KVIFF Eastern Promises unveils selected projects

    KVIFF Eastern Promises unveils selected projects credit: Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary

    KVIFF Eastern Promises industry platform unveils 35 selected film projects which will be showcased at the Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch, First Cut+ Works in Progress and Odesa International Film Festival Works in Progress presentations. The most promising projects will receive awards in a total value of 125,000 EUR.

    The Showcasing of projects to industry professionals will take place in Karlovy Vary, during this year's KVIFF Industry Days:

    For Works in Progress, a total of ten fiction and documentary feature films in the late stage of production or post-production from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and North Africa have been selected. The prize will be decided by jury members Dennis Ruh (European Film Market), Óscar Alonzo (Latido Films), Esra Demirkiran (TRT), Michaela Patríková (SoundSquare) and Ewa Puszczyńska (Opus Film). The selected projects will compete for prizes in a total value of 100,000 EUR. 

    View the selected projects here.

    Works in Development – Feature Launch is a platform organised as a collaboration between KVIFF, the MIDPOINT Institute international script development program, When East Meets West co-production market and Trieste Film Festival. The jury consists of Paul Ridd (Picturehouse Entertainment), Julia Sinkevych (JS Films, Odesa International Film Festival) and Danijel Hočevar (Vertigo). Nine projects, which have been developed within the Feature Launch program and are now looking for co-production partners, will compete for the 10,000 EUR Development Award. 

    View the selected projects here.

    First Cut+ is a programme created for boosting the competitiveness and marketability of feature films that previously participated in First Cut Lab. The programme was launched in 2020 through close cooperation with two dynamic & well-established film industry platforms: Trieste’s When East Meets West and Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days. Each year, it promotes a portfolio of 16 fiction feature films at the stage of post-production – and the following eight of them will be presented in Karlovy Vary. The most promising projects are selected by the international jury members Esra Demirkiran (TRT), Boris Pugnet (First Cut+, Tiramisu) and Ji Lacerna (The Full Circle Lab Philippines) and awarded with service packages and cash prizes that allow them to finish the films.

    View the selected projects here.

    Odesa International Film Festival WIP Selection: In full support of Ukrainian filmmakers and festival organizers, this year's KVIFF will host the Works in Progress programme of the 13th Odesa International Film Festival, which cannot be held there because of Russian aggression. Eight full-length film projects in the final stage of shooting or in post-production produced in Ukraine or in co-production with Ukraine, selected by the OIFF selection committee, will be presented by their creators. The most promising project chosen by the international jury will receive a prize in the amount of 10,000 EUR.

    View the selected projectshere.

    KVIFF Industry Days Programme

    The Industry Days programme, filled with discussions on the current film industry issues, has been revealed. You can discover this year's schedule of events here.