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The Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival went to the new endeavor of the recognised Romanian director Radu Jude –  “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians”. The film produced by Ada Solomon in Romania, in co-production with the Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria and Germany, reconstructs a ghastly incident and ingeniously updates Hannah Arendt’s incisive work on the banality of evil. Employing an uncompromising narrative form à la Godard, it demonstrates that committing brutal acts is not only the path to barbarism, for even a mere stunted conscience is enough to lead a person to it.

Works in Progress, Eurimages Lab Project, Docs in Progress

Michaela ŠojdrováFNE asked Czech MEP and Vice-Chair of EU Culture and Education Committee of the EU Parliament Michaela Šojdrová about gender equality in the film industry, young audiences at KVIFF and the importance of the LUX Prize.

Please click HERE for the final press release of the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF.

KARLOVY VARY: FNE teamed up with KVIFF and critics attending the festival to rate the films in the Main Competition and East of the West Competition giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics’ opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights into what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

British cinematographer Roger Deakins is the laureate of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement Award at the 39. International Cinematographers` Film Festival Manaki Brothers, which will be held September 22-29 in Bitola. This was announced at the first press-conference of the festival along with the presentation of the creative solutions for the upcoming edition. This year the festival`s slogan is “Hats Off” as a token of respect for the festival’s tradition, the cinematographers, the city of Bitola and the audiences.

The 12th annual Talents Sarajevo program will welcome 61 up-and-coming actors, cinematographers, directors, editors, film critics, producers and screenwriters from Southeast Europe and the Southern Caucasus during the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival.

KARLOVY VARY: FNE teamed up with European Film Promotion again this year to speak to the ten European film school students and recent graduates participating in the EFP Future Frames to find out what they think about the future of European film.

KARLOVY VARY: Paweł Maślona’s black comedy Panic Attack, which is currently competing in Karlovy Vary’s main competition, was sold by New Europe Film Sales to Greece (Neo), Lithuania (Kino Pavasaris), Iceland (Bio Paradis) and Central and Eastern Europe (HBO Central Europe).

KARLOVY VARY: The spot of the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF made by Jean-Luc Godard has been officially released at the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF. The 2018 Ji.hlava IDFF will take place from 25 to 30 October 2018.