FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary Announces Competition Films

Panic Attack by Paweł Maślona Panic Attack by Paweł Maślona

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF announced the 12 films that will screen in the main competition. Ten of the films will be world premieres. The festival will take place 29 June – 7 July 2018.

Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia are represented by two films apiece. The Czech Republic is represented by three films, two of them produced by Jiri Konecny’s endorfilm. Almost every film is a European production or coproduction, with Asia, Africa or Australia missing from the competition this year. The Middle East sent a single film, from Israel, and the Americas/Caribbean are represented by four films.

The films in the official competition are:

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany)
Directed by Radu Jude
Produced by Hi Film Productions
Coproduced by endorfilm, Les Films d‘Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZFD/Arte, TVR

Panic Attack (Poland)
Directored by Paweł Maślona
Produced by Akson Studio 
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The Fireflies Are Gone (Canada)
Directed by Sébastien Pilote

Domestique (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic)
Directed by Adam Sedlák
Produced by Shore Points, Sentimentalfilm

Redemption (Israel)
Directed by Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov

Brothers (Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria)
Directed by Ömür Atay
Produced by Funda Odemis Ankafilm, Fiction 2.0
Supported by Filmforderung Schleswig-Holstein Hamburg, Eurimages

Miriam Lies (Dominican Republic, Spain)
Directed by Oriol Estrada, Natalia Cabral

Jumpman (Russia)
Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy

Sueño Florianópolis (Argentina, Brazil, France)
Directed by Ana Katz

To the Night (Austria, USA)
Directed by Peter Brunner

Winter Flies (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovak Republic)
Directed by Olmo Omerzu
Produced by endorfilm
Coproduced by Punkchart Films, Cvinger Film, and Czech TV

History of Love (Slovenia, Italy, Norway)
Directed by Sonja Prosenc
Produced by Monoo
Coproduced by RTV Slovenia, Incitus Film, Nefertiti Film
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, Eurimages