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53. edition of Karlovy Vary IFF | 29. 6. - 7. 7. 2018 |  Czech Republic



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Slovak Films 17-18
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  Signum Laudis
Out of the Past

CS | 1980 | 85 min. | fiction
Directors: Martin Hollý
  Interview with Martin Hollý
Every year, Out of the Past section brings classic, cult, rare and unfairly overlooked films, screened in their original or restored versions to Karlovy Vary IFF. This year's edition will introduce digitally restored film Signum Laudis (d. Martin Hollý) in its international premiere. Back then, when this World War I psychological drama was presented for the first time at the Festival in 1980, it received the Special Jury Prize. In 1981, an interview with Martin Hollý was published in Czechoslovak film magazine Film a doba, in which the director describes his relationship with history and the way he reflects it in the film.
  Warm comedy about depression, madness and unfulfilled dreams
Future Frames

SK | 2017 | 22 min. | fiction
Director: Michal Ďuriš
  Interview with Michal Ďuriš
Despite being raised in a family strongly rooted in theatre, Michal Ďuriš (1993) decided to study film instead. After four years of education in film photography, editing and sound design at Private Secondary Art School in Košice, he worked as camera operator, grip, assistant director and director of photography on short promo videos, commercials and music videos. In 2014 he got accepted to the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he is currently studying for a Master's Degree in Film and Television Directing; he also collaborates with several theatres as freelance director.
Official Selection - Competition

CZ, SK | 2018 | 116 min. | fiction
director: Adam Sedlák
  Winter Flies
Official Selection - Competition

CZ, SK | 2018 | 85 min. | fiction
director: Olmo Omerzu
  Interview with Ivan Ostrochovský
Meet Ivan Ostrochovský (1972), film author, director and producer. Before his fiction feature debut Koza (2015) premiered at the 64th Berlinale, Ostrochovský made several documentaries, eg. Lesser Evil (2004), Ilja (2010) and Velvet Terorists (2013) with Palo Pekarčík and Peter Kerekes, awarded with the Fedora Award at the 48th KVIFF and Tagesspiegel Readers Award at the 63th Berlinale. He produced Nina (2017) by Juraj Lehotský, 5 October (2016) by Martin Kollar and Sunrise Hotel (2016) by Mária Rumanová and coproduced documentary by Erika Hníková Matchmaking Mayor (2010), feature debut of Iveta Grófová Made in Ash (2012) and many more.
East of the West - Competition

CZ, SK | 2018 | 95 min. | fiction
director: Beata Parkanová
  Circus Rwanda
Special Events

CZ, SK | 2018 | 80 min. | documentary
director: Michal Varga
  Czech Films 2017 - 2018
Czech Films 2017 - 2018 section showcases films Insect by Jan Švankamjer and The Interpreter by Martin Šulík.
  Let There Be Light
Works in Progress @KVIFF

SK, CZ | 100 min. | fiction
director: Marko Škop
  Atlantis, 2003
Prague Short Film Festival Presents

SK, CZ | 2017 | 30 min. | fiction
Director: Michal Blaško
  Visible World
Hommage to Peter Krištúfek

SK | 2011 | 104 min. | fiction
Director: Peter Krištúfek
  Peter Krištúfek
The first time Peter Krištúfek introduced his work at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it was in 2009. His feature-length documentary debut Snapshots, portrait of Slovak music legend Dežo Ursiny, world-premiered in section 2009: A Musical Odyssey. Two years later, Krištúfek returned with his feature debut Visible World screened within East of the West Competition.


Peter Dubecký
| General Manager | |
Rastislav Steranka | Director of National Cinematographic Centre | |
Imelda Selková | Foreign Department | |
Kristína Aschenbrennerová | Foreign Department | | 
Miroslav Ulman | magazine | | 


published: 22.06.2018
updated: 02.08.2018