News Film Industry at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Published: April 25, 2017| 03:38 PM

This year again, the Festival will continue to provide an adequate base for over a thousand of accredited film professionals from the Czech Republic and abroad. The Film Industry Pool pavilion will continue to be at their disposal for lectures, discussion talks and presentations of various topics ranging from film development, film production to distribution. Traditionally, Works in Progress film projects in post-production phase from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, post-soviet states, Turkey and Greece will be introduced. The most promising project will receive a post-production award package in a total value of 100.000 EUR enabling thus its completion.  For the second time, a presentation of film projects Eurimages Lab Project will take place. It focuses on new or unusual forms of cinematographic expression and non-standard production or dramaturgical approaches. The awarded project will receive 50,000 EUR. A Docu Talents @KVIFF presentation of documentary films in-the-making will provide buyers with an overview of what is being prepared in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. 

Promising Czech and Slovak projects in development phase will be pitched to potential buyers and co-producers at the traditional Pitch & Feedback presentation. Selected screenwriters from the region will have a chance to participate in the MIDPOINT Intensive @KVIFF workshop, improving their scripts under the supervision of top tutors from the Sundance Institute. TorinoFilmLab which brings to life a large number of festival films will organize an annual meeting of five dozens of its alumni in Karlovy Vary.  For the first time ever, winners of the local competition Nespresso Talents will introduce their short films made for the vertical 9:16 screen. Support for this competition has been jointly provided by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Prague Short Film Festival.  


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