Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

55th Edition

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

where:Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
when:July 2nd - 10th, 2021
address:Panská 1
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
tel:+420 221 411 011 - 022
email:festival@kviff.com
website:www.kviff.com
entry form:Online Submission

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe.
Every year, the festival presents some 200 films from around the world, and regularly hosts famous and important filmmakers. The Karlovy Vary festival is intended for both film professionals and the general public, and offers visitors a carefully designed programme, excellent facilities and a broad range of other services.
The Festival consists of several program sections and accepts films shot in an format. The program includes two competitive sections:
- Crystal Globe Competition: international competition of feature-length fiction and documentary films presented as World and International premieres only
-.East of the West Competition: competition of first and second feature-length fiction and documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the countries of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa presented as World, International and European premieres only.
The Festival program also includes non-competitive sections, focuses, retrospectives, and tributes.

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