Prague, 4 February 2011 - This year the Czech Film Center will be representing Czech cinematography and the Czech film industry for the ninth time at the European Film Market (EFM), which is an integral part of Berlinale. The official partners of the CFC stand this year are Barrandov Studio and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
CFC, together with film institutions from Slovenia and Slovakia, will form a joint stand with an area of 57 m2 under the name of Central European Cinema from February 10th to 18th. The stand will serve to promote the national cinemas and will also be a base for distributors, producers and vendors of films from the aforementioned countries. The CEC stand, numbered 126, can be found on the 1st floor of the Martin Gropius Bau museum building, where the EFM's main exhibition space is located.
In 2010 a total of 6450 visitors from the world over participated in the EFM. There were 419 companies from 48 countries represented. Film projections at the market offered 666 films during 1024 projects for more than 1300 buyers.
In 2011 three feature films and one trailer will be shown at the EFM: Kuky se vrací (Kooky, dir.: Jan Svěrák, represented by: Fandango Portobello Sales, GB), 3 sezóny v pekle (3 Seasons in Hell, dir.: Tomáš Mašín, represented by: The Yellow Affair, SE/FI), Pouta (Walking Too Fast, dir: Radim Špaček, represented by: Film Europe, CZ/SK) and a preview of the film Odcházení (Havel's Leaving, dir.: Václav Havel, represented by: Simply Cinema, CZ)
This year all the Czech films are represented on the market by "Sales," which are companies that specialise in the international sale of films.
The accompanying events at this year's Berlinale include the presentation of a new compilation DVD entitled Nultá léta (Year Zero), issued by the Czech Institute of Animation. The DVD presents a selection of short Czech animated films from the period from 2000 to 2010. The presentation will take place on February 16th at 7 p.m. in Berlin's Czech Centre.
You will find enclosed a complete program of the projections of all Czech films at the Berlin International Film Festival and EFM including the accompanying events (only in English).
Czech Film Center - Film Promotion
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