EFP FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema will be presenting ten selected films directed by some of the most promising European film students and graduates at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) which will be held from 20 to 28 August 2021.

The filmmakers are nominated by their countries' national film promotion institutes, with the final selection being done by KVIFF's artistic director Karel Och and his programme team. The young directors will be offered a two-part schedule this year, with an online pre-programme including pitching trainings and industry meetings (17 – 19 August) and the presentation of their films during the festival (22 – 24 August). The 3-day-programme on site will be rounded off by a master class.

 "We are thrilled that the young talents will have the opportunity again this year to present their films on-site in person to the public and press at the festival. It is so important for all the filmmakers to see the audience’s reactions and to get in touch with the public, and even more so when they are at the very beginning of their careers. We thank the KVIFF for such a valuable continous cooperation and our members for nominating excellent short films whose directors we will certainly meet again in the future“, says EFP's Managing Director Sonja Heinen.

The seventh edition of EFP FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema in close cooperation with the festival will introduce the following up-and-coming directors with their films from:

 Austria: Mathias Seebacher Home Is Where the Scars Are From | Belgium / Flanders: Hyun Lories, Versailles | Denmark: Glen Bay Grant True Mirror | Estonia: German Golub My Dear Corpses | Germany: Jerry Hoffmann I Am | Hungary: Marcell Farkas Szeurum | Iceland: Ninna Pálmadóttir All Dogs Die | Poland: Magdalena Gajewska The Cracks | Slovak Republic: Kateřina Hroníková Rheum | Spain: Irene Albanell Mellado Silent Club.

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 "KVIFF is back in its desired and long appreciated physical version and so is the Future Frames programme. We proudly present this exciting selection of ten shorts curated by my colleagues Anna Korinek and Sandra Hezinova, and look forward to welcoming ten young European filmmakers in Karlovy Vary", says KVIFF's artistic director Karel Och.

 The national film promotion institutes supporting this years' edition of EFP FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema are: AFC – Austrian Films, Danish Film Institute, Estonian Film Institute, Flanders Images, German Films, Icelandic Film Centre, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain), National Film Institut Hungary, Polish Film Institute, Slovak Film Institute.

 EFP FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and presented by Festival Scope. Partner of FUTURE FRAMES 2021 is Nespresso. Main media partner is Variety, further media partners are Cineuropa and Fred Film Radio.


about karlovy vary international film festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals, 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.


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