News KVIFF.TV PARK – A brand new center of festival events

Published: June 21, 2022| 11:30 AM

New at this year’s Karlovy Vary festival is the multifunctional KVIFF.TV Park. Located right next to the Hotel Thermal, its design was inspired by the hotel building. KVIFF.TV Park will host audience contests and public forums with filmmakers and is also a place to relax and enjoy refreshments. The modular building, whose form is meant to bring to mind a colonnade, was designed by the renowned studio of Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers.

The pavilion’s colors and raw design, meaning the exposed steel construction, plus the red furniture and distinctive lighting fixtures, are all references to the brutalist architecture of the neighboring Hotel Thermal. Our aim has been to create a temporary sibling for this icon of modern architecture,” says Kristýna Blažíčková of CHYBIK + KRISTOF.

KVIFF.TV Park All-day program plus evening concerts

KVIFF.TV Park will be open all day long, with a program that will pull audiences and visitors into the festival through interesting events designed to add to the festival atmosphere. The program at KVIFF.TV Park will be hosted by Linda Bartošová, whom people will recognize from Czech Television.

Every day at 1:30 and 4pm, there will be a “Meet and Greet” session with members of various film delegations from the festival’s main competition. These sessions will be open to all festivalgoers. Also every day, there will be a live recording session of Čestmír Strakatý’s Space KVIFF X program featuring interesting foreign and domestic festival guests. At our regular movie quiz, visitors can compete for vouchers for a subscription to the festival’s screening platform KVIFF.TV and other attractive prizes. And the evening program is dedicated to music.

The sixth colonnade

KVIFF.TV Park boasts a more than remarkable design. It consists of 41 vertical and 18 horizontal modules, each of which measures 6 × 3 × 2.5 meters and weighs between 900 and 4,000 kg depending on each container’s layout and function. The total size of the entire modular structure is nearly 30 meters long, 18 meters wide, and 6 meters high. It is designed to fit up to a thousand visitors.

“Our design for the KVIFF.TV pavilion grew out of the local context of the spa town. The modules from which the pavilion has been constructed are arranged vertically in order to create a raised colonnade space. With some exaggeration, one might say that during the film festival the city will have a new, sixth, colonnade,” says the design’s author, architect Ondřej Chybík.

The production of the KVIFF.TV Park was arranged by the CUBESPACE company in cooperation with HSF System company and OSTRA GROUP company. CAMPARI LOUNGE will be located in the KVIFF.TV Park.

KVIFF.TV Park opens every day at 11am, with the events program starting at noon. The Nespresso Café opens at 8am.

For an up-to-date program of events for each day, see www.kviff.com or the Vodafone KVIFF Guide mobile app.

Live broadcasts or recorded videos of most of the program can be viewed on KVIFF.TV LIVE.

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