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44th Karlovy Vary IFF 2009 is proud to announce new information about program:

Festivals 2009-04-28
First titles confirmed for the main competition at the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF

The Karlovy Vary festival's international feature film competition traditionally attracts greatest attention, with its screening of films by renowned filmmakers and talented first-time directors in their world, international or European premieres:

http://www.kviff.com/en/news/1226-first-titles-confirmed-for-the-main-competition-at-the-44th-karlovy-vary-iff/

Producer of Amelie from Montmartre to head the Grand Jury of the 44th KVIFF

Renowned French producer Claudie Ossard, who won the European Film Academy award for Best Film for the now legendary film Amelie from Montmartre, has accepted the role of President of the International Grand Jury for the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF: http://www.kviff.com/download/2009/TZ_Hlavni_porota_EN.doc

Miloš Forman film to be screened in its world premiere

This year's Karlovy Vary IFF will screen the world premiere of the new film by director Miloš Forman, A Walk Worthwhile:

http://www.kviff.com/en/news/1228-milos-forman-film-to-be-screened-in-its-world-premiere/

Jan Švankmajer to be presented with an award at the Karlovy Vary Festival

At this year's 44th Karlovy Vary IFF, the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema, will be presented to director, artist and unique figure of Czech and world film, Jan Švankmajer:

http://www.kviff.com/en/news/1229-jan-svankmajer-to-be-presented-with-an-award-at-the-karlovy-vary-festival/

Tribute to Patrice Chéreau

The 44th Karlovy Vary IFF will be presenting a special retrospective of films by one of Europe's most important contemporary directors, Patrice Chéreau; the festival will be attended by the director himself:

http://www.kviff.com/en/news/1227-tribute-to-patrice-chereau/

Film Industry Events

East of the West - Works in Progress, Docu Talents from the East, Interfacing with Hollywood: the internationalization of the film industry and New distribution trends are first announced industry events of the 44th KVIFF 2009:

http://www.kviff.com/download/2009/TZ_Film_Industry_EN.doc

Festival has also introduced this year's festival poster:

http://www.kviff.com/en/news/

The high quality photos can be downloaded at http://www.kviff.com/ (login: press06, password: media).

Best regards

Zuzana Janáková

PRESS DEPARTMENT

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