FNE at KVIFF 2024: Karlovy Vary IFF Announces Official Selection

    FNE at KVIFF 2024: Karlovy Vary IFF Announces Official Selection credit: Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary

    KARLOVY VARY: New films by Iveta Grófová, Adam Martinec, Bruno Anković and Beata Parkanová are among the 12 titles selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which will be held from 28 June to 6 July 2024. A total of 15 out of 32 films featured in the official selection are debuts.

    The Proxima Competition, now in its third year, will screen ten films among world premieres and two films among international premieres, made by Pavel G. Vesnakov, Paula Ďurinová and Martin Pavol Repka, among others.

    “The 58th KVIFF official selection, closely watched core of the festival's annual lineup comprising the Crystal Globe and Proxima competitions as well as the Special Screenings programme, offers a unique epicentre of genres and themes vibrating through the contemporary cinema”, says Karel Och, artistic director of the Karlovy Vary IFF.

    The Crystal Globe Jury is composed of Christine Vachon (president), Geoffrey Rush, Gábor Reisz, Sjón and Eliška Křenková, while Mohamed Kordofani, Bianca Balbuena, Daniela Michel, Wouter Jansen and Adéla Komrzý are in the Proxima Jury.

    Crystal Globe Competition:

    Rude to Love / Ai ni ranbou (Japan)
    Directed by Yukihiro Morigaki

    Banzo (Portugal, France, the Netherlands)
    Directed by Margarida Cardoso

    Pierce / Cì xīn qiè gŭ (Singapore, Taiwan, Poland)
    Directed by Nelicia Low

    Three Days of Fish / Drie dagen vis (the Netherlands, Belgium)
    Directed by Peter Hoogendoorn

    Loveable / Elskling (Norway)
    Directed by Lilja Ingolfsdottir

    The Hungarian Dressmaker / Ema a smrtihlav (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Iveta Grófová
    Produced by PubRes
    Coproduced by Total Helpart T.H.A. ,  Campfilm, RTVS, the Czech Television, Miloslav Glac
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech Film FundKultminor, Eurimages
    Sales agent: REASON8 Films

    Our Lovely Pig Slaughter / Mord (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Adam Martinec
    Produced by Breathless Films
    Coproduced by filmsomnia
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Moravian-Silesian Region Film Foundation, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Panopticon / Panoptikoni (Georgia, France, Italy, Romania)
    Directed by George Sikharulidze
    Produced by 20 Steps
    Coproducedby FILM02, Ombre Rosse Film Production, Tangaj Production, Independent Film Project
    Supported by the Georgian National Film Center

    Celebration / Proslava (Croatia, Qatar)
    Directed by Bruno Anković
    Produced by Eclectica
    Coproduced by Pakt Media
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), the Doha Film Institute

    A Sudden Glimpse to Deeper Things (United Kingdom)
    Directed by Mark Cousins

    Tiny Lights / Světýlka (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Beata Parkanová
    Produced by love.FRAME
    Coproduced by AZYL Production, Bontonfilm Studios
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the JFNF regional film fund

    Xoftex (Germany, France)
    Directed by Noaz Deshe

    Proxima Competition:

    Windless / Bezvetrije (Bulgaria, Italy)
    Directed by Pavel G. Vesnakov
    Produced by Red Carpet
    Coproduced by dispàrte
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Italian Ministry of Culture, Eurimages
    Sales agent: Alpha Violet

    Cabo Negro (France, Morocco)
    Directed by Abdellah Taïa

    Chlorophyll / Clorofilla (Italy)
    Directed by Ivana Gloria

    The Alienated / Fără suflet (Germany, Moldova, France)
    Directed by Anja Kreis

    Nothing in Its Place / Hiçbir şey yerinde değil (Turkey, Germany, South Korea)
    Directed by Burak Çevik

    Stranger / Ju wai ren (USA, China, the Netherlands, Norway, France)
    Directed by Zhengfan Yang

    Lapilli (Slovakia, Germany)
    Directed by Paula Ďurinová
    Produced by guča films
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovak Arts Council, the Literary Fund of Slovakia                                                      

    March to May / Od marca do mája (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Martin Pavol Repka
    Produced by Perfilm
    Coproduced by Studio BEEP, PFX
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    Second Chance (India)
    Directed by Subhadra Mahajan

    Trans Memoria (Sweden, France)
    Directed by Victoria Verseau

    Tropicana (Israel, Canada)
    Directed by Omer Tobi

    Night Has Come / Vino la noche (Peru, Spain, Mexico)
    Directed by Paolo Tizón

    Click HERE to see the titles selected for Special Screenings and HERE for the press release.