Institute History

  • 2019 Sundance Film Festival


Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Content Advisory: Some scenes may be frightening to the youngest viewers.

Ten-year-old Jovan has cerebral palsy, and his parents do everything in their power to make his life as normal as possible. His days are filled with school, homework, physical therapy, and an imaginary world where he’s known as the superhero Shade. His carefully constructed world is disrupted when a new student, Milica, becomes his new deskmate. As their friendship deepens, Milica opens up to Jovan and tells him about her parents’ impending divorce. She determines that her father’s new lover is a witch who has cast a coercive love spell on her father. With the help of meticulous research, Jovan and Milica create a daring plan to save her father.

THE WITCH HUNTERS is director Rasko Miljkovic’s first feature film, and it has been delighting young audiences all over the world since its world premiere at the 2018 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, where it won the Young People’s Jury Award. It’s a poignant tale about friendship, overcoming life’s challenges, and self-acceptance.

— P.H.

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