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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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


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

KVIFF Eastern Promises


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 the total value of 165.000 EUR. 


In order to attend this year’s online program, film industry professionals must be registered by June 22, 2020 at the latest. The registration form can be found on or here


A total of eight projects were selected for Works in Progress from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa. The films are in the post-production stage.  



Absence (Iran, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic) 

Director: Ali Mosaffa 

Producer: Ali Mosaffa, Jordi Niubo, Filip Remunda, Silvia Panáková, Eric Panák 


The Alleys (Jordan, Quatar, France, Saudi Arabia) 

Director: Bassel Ghandour 

Producer: Rula Nasser 


Black Medusa (Tunisia, Luxembourg) 

Director, Producer: ismaël 


Field (Georgia) 

Director: Lasha Tskvitinidze 

Producer: Nodar Nozadze, Giorgi Kobalia, Nato Sikharulidze 


Snow White Dies at the End (North Macedonia) 

Director: Kristijan Risteski 

Producer: Darko Popov 





Stop-Zemlia (Ukraine) 

(original title, English title n/a at the moment) 

Director: Kataryna Gornostai 

Producer: Vitaliy Sheremetiev, Viktoriia Khomenko, Olga Beskhmelnytsina, Natalia Libet 


Troubled Minds (Latvia, Norway) 

Director: Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele 

Producer: Roberts Vinovskis, Raitis Ābele, Kristele Pudane 


Wiarołom (Poland) 

Director: Piotr Złotorowicz 

Producer: Jerzy Kapuściński, Ewa Jastrzębska 



Additional eight Works in Progress projects will be introduced thanks to the First Cut+ program, showcasing projects that previously participated in First Cut Lab programs.  


Broad Peak (Poland, Italy)  

Director: Leszek Dawid 

Producer: Pola Langowska  


Deskmate (Turkey, Romania)  

Director: Ferit Karahan 

Producer: Kanat Doğramacı  


I am FINE, thanks (Lithuania)  

Director: Ernestas Jankauskas 

Producer: Gabija Siurbyte 

Immaculate (Romania)  

Director: Monica Stan, George Chiper Lillemark 

Producer: Marcian Lazar  


January (Bulgaria, Portugal, Luxembourg)  

Director: Andrey Paounov 

Producer: Vanya Rainova  


The Runner (Lithuania, Czech Republic)  

Director: Andrius Blaževičius 

Producer: Marija Razgutė 



The Users (Serbia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

Director: Ivan Ikić 

Producer: Milan Stojanović, Marija Stojanović 

Wild Roots (Hungary, Slovakia)  

Director: Hajni Kis 

Producer: Júlia Berkes, Balázs Zachar 


Works in Progress Awards: The TRT prize of 10.000 EUR will be decided by jury members Vanja Kaludjerčić (IFF Rotterdam), Gabor Greiner (Films Boutique), and Faruk Güven (TRT). The Post-production Development Award will be decided by the sponsoring representatives of UPP, Soundsquare, advised by KVIFF’s Artistic Director Karel Och. The Works in Progress sessions will be presented online on Monday, July 6 at 14:00-17:00 and Tuesday, July 7 at 14:00-17:00.


Eight projects were selected for Docs in Progress, introducing documentary films from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa. They are in late production stage or in post-production. The prize of 5.000 EUR will be decided by jury members Salma Abdalla (Autlook Filmsales), Rada Šešić (film consultant and curator) and Charlotte Cook (Field of Vision). ​The session will be presented online Wednesday, July 8 at 14:00-16:30.


Every Single Minute (Czech Republic, Slovakia) 

Director: Erika Hníková  

Producer: Jiří Konečný 


Intensive Life Unit (Czech Republic) 

Director: Adéla Komrzý 

Producer: Pavla Janoušková Kubečková 


Homes (Latvia) 

Director, Producer: Laila Pakalniņa 


The Lines (Slovakia) 

Director: Barbora Sliepková 

Producer: Barbara Janišová Feglová 


Roma and the Camel Man (Georgia) 

Director: Irakli Metreveli 

Producer: Nodar Nozadze 




Until the Wedding (Poland) 

Director: Daniel Stopa 

Producer: Małgorzata Staroń 


Indoor – Tehran (Iran) 

Director: Azadi Moghadam 

Producer: Afsaneh Salari   


The Pawnshop (Poland) 

Director: Łukasz Kowalski 

Producer: Anna Mazerant, Łukasz Kowalski 



Works in Development - Feature Launch is a platform organised in collaboration of MIDPOINT Institute, an international script development program, co-production market When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival and the KVIFF. Nine projects, developed within this Feature Launch program will be presented online and are now looking for co-production partners. They will compete for 10.000 EUR Development Award. The session will be presented online Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00-12:00.


CRISSEA IV (Romania) 

Director: Vladimir Dembinski 
Producer: Bogdan Crăciun 


The Fragile Beauty of Masculinity (Czech Republic, Slovakia) 

Director: Andrea Culková 
Producer: Miroslav Novák, Katarína Krnáčová 


Kyuka - Journeying to the Moon Through the Endless Sea (Greece) 

Director: Kostis Charamountanis 
Producer: Danae Spathara 


Neither Voice (Slovenia) 

Director: Ester Ivakič 
Producer: Andraž Jerič 


The Sanctuary (Bulgaria) 

Director: Katerina Borisova 
Producer: Eleni Dekidis 





Sara's Bungalow (Poland) 

Director: Julia Rogowska 
Producer: Krystyna Kantor 


Usud (Serbia) 

Director: Stefan Malešević 
Producer: Andrijana Sofranić Šućur 


Vacuum (Ukraine) 

Director: Yelizaveta Smith 
Producer: Aleksandra Kostina 


Two Times One (Bulgaria) 
Director: Vladimir Petev 
Producer: Vanya Rainova  



Eurimages Lab Project Award will showcase eight projects in production or post-production stage, each transgressing the borders of traditional filmmaking. The best project, selected by international jury comprised of Els Hendrix (Eurimages representative), Adina Pintilie (film director) and Mark Peranson (Berlinale) will receive an award of 50.000 EUR. The session will be presented online Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00-12:00.


Atlantide (Italy, France) 

Director: Yuri Ancarani 

Producer: Marco Alessi 


Bula (Belgium, Brazil) 

Director, Producer: Boris Baum 

Producer: Alexis Schmitz 


Burial (Lithuania, Norway) 

Director: Emilija Skarnulyte 

Producer: Dagnė Vildžiūnaite 


Five Dreamers and a Horse (Armenia, Germany) 

Director: Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan 

Producer: Vahagn Khachatryan, Eva Blondiau 


Hello My Friend (Germany, Cuba) 

Director: Bettina Blümner 

Producer: Jamila Wenske 

Roots (Serbia, Croatia) 

Director: Tea Lukač 

Producer: Andrijana Sofranić Šućur 


Stepne (Ukraine, Germany, Poland) 

Director, Producer: Maryna Vroda 


Utopia (Ukraine, Austria, Netherlands) 

Director: Juri Rechinsky 

Producer: Thomas Herberth, Maxim Asadchiy, Kirsi Saivosalmy 


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