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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


International Film Festival Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary IFF is the most significant int`l festival, recognized by FIAPF, in the Central and Eastern Europe. Apart from the competitions it brings the unique opportunity to see the newest production and works in progress from the C.E. E

 


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Liev Schreiber to attend KVIFF

  This year’s Karlovy Vary festival will welcome American actor, screenwriter, and director Liev Schreiber eighteen years after his last appearance. In 2004, Schreiber was in town along with actor Elijah Wood to introduce the Czech-filmed Everything is Illuminated (2005). This adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s story of a young American looking for his roots in Ukraine was Schreiber’s directorial debut. In 2005, the film won the Laterna Magica Prize and a Bio...

KVIFF opening and closing films revealed

Superheroes will be the opening film of the 56th Karlovy Vary IFF A romantic film that briefly introduces us to the carousel of joys and fears of a couple brought together by chance. Or was it fate? Comic book illustrator Anna and theoretical physicist Marco are a pair of congenial Superheroes who, like so many other people, have decided to live together. After all, dealing with shared problems sometimes requires truly superhuman strength. Every relationship has its crises and its idylli...

Tribute to Jerome Paillard at KVIFF 2022

Jérome Paillard with Bruno Chatelin (FILMFESTIVALS.COM) and Jon Gosier (FILMHEDGE) on his Cannes tribute This year’s edition of Karlovy Vary IFF will pay tribute to Jérôme Paillard, the long-time executive director of Marché du Film. Paillard joined Marché in 1995 and significantly expanded its global scale. He is the founder of the Cinando.com database and Ventana Sur, the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, which ...

The 56th Karlovy Vary IFF unveils Its official selection

The selection features 33 films from 5 continents screening across 3 sections Thirty-three films comprise the eclectic lineup for the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), the programming team led by the artistic director Karel Och has revealed today. The selection includes twenty-seven world premieres, three international premieres, and three European premieres, covering five continents. In addition to Crystal Globe Competition and Special Screenings section, KVIFF’s ne...

Work in Progress of the Odesa International Film Festival will take place at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

    Due to the full-scale war that Russia is waging against Ukraine, part of the 13th Odesa International Film Festival will take place at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The festival will host a presentation of Ukrainian Works in Progress projects, which is part of the professional section of the OIFF Film Industry Office. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place from July 1-9. In Karlovy Vary, the program will be known as OIFF WIP Select...

Karlovy Vary Festival to honor BOLESLAV POLÍVKA

At the festival’s 56th edition, the KVIFF President’s Award for outstanding figures in Czech cinema will go to actor, playwright, screenwriter, and director BOLESLAV POLÍVKA.   Bolek Polívka first came to audiences’ attention as a distinctive and inimitable theater actor and co-founder of Brno’s legendary Goose on a String theater. The plays that he directed and starred in (Am and Ea, Pezza versus Čorba, Pépe, The Castaway, The Final Trap, T...

KVIFF Group acquires Aerofilms distribution company

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is extending its activities into the realm of film distribution with an ambition to span the entire CEE region. By strengthening its online presence via the KVIFF.TV platform and acquiring the established Aerofilms distribution company, the organizers hope to make use of the festival’s potential throughout the year and beyond the borders of the Karlovy Vary city and region.   We would like to send you a link to download the&nbs...

Introduction of the festival by its director Krystof Mucha

This year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is being held while respecting all the hygienic and anti-Covid regulations in effect during the festival. The festival’s motto this year is: To the cinema with just a wristband. All admission to cinemas and festival venues will require a valid covid-safe wristband confirming infection-free status. Besides serving to ensure health and safety, the wristband is also a friendly accessory. With your wristband, you are sure to be IN. ...

Winners at KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section

WINNERS OF KVIFF EASTERN PROMISES 2021    Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch and First Cut+   KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section, has the exciting mission of being a bridge between talented filmmakers and their potential partners, festivals and audiences. A total of 29 film projects were screened within the 3 programs (Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch and First Cut+) dedicated to feature films...

55th KVIFF will pay tributepay tribute to Johnny Depp

55TH ANNUAL KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY DEPP The festival will recognize and pay tribute to the acclaimed actor’s extensive career and lasting legacy on the film industry globally. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will honor prolific American actor, producer and musician Johnny Depp at its 55th annual celebration taking place from August 20th–28th, 2021. The festival will pay tribute to Depp’s significant contributions to ...

Michael Caine will be presented with a KVIFF Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema

KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNER MICHAEL CAINE This year’s special guest of the 55th Karlovy Vary IFF will be British actor and winner of two Oscars, the European Film Awards, and more than forty other commendations Sir Michael Caine. At the festival’s opening ceremony, Caine will be presented with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. During a career spanning six decades, Caine has played more than a hundred roles in a var...

Karlovy Vary IFF will honour Ethan Hawke with the Festival President's Award

Karlovy Vary IFF will honour Ethan Hawke, an American actor, director, and writer, who will receive the Festival President's Award at its 55th edition taking place August 20–28, 2021. The Award is given to actors, directors, and producers who have contributed in a fundamental way to the development of contemporary world cinema. (credit: Ethan Hawke, Paris Match, November 29, 2019, photographer Francois Berthier)   We are thrilled to welcome to Karlovy Vary an artist we&rs...

Karlovy Vary Film Festival unveils official program for the 55th edition

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55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival August 20–28, 2021 THE 55TH KARLOVY VARY IFF UNVEILS ITS OFFICIAL SELECTION, RETROSPECTIVE AND INDUSTRY PROGRAMS The official selection of the 55th KVIFF, which takes place from 20 to 28 August, 2021, features 32 premieres. The films will make their bow in the fest’s two competitions and Special Screenings section. Karlovy Vary will also celebrate the work of The Film Foundation via an extensive tribute. In 2019, the festival adjusted t...

KVIFF launches a new festival’s video platform KVIFF.TV

In addition to KVIFF’s traditional activities, the festival’s organizers also plan to focus on building KVIFF.TV, a platform offering exclusive informational and journalistic content. Over time, we also hope to use KVIFF.TV to present a year-round arts program. KVIFF.TV’s first project will be to present the 16th edition of the Pragueshorts Film Festival, which is planned for 2 to 27 June 2021. Pragueshorts, a traditional sister event of KVIFF that this year will take place ...

55th KVIFF "Here's looking at you kid!" New fun poster revealed

Representative of Karlovarský kraj Petr Kulhánek, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek, Festival president Jiří Bartoška, Executive director Kryštof Mucha, Artistic director Karel Och, spokesperson Uljana Donátová. Graphic Designer of the poster: Aleš Najbrt a Jakub Spurný In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic, the organizers of the Karlovy Vary IFF have decided to m...

The 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place from 20 to 28 August 2021

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic, the organizers of the Karlovy Vary IFF have decided to move the date of this year’s festival. Moving the festival’s dates back by seven weeks will offer the best chance of holding this cultural event closer to the extent that audiences and festivalgoers have become accustomed to. “Our decision to take this step was made after consulting with experts and upon a careful consideration of the current situation. We h...

Special Karlovy Vary IFF 54½ is not taking place

In view of the ongoing lockdown announced by the government in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the special Karlovy Vary IFF 54½, originally scheduled for 18–21 November, will not take place.   “When we announced the special Karlovy Vary IFF 54½, we were met with much enthusiastic feedback. People were looking forward to visiting Karlovy Vary to see new films at an unusual time of year. We are sorry that we wi...

Eva Zaoralová, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s artistic advisor, was awarded by the Ministry of Culture

On the occasion of the state holiday on 28 October, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s artistic advisor Eva Zaoralová was awarded the Ministry of Culture Award for Contribution in the Field of Cinema and Audiovisual Work. This prestigious award was awarded to Eva Zaoralová for her many years as the artistic head of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and for her lifelong promotion of Czech films and filmmakers abroad. In view of the situation relating to...

Reduced line-up announced for Karlovy Vary IFF 54½

Apples Mila Directed by: Christos Nikou Greece / Poland / Slovenia, 2020, 90min. The Big Hit Un triomphe Directed by: Emmanuel Courcol France, 2020, 106min. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets Directed by: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross USA, 2020, 98min. Coach to Vienna Kočár do Vídně Directed by...

Karlovy Vary IFF 54 ½ getting ready

The Karlovy Vary festival is traditionally one of the most important cultural events in the Czech Republic. Every year, it provides a special venue for film professionals, audiences, and representatives from the field of culture to come together. We are convinced that at this time when people in the Czech Republic and around the world must come to terms with different living conditions, we must maintain the continuity of important events that reinforce our awareness of cultural values at home ...

KVIFF Eastern Promises Awards 2020

  KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section, has the exciting mission of being a bridge between talented filmmakers and their potential partners, festivals and audiences. This year, a total of 41 film projects were screened on the 5 platforms dedicated to feature films, documentaries and new cinematographic forms in development. Works in Progress TRT Award Jury: Gabor Greiner, COO, Films Boutique Faruk Güven, Head of Co-Productions, Turkish Radio and TV...

Karlovy Vary IFF 54 ½ – a special four-day film event to be held in November

Karlovy Vary IFF 54 ½ – a special four-day film event to be held in November Although the regularly scheduled 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival won’t take place until 2021, fans of the largest film event in the Czech Republic can look forward to both the summer and the coming fall. Today marks the launch of the unique festival KVIFF at Your Cinema, featuring 16 films selected by the Karlovy Vary IFF programming team that will screen at 96 Czech movie theaters fro...

efp and kviff kick off training and networking programme for young directors

Dimitris Tsakaleas, Kristian Håskjold, Lida Vartzioti, Tadeusz Łysiak, Amanda Adele Björk, Rosa Friedrich, Constanze Klaue, Matúš Ryšan, Brúsi Ólason, Juno Álvarez, Maria Lorente, Yaiza de Lamo, Mariona Vázquez, Adam Martinec The up-and-coming European directors selected for EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema - will be taking part in the Industry Days (KVIFF Eastern Promises) of this year’s Karlovy Vary Int...

KVIFF Eastern Promises unveils the projects that will be showcased during the online Industry Program.

  KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days unveils 41 selected film projects, which will be presented at Works in Progress, First Cut+ Works in Progress, Docs in Progress, Works in Development - Feature Launch and Eurimages Lab Project Award. Presentations of projects to industry professionals will take place on Monday, July 6, Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8, and the most promising projects will receive awards of...

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Karlovy Vary IFF is the most significant int`l festival, recognized by FIAPF, in the Central and Eastern Europe. Apart from the competitions it brings the unique opportunity to see the newest production and works in progress from the C.E. Europe.

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