FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2023 Announces Lineup


    KARLOVY VARY: Nine world and two international premieres have been selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which will take place 30 June – 8 July 2023.

    credit: Film Servis Festival Karlovy VaryThe Proxima Competition and Special Screening selections were also announced on 30 May 2023.

    The Crystal Globe jury is composed of: Dora Bouchoucha, Patricia Clarkson, John Nein, Olmo Omerzu and Barry Ward. The members of the Proxima jury are: Dana Linssen, Marija Razgutė, Šimon Šafránek, Barbara Wurm and Meng Xie.


    A Sensitive Person / Citlivý člověk (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Tomáš Klein
    Produced by MasterFilm, Punkchart Films
    Coproduced by the Czech Television
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano (Lebanon, Germany)
    Directed by Cyril Aris

    Fremont (USA)
    Directed by Babak Jalali

    The Hypnosis / Hypnosen (Sweden, Norway, France)
    Directed by Ernst De Geer

    Red Rooms / Les chambres rouges (Canada)
    Directed by Pascal Plante

    The Girls Are Alright (Spain)
    Directed by Itsaso Arana

    Where the Wind Blows / Il vento soffia deve vuole (Italy)
    Directed by Marco Righi

    Citizen Saint / Mokalake Tsmindani (Georgia, France, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili
    Produced by Studio Artizm
    Coproduced by Mandra Films, Chouchkov Brothers
    Supported by the Georgian National Film CenterEurimages

    Empty Nets / Toorhaye khali (Germany, Iran)
    Directed by Behrooz Karamizade

    Blaga's Lessons / Urotcite na Blaga (Bulgaria, Germany)
    Directed by Stephan Komandarev
    Produced by Argo film
    Coproduced by 42film
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    We Have Never Been Modern / Úsvit (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic)
    Directed by Matěj Chlupáček
    Produced by Barletta
    Coproduced by D.N.A
    Supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, the Czech Film Fund, the Czech Television, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovak Television


    Arsenie. An Amazing Afterlife / Arsenie. Viata de apoi (Romania, Luxembourg)
    Directed by Alexandru Solomon
    Produced by microFILM
    Coproduced by Paul Thiltges Distributions
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Birth (South Korea)
    Directed by Ji-young Yoo

    Brutal Heat / Brutální vedro (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Albert Hospodářský
    Produced by Nutprodukce
    Coproduced by Punkchart films
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    The Song of Auricanturi / El canto del Auricanturi (Colombia, Argentina)
    Directed by Camila Rodríguez Triana

    Embryo Larva Butterfly (Cyprus, Greece)
    Directed by Kyros Papavassiliou
    Produced by AMP Filmworks
    Coproduced by Graal
    Supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, the Greek Film Center, ERT, MEDIA Creative Europe

    Guras (India, Nepal)
    Directed by Saurav Rai

    Imago (Poland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Olga Chajdas
    Produced by Apple Film Production
    Coproduced by Topkapi Films, Moloko Film
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Czech Film Fund

    In Camera (UK)
    Directed by Naqqash Kahlid

    The Lost Children / Les enfants perdus (Belgium)
    Directed by Michèle Jacob

    Dark Matter / Maade tarik (Iran)
    Directed by Karim Lakzadeh

    Keeping Mum / Maman déchire (France)
    Directed by Emilie Brisavoine

    Say God Bye (Switzerland)
    Directed by Thomas Imbach

    Click HERE to see the Special Screening selection.