The Constant Gardeners - What Role for Distributors in the New Film Industry Ecosystem?

Monday 3 July, 9:30–11:30am / Lázně III Cinema

In this open panel, Europa Distribution focuses on the current state of play of independent film distribution in Europe. What figures best reflect the evolution of the market? How to interpret the data available? And what are the challenges faced by distributors today? During this panel discussion, moderated by Michael Gubbins and introduced by Bogdan Wenta (European Parliament), Huw Jones (University of York) and Liesbeth Sträter (University of Antwerp) will present the outcomes of their academic research, while Nikolas Moschakis (FIAD) and Ben Johnson (Gruvi) approach the topic from a policy and marketing perspective.

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Café & Croissant with Barrandov Studio

Monday 3 July, 10–11am / Industry Pool, Hotel Thermal

Meet Barrandov Studio’s representatives every day, Monday to Friday from 10 to 11am, at the Industry Pool. Barrandov Studio is happy to invite you for coffee and croissant.

Innovative Examples of Film Distribution in Europe - Showcase by Creative Europe - MEDIA

Monday 3 July, 12–1:30pm / Industry Pool, Hotel Thermal

Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme works to improve the visibility and discoverability of European audiovisual works on VOD services. As a follow-up to the previous three years of support for the development of new online distribution platforms, the focus is now on innovative strategies for distribution and promotion, including audience development initiatives. This showcase will present a selection innovative MEDIA-supported projects covering various types of audiovisual works. The event is organised in cooperation with Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Czech Republic, Munich, Berlin-Brandenburg, Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

More information HERE.

Works in Progress @KVIFF

Monday 3 July, 2–3:30pm / Congress Hall, Hotel Thermal

Eight projects in post-production from Central and Eastern Europe, the post-Soviet territories, the Balkans, Turkey and Greece will be presented in this session. These projects, with no international sales attached, have been carefully selected to show the talent and perspectives from different corners of the region and to help them start their festival or distribution journey. The most promising project will be awarded a post-production package worth EUR 100,000. This is a flagship project of the Film Industry Office with a long tradition at the Festival. We are grateful to our partners UPP, Soundsquare and Barrandov Studio.

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Eurimages Lab Project @KVIFF

Monday 3 July, 4–5:30pm / Congress Hall, Hotel Thermal

Eight international projects in production and post-production from Eurimages countries will be presented at this session, which was introduced for the first time last year. While the traditional filmmaking system can sometimes be an obstacle, these curated projects used a non-traditional approach and cutting-edge creativity and resilience in order to find their way to audiences. With kind support from Eurimages, the most promising project will receive a cash award of EUR 50,000. Join us and be inspired by filmmakers and producers who continue to think outside of the box!

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Czech Film Fund Happy Hour: Meet the Czech Film Commission and regional film offices

Monday 3 July, 5–6pm / Industry Pool, Hotel Thermal

In February 2017, the Czech Film Commission became part of the Czech Film Fund. In recent years, it has assisted to establish film offices in many regions of the Czech Repubilc and works closely with them. This year in Karlovy Vary, in addition to the Czech Film Commission, representatives from the Karlovy Vary Region, City of Brno, Ústí Region, East Bohemia, Olomouc Region, and Northern Moravia - Silesia film offices will be on hand. Ask them what they can offer to filmmakers.

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