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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


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KVIFF 2018 Closing Ceremony: And the winners are… !

US directing legend Barry Levinson received Karlovy Vary’s Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the festival’s glitzy closing ceremony on Saturday night. Also in attendance was Hollywood star Robert Pattinson, who was presented with the festival’s President’s Award; the same honour also went to the great Czech actor Jaromír Hanzlík. The Best Film prize went to Radu Jude for “I Do Not ...

Press conference with Terry Gilliam, for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Do not miss the fun of Terry Gilliam's press conference in Karlovy Vary. He is returning t=for the second time to KVIFF with  The Man Who Killed Don Quixote    ...

Non-Statutory Awards of the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF

 NON-STATUTORY AWARDS     Award of International Film Critics Awarded by The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).   FIPRESCI JURY René Marx, France Marita Nyrhinen, Finland Alejandra Trelles, Uruguay   Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis Directed by: Ana Katz Argentina, Brasil, France, 2018   The International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) goes to: Sueño Florianópolis (Argentina, Br...

The winners of the KVIFF Eastern Promises

  Works in Progress, Eurimages Lab Project, Docs in Progress   Works in Progress Award   Jury: Matthijs Wouter Knol, Director of European Film Market - Berlinale Rossitsa Valkanova, Director and Producer, Bulgaria Rickard Olsson, Picture Tree International, Sweden   Works in Progress Award On Works in Progress, eleven projects were presented from countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and now also the Mid...

The french film Sink or Swim will close the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF is the

Downcast Bertrand is suffering a midlife crisis. When he answers an ad placed by a group looking for a new member for their male synchronised swimming team, he has no idea that he'll be treading water with a truly colourful bunch of lovable outcasts. The team – all sagging muscles and thinning hair and each with his own particular set of problems – is aiming for high-level competition. French director Gilles Lellouche made a splash at this year’s Cannes festival with a hu...

juries of the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF

Grand Jury Mark Cousins Mark Cousins, Irish-Scottish director and writer. His films – including The First Movie, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, What Is This Film Called Love?, Life May Be, A Story of Children and Film, I Am Belfast, Atomic, Stockholm My Love and The Eyes of Orson Welles – are about childhood, cities, recovery, walking, and cinema. They have won a Prix Italia, a Peabody, and a Stanley Kubrick A...

Director Terry Gilliam to present The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in Karlovy Vary

Director Terry Gilliam will personally appear at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to present his new film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which had its premiere at this year’s festival in Cannes. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote faced many trials and tribulations and was many years in the making. Eighteen years ago, the original shoot starring Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort was halted after just six days. The series of catastrophes that halted the project, which Gilliam ...

Tim Robbins will be awarded with Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at this year's KVIFF

This year’s 53rd KVIFF will present a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema to 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). Thanks to his family background, Tim Robbins had contact with the world of art from an early age. He began his acting career at theatres in New York, and after co...

The Center for Documentary Film presented the outcomes of an original research study analysing academic theses

Last week at the Karlovy Vary IFF, the Center for Documentary Film presented the outcomes of its research analysing students’ theses focusing on documentary filmmaking. The CDF team has been working on several research projects and their first output is a detailed analysis mapping the interest of the upcoming generation of film critics, historians and filmmakers in documentary filmmaking, its various contemporary and traditional forms, methods of production, financing and distribution...

Q and A with Harvey Keitel at KVIFF 2015

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  Last KVIFF TALK of 50th edition of the festival was a Q and A with American actor and winner of the 2004 award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema who was also one of the first figures of world cinema to agree to film one of the festival trailers.  ...

Masterclass with Udo Kier at KVIFF 2015

German actor with unique piercing blue eyes come back to Karlovy Vary after 12 years. Over his 30-year career Udo has worked with several brilliant directors: Paul Morrissey, Dario Argento, Gus Van Sant and he continues to work often with Lars von Trier.   ...

KVIFF 2015 Awards Ceremony Video Highlights

The 50th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has just drawn to a close with a glitzy awards ceremony at the Grand Hall of Thermal Hall. In a report, several of the winners give their reactions to picking up KVIFF’s prestigious Crystal Globe award. They include Diego Ongaro, the director of Best Film Bob and the Trees; Best Director Visar Morina (Babai); the director of East of the West winner Wednesday’s Child, Lili Horvath; Best Actor Kryštof Háde...

135.000 tickets sold at KVIFF 2015

The 50. KVIFF had 12857 accredited participants, of whom: Festival Pass: 10623 film makers: 547 film professionals: 1017 journalists: 670 135105 tickets have been sold, 488 screenings have taken place (and 199 introdution to the films).  ​From 223 festival films 35 films were shown as world, 26 as international and 12 as European premiere.  25short films and 40 doc...

The KVIFF 2015 Crystal Globe goes to Bob and the Trees by Diego Ongaro, a story of an American logger

Charming American feature film Bob and the Trees, where the main character, logger and rap fan Bob Tarasuk, plays himself, was awarded with the Crystal Globe at the 50th anniversary Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Tarasuk accepted the Festival Grand Prix in person, together with director Diego Ongaro.  “This really is a surprise. We had virtually no money to shoot the film so I had to invest my and my wife’s money, and I would like to thank everybody involved in ma...

Interview with Alba Sotorra director of the film Game Over in KVIFF Docu competition

Interview with Alba Sotorra, director of the film Game Over (Documentary Films - Competition) ...

Jena Malone & Oren Moverman on Time Out Of Mind

Interview with Jena Malone, actor and with Oren Moverman, director of the film Time Out of Mind (Official Selection - Out of Competition)    ...

Interview with Dietrich Brüggemann, director of the film Heil (Official Selection - Competition)

Interview with Dietrich Brüggemann, director of the film Heil (Official Selection - Competition)  ...

Interview with George A. Romero at KVIFF

Interview with George A. Romero in beautiful Karlovy Vary, master looks back at his career and gave a masterclass "Why do you think The Night of the Living Dead so sucessfull?" Looking back at the proliferation of zombie movies or parodies...do you ever think I have created a Monster? ...

Richard Gere enjoying Karlovy Vary

Richard Gere obviously enjoyed the presentation of Pretty Woman, he shot the audience with his cellphone and mentionned he would send the video to Julia Roberts to show her what she missed. ...

The new co-production Anthropoid premieres at this year’s Karlovy Vary IFF

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The new co-production Anthropoid, the filming of which will begin in the next few weeks in the Czech Republic, will be introduced to journalists for the first time at this year’s Karlovy Vary IFF. Director Sean Ellis selected actors Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy for the lead roles, parachutists Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík. One of the main female characters, Gabčík’s partner Liběna Fafková, will be played by Czech actress Anna Geislerová. Jamie ...

KVIFF 2015 Works in Progress 2015 Awards greek Film Park

AWARD OF 10,000 EUROS IN SERVICES FOR PARK - THE MOST PROMISING PROJECT 15 projects selected out of 57 were presented at Karlovy Vary IFF’s Works in Progress 2015 on July 6. The international jury has selected the most promising project which will receive the award of 10,000 Euros in services from the event’s partner Barrandov Studios. The award for the most promising project 2015 went to: PARK by Sofia Exarchou, Greece (director). The project was presented by: Sofia Ex...

The jubilee anniversary of the festival has plenty of surprises coming

The 50th Karlovy Vary IFF will take place between July 3 and 11, 2015. The jubilee anniversary of the festival will be a celebration of cinematography open to the general public. The festival tradition stretches all the way back to 1946 when the first, non-competitive showcase of films was held in Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně. The festival’s modern history began with the arrival of a team of organisers centred around Karlovy Vary IFF president Jiří Bart...
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