FNE at KVIFF 2015:LUX Film Prix Brings MEPs to KV to Debate the Digital Era


    European Content in Digital Era. Towards a modernised copyright framework. What is at stake?

    Sunday, July 5, 2015, from 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm

    Blue Lounge, Lázně III

    Nearly half of Europeans fail to use streaming services from their own country while on holiday abroad because of geo-blocking. Both technology and how society makes use of it have evolved significantly since the existing legislation on copyright was drafted. It affects not only creators and consumers but also the whole value chain of the audio-visual industry. New attempts to modernize copyright rules on EU level are now on the table. What is at stake of this reform? Is it ambitious enough and how it affects the distribution models?

    Speakers: Mr. Pavel Svoboda, Chair of the Committee on Legislative Affairs, European Parliament; Mr. Bogdan Wenta, Culture and Education, European Parliament; Mr. Petr Ostrouchov, expert on copyright law, and other experts. Moderated by Ms. Doris Pack, LUX Prize coordinator, former Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Education, European Parliament.

    Debate organized by the LUX Film Prize of the European Parliament and Creative Europe Desk Czech Republic-MEDIA, in partnership with KVIFF and Europa Distribution.

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    The talk will be in Czech, English and German and will be interpreted into all three languages.

    LUX Film Prize Unveils the Top 10 Films

    Sunday, July 5, 2015, from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

    Terrace, Hotel Thermal

    In the framework of Karlovy Vary IFF, the European Parliament unveils the selection of 10 films nominated for the 2015 LUX Film Prize. On this occasion, the Audience Mention of last edition will be also announced.

    The LUX Film Prize was established in 2007 in order to support the European film industry, subtitling the most significant European co-productions into all official European Union languages, propelling them beyond their national market. In doing so, the European Parliament supports cultural diversity, as it brings LUX Prize films to audiences across Europe and encourages debate on the issues they raise. Out of the ten, 3 finalists are subtitled into 24 European languages and screened across Europe.

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    Industry Workshop: Is there demand for on-demand? What lies beneath the digital market?

    Monday, July 6, 2015, from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

    Cinema, Lázně III

    In the frame of the debates on VOD and the fragility of online barriers, Europa Distribution, in partnership with KVIFF and the LUX Prize has set up a panel to enable an in-depth evaluation of the current VOD market and digital opportunities and threats. What is the reality of the online market today? How about film diversity, accessibility and circulation? What are the consequences of the Digital Single Market applied to film?

    Professionals from the entire film value chain will share their experiences and recent learning to assess what the European independent film industry has in store for the close future.