EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema puts a spotlight on outstanding young directors from Europe. Ten film students and graduates will be presenting their films at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), running from 1 to 9 July, 2022.
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 team of programmers. The young directors will be offered a two-part schedule, starting with an online pre-programme including pitching training and industry meetings (27– 28 June). During the festival, EFP will introduce the young directors and their films – all Czech premieres – to the public, film industry and press. The three-day event, running from July 4–6, will be rounded off by a master class.
The seventh edition of EFP FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema, organised in close cooperation with the festival, will introduce the following up-and-coming directors with their films from:
Austria: Magdalena Chmielewska Lullaby | Czech Republic: Martin Kuba Vinland | Denmark: Nicolai G.H. Johansen Hvis Du Vidste – If You Knew | Finland: Max Ovaska Lasti/Carrier | Germany: Brenda Lien First Work, Then Play | Lithuania: Lukas Kacinauskas Aš buvau Maksas / I Was Max | Poland: Maciej Jankowski Warzywa i owoce / Fruits and Vegetables | Slovak Republic: Alica Bednáriková Chlieb náš každodenný / Liquid Bread | Spain: Carmen Pedrero Vientos De Primavera / Winds of springtime | Sweden: Angelika Abramovitch Tjejtoan 4-ever / Catcave Hysteria
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EFP FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema, in collaboration with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, is made possible thanks to the support of Creative Europe – the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and AMC Networks as well as the participating national film promotion institutes, EFP’s member organisations: AFC - Austrian Films, Czech Film Center, Danish Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, German Films, Lithuanian Film Centre, Polish Film Institute, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain), Slovak Film Institute and Swedish Film Institute. The main media partner is Variety, with Cineuropa and Fred Film Radio as additional media partners.
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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