24-06-2012

Czechs Launch Film Corner and Pitching at Karlovy Vary

By FNE Staff

{mosimage}PRAGUE: The Czech Film Center (CFC, www.filmcenter.cz) marks its 10th anniversary with an expanded presence at the Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com) targeting industry professionals.

In cooperation with MEDIA Desk Czech Republic and the festival's Industry Office, CFC will establish the Czech Film Corner, providing information about Czech films and the film industry.

The CFC is cooperating with the Czech Film Commission, MEDIA Desk Czech Republic and the KVIFF Industry Office to launch the Czech Film Corner, a stand providing information about Czech film and the Czech film industry, including development, production, support and distribution of Czech films, industry contacts, and festivals.

"More and more producers and representatives from international festivals have started asking for detailed information about Czech films and conditions of support and production," said Film Industry Office director Andrea Szczuková, adding that the Film Industry Office "lacked the capacity" to sufficiently respond to inquiries.

Pitch & Feedback, a joint initiative of the CFC and the Slovak Film Institute (www.sfu.sk), will present Czech and Slovak film projects in development to potential coproduction partners.

"In addition to advice and tips on how to continue the development of their projects, producers will get in direct touch with key figures in the international film industry. One-on-one meetings with potential co-producers will be possible," said Jana Černík from CFC/Development and Training.

Among the producers at Pitch & Feedback is Martin Krejčí, who will present Erwin, a Dutch-Czech-British co-production with producer Monika Kristl from Dawson Production (dawson.cz); Jan Bušta, who will present his directorial debut Krvavá pomlázka; anc Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu, who gained international acclaim with Příliš mladá noc (A Night Too Young), presenting his new project Rodinný film, in development with Endorfilm (www.endorfilm.cz).

Contact information:

Czech Film Center

Phone: +420 221 105 398

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