EFP Future Frames 2017  
Back row from left to right: Elsa María Jakobsdóttir, Maria Eriksson, Damián Vondrášek, Giorgi Mukhadze, Katarina Morano, Liene Linde, Kirsikka Saari.
Front row: Michal Blaško, Joren Molter, Matei Lucaci-Grunberg

For the third year running EFP (European Film Promotion) and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) have selected ten of the most promising European film students and graduates to present their films in the framework of EFP FUTURE FRAMES during KVIFF from July 3 - 5. The programme designed to highlight the next generation of outstanding European filmmakers fresh out of film school is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the respective EFP member organisations.

Acclaimed Canadian director Denis Côté will act as mentor for the young filmmakers. He will share his wide-ranging experience in independent film-making, including a masterclass entitled "A Question of Independence" following a screening of his award-winning film "Drifting States". His exceptional commitment is part of an intensive programme which will be introducing the upcoming directors to the film industry and press and presenting their work to the welcoming festival audience.

SundanceTV is once again supporting EFP FUTURE FRAMES as one of the project partners of the event. Patrick Connolly, Vice President Programming, Scheduling & Creative Services at AMC/ Sundance Channel Global on the commitment: "SundanceTV is delighted to partner with Future Frames at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for the third year in a row. At SundanceTV, our mission continues to be an effort to discover, support and inspire independent artists from around the world and to bring their work to global audiences. We look forward to identifying great new talent at Future Frames this year."

Nespresso is also including Future Frames as part of its support for the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. "We are glad that, inspired by the film festivals in Cannes and Berlin, we were able to extend our partnership with IFF Karlovy Vary. This year, for the second time, we will support the Future Frames festival section and with it young filmmakers, which is one of our objectives not only in the Czech Republic, but worldwide," says Andrea Petrová, Marketing Manager at Nespresso.

The following EFP member organisation support FUTURE FRAMES.
Czech Film Center, EYE International (The Netherlands), Finnish Film Foundation, Georgian National Film Center, Icelandic Film Centre, National Film Centre of Latvia, Romanian Film Promotion, Slovak Film Institute, Slovenian Film Centre, Swedish Film Institute.

Project partners of FUTURE FRAMES 2017 are the Sundance Channel and Nespresso.

Interviews with this year's FUTURE FRAMES participants will be published by EFP's main media partner Variety as well as additional media partners Cineuropa Shorts, Film New Europe, Fred Film Radio and NISI MASA.

Based on recommendations by EFP members, KIVFF has chosen the following ten directors and their films for presentation in Future Frames 2017:


Czech Republic / Czech Film Center

realized at FAMU

Waiting for Ana
Director: Giorgi Mukhadze

Georgia / Georgian National Film Center

realized at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University


Iceland / Icelandic Film Centre

realized at The National Film School of Denmark

Seven Awkward Sex Scenes. Part One
Director: Liene Linde

Latvia / National Film Centre of Latvia

realized at Latvian Academy of Culture

Greetings from Kropsdam
Director: Joren Molter

The Netherlands / EYE International

realized at NFA - Netherlands Film Academy

Atlantis, 2003
Director: Michal Blasko

Slovak Republic / Slovak Film Institute

realized at Film and Television Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava

Schoolyard Blues
Director: Maria Eriksson

Sweden / The Swedish Film Institute

realized at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (STDH)

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