Accompanying programme


  • 08:00–23:00

    Specialized bike rental

    Want to see as many films as possible? Rent a Specialized bicycle! Take advantage of the festival’s Specialized bike rental stations operated by Radotín Ski and Bike Center. The Specialized bike rental station in the park by Grandhotel Pupp also offers tired cyclists a place to sit down and enjoy refreshments in a pleasant atmosphere. Rental is free of charge.

    There are four bike rental locations: Hotel Thermal, Czech Television House at Divadelní náměstí, the park by Grandhotel Pupp, and the festival campsite.

    behind Hotel Thermal
  • 08:00–24:00

    Nespresso Café

    Nespresso has long been closely associated with culture and film. The company has been a sponsor of the Cannes film festival for nine years and has been the official coffee of the Karlovy Vary IFF since 2014. This year visitors will again be able to refresh themselves for their cinematic marathon with delicious Nespresso coffee – a gourmet experience to go along with their artistic experience. Choose from 13 exclusive grands cru varieties, creative desserts, and other treats. Nespresso. What else?

    near Hotel Thermal
  • 09:00–22:00

    Czech Television House – The Place Where Films Belong

    Come and meet the people responsible for your favourite film and television productions. Daily talks about new movies, documentaries and series. News, workshops and interactive meetings with writers, actors and filmmakers. Games and photo shoots with fairy-tale characters, workshops for children, evening concerts. Don’t miss it. Or just relax at our café… Open daily from 9 am to 10 pm. For a complete program, visit

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 09:00–22:00

    Objevte více Area / Find Out More Area

    Everybody has to come home from Vary with a photo on the red carpet. To show friends – it’s a must. Want to bring this tradition to the next level? Take a picture of yourself anywhere at the festival and upload it to your Instagram with the hashtags #objevtevice and #velbloud. We’ll print it out for you in return. Or we’ll make a postcard out of it. Or if you want to do it the old-school way, we’ll mail it to any address in the Czech Republic. We don’t have any carrier pigeons, but camels are a cool mode of transport too. Or just come to try the coffee made by our pro barista. Nor will we disappoint those looking for a drink. From 9 am to 10 pm.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 09:00–22:00

    Czech Television House – the Place Where Films Belong

    The cafe will be open throughout the day, with a special breakfast menu in the morning.

    Kids will be able to enjoy animated programs and meet cartoon characters Jů and Hele, Večerníček, Maxidog Fik, Bob and Bobek, and the stars of other cartoons. Plus ČT:D photo studio will have a free photo for everyone.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 09:00–22:00

    Lucky Coffee

    At Lucky Coffee you can win up to 100 000 CZK right on the spot! Just order any of the Lucky Drinks from our menu and we will serve it up with a scratch card at no extra cost. And the games only begin there! Games and lottery tickets from Sazka are sure to bring you luck. And “granny’s strudel”  will make you feel all the luckier... There are also daily draws for tickets to great flicks. Lucky Coffee. Turn a little pleasure into a great one.

    next to Grandhotel Ambassador / Národní dům
  • 09:00–18:00

    The Radiožurnál R-stream Mobile Studio

    Radiožurnál live again from the Karlovy Vary IFF.

    Come check out a live broadcast from Radiožurnál's R-stream Mobile Studio. Your guides for our program will be Jan Pokorný and his interesting guests. Come and capture your visit for eternity with a photograph from the Printka Smilebox which we've prepared for you once again this year.

    Sadová kolonáda
  • 10:00–21:00

    Vodafone Beach

    Come and win a red straw hat – a must-have festival accessory – plus other prizes. At Vodafone Beach you can look forward to themed refreshments, a relax zone, games for great prizes, and even shoot your very own movie kiss. You can also take advantage of free, superfast 4G LTE WiFi internet access from Vodafone, which you can use to download our Vodafone 2017 KVIFF mobile app (iOS/Android). Come and enjoy our seaside atmosphere every day from 10 am to 9 pm. Find all the latest information at

    Vřídelní kolonáda
  • 10:00–11:00

    Czech Television House – Dancing Fun with Honza Onder

    Dance school for kids.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 10:00–20:00

    Tatra Trucks Zone

    Celebrate 120 years since the start of automobile production in Kopřivnice. On this occasion, TATRA TRUCKS, the traditional Czech manufacturer of TATRA cargo vehicles, will have several models on display at the Karlovy Vary film festival, including a limited edition PRÄSIDENT model of the new TATRA PHOENIX, created specially for the anniversary, a historical TATRA automobile, and a TATRA racing special that took part in the famous Dakar Rally in Africa. Every day you can look forward to autograph signings with Tomáš Tomeček, a contestant in the Dakar Rally for many years and three-time Africa Eco Race winner. Come check it out and see for yourself that Tatra takes you further.

    car park – nábřeží Jana Palacha
  • 10:00–20:00


    The plethora of films and accompanying events at the Karlovy Vary festival might leave you feeling drained. For much-needed rest and to recoup a little energy, stop by the ČEZ Energy Zone by the Thermal hotel. Adults can charge not only their own batteries but also their mobile phones, then they can use the Pomáhej pohybem (Helping Through Movement) app while running for tickets or taking a selfie with a movie star. And if you don’t get that selfie, don’t despair: you can have a snapshot taken at the ČEZ Energy Zone in an interactive photo-corner. You’ll also have the opportunity to get moving with the Orange Bicycle charity project to help the ČEZ Foundation.

    near Hotel Thermal
  • 10:00–19:00

    Marianna Machalová-Jánošíková / Unseen

    The Sirius Foundation, a partner of The People Next Door section at Karlovy Vary IFF is organising an exhibit of the blind sculptor Marianna Machalová-Jánošíková. The exhibit will present figural sculpture full of inner feeling and expressing the feminine world, its beauty, burdens, joy, and sensuousness.

    Karlovy Vary Art Gallery
  • 10:00–19:30

    Chodící Lidé (Walking People) non-profit tent

    How are guide dogs trained? How do blind people read, play board games, or tell colours apart? Do they play computer games? Come check out our tent. Talking with people who do ordinary things differently can help you overcome your own prejudices, inhibitions and insecurities, and it will open up your path to a life free of unnecessary barriers.

    Chodící Lidé (Walking People) non-profit tent
  • 10:00–19:00


    Not to say you’d forget to bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste to the festival, but maybe you don’t know they could taste like liquorice, or even glow. For this year’s festival guests, Profimed has prepared its unique POP-UP STORE. There you’ll find an extraordinary range of products that you can try out first-hand – we’ll have a refreshing taste test for you every day. You can also look forward to contests for tickets to film premieres.

    You’ll find everything about the competitions, winners, and the Profimed photo-wall at na nebo facebook/profimed.

    And there's some important news! Pink Profimed supports the PINK BUBBLE foundation (helping young people win the fight against cancer) and a part of the money from festival sales will go toward the Pink Bubble fund.

    Smetanovy sady
  • 10:00–18:00

    innogy point

    Have your face painted in neon colours, test your film knowledge in a video quiz, come taste our delicious crepes and see how a Van de Graaff generator works. Share your best experiences from the festival at the innogy point. Stop by in the afternoon for an autograph from a Czech film star. At 5 pm you can come have a rest and watch the best Czech films co-produced by innogy. From 10 am to 5 pm you’ll find the innogy ice cream cart on the streets of Karlovy Vary. The ice cream is free of charge. If you’re low on energy, come to our place from 10 am to 6 pm to charge your phone or tablet.

    Mlýnská kolonáda
  • 10:00–22:00

    Benzina Stop Cafe

    Stop by to talk about all your film experiences with friends. In the Stop Cafe you’ll find a relaxation zone where you can kick back in a cozy deckchair or beanbag with some freshly ground fair-trade coffee or a hotdog. On dog day afternoons, the iceed coffee will be sure to keep you coming back. We look forward to seeing you.

    opposite the post office
  • 10:00–17:00

    BMW Lounge

    Get out of the spotlights and into the headlights at the BMW Lounge.

    It’s not only stars of the silver screen who have a spot of their own at the film festival in Karlovy Vary, but also stars of the road. BMW automobiles will shine this year, both as the official festival car and out in front of the historic Imperial Spa. In the modern, geometric BMW Lounge – designed by architects from the Olgoj Chorchoj and CMC Architects studios – you’ll have top BMW models on display, including the main star of this year’s season, the new BMW 5 Series, as well as a café with the exclusive Public Interest bar. But you don’t have to remain a mere onlooker at the BMW Lounge - you can experience the joy of driving for real. In cooperation with CarTec Group test drives of all of the BMW, BMW I, and MINI models are available for you.

    Lázně I
  • 10:00–04:00

    Finlandia Kokos Bar

    Have some fun under the midnight sun in the Finlandia Kokos Bar, a Finnish log cabin on the bank of the river Teplá next to the Thermal hotel. Come taste great drinks made by the best barmen from Prague’s Bugsy’s bar and enjoy an unconventional music programme. Contests for film tickets await you every day as well. Relax in our café, where you can savor a cup of coffee and choose from a broad selection of refreshments. Open daily from 10 am to 4 am, music starts at 8 pm. Live it up – every day.

    Finlandia Kokos Bar, next to Hotel Thermal
  • 11:00–22:00


    A relaxing terrace, festival gear rental, online access to accreditation, DJs, library, tech gadgets, autograph signings, and meetings with the stars. Refreshing drinks and fantastic meat or veg burgers. is kid friendly.

    Smetanovy sady
  • 11:00–21:00

    Douglas Beauty Studio

    For the duration of the fest, visitors with a Festival Pass will receive what our company does best: professional makeup services. Make your reservation online at and don’t forget to show your Festival Pass when you come.

  • 11:00–20:00


    Get your picture on the cover of Reflex!

    Bring a one-of-a-kind keepsake home from Karlovy Vary. Get on the cover of Reflex – the festival’s main media partner.

    Hotel Thermal, 1st floor
  • 11:00–12:00

    Czech Television House – Děti úplňku (Children of the Full Moon)

    A documentary about the moon’s influence on people’s personalities, with the project’s initiators Petr Třešňák and Petra Třešňáková and Czech Television creative producer Alena Müllerová.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 12:00–20:00

    Korunní Tent

    At the Korunní Tent by the Park Colonnade, you and the sommelier can experiment with the proper combination of wine and mineral water. And have a spritzer while you're at it!

    Sadová kolonáda
  • 13:00–14:00

    Czech Television House – Důvěrný nepřítel (Trusted Enemy)

    A film blending elements of science fiction and romantic thriller, presented by director Karel Janák, actor/singer Vojta Dyk, actors Pavel Rímský and Gabriela Marcinková, producers Ester Honysová, Jano Slivka and Katarína Vanžurová and Jaroslav Sedláček of the Czech Television Film Centre.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 13:15–15:35

    Czech Railways, afternoon festival train

    A historical train nicknamed “Singer” will take you to visit today’s  porcelain factory staff. Programme: a 40-minute tour of the porcelain factory and option of a fun workshop - decorating festival mugs. Basic admission: 140 CZK (transport 70 CZK, special priced tour 70 CZK).

    Departure for porcelain factory: 1:15 pm, Karlovy Vary lower train station.

    Return from porcelain factory: 3:35 pm, Nová Role, near the Thun 1794 factory.

    Dolní nádraží Karlovy Vary
  • 14:00–15:00

    Czech Television House – Dancing Fun with Honza Onder

    Dance school for kids.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 14:00–24:00

    Moët Lounge Bar

    Moët & Chandon champagne presents a new venue for fun and relaxation, located right in the heart of the film festival action, on the terrace of the Thermal hotel. Experience the champagne of movie stars, refresh with some Moët & Chandon bubbly, and support Daniela Peštová’s ALSA foundation, which helps patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In addition to the broad range of genuine champagnes on offer, you can also choose from some of the highest-quality spirits and cocktails made by those who know best – the mixologists of Prague’s Bugsy’s Bar.

    Hotel Thermal terrace
  • 15:00–16:30

    Czech Television House – Tea at Three: With General Director Petr Dvořák of Czech Television

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 16:00–17:00

    Open-air theatre under the bridge (Karlovy Vary Music Theatre)

    Sváťovo divadlo: Kasper and the Good Fairy – Kasper is misbehaving – come see what happens next. A story for children and adults.

    under Chebský most
  • 17:00–18:00

    Czech Television House – The First Republic

    Affairs, two feuding brothers with a dark past, and criminal intrigue. The new season of this popular television series is presented by director Biser Arichtev, screenwriter Jan Coufal, actors Veronika Arichteva, Pavel Batěk and Standa Majera, producer Filip Bobiňski and Czech Television creative producer Jan Maxa.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 18:00–21:00

    Lobkowicz – Main Tent

    A unique combination of beer and films. Don't miss the one-of-a-kind “We Pour Beer” concept – seven short films about beer shot over the course of the festival. One premiere every day at 9 pm.

    in front of Hotel Thermal
  • 18:00–19:00

    Czech Television House – Bedtime Stories

    A screening of "Večerníček" bedtime stories for tiny tots.

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 18:00–20:00

    innogy point

    A big autograph signing with the cast and crew from the films Barefoot across a Stubble Field, Gardening, and Quartet.

    Mlýnská kolonáda
  • 19:00–20:00


    Prague Jazz Swing.

    Drahomíra film café and cinema
  • 19:30–21:00

    Czech Television House – The Place Where Films Belong

    Live music: Hm...

    Divadelní náměstí
  • 20:00–22:00

    innogy point

    Concert – Pražský výběr, Martin Kumžák & Moondance Orchestra.

    Mlýnská kolonáda
  • 20:00–04:00



  • 20:00–22:00

    Open-air theatre under the bridge (Karlovy Vary Music Theatre)

    Lebedy: alternative rock.

    under Chebský most
  • 20:00–02:00

    Crux Club

    Live band: Fonkienz, DJ: SilentCut.

    Crux Club
  • 20:00–01:00

    ZigZag Music Bar

    Best of the 90s Night.

    ZigZag Music Bar
  • 21:00–02:00

    Grand Café Septime

    DJ Roxtar.

    Grand Café Septime
  • 21:00–04:00

    Peklo Club

    WONDERLAND night (club edition). Friday evening is going to be full of fun, dance music, and plenty of thrills. Peklo Club will be decked out with an LED wall, RGB lasers, and amplifiers. You can look forward to special prices and club décor. Legendary Czech DJ Michal Poliak will be at the turntable. Fruity water pipes can be ordered from 9 pm until midnight. More at

  • 21:00–03:00

    Papas Premium Music Club

    Star party. DJ Danny Phoenix (Karlovy Vary).

    Papas Premium Music Club
  • 22:00–06:00

    VELVET Spa #lázeň

    The second festival weekend will be livened up by two contemporary electronic music events under the title Velvet, which will take place in the unique space of the Císařské lázně building (Lázně I). On Friday 7 July, Velvet will feature the German tech-house act DJ Soundstream accompanied by Czech DJs Vik and Mutuju. The event is organised by The Chemistry Gallery under the patronage of the Karlovy Vary festival.

    Lázně I
  • 22:00–03:00

    Barracuda Cocktail Bar

    Friday KV Party – DJ William C.

    Barracuda Cocktail Bar
  • 22:30–01:00

    Cinematic Surprise at the Outdoor Cinema

    Come to the outdoor cinema for a cinematic surprise you won’t want to miss! Admission free.

    Outdoor Cinema
  • 24:00–03:00

    Music Bar KaKaDu

    DJ music, feat. saxophone player dance music.

    KaKaDu Music Bar
  • 24:00–01:00

    Večerníčky – bedtime stories

    “Večerníčky” – bedtime stories – screenings free of charge



  • Zuzana Mináčová – Life with the Camera

    An exhibit presenting a major figure in Czech-Slovak photography. The Slovak artist, who has been a permanent resident of Prague since 1993, is possibly the best known documentary photographer of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which she first shot in 1968. The exhibit will also show her freestyle artistic work, from her erliest black-and-white series (Convergence, Time) to her documentary photography (Slovakia, a Visit – inspired by the Soviet invasion), as well as colour experiments and photo portraits of important figures of the art world. The set of more than 40 large-format photographs is a compelling testament to the times in which they were made, and to the turbulent events of the artist’s life and their considerable artistic quality.

    Opening reception on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 6 pm.

    Open daily July 2-8, 2017, from 10 am to 7 pm.

    Interactive Gallery Becher Villa
  • Helena Fejková ART INSPIRATION

    Clothing from the lines of the well-known fashion designer. Opening reception and fashion show hosted by Marek Eben on July 5, 2017, at 5 pm. Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

    Muzeum Karlovy Vary
  • Marianna Machalová-Jánošíková / Unseen

    The Sirius Foundation, a partner of The People Next Door section at Karlovy Vary IFF is organising an exhibit of the blind sculptor Marianna Machalová-Jánošíková. The exhibit will present figural sculpture full of inner feeling and expressing the feminine world, its beauty, burdens, joy, and sensuousness. July 4–15, 2017. Opening hours: Tue– Sun, 10 am to 5 pm, on festival days from 10 am to 7 pm.

    Karlovy Vary Art Gallery
  • Thun 1794 visitors’ centre

    An exhibition of modern industrial porcelain production by the largest producer in the Czech Republic, Thun 1794 a.s. While they didn’t film Girls from the Crockery Shop in the porcelain factory in Nová Role, you’ll find out where they did - the factory evokes the setting of the film, and the tour will naturally include a visit to a small cinema and a screening of a film on modern industrial porcelain, a narrated recipe for its production. Opening hours: Mon–Fri 8:30 am to 3 pm, public tours at 10:45 am and 1:45 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm, tours coordinated with the timetable of the special festival train or otherwise by reservation.

    The gateway to the Visitors’ Centre is the “Porcelain Station”, a service centre for tourists with a free exhibit on the story of porcelain. More at, for reservations and info call +420 776 205 010.

    Festival Pass holders receive a special price of 70 CZK on tours of the porcelain factory during the stated times.

    Thun 1794 visitors’ centre
  • Festival of Glass Arts in Karlovy Vary

    In collaboration with the Curative Natural Resources and Colonnades Administration and the City of Karlovy Vary, and with the support of the Karlovy Vary Region, Minea Gallery – Carlsart is organizing the traditional Festival of Glass Arts from July 1 to August 31, 2017, at the Vřídlo Colonnade, now for the 17th consecutive year.

    Held on the ground and first floors of the Vřídlo Colonnade, the Festival of Glass Arts is an annual overview of original contemporary glass by artists from the Czech Republic and abroad, this year as guests of an exhibit by the main artist. Artist Jiří Šuhájek is a widely respected glassworker who, at the age of 74, is still actively creating and teaching. In addition to graduating from Prague’s UMPRUM – the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design – under Prof. Stanislav Libenský in the 1960s, Jiří Šuhájek also studied at the Royal College of Art in London. The Moser glassworks in Karlovy Vary has produced many of his original designs over the last fifty years. A multi-metre, glass-and-metal statue by Jiří Šuhájek also graces the open area in front of the Moser glassworks, which has also lent its support to the Festival of Glass Arts and this year’s exhibit.

    The exhibition architect is Václav Kouba, and the curator is Eva Hanyková. Admission is free of charge, daily from July 1 to August 31, 2017, 10 am to 6 pm.

    Vřídelní kolonáda
  • Competition film posters

    The competition for the best film poster, which the festival has traditionally organised together with JCDecaux Group, will once again present the posters for the films in the Main Competition. The posters can be seen throughout the festival on citylights boards at Stará louka in Karlovy Vary, and until July 3 as part of the citylights network in Prague. Votes can be cast on and for the most attractive poster for films in the Main Competition of the 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF. Voting will end on July 6 and the winning poster will be announced on Friday, July 7.

    Stará Louka
  • Exhibition – Contemporary Works by Young Czech Artists

    An intermedia project by curator Radek Wohlmuth presenting eight contemporary Czech artists (Ondřej Basjuk, Patrik Hábl, Markéta Hlinovská, Jana Kasalová, Krištof Kintera, Šárka Koudelová, Petr Nikl, Eugenio Percossi) in an unconventional juxtaposition with the historical Ostrov Summer House. The artefacts of modern art are exhibited in the classically designed aristocratic interior (portrait galleries, Chinese salon, trophy room, cabinet of curiosities). Open Tue–Sun from 10 am to 5 pm.

    Letohrádek Ostrov
  • "D - - - - N?"

    The SUPERMARKET WC Gallery presents the traditional festival exhibit from the Design and Life series. The series introduces Czech companies and designers whose work has given rise to new and interesting products that have become common parts of life. Come see what surprises are in store this year! At the gallery you can have some good coffee, check out the exhibit, sit in the garden with wi-fi available and pick out a designer gift for yourself or your loved ones.

    Opening party July 1, 2017, at 5 pm. The exhibit will run until September 29, 2017. Festival opening hours from 10 am until the stars come out…

  • Elusive Structure – Art and Artists from the M. Velfl Collection

    An international exhibit of Constructivist and structural tendencies in art from the 1960s to today, presenting the works of outstanding Czech and foreign artists from the collection of Miroslav Velfl (Hugo Demartini, Rita Ernst, Torben Giehler, Camille Graeser, Ivan Chatrný, Vladimír Kokolia, Radek Kratina, Elsi Spitmann Kyncl, František Kyncl, Karel Malich, Kenneth Martin, Manfred Mohr, Francois Morellet, Zdeněk Sýkora).

    June 30 to July 8, 2017, open daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

    Karlovy Vary Art Gallery
  • Dominik Lang – Inventory of an Island

    Dominik Lang (1980), a leading figure of Czech conceptualism, laureate of the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký prize and head of the department of sculpture at Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, has created an unconventional, site-specific installation, intervening in the architecture of the early Baroque summer house with a quasi-archeological excavation. Open Tue–Sun from 10 am to 5 pm.

    Letohrádek Ostrov
  • Interactive exhibition on the history of the city and region

    A new interactive exhibition on the history of the city and region in the newly reopened museum.

    Muzeum Karlovy Vary
  • Moser Glassworks visitor centre

    Looking for an unforgettable experience? Then a tour of the Moser Glassworks is just the thing! See master glassblowers transform red-hot molten glass into unique works of art. Smell the scent of fired wooden moulds and experience the inimitable atmosphere of handmade crafts. Come and take in 160 years of history. Discover the unique crystal world of Moser! Tour the glassworks – glass museum – gallery shop – Café Moser, open daily: museum – Mon-Sun, 9 am to 5 pm, glassworks – Mon-Sat, 9 am to 3 pm, shop and café – Mon-Sun, 9 am to 6 pm.

    Moser Glassworks visitor centre

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