International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (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.
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.
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.
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