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Two Sofia Meetings' films win at Karlovy Vary

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Sofia's Last Ambulance is on a winning spree! Last night Iliyan Metev's film was awarded with Best Documentary Award for a title over 30 min. long at Karlovy Vary IFF. After receiving Canal 4's special Visionary award from the Critics' Week at Cannes, Sofia's Last Ambulance triumphed in the Documentary Competition at the Czech festival. Iliyan Metev's film is another successful Sofia Meetings' project and is selected next for the Sarajevo IFF. Another film that was presented duri...

Great Danes! From Cannes to Karlovy Vary!

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photo still from ROOM 304 (2011)Leave it to the Danish to shine (or plaster headlines whatever the case may be) when it comes to cinema. Few can compete with the films churning out of the Danish Film Institute and here goes another one! By director Birgitte Staermose this is the latest editing opus of editor extraordinaire Anne Osterud, the Danish editing genius that cut films like WORLDS APART (2008) and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009) now has her latest work at Karlovy Vary Internationa...

ROOM 304 at KARLOVY VARY, KVIFF

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photo still from ROOM 304 (2011)Leave it to the Danish to shine (or plaster headlines whatever the case may be) when it comes to cinema. Few can compete with the films churning out of the Danish Film Institute and here goes another one! By director Birgitte Staermose this is the latest editing opus of editor extraordinaire Anne Osterud, the Danish editing genius that cut films like WORLDS APART (2008) and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009) now has her latest work at Karlovy Vary Internationa...

Who will win the Grand Prix CIFFT 09?

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Who will win the Grand Prix CIFFT 09? This will be decided TODAY!!! At the Tourfilm Festival in Karlovy Vary...We're very excited. ...

Karlovy Vary Marks 20 Years of Freedom

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Where were you when the Berlin Wall cracked? Two decades after Communism fell on its scythe in Eastern Europe, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is remembering in grand style. For its 44th edition (July 3-11), this Czech shindig looks back on “20 Years of Freedom” in a salute to the Velvet Revolution and other Warsaw Pact overthrows. Viewers of the world unite! It’s only fitting that Karlovy Vary would throw a Bloc party. One of the festival’s hallmarks is its “East of the W...

Cette Annee a Karlsbad!

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Such a dizzying round of festivals and festivalettes in Bradford, London, lucky Lecce,Cluj, vibrant Valencia and now, in the very Heart of Europe and the original Bohemia, at the loveliest and liveliest of them all, Karlovy Vary, must I to to you - dear readers, cineastes, cynics and cinephiles- long disappointed by the otherwise delayed flow of my postcards from these varied filmic feasts - now imminently describe. Whatever dross may be depressing you in multiplex or illegal download, patient...

Fresh Film Festival Karlovy Vary - Student Festival

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Young, vibrant and buzzing student film festival interconnecting the upcoming generations of filmmakers. Competition in 4 categories - feature, documentary, animation, school collection. 3000 EUR prize in each category.

45th Karlovy Vary IFF - Aged Brit Dracula Wows Czechs with Aria from "The Battered Bride" at Karlovy Vary

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Senior American superstar actor Robert De Niro (65 in August) was the trophy guest of the 45th Karlovy Vary film festival where he received a crystal globe career award for his "extraordinary contribution to world cinema" at the opening ceremony on July Fourth. But the real star of the festival here in the Bohemian valley of eternal thermal springs has turned out to be 86 year old British actor Christopher Lee who dazzled the Czech press and fans with his exraordinary knowledge of Cze...

Aged Brit Dracula Wows Czechs with Aria from "The Battered Bride" at Karlovy Vary

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45th Karlovy Vary IFF Senior American superstar actor Robert De Niro (65 in August) was the trophy guest of the 45th Karlovy Vary film festival where he received a crystal globe career award for his "extraordinary contribution to world cinema" at the opening ceremony on July Fourth. But the real star of the festival here in the Bohemian valley of eternal thermal springs has turned out to be 86 year old British actor Christopher Lee who dazzled the Czech press and fans with his exraordinary knowl...

Steven Gaydos will be honored in Karlovy Vary

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Variety executive editor for features Steven Gaydos will be honored with a special award at the 43rd Karlovy Vary Film Festival.For the past 11 years, Gaydos has contributed to the fest program as a moderator for numerous panel discussions. He also introduced the Variety Critic's Choice segment, which highlights the work of up-and-coming European filmmakers.The award will be conferred during the fest's opening night Friday....

Ivan Passer will head Karlovy Vary Jury

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Writer and director Ivan Passer, one of the most respected representatives of the Czech new wave of the 1960s, will head up the International Grand Jury at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. He cowrote and assistant directed Miloš Forman’s Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen’s Ball. Passer then debuted as a director with the short film A Boring Afternoon, following it up in 1965 with Intimate Lighting, one of the key Czech films of the era. After the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, Passer emigrated to ...

Armin Mueller Stahl inKarlovy Vary

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Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl will be guest at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. Then on July 6th the Karlovy Vary Art Gallery will host a gala opening of his paintings, at which time the actor will accept Prize of the town Karlovy Vary.The well-known actor is returning to the Karlovy Vary festival after 11 years: in 1997 he was a guest at the 32nd KVIFF. Some may even remember a visit the young artist made to the festival in 1962.An internationally renowned actor and director, Armin Mueller-Stahl (b. 193...

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Karlovy Vary will open with a glimpse of New York’s opera mecca

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43rd Karlovy Vary IFF 2008 (July 4-12)Press release no. 6, June 9, 2008NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA AT THE KARLOVY VARY FESTIVALOn opening day, Friday, July 4th, the number of screenings will dramatically increase. Viewers will be able to see movies from the Horizons section, as well as some of the most talked-about new releases from the Cannes IFF. The first day’s greatest attraction, however, will be an encounter with the opera. This year, the Karlovy Vary IFF will introduce a technologically...

Winners at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Tuesday, July 10--------Winners were announced on Saturday evening at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals in the world, held in the resort town in the Czech Republic. For the full list of winners and photos of the events, log on to the blog site of filmfestivals.com editor Bruno Chatelin at: http://www.fest21.com/blog/editor/karlovy_vary_festival_gives_its_prizes_and_wraps_the_42nd_editionSandy Mandelberger, Awards Watch Editor...

Variety Critics’ Choice at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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The Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! (VCC) section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic (June 29 - July 7, 2007) focuses international media attention on European cinema. For the tenth year, this official section of the prestigious Karlovy Vary Festival is programmed by the film critics of the international entertainment business magazine Variety.The founder of the program, Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos, said upon the occasion of the section’s te...

Karlovy Vary Film Festival in action

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In the business world a well known adage informs us, that "When it comes to the success (or failure) of a business enterprise, the three most important things are: Location, Location, and Location!" It being one of the hard facts of life that large-scale film festivals are large scale business enterprises as well, the Karlovy Vary film festival -- which has been hard put at times to survive from one year to the next -- is fortunate enough to be graced with one of the most beautiful and user-fr...

European Cinema in all its Diversity

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EFP with the section Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June 8 July 2006)Unconventional and surprising, subtle and entertaining: the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June 8 July in the Czech Republic) shows European cinema in all its diversity and vitality. Now for the eighth time the international film business magazine Variety, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and European ...

Lord of the Testes at Karlovy Vary 2006

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This year the Karlovy Vary IFF programme offers an exclusive presentation of an artist pushing the boundaries of the cinematographic world: MATTHEW BARNEY (*1967), deemed the most prominent artist in the US today. His world renown was won by the five-part Cremaster cycle– a symbolic stream of superlative imagery bearing on myth, sex, death, America, biology, architecture and more. In addition to this grandiose project, the festival plans to host the film Drawing Restraint 9 (2005), created by ...

world premiere of new film by Kim Ki-duk at Karlovy Vary

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41st Karlovy Vary IFF will open with world premiere of new film by Kim Ki-duk The 41st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will open with the film Time by renowned Korean director Kim Ki-duk, who will present its world premiere in person on June 30. In his 13th film, one of the most original filmmakers of modern times tells the story of a young couple deeply in love, who test their relationship with fatal methods - changing their own appearances to refresh their passion. "It is an honour fo...

The hero competes at Karlovy Vary

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The Hero (O Heroi) by first time director Zeze Gamboa: starring:Oumar Makena Diop which won one of the top awards in Sundance this year and was the opening film of MOMA’s New Directors series in New-York, will competing at the upcoming Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The film won recognition and prizes at Sundance 2005, "Winner Best Film World Cinema Competition"Washington DC 2005, "Capital Focus Award"LA 2005 Pan African Festival 2005, "Best Film"Opening Film New Directors/New Films 2005Fespaco 2...

Karlovy Vary introduces East of the West Panel

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East of the West Panel at the 40th Karlovy Vary IFFThis new initiative from the festival offers a presentation of new films (in postproduction or just before the release) from Central and Eastern Europe, a must for buyers and festival programmers and industry pros who want to have a broad view on films from the East. SUNDAY JULY 3, 2005A presentation, intended for top international distributors, sales agents, and festival representatives, of new feature films from Central and Eastern EuropeOver ...

Karlovy Vary prizes

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The 39th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 2 -10), a non-specialized festival with a competition of full-length feature films and a competition of documentary films came to a conclusion July 10 and awarded its prizes:The Grand Jury includedAl Ruban – President of the Jury, USAFlorinda Bolkan, ItalySimon Field, Great BritainKatarzyna Figura, PolandHong Sang-soo, KoreaVladimir Mashkov, RussiaAlice Nellis, Czech RepublicGRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (20 000 USD)Certi bambini (A Childr...

Cottbus Fest focus on Czech cinema at Karlovy Vary

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AT KARLOVY VARY, THE FILM FESTIVAL COTTBUS PRESENTS ITS FOCUS 2004:„NEW CZECH CINEMA: THE VELVET GENERATION“At the 39th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, the Film Festival Cottbus will be making its traditional presentation in the section „East of the West“, this year showing the film LITTLE MEN by Nariman Turebaev (France/Kazakhstan 2003). The film experienced its German premiere at last year’s festival in Cottbus.In addition, the Cottbus Festival - along with its media par...

The Boys from County Clare to open Karlovy Vary

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PROGRAMME FOR THE 39TH KARLOVY VARY IFF 2004The Karlovy Vary IFF is the most important international film festival in Central and Eastern Europe and the only A-grade festival in the Czech Republic. Its A-grade status (a “non-specialised festival with a feature film competition”) ranks the Karlovy Vary IFF among a group of prestigious festivals which e.g. also includes Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Tokyo. The conception of the festival, screening over 200 new films from all over the world for t...
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