Festival cooperation with charity organisations

The Karlovy Vary IFF offers charity organizations and foundations opportunities to take part in an attractive media environment and avail themselves of the large numbers of festival visitors to present their community service programmes and projects on a major scale.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival partners with the Club of People with Cystic Fibrosis

The Club of People with Cystic Fibrosis and its patron Ivan Trojan have become an official non-profit partner of the 57th KVIFF. For more than thirty years, the club has actively promoted a better quality of life for patients and has worked to increase public awareness about this rare illness. Ivan Trojan has been helping and supporting this patients’ organization for sixteen years, and so it is only natural that he would come to visit the festival. KVIFF is a great opportunity for the club to gain visibility and to share its themes with filmgoers.

Throughout the festival, the Club of People with Cystic Fibrosis will have a stand at the tip of Smetana Park at T.G. Masaryka Street 1. Here, you can learn all about cystic fibrosis and about what it is like to live with this rare genetic disorder. Every day, visitors can use a spirometer to measure their lung capacity. Spirometers are used by pulmonologists to identify obstructions or restrictions in the lungs caused by illness. You, too, can take home information about your lung capacity, volume, and flow rate. The club will also offer lectures by doctors and other experts, plus contests and interesting facts about the human breathing apparatus. You can also look forward to good coffee.

In previous years we have supported:

  • The Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer
  • Jedlička Institute Foundation
  • DebRA ČR
  • Helping Paws n.g.o.
  • Firefly Project of the Czech Radio Endowment
  • Barriers Account Project
  • Charter 77 Foundation
  • Drop of Hope fund
  • Centrum Paraple
  • Pomozte dětem – Help the Children
  • Amnesty International
  • The Taťána Kuchařová Foundation – Beauty of Help

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