
  • It was a great honor to receive the Grand Prize for our film 'Indigenous Loci'. Thank you!

    November 2023
  • Gopalakrishnan S

    Thank you for selecting our short video 💜

    September 2022
  • Lam Can-zhao

    An awesome festival that my team and I were privileged to be a part of!

    June 2022
  • Me sorprendió que mi cortometraje “Espejo” fuera seleccionado para este grandioso festival. Estoy muy agradecido por que hayan observado mi trabajo y hayan hecho un espacio en su agenda para su proyección. Aunque no me fue posible asistir, estuve al tanto mediante redes sociales.

    September 2021
  • It was a really nice, friendly organization that involved both professionals and beginners. The team was very friendly in contact.

    October 2020