Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
SINCE: 1946
WHERE: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
WEBSITE: www.kviff.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe.