Film Festival

International Film

Festival in Karlovy Vary

International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary in the the Czech Republic  is along with Cannes, Venice, Moscow and Tokyo, one of the oldest A-list film festivals in the world. Currently, it is the most important film event in Central and Eastern Europe. Every year the festival attracts about 120,000 visitors.

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About Festival

As the second oldest film festival in Europe, The International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary boasts one of the most prestigious reputations in the world. Every year, the festival presents a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for their inspiring work on the stage of world cinema.

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Visit Festival

Students of all our courses have chance to take part in our optional trip to The Karlovy International Film Festival. It is a perfect opportunity for you to experience the fantastic local film atmosphere. You will gain a special festival pass which entitles you to visit film screenings in the main competition. The official Prague Film Institute’s program also includes workshops, where you will have the rare privilege to meet important personalities from international cinema.

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festival guests

Actors – Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Robert Redford, Robert de Niro, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Willem Dafoe or Jean Reno

Directors – William Friedkin, Miloš Forman, Stephen Frears, Nikita Michalkov, Roman Polanski, Ivan Passer, Oliver Stone or Charlie Kaufman

Producers – Saul Zaentz or Robert K. Shaye

Festival Programme

The Karlovy Vary IFF takes place in the first week of July. Each year, the KVIFF presents about 200 films from all over the world. Many of them are world, international or European premieres. The traditional section of the program is the main competition, reserved for feature-length films shot in the previous season which have not been shown at any other festival in competition. Another important part of the event is the so-called industry section, which connects film professionals and provides producers and directors with the opportunity to present their films and to meet with buyers, distributors, and representatives from other film festivals. Every year the festival program attracts about 850 film professionals from 60 countries.


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