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Encyclopedia > Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
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The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. Because of its success in the past few years the Karlovy Vary festival has become one of the most significant film events in Central and Eastern Europe. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 923 KB) Description: Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) - Blick von der oberen Terrasse des Kurhotels Thermal Source = selbst fotografiert Date = 5. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 923 KB) Description: Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) - Blick von der oberen Terrasse des Kurhotels Thermal Source = selbst fotografiert Date = 5. ... A film festival is a mostly annual festival in one or more movie theaters with a special program showcasing many films. ... Karlovy Vary (help· info) or Carlsbad (German: Karlsbad), is a spa city situated in the western part of the Czech Republic on confluence of Ohře and Teplá rivers. ... Regions of Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Current division of Europe into five (or more) regions: one definition of Eastern Europe is marked in orange Eastern Europe is an eastern region of Europe variably defined. ...

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History

The Karlovy Vary film festival is one of the oldest in the world. The pre-war dream of many enthusiastic filmmakers materialized in 1946 when in Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary a non-competition festival of films from seven countries took place. Above all it was intended to screen the results of the recently nationalized Czechoslovak film industry. After the first two years the festival moved permanently to Karlovy Vary. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Mariánské LáznÄ› (German: Marienbad) is a spa town in the Carlsbad Region of the Czech Republic. ... Karlovy Vary (help· info) or Carlsbad (German: Karlsbad), is a spa city situated in the western part of the Czech Republic on confluence of OhÅ™e and Teplá rivers. ... Czechoslovakia (Czech: ÄŒeskoslovensko, Slovak: ÄŒesko-Slovensko/before 1990 ÄŒeskoslovensko) was a country in Central Europe that existed from 1918 until early 1993 (with government-in-exile during the World War II period). ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ...


For several decades after the Communist takeover in February 1948 the festival was entirely under the control of the then current political establishment. The period in which the selection of films, the conferral of awards, and the invitation of guests took place in the spirit of Communist propaganda alternated with other less restrictive eras such as the sixties in which the festival program was able to offer the latest artistic trends making their way in both Czechoslovak and world cinematography (including the West). Legendary festivals filled with stars and absolute gems of films gave way to other years which, due to the bombastic and ubiquitous socialist rhetoric, nearly caused the complete loss of the festival audience. Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... It has been suggested that Propaganda in the United States be merged into this article or section. ...


With regard to the Karlovy Vary IFF, the great social and political changes that took place after the Velvet Revolution in November 1989 pushed concerns about organizing the festival to the background. The program for 1990 was saved by the release of a collection of Czechoslovak films which had been locked up for years in a storage vault. And the appearance of a number of important international guests such as Miloš Forman and Lindsey Anderson or Robert De Niro helped as well. Future festivals were in doubt. Financial problems and a lack of interest on the part of the government, organizers and viewers almost ended the festival's long tradition in 1992. Non-violent protesters are fighting with flowers against armored policemen The Velvet Revolution (Czech: sametová revoluce, Slovak: nežná revolúcia) (November 16 – December 29, 1989) refers to a bloodless revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the communist government there. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Wax figure of MiloÅ¡ Forman at Prague wax museum Jan Tomáš Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as MiloÅ¡ Forman, is a film director, actor and script writer. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro Jr. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1994 the 29th Karlovy Vary IFF inaugurated an entirely new tradition. After nearly forty years of alternating with the Moscow IFF, the festival began once again to take place every year. The Karlovy Vary Film Festival Foundation was set up in 1993 co-created by the Ministry of Culture, The City of Karlovy Vary, and the Grand Hotel Pupp. Actor Jiří Bartoška was invited to be the festival's president, and Eva Zaoralová became program director in 1995. Since 1998 the organization of the festival has been carried out by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a joint stock company. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Moscow International Film Festival is a film festival held in Moscow. ... A joint stock company is a special kind of partnership. ...


Program

The core of the program is the feature film competition; in accordance with FIAPF regulations only those films which have not been shown in competition at any other international festivals can be included. The documentary competition is another important festival event. The extensive informative program features both distribution pre-premiers and films awarded at other festivals. But it also includes discoveries of artistic creations by independent directors, productions coming out of little known film industries, retrospectives, and an overview of Czech film output during the past year. For the third straight year the festival will present Variety Critics' Choice: new and interesting films of mainly European production selected by critics working at this prestigious magazine. A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... . ...


Seminars focusing primarily on European film are another important part of the festival.


Thousands of visitors and the great variety of films testify to the effectiveness of the program team with program director Eva Zaoralová at its head. Due to their valiant efforts many films will be purchased at the festival for wider distribution or, thanks to receiving a festival award, will attract the attention of major producers, distributors, and the media.


The festival program is comprised of the following sections:

  • Competition of feature-length films – films never before shown in competition at any other international festival.
  • Documentary Film Competition – a competition divided into two parts: documentaries less than and longer than 30 minutes.
  • Horizons – pre-premieres of films bought for wider distribution, and films awarded at other festivals.
  • Another View – works experimenting with form and content, or those revealing an uncommon creative approach.
  • Forum of Independents – more than just "independent" American filmmakers.
  • East of the West – films from the former socialist bloc.
  • Czech Films – an overview of Czech films made during the past year.
  • Retrospectives – several thematic retrospectives presenting the work of a certain world-renowned film personality, a particular period, or a selection of works chosen according to specific criteria.

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Awards

The Karlovy Vary IFF first held an international film competition in 1948. Since 1951 an international jury has evaluated the films. The Karlovy Vary competition quickly found a place among other developing festivals and by 1956 FIAPF had already classified Karlovy Vary as a category A festival. Given the creation of the Moscow IFF and the political decision to organize only one "A" festival for all socialist countries, Karlovy Vary was forced to alternate with Moscow between 1959 and 1993. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about one-party states governed by Communist parties. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Since the very beginning the Grand Prize has been the Crystal Globe – although its form has often changed. As of the 35th Karlovy Vary IFF 2000 the Crystal Globe has taken on a new look: now the figure of a woman stands raising a crystal ball (artistic concept worked out by Tono Stano, Aleš Najbrt, Michal Caban, and Šimon Caban). Crystal Globe is the main award at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival first given out in 1946. ...


The Feature Film Competition is divided into the following main awards:

  • Grand Prix – Crystal Globe for best feature film (grand total $20,000)
  • Special Jury Prize
  • Best Director Award
  • Best Actress Award
  • Best Actor Award

The Documentary Competition is divided into the following main awards:

  • Best Documentary Film in the category for film lasting 30 minutes or less
  • Best Documentary Film in the category for film lasting above 30 minutes in length

Each year the festival also presents the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema.


Crystal Globe Winners - Grand Prix

  • 2005 Mój Nikifor /en:My Nikifor (Poland) - director Krzysztof Krauze
  • 2004 Certi bambini /en:A Children's Story (Italy) - director Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi
  • 2003 La finestra di fronte /en:Facing Windows (Italy, GB, Turkey, Portugal) - director Ferzan Ozpetek
  • 2002 Rok Ďábla /en:Year of The Devil (Czech Republic) - director Petr Zelenka
  • 2001 Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain /en:Amélie (France) - director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • 2000 Eu tu eles /en:Me You Them (Brasil) - director Andrucha Waddington
  • 1999 Chachaverim shel Yana/en:Yana's Friends (Israel) - director Arik Kaplun
  • 1998 Le coeur au poing /en:Streetheart (Canada) - director Charles Binamé
  • 1997 Ma vie en rose /en:My Life in Pink (Belgium, France, GB) - director Alain Berliner
  • 1996 Kavkazskij plennik /en:Prisoner of the Caucasus (Russia, Kazakhstan) - director Sergej Bodrov
  • 1995 Jízda /en:The Ride (Czech republic) - director Jan Svěrák
  • 1994 Mi Hermano del Alma /en:My Soul Brother (Spain) - director Mariano Barroso

A Children’s Story (Certi bambini) is a movie awarded with Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2004. ... Movie poster for Facing Windows Facing Windows (La Finestra di fronte) is a 2003 Italian movie directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. ... Year of The Devil (Rok ďábla) is a movie awarded with Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2002. ... Petr Zelenka (born August 21, 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech writer and director. ... Amélie (Tautou), her father Raphaël (Rufus), and the travelling garden gnome. ... Me You Them (Eu tu eles) is a movie awarded with Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2000. ... Yana´s Friends (Ha-chaverim shel Yana), directed by Arik Kaplun, is an Israeli movie awarded with Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1999. ... Streetheart (Le coeur au poing) is a movie awarded with Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1998. ... Ma Vie en Rose (My Life in Pink) is a 1997 Belgian film that was directed by Alain Berliner and produced by Carole Scotta. ... Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award Winners 2005 Crystal Globe (Grand Prix) - Mój Nikifor /en:My Nikifor (Poland) - director Krzysztof Krauze Special Jury Prize - Eize makom nifla (Izrael) - director Eyal Halfon Best Director Award - Krzysztof Krauze (Poland) - Mój Nikifor /en:My Nikifor Best Actress Award - Krystyna Feldman (Poland...

Some of the Celebrities of the Festival of Last Years

Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Harrelson, Bernard Hill, Sean Connery, Michael Douglas, Alan Alda, Roman Polanski, Ben Kingsley, Elijah Wood, Michael York, Seymour Cassel, Robert Redford, Liv Ullmann, Gael García Bernal, Alexander Payne, Sharon Stone, Guillermo Jimenez Díaz, István Szabó, Sylvie Testud, Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Bisset, John Boorman, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Saffron Burrows, Steve Buscemi, Javier Camara, John Cleese, Mia Farrow, Louise Fletcher, Miloš Forman, William Forsythe, Robert Forster, Amos Gitai, Heather Graham, Bernard Hill, Kim Ki-duk, Udo Kier, Nastassja Kinski, Fele Martinez, Colm Meaney, Julia Ormond, Gregory Peck, Liev Schreiber, Max von Sydow, Chris Weitz, Robert de Niro Leonardo DiCaprio during press conference on The Beach, 2000 Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an Academy Award-winning American actor well known for roles in blockbuster movies like Titanic (1997) and The Aviator (2004), and was famed for his far reaching global celebrity influence dubbed as Leo... Edward Norton Edward H Norton Jr. ... Salma Hayek at the Cannes Film Festival Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is a Mexican actress. ... Freeman in Batman Begins, 2005 Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and film director. ... Sarafina movie poster featuring Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955), is an Academy Award, Daytime Emmy Award, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy Award-winning American comedian and film actress. ... Impromptu shot of Woody Harrelson in Eugene, Oregon, 2004 Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961), better known as Woody Harrelson, is an American actor. ... Bernard Hill as King Théoden of Rohan in the Peter Jackson film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Bernard Hill is an English actor, born December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery, KBE, (born 25 August 1930) is an Oscar-winning Scottish film actor who is perhaps best known as the original cinematic James Bond. ... Michael Douglas at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, June 19, 2004 Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA) is an Oscar winning American actor and producer. ... Alan Alda as Benjamin Franklin Hawkeye Pierce Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph DAbruzzo on January 28, 1936) is an Oscar-nominated American actor, writer, director and sometimes political activist. ... Roman PolaÅ„ski at Cannes with Adrien Brody, 2002 Roman PolaÅ„ski (born August 18, 1933) is a Franco-Polish film director and actor. ... Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943) is an English actor. ... Elijah Wood in Wellington, New Zealand for the 2003 world premiere of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. ... Michael York (born March 27, 1942, Fulmer, England) is a prolific actor now resident in California. ... Seymour Cassel (January 22, 1935 –) is an actor. ... Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr. ... Liv Ullmann at Cannes in 2000 Liv Johanne Ullmann (born December 16, 1938) is a Norwegian actress, author and film director. ... Rodrigo De la Serna (as Alberto Granado) and Gael García Bernal (as Ernesto Guevara) in a film screenshot from The Motorcycle Diaries (film). ... Alexander Payne Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10, 1961 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American film director and screenwriter of Greek descent (his Greek name is Alexandros Papadopoulos). ... Sharon Stone in 2004. ... István Szabó (born 18 February, 1938 in Budapest) is both the best known and the most critically acclaimed Hungarian film director of the past few decades. ... Lauren Bacall (born September 16, 1924) is an American film and stage actress and a former model. ... Jacqueline Bisset (13 September 1944) is a British actress, born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset in Weybridge, Surrey, England to Max Fraser- Bisset, a General Practitioner of Scottish descent, and the former Arlette Alexander, a French-born attorney. ... John Boorman (born January 18, 1933 in Shepperton, Surrey, United Kingdom), is a British filmmaker, currently based in Ireland, best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, and The General. ... Klaus Maria Brandauer (born June 22, 1944) is an actor and director. ... Saffron Dominique Burrows (born January 1, 1973 in London, England) is a British actress. ... Steve Buscemi Steven Vincent Buscemi (born December 13, 1957) is an American film and stage character actor based in New York City. ... Javier Cámara (born January 19, 1967) is a Spanish actor, most notably in the Pedro Almodóvar film Hable con ella (Talk to Her) and the television series 7 vidas (Seven Lives). ... John Cleese as Q in Die Another Day. ... Farrow on the cover of Glamour, 1968 Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow, better known as Mia Farrow (February 9, 1945 – April 5, 2006) is an American actress. ... Louise Fletcher as Winn Adami on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Wax figure of MiloÅ¡ Forman at Prague wax museum Jan Tomáš Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as MiloÅ¡ Forman, is a film director, actor and script writer. ... William Forsythe is an American who became known internationally for his work with the Frankfurt Ballet. ... Robert Forster (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor. ... Amos Gitai (born 11 October 1950 in Haifa, Israel) is an Israeli film director. ... Heather Graham on the cover of Life magazine Heather Joan Graham (born January 29, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film and television actress. ... Bernard Hill as King Théoden of Rohan in the Peter Jackson film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Bernard Hill is an English actor, born December 17, 1944 in Manchester, England. ... Kim Ki-duk is a Korean film maker noted for his meditative, philosophical films. ... Udo Kier, promotional photo Udo Kier (born Udo Kierspe, October 14, 1944 in Cologne, Germany) is a German actor. ... Nastassja Kinski photographed by Helmut Newton on the cover of Playboy, May 1983. ... Colm Meaney as Miles OBrien Colm J. Meaney ( or , a variant of Callum; born May 30, 1953 in Dublin, Ireland) is an actor widely known for his role as Miles OBrien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Julia Ormond (born on 4 January 1965 in Epsom, Surrey, England) is a British actress with many stage and screen credits to her name. ... Gregory Peck at Cannes, 2000 Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Liev Schreiber Isaac Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967) is an American Tony Award-winning actor. ... Max von Sydow as Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon (help· info) (born April 10, 1929) is a Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboraton with Ingmar Bergman. ... Chris Weitz (born 1970 in New York, New York) is the producer and director (along with brother Paul Weitz) of American Pie, About a Boy, and other movies. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro Jr. ...


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External links

  • official website
  • Karlovy Vary film festival 2006 blog on the Prague Daily Monitor

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