FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2023 Announces First Events

    Courage for Every Day by Evald Schorm Courage for Every Day by Evald Schorm credit: NFA

    KARLOVY VARY: The digitally restored film Courage for Every Day (1964) by Evald Schorm, a key work of the Czechoslovak New Wave, will have its world premiere at the 57th edition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, set to take place 30 June – 8 July 2023.

    Performed in 2023 in collaboration with the National Film Archive and the Czech Film Fund, the digital restoration process was done in the Czech Republic by UPP and Soundsquare, using an original negative image and original soundtrack stored at the National Film Archive.

    Schorm’s debut feature is another in a series of award-winning Czech films to be digitally restored thanks to financial support from Milada and Eduard Kučera. To date, some 40 Czech films have been digitally restored in this way.

    In 2023, the KVIFF President’s Award will be presented to actress Daniela Kolářová at the closing ceremony of the festival. Daniela Kolářová is one of the most distinctive Czech actors of the past several decades.

    Click HERE for the press release.