KARLOVY VARY: The Czech/Slovak and Italian coproduction Little Crusader directed by Václav Kadrnka took home the Crystal Globe and a cash prize of 25,000 USD at the 52 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival held from 30 June to 8 July in Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary.
KARLOVY VARY: FNE teamed up with European Film Promotion again this year to speak to the ten European film school students and recent graduates participating in the EFP Future Frames to find out what they think about the future of European film.
KARLOVY VARY: Festival directors, sales agents and producers annually flock to the Pitch and Feedback presentation in Karlovy Vary, where the Czech Film Center and the Slovak Film Institute present six of the hottest new film projects in development.
KARLOVY VARY: The film project Censor / Cenzorka directed and produced by renowned Slovak director Peter Kerekes, written by Ivan Ostrochovský and produced by Kerekes Film, has been awarded the Works in Progress Award at KVIFF 2017. The film project will receive post-production services at UPP and Soundsquare valued at 100,000 EUR and a EUR 10,000 cash award from Barrandov Studio.
KARLOVY VARY: The Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival announced the four recipients of the Ji.hlava Film Fund during Karlovy Vary Film Festival, as well as presenting its lineup of new Docu Talents for 2017 and its Emerging Producers 2018.
KARLOVY VARY: The Czech National Film Archives has signed an agreement with distribution company Janus Films, the company behind the prestigious Criterion Collection, to licence 30 Czech classic film titles for North America. The films will be released over a 10 year period with English subtitles on DVD, online, on television and in cinemas.
KARLOVY VARY: One Polish film and no less than three Bulgarian coproductions are among the ten films selected for the Official Selection of the LUX FILM PRIZE. The Official Selection was announced on 2 July 2017 at a presentation during the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The Official Selection was announced by Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, Martina Dlabajova, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control, Bogdan Wenta, Member of the Committee on Culture and Education and Doris Pack, LUX FILM PRIZE Coordinator. The 2017 LUX Film Prize winner will be awarded on 15 November 2017 in Strasbourg.
MOSCOW: The 39 Moscow International Film Festival (22-29 June 2017) awarded its main prize the Golden George for Best film to Crested Ibis / Yuan Shang (China) directed by Lian Qiao. The jury was headed by Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi.
MOSCOW: The 39 Moscow International Film Festival (22-29 June 2017) has announced its main competition programme with three films from Russia scoring slots in the lineup that focuses heavily on Asian with films from China, India, Bangladesh, Japan and Korea. The programme also includes competitions for documentaries and shorts
CANNES: Director Sofia Coppola has decided to do a remake of director Don Siegel’s Civil War made more than 40 years ago that starred Clint Eastwood. The decision is a strange one and the result is Beguiled a film that succeeds on some fronts but not on others.
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