Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) has shared details about its upcoming 57th edition, which will run from June 30 to July 8.
Among the highlights announced today, the festival will host two large-scale retrospective events. The first, a celebration of independent Iranian cinema, will feature works by nine Iranian filmmakers, who said the festival “represents a spiritual connection to past generations of their country’s greats, tackling current reality with a remarkable sensitivity and great invention”. Are.”
“Together, these nine unique and deeply personal testimonies form a multi-dimensional mosaic that reflects the collective spirit and openness of today’s Iranian youth cinema,” added the festival.
will be included in the selection of films skin (Bahram Ark, Bahrain Ark, 2023), K9 (Wahid Vakil, 2020), and door of dreams (Negin Ahmed, 2023).
The second retrospective will celebrate the work of Japanese filmmaker Yasuzo Masumura, a small but towering figure of Japan’s New Wave. Screening Program Will Include Festival Premiere of Masumura’s 4K Restoration the red angel (1966).
On the industry side, Karlovy Vary is set to expand its Future Frames program for budding European filmmakers. Traditionally, the program selects ten film students and graduates to showcase their short and medium length films to the festival’s audience. Filmmakers also participate in tailored mentorship programs. This year the program will be run in collaboration with uta, Range Media Partnersand the global lottery operator, Allwyn.
Participants will receive one-on-one meetings with UTA and Range Media representatives, who will provide feedback on projects and select a director, who will receive an Allwyn-sponsored scholarship to spend a month in Los Angeles. A new creative and networking area called the Allwyn Future Frames Lounge will be created at the Thermal Hotel Festival Centre. The Future Frames program will run from July 2-July.
Elsewhere, KVIFF will honor Czech actress Daniela Kolarov with the President’s Award along with a screening of her 1976 comedy ball lightning, The festival has also shared the official artwork for this year’s edition. Check it out below.