News The 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place in 2021

Published: November 03, 2020| 12:01 PM

KARLOVY VARY IFF cancels this year’s edition - but will still offer a taste of the festival at selected movie theaters nationwide and the online KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days.

In view of the Czech government’s ongoing coronavirus measures and the complicated worldwide situation today, the KVIFF organizers have come to the extremely difficult decision not to hold the 55thannual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this year.

Instead, the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place July 2-10, 2021.

“We strongly believe that seeing a movie with other people in a theater is a powerful and irreplaceable experience,” says Jiří Bartoška, president of the Karlovy Vary IFF. “And because the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is one of the most important cultural events in the Czech Republic, we have decided that holding an alternative version would go against the festival’s main mission: to bring together audiences, filmmakers, and people from different walks of life in order to collectively enjoy works of cinema.”

(photo: Michal Čížek)​

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