News Film Industry at the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF

Published: April 19, 2018| 03:48 PM

This year’s selected industry activities for films professionals are grouped under a new “EASTERN PROMISES” brand. They will give producers, buyers and festivals an opportunity to choose among the most promising projects in various stages of film production, all coming from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, countries of former Soviet Union, Greece, Turkey and newly also the Middle East. Works in Progress, the traditional presentation of projects in post-production  (with an awarded post-production package in total worth of 100,000 EUR) will be complemented by Works in Development – Feature Launch, a new presentation of regional projects in development stage. Producers will be able to select among these treated projects, which are prepared for co-production discussions thanks to the collaboration with MIDPOINT script development program, Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West platform. Documentary films nearing completion will be for the first time curated by the team of KVIFF’s programmers. The most promising project from this Docs in Progress Selection will be awarded with 5,000 EUR. Festival will continue its cooperation with EURIMAGES and will present nearly completed film projects which are bringing down the barriers of traditional filmmaking. The most promising project in this Eurimages Lab Project Award will be awarded with 50,000 EUR. The industry program for film professionals will be traditionally complemented with a number of panel discussions, master classes and accompanying events.


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