PRAGUE: The 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF will honour the recently deceased Oscar-winning Czech director Milos Forman at its opening ceremony on 29 June 2018 with a screening of his 1966 career-making film Loves of a Blonde.
The festival will celebrate the centennial of the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with a retrospective of poetic documentaries from the three Baltic countries. The selection will reach back to the Baltic New Wave era of the early 1960’s.
A special honourary award will go to Czech actor Jaromin Hanzlik, receiving the KVIFF President’s Award for Artistic Contribution to Czech Cinema.
The festival’s industry section will be retitled to “Eastern Promises”, consisting of Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch, Eurimages Lab Projects and a new Docs in Progress selection. Cash and in-kind package awards for these sections range from 5,000 EUR to 100,000 EUR.
More information about the festival can be found HERE.