News EFP and KVIFF invite young directors to make their first foray into the film business

Published: June 16, 2020| 01:00 PM

EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema will be presenting ten selected films directed by some of the most promising European film students and graduates at the official Industry Days of this year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF). The high-profile programme, which has been expanded by several kick-off events, will be running from 29 June to 8 July, 2020.

„Usually, the filmmakers, who are nominated by their countries' national film promotion institutes and finally selected by KVIFF's artistic director Karel Och and programme coordinator Anna Purkrabkova, can't wait for the first public screenings of their first films and are curious to see the audience's reactions. This year, the focus has shifted. Now it's all about the reactions of the industry and press. However, in these challenging times, it's a great opportunity for these exceptional young filmmakers to get to know and understand the professional industry much better“, says EFP's Managing Director Sonja Heinen. 

The sixth edition of EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema  in close cooperation with the festival will introduce the following films directed by up-and-coming directors from:

Austria: Rosa Friedrich Potted Palm Trees | Czech Republic: Adam Martinec, Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon | Denmark: Kristian Håskjold Crocodile Tears |  Germany: Constanze Klaue LYCHEN 92 |  Greece: Dimitri Tsakaleas and Lida Varzioti SAD GIRL WEEKEND | Iceland: Brúsi Ólason Dalia | Poland: Tadeusz Łysiak The Dress | Slovakia: Matúš Ryšan Out of Pure Conscience | Spain: Juno Álvarez, Yaiza de Lamo, Maria Lorente and Mariona Vázquez DIY SEX | Sweden: Amanda Adele Björk To Discharge.

Cancelling the 55th edition in 2020 and postponing it to 2021 was a tough decision, but we thought it was cleaner and, in the longer run, more in tune with the KVIFF´s DNA. Bringing together audiences and filmmakers, spontaneously involving the people who are simply passing by, to collectively enjoy the magic of cinema. Nevertheless, not even such challenging times will stop us from being keen on supporting filmmakers, so we are glad that we joined forces with our traditional partner European Film Promotion, having chance to bring an extraordinarily strong selection of young and promising European directors along with their films“, says KVIFF's artistic director Karel Och.

The national film promotion institutes supporting this year's edition of EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema are: Austrian Films, Czech Film Center, Danish Film Institute, German Films, Greek Film Centre, Icelandic Film Centre, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain), Polish Film Institute, Slovak Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute.

EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and presented by Festival Scope. The media partners are Variety, Cineuropa, and Fred Film Radio.

Selected films: https://www.kviff.com/en/film-professionals/book-of-projects/future-frames/

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