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Dear movie enthusiasts and visitors of our beautiful region,

The 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is here and I am happy to welcome you all to our regional town of Karlovy Vary and the Karlovy Vary Region itself. The biggest film event of the year in our country attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world annually; this year they will see some 170 films, will be able to meet European and world stars, and talk to filmmakers. The spa town and the entire region are the focus of attention not only of the film fans, and the spell of Karlovy Vary can inspire visitors to see other places in the region too. That is why the Karlovy Vary Region is one of the main partners of the event and it supports its organization financially.

This year we moved the border of the Festival outside the regional town as one of the films will be screened on Tuesday, 4 July, in an exclusive pre-premiere also in cinemas in Mariánské Lázně, Cheb, Sokolov, Chodov, and Ostrov. As part of the Festival, we want to offer people the opportunity to visit the exhibition stand of the Region in the Thermal or have fun at an event for families with children and other interested people called “Dancing through the Festival with the Karlovy Vary Region” at the Meander in Karlovy Vary on Thursday, 6 July.

I wish you to enjoy the films to the fullest and choose some of the events of the rich accompanying programme of the Festival. I hope that you enjoy the time spent with us and return to our region full of sights and natural beauty.

Mgr. Jana Vildumetzová
President of the Karlovy Vary Region

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