This week the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival announced KVIFF 54 1/2 a special four-day event that will be held this November in lieu of this year’s postponed program.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
WHERE: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
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.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has decided to cancel this year’s 2020 edition in light of the Czech government’s ongoing coronavirus measures.
The Father (Bashtata) directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov won the $25,000 top prize, the Grand Prix – Crystal Globe at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
The August Virgin directed by Jonás Trueba won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize, awarded by The International Federation of Film Critics, at the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
PIGEON’S MILK, THE SILHOUETTES, SOME BIRDS Among Winners of Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises 2019 Awards
A total of 33 projects were screened at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) Eastern Promises 2019, the festival’s Industry section.
The ten films which make up the Official Selection of the 2019 edition of the LUX Prize Competition was unveiled at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Actress Patricia Clarkson will be honored at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which will close with the comedy Late Night that wowed audiences at this year’s Sundance.
Julianne Moore will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and present her latest film, After the Wedding.
The 54th Karlovy Vary IFF East of the West competition opening film is Aga’s House, the feature-length debut by Kosovo director Lendita Zeqiraj.
The documentary competition at the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF will feature eight world and three European premiere including Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11 and Davy Rothbart ‘s 17 Blocks.
Films from Chinese director Zhai Yixiang, Germany’s Jan-Ole Gerster and American director Martha Stephens are among the geographically diverse selections in the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival main competition section.
Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek make their feature-film debut out of competition at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with the world premiere of Old-Timer.
Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine (1926-2008) will be honored at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with a large retrospective of 11 remastered films.
‘I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians’ Wins Top Prize at 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
“I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” from Romanian film director Radu Jude won the Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Works in Progress, Eurimages Lab Project and Docs in Progress Prizes Awarded at 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
On Works in Progress at the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, eleven projects were presented
In a series of first, Darya Zhuk’s debut feature “Crystal Swan” about a young female DJ in Belarus who hope to emigrate to the U.S, which world premieres at the 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Festival has been selected as Belarus’ submission for the Oscars’
Terry Gilliam, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and More Guests Confirmed for Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Among the guests coming to the festival, the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF will welcome Director Terry Gilliam, actor Anna Paquin and director Stephen Moyer, actor Rory Cochrane, Actor Caleb Landry Jones, Romain Gavras and producer John Lesher.
Actor, director, screenwriter, producer and musician Tim Robbins, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in Mystic River (2003) and who was nominated for a best director Oscar for Dead Man Walking (1995) will be honored at this year’s 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Ten world and two international premieres will compete at this year’s 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF including the latest by leading Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians”
The Karlovy Vary festival’s Horizons section will present the music biopic Nico, 1988, with a personal introduction from Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, who plays the title character.
Karlovy Vary’s People Next Door Section Will Present Oscar-Winning Short Film THE SILENT CHILD [Trailer]
For the third time the Karlovy Vary IFF will present the People Next Door program section, focusing on films with hearing-impaired protagonists.
Screenwriter-producer-director Barry Levinson, who won an Academy Award for Rain Man, will accept the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at this year’s Karlovy Vary festival.
Actor Jaromír Hanzlík will receive the President’s Award for Artistic Contribution to Czech Cinema at the upcoming 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF.
The 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF will dedicate a special section to the Austin Film Society, which was founded in 1985 by Richard Linklater, who will be among guests of the program focusing on filmmakers from Texas.