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Terribly Happy wins Karlovy Vary grand prize

Karlovy Vary Press Release 2008-07-13
Danish entry Terribly Happy won the Crystal Globe at the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which concluded July 12. Jury president Ivan Passer presented the award to the film's director Henrik Ruben Genz.
K A R L O V Y V A R Y
I N T E R N A T I O N A L F I L M F E S T I V A L
Final Press Release (July 12th, 2008)
The 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a non-specialized festival with a competition
of full-length feature films, a competition of documentary films, and the East of the West
competition, took place from July 4th to July 12th this year.
It was organized by FILM SERVIS FESTIVAL Karlovy Vary, a.s., the president of the festival
is Jiří Bartoška, the artistic director Eva Zaoralová.
The 44th Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from July 3rd – 11th, 2009.
COMPETITION OF FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILMS
Grand Jury
Ivan Passer – President of the Jury, USA
Brenda Blethyn, United Kingdom
Ari Folman, Israel
Ted Hope, USA
Jan P. Muchow, Czech Republic
Johanna ter Steege, Netherlands
Vilmos Zsigmond, USA
GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (30,000 USD)
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.
Terribly Happy (Frygtelig Lykkelig)
Denmark, 2008
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (20,000 USD)
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.
The Photograph, Indonesia, France, Netherlands,
Switzerland, Sweden, 2008
Director: Nan T. Achnas
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Captive (Plennyj), Russia, Bulgaria, 2008
Director: Alexey Uchitel
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BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Martha Issová
for the film Night Owls
Czech Republic, 2008
BEST ACTOR AWARD
Jiří Mádl
for the film Night Owls
Czech Republic, 2008
SPECIAL MENTION
The Karamazovs, Czech Republic, Poland, 2008
Director: Petr Zelenka
The Investigator (A nyomozó), Hungary, Sweden, Ireland, 2008
Director: Attila Gigor
DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN COMPETITION
Documentary Jury
Jørgen Leth – Chairman of the Jury, Denmark
Sean Farnel, Canada
Elda Guidinetti, Switzerland
Kanako Hayashi, Japan
Erika Hníková, Czech Republic
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (5 000 USD)
(under 30 minutes long)
Lost World (Letűnt világ), Hungary, Finland, 2008
Director: Gyula Nemes
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (5 000 USD)
(over 30 minutes long)
Man on Wire, United Kingdom, 2007
Director: James Marsh
SPECIAL MENTION
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*, USA, 2007
Director: Christopher Bell
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EAST OF THE WEST AWARD
East of the West Jury
Peter Hames – Chairman of the Jury, United Kingdom
Milena Andonova, Bulgaria
Éva Bársony, Hungary
Annamaria Percavassi, Italy
Vratislav Šlajer, Czech Republic
BEST FILM (10 000 USD)
Tulpan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Switzerland,
Russia, Poland, 2008
Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy
SPECIAL MENTION
Seamstresses (Šivački), Bulgaria, 2007
Director: Lyudmil Todorov
OTHER PRIZES AWARDED AT THE FESTIVAL
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA
Robert De Niro, USA
Dušan Hanák, Slovakia
Juraj Jakubisko, Slovakia
Ivan Passer, USA
FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Danny Glover, USA
Christopher Lee, United Kingdom
THE TOWN OF KARLOVY VARY AWARD
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Germany
PRÁVO AUDIENCE AWARD
12, Russia, 2007
Director: Nikita Michalkov
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NON-STATUTORY AWARDS
INDEPENDENT CAMERA
This year at KVIFF Czech Television has for the fourth time awarded the Independent Camera
prize for the best film from the Forum of Independents.
Mermaid (Rusalka), Russia, 2007
Director: Anna Melikyan
The Jury
Michael Málek, Czech Republic
Riina Sildos, Estonia
Miloš Stehlík, USA
EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL
The winning film selected from 17 European pictures which had their premieres at KVIFF
will receive promotional support and be screened at cinemas in the Europa Cinemas network.
Bahrtalo! (Good Luck!) (Bahrtalo! [Jó szerencsét!])
Hungary, Austria, Germany, 2008
Director: Róbert Lakatos
Europa Cinemas Label Jury
Inci Demirkol, Turkey
Frédéric Henry, France
Andrzej Puszkiewicz, Poland
Jakabaffy B. Samu, Romania
AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI)
The Karamazovs (Karamazovi), Czech Republic, Poland, 2008
Director: Petr Zelenka
FIPRESCI Jury
Peter Keough – Chairman, USA
Swapan Kumar Ghosh, India
Antonia Kovacheva, Bulgaria
Jan Foll, Czech Republic
Harri Römpötti, Finland
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THE ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD
The Photograph, Indonesia, France, Netherlands,
Switzerland, Sweden, 2008
Director: Nan T. Achnas
Ecumenical Jury
Jan Eliáš - Chairman, Czech Republic
Helena Babická, Czech Republic
Lucia Cuocci, Italy
Karel Deburchgrave, Belgium
Monica Lienin, Switzerland
Werner Schneider-Quindeau, Germany
THE DON QUIJOTE PRIZE (FICC – International Federation of Film Societies)
The Investigator (A nyomozó), Hungary Sweden, Ireland, 2008
Director: Attila Gigor
FICC Jury
Jakub Klíma, Czech Republic
Marianne Kõrver, Estonia
Gjertrude Langeland, Norway
Derick Smith, Ireland
Raquel Llorca Sanz, Spain
NETPAC AWARD
Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema
Written, South Korea, 2007
Director: Kim Byung-woo
Tulpan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Switzerland,
Russia, Poland, 2008
Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy
The Jury
Intishal Al Timini, Iraq
Rashmi Doraiswamy, India
Jiří Flígl, Czech Republic
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GUESTS OF THE 43rd KARLOVY VARY IFF
The wife of the President of the Czech Republic, Livia Klausová, Prime Minister Mirek
Topolánek, Minister of Culture Václav Jehlička.
FOREIGN ACTRESSES AND ACTORS
Mohan Agashe - India, Zsolt Anger - Hungary, Arthur Berning - Norway, Jean-Luc Bideau -
Switzerland, Brenda Blethyn - United Kingdom, Kim Bodnia - Denmark, Saffron Burrows -
United Kingdom, Jakob Cedergren - Denmark, Grégoire Colin - France, Manuel Cortez -
Germany, Amélie Daure - France, Robert De Niro - USA, Melonie Diaz - USA, August Diehl
- Germany, Jadranka Djokić - Croatia, Taavi Eelmaa - Estonia, Ole Christoffer Ertvaag -
Norway, Sergey Gazarov – Russia, Kat Germain - Canada, Elio Germano - Italy, Danny
Glover - USA, Ari Gold - USA, Monic Hendrickx - Netherlands, William Houston - United
Kingdom, Marius Jampolskis - Lithuania, Rasmus Kaljujärv - Estonia, Sam Karmann –
France, Christopher Lee - United Kingdom, Wang Li - China, Daria Lorenci - Croatia, Zheng
Luoqian - China, Laia Marull - Spain, Thomas Michael - USA, Armin Mueller-Stahl -
Germany, Silvia Munt - Spain, Vlad Muntean - Romania, Shebly Niavarani - Sweden,
Catherine Olson - France, Girish Pandurang Kulkarni - India, Táňa Pauhofová - Slovak
Republic, Aaron Poole - Canada, Judit Rezes - Hungary, Gabija Ryskuviene - Lithuania, Dar
Salim - Denmark, Peng Shan - China, Marleyda Soto - Colombia, Jean-François Stevenin -
France, Anjorka Strechel - Germany, Danuta Szaflarska - Poland, Johanna ter Steege -
Netherlands, John Travers - United Kingdom, Tambet Tuisk - Estonia, Semra Turan -
Denmark, Rita Tushingham - United Kingdom, Juhan Ulfsak – Estonia and others.
FOREIGN DIRECTORS
Nan T. Achnas - Indonesia, Thanos Anastopoulos - Greece, Milena Andonova - Bulgaria,
Stefan Arsenijević - Serbia, Linas Augutis - Lithuania, Xavier Baig - Spain, Fabrizio
Bentivoglio - Italy, Besnik Bisha - Albania, Les Blank - USA, Jana Boková - Argentina, Alex
Buono - USA, Kristina Buožyte - Lithuania, Kim Byung-woo - South Korea, Barbara Caspar
- Austria, Ramón Costafreda - Spain, Mijke de Jong - Netherlands, Gábor Dettre - Hungary,
Vassilis Douvlis - Greece, Sergey Dvortsevoy - Kazakhstan, Vlado Fischer - Slovak Republic,
Ari Folman - Israel, Matteo Garrone - Italy, Ed Gass-Donnelly - Canada, Henrik Ruben
Genz - Denmark, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami - Iran, Attila Gigor - Hungary, Ari Gold -
USA, Dušan Hanák - Slovak Republic, Veit Helmer - Germany, Zhang Chi - China, Austin
Chick - USA, Victoria Alice Jenson - USA, Sakamoto Junji - Japan, Janis Kalejs - Latvia,
Sam Karmann - France, Paul Kieffer - Luxembourg, Matthiew Klinck - Canada, Stefan
Komandarev - Bulgaria, Stian Kristiansen - Norway, Mikala Krogh - Denmark, Marion
Laine - France, Róbert Lakatos - Romania, Juraj Lehotský - Slovak Republic, Jørgen Leth -
Denmark, Ying Liang - China, Phyllida Lloyd - United Kingdom, Ángel Loza - Spain, Filip
Marczewski - Poland, James Marsh - United Kingdom, Mani Maserrat-Agah - Sweden, Paul
Mazursky - USA, Tom McCarthy - USA, Richie Mehta - Canada, Franziska Meletzky -
Germany, Anna Melikyan - Russia, Salvatore Mereu - Italy, Piro Milkani - Albania, Andrea
Molaioli - Italy, Òscar Moreno - Spain, Silvia Munt - Spain, Radu Muntean - Romania, Anna
Negri - Italy, Dana Nechushtan - Netherlands, Gyula Nemes - Hungary, Nana Neul -
Germany, Juraj Nvota - Slovak Republic, Zrinko Ogresta - Croatia, Francesco Patierno -
Italy, Luis Piedrahita - Spain, Rodrigo Plá - Mexico, Manuel Poutte - Belgium, Janis Putnins
- Latvia, Lola Randl - Germany, Tamsin Rawady - USA, Marina Razbezhkina - Russia,
Václav Reischl - Germany, Arturo Ripstein - Mexico, Nicolas Roeg - United Kingdom,
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Mariana Rondón - Venezuela, Benjamin Ross - United Kingdom, John Sayles - USA, Tom
Schreiber - Germany, Jeon Soo-il - South Korea, Rodrigo Sopeña - Spain, Götz Spielmann -
Austria, Marko Škop - Slovak Republic, Thomas Thurman - USA, Bettina Timm - Germany,
Alexey Uchitel - Russia, Donatas Ulvydas - Lithuania, Macdara Vallely - Ireland, Michiel van
Jaarsveld - Netherlands, Christophe van Rompaey - Belgium, René Vilbre - Estonia, Umesh
Vinayak Kulkarni - India, Christina A. Voros - USA, Daniel Wallentin - Sweden, Mustafa
Zaveri – India and others.
AMONG THE FESTIVAL’S VISITORS WERE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
FOLLOWING FOREIGN COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS
3 Legged Dog Films - Canada, Absolut Film Studio - Hungary, Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences - USA, ACME Film - Latvia, Agora Films - Switzerland, Arthaus -
Norway, Arthouse Traffic LLC. - Ukraine, Artileria - Slovak Republic, AS Fidalgo Film
Distribution - Norway, B&G Filmpro - Albania, Bavaria Film International - Germany, Blue
Sky Media, LLC - USA, BrunBro Films - Belgium, Budapest Film - Hungary, Cankarjev
dom - Slovenia, Central Partnership - Russia, Cinemania Group - Slovenia, Cold Fusion
Media Group, LLC - USA, Dogwoof Pictures - United Kingdom, EEAP Eastern European
Acquisition Pool - Germany, FBN Motion Pictures - USA, Filmitalia - Italy, FILMLADEN
GES.M.B.H. - Austria, Films Boutique - Germany, Films Distribution - France, FilmSharks
Int'l - Argentina, Folkets Bio - Sweden, Fortissimo Film Sales - Netherlands, Hollywood
Classics - United Kingdom, Imagine Film Distribution - Belgium, Independenta Film -
Romania, Indigo Film - Italy, Intermedia Films - USA, International Film Distribution -
France, Intramovies - Italy, K5 International UK - United Kingdom, Katapult Film Sales -
USA, Kool Filmdistribution - Germany, Kurtzman/Orci - USA, Lietuvos Kinas - Lithuania,
Maiden Voyage Pictures - United Kingdom, MCF MegaCom Film - Serbia, Moonlight Film
Distribution - Netherlands, New Cinema Distribution - Russia, NonStop Entertainment -
Sweden, Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH - Germany, Polyfilm Distribution - Austria,
Proventus Film House Ltd. - Bulgaria, Rec videoproduccions - Spain, Revolution Films -
India, REZO - France, Rock Films - Russia, Samuels Media - USA, Senator Entertainment
AG - Germany, SF Norge - Norway, Soda Pictures - United Kingdom, SPI International
Poland - Poland, Sundance Film Festival - USA, Sunrise Film Distribution - Denmark,
Tecolote Productions - USA, Telepool - Germany, The Match Factory - Germany, This is
that - USA, Tour de Force - Norway, TrustNordisk - Denmark, UMEDIA - France,
Universum Film - Germany, Wide Management - France, Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH -
Switzerland, Zentropa Entertainments ApS – Denmark and others.
CZECH ACTRESSES AND ACTORS
Zlata Adamovská, Tereza Brodská, Petr Čtvrtníček, Marie Doležalová, Miroslav Donutil, Anna
Geislerová, Igor Chmela, Klára Issová, Martha Issová, Deana Jakubisková-Horváthová, Iva
Janžurová, Jana Krausová, Pavel Landovský, Lubomír Lipský, Pavel Liška, Jiří Mádl, Jiří
Macháček, Kristýna Maléřová, Tomáš Matonoha, Martin Myšička, Petra Nesvačilová, Sandra
Nováková, Josef Polášek, Bolek Polívka, Saša Rašilov, Karel Roden, Zuzana Stivínová, Bára
Štěpánová, Lenka Termerová, Ivan Trojan, Radomil Uhlíř, Petr Vacek, Tatiana Vilhelmová and
others.
CZECH DIRECTORS
F.A. Brabec, Zdeněk N. Bričkovský, Martin Duda, Erika Hníková, Jan Hřebejk, Věra Chytilová,
Juraj Jakubisko, Miroslav Janek, Jiří Krejčík, Josef Lustig, Vladimír Michálek, Alice Nellis, Jan
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Němec, Miloslav Novák, David Ondříček, Michaela Pavlátová, Jan Prušinovský, Bohdan Sláma,
Jiří Strach, Jan Svěrák, Olga Špátová, Milan Šteindler, Ondřej Trojan, Helena Třeštíková, Karel
Vachek, Petr Vachler, Ivan Vojnár, Václav Vorlíček, Ivan Zachariáš, Petr Zelenka and others.
AMONG THE FESTIVAL’S VISITORS WERE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
FOLLOWING DOMESTIC COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS
Aerofilms, AQS a.s., Axman Production, Barrandov Studio a.s., Biograf Jan Svěrák s.r.o.,
Bionaut Films, Blue Sky Film Distribution, a.s., Bontonfilm, a.s., Buc - Film s.r.o., CinemArt,
a.s., Czech Film Center - Film Commission, Czech Film Center - Film Promotion, DÓMfilm,
endorfilm, Falcon a.s., Febiofest s.r.o., Film Distribution Artcam, FilmBrigade, Hollywood
Classic Entertainment, Institut dokumentárního filmu, International Documentary Film Festival
Jihlava , Jakubisko Film s.r.o., Jan Němec - Film, Kino Aero, Lucky Man Films s.r.o., Magic
Box - division Bioscop, Media Desk Czech Republic, Negativ s.r.o., One World International
Human Rights Film Festival, Simply Cinema, s.r.o., SPI International Czech Republic, Stillking
Films, s.r.o., Total HelpArt T.H.A., Warner Bros. Entertainment - Czech Republic and others.
SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
VARIETY CRITICS’ CHOICE & EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION
For 11 years now the festival has included the Variety Critics’ Choice, a popular section
organised by the prestigious film magazine Variety in co-operation with European Film
Promotion. The magazine’s critics headed by Derek Elley presented their selection of ten
European films which have particularly caught their attention recently.
The following films were included in this section this year: Ciao bella (Sweden, directed by
Mani Maserrat-Agah), Dunya & Desie (Netherlands, Belgium, directed by Dana Nechushtan),
The Homecoming (I epistrofi, Greece, directed by Vassilis Douvlis), Fighter (Denmark,
directed by Natasha Arthy), According to the Plan (Frei nach Plan, Germany, directed by
Franziska Meletzky), Fermat’s Room (La habitación de Fermat, Spain, directed by Luis
Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña), Don’t Waste Your Time, Johnny! (Lascia perdere, Johnny!, Italy,
directed by Fabrizio Bentivoglio), Arabian Nights (Nuits d'Arabie, Luxembourg, Belgium,
Austria, directed by Paul Kieffer), Half-Life (Polčas rozpadu, Slovakia, directed by Vlado
Fischer).
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY MEETING
A meeting of the members of the European Film Academy was held on July 12th at the
Grandhotel Pupp. It was attended by: Carlos Cuadro (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias
Cinematográficas de España), Nikola Joetze (European Film Academy), Zuzana Mistríková
(Slovak Film and Television Academy), Manuela Pineskj (Ente David di Donatello), Nick
Powell (BAFTA), Kirill E. Razlogov (Russian Film Academy), Marek Rozenbaum (Israeli
Academy of Motion Pictures), Christiane Teichgräber (Deutsche Filmakademie e.V.), Petr
Vachler, Ivo Mathé (Czech Film and Television Academy), Eva Zaoralová.
MASTER CLASSES
A new feature in this year’s KVIFF were regular meetings with directors, actors and other
filmmakers who presented their work within the framework of the festival programme. These
Master Classes were held in the afternoons at the Captain Morgan Tent. Six moderated meetings
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were held with the following: Mexican director Arturo Ripstein and screenwriter Paz Alicia
Garcíadiego, Danish documentary maker Jørgen Leth, the makers of the film Dr. Alemán,
British actor Christopher Lee, US independent filmmaker Les Blank and British actress
Saffron Burrows.
FESTIVAL SECTIONS AND RETROSPECTIVES
International competition of full-length feature films
In compliance with the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) statute
for non-specialised film festivals, the competition included selected films made after 1 January
2007, which had not been shown in competition at another international festival. Out of the 14
films included in this year’s competition, 6 were shown for the first time internationally, 7 had
their world premiere, and one had its European premiere. Czech entrants in the competition were
Night Owls by Michaela Pavlátová and The Karamazovs by Petr Zelenka.
Competition of documentary films
Documentary films included in this competition were divided into two categories: films under 30
minutes long (6 films) and over 30 minutes long (10 films).
East of the West – Films in Competition
Fifteen films from Central and Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Bloc which
were shot since January 1, 2007, were screened in this official competition, which took place for
the fourth time.
Besides these three international competition sections, the films at the 43rd Karlovy Vary
International Film Festival were divided into the traditional festival sections – Horizons,
Another View, Forum of Independents, Czech Films 2007-2008. The following themed
sections and retrospectives were also included in this year’s programme:
Official Selection: Out of Competition – seven pictures were screened in this section.
East of the West – Out of Competition – the Czech film I am Bigger and Better (2007) by
director Martin Duda and the Slovenian picture On the Sunny Side of the Alps (2007) by director
Janez Burger.
Forum of Independents: Tribute to Les Blank – five films by the American documentary
maker were shown in this section.
Tribute to Dušan Hanák – Pictures of the Old World (1972) and The Rosy Dreams (1976) by
the Slovak director were screened on the occasion of his receiving a Crystal Globe for
Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.
Tribute to Juraj Jakubisko – on the occasion of the presentation of a Crystal Globe for
Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema to this Slovak director the world premiere of
his film Bathory (2008) was held.
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Tribute to Ivan Passer – on the occasion of the presentation of a Crystal Globe for Outstanding
Artistic Contribution to World Cinema to this Czech-American director two of his films were
screened, A Boring Afternoon (1964) and Intimate Lighting (1965).
Open Eyes – for the second time this year the section featured 13 of the most interesting films
from the Cannes International Film Festival which advanced the development of film expression
in an original way.
Midnight Screenings – for the third year films which either are already or will become cult
movies were screened every midnight in this popular section. This year seven British horror
films were carefully selected from the vaults of the BFI National Archive.
Documentary Films: Out of Competition – this regular section included eight Czech
documentaries.
Tribute to Arturo Ripstein – seven of the well-known Mexican director’s films were screened
at the 43rd KVIFF.
Tribute to Nicolas Roeg – five of the eminent British director’s films were screened at the 43rd
KVIFF.
Focus on the Netherlands – this year’s retrospective focused on one territory was devoted to
Dutch films made after the year 2000. With only ‘male’ exception, the protagonists of these
authentic contemporary stories are girls and woman of various ages and social backgrounds. The
Dutch school of documentary was represented by one of the most respected European directors
Heddy Honigmann. A collection of short films introduced directors of animated pictures, as well.
New Hollywood II – this year for the second time a retrospective of some of the most important
filmmakers from the late-1960s/1970s golden era of American film-making were shown in this
retrospective. The directors of these films were influenced from the New Waves emerging from
both France and Japan. A panel discussion chaired by Steven Gaydos was held to accompany
this section; it featured Grand Jury member and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, director
Paul Mazursky, former United Artists vice-president Marcia Nasatir, English actress Rita
Tushingham and screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr.
2008: A Musical Odyssey – in this section, subtitled Escaping on a Musical Pilgrimage, there
were eight films with musical subjects and a music videos section. It included a screening of The
First Emperor directed by Tan Dun at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
The Fresh Selection: The Promising Five – five student films from the Fresh Film Fest (held in
Karlovy Vary every August) were included in this section, which was included in the programme
for the second time. They were either screened at last year’s FFF or will be part of this year’s
festival.
The Best of the Prague Short Film Festival – a selection of five pictures which won audience
awards and audience acclaim at the last Prague Short Film Festival.
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STATISTICS OF THE 43rd KARLOVY VARY IFF 2008
The 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF 2008 was attended by 10,872 accredited visitors. Of that number
9,054 had Festival Passes, 309 were filmmakers, 886 film professionals (including 423 from
abroad) and 623 journalists. 143,781 tickets were sold for 477 film screenings. A total of 235
films from 57 states were shown – 186 feature films (167 full-length and 19 short) and 49
documentary films (29 full-length and 20 short). Some 56 films received world, international or
European premieres at the 43rd KVIFF. There were 54,707 votes for the Právo Audience Award.
Official KVIFF Internet Site
Over 24,000 users were registered in the www.kviff.com database. During the festival 46,000
people used the festival’s website, viewing over 800,000 pages. Between January 1st and the
start of the festival over 179,000 people from 128 countries visited the website.
WAP and SMS Reservation
By July 10th viewers had reserved 25,698 tickets by WAP and SMS.
YouTube Channel Statistics www.youtube.com/kviff
From the launch of the festival channel on 3.7.2008 a total of 83 videos were placed on the
website, including 50 news stories about events at the festival. Up to 12.7.2008 a total of 58,990
videos had been viewed. By the same date 14,470 viewers had visited the site, of whom 83 users
signed up to the channel in order to receive up-to-date emails about changes.
FILM INDUSTRY AT THE 43rd KARLOVY VARY IFF 2008
886 producers, film buyers, sellers, distributors, film festival programmers, representatives of
film institutions and other industry professionals were accredited for the 43rd MFF Karlovy Vary.
423 accredited film professionals came to the festival from abroad. 123 film buyers and
distributors were looking for new films in Karlovy Vary this year. The better part of their
attention was devoted to the 56 films screened at the festival in their world, international or
European premieres.
Karlovy Vary were visited for the first time by 41 distributors from European distribution
companies who, like Artcam, Cinemart or Aerofilms in the Czech Republic, are trying to secure
the distribution of non-commercial and art films in their countries. Almost every European
country had its own independent distributors in Karlovy Vary, including all of the countries of
the former Soviet Bloc.
The number of sales companies (i.e. owners of international rights for the sale of films into
distribution in individual countries) has also grown considerably this year. The main sales agents
of all of the important European companies (Bavaria, Fortissimo, NonStop, TrustNordisk, Wild
Bunch, Films Distribution, K5 International, etc.) and a number of important American ones
(Katapult Film Sales, FilmSharks, Maximum Films) came to Karlovy Vary to sell their films
selected for the festival programme and purchase new ones.
Interfacing with Hollywood for development, production and marketing of your movies
This discussion enabled European filmmakers, producers and industry professionals to hear the
first hand knowledge and advice of four experienced Hollywood insiders who talked about how
Hollywood works and how Europeans can successfully make that transition.
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Panel members were: Melinda Jason, Alan Grodin, Suzanne Warren, Justin Manask.
East of the West – Works in Progress
Presentation designed for international distributors, sales agents, and festival programmers
offered a selection of 26 feature films, recently completed or in post-production, whose
premieres are expected after 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF (7 Czech, 3 Slovakian, 2 Lithuanian, 3
Croatian, 6 Polish, 2 Slovenian, 1 Serbian, 1 Russian and 1 Estonian).
Docu Talents from the East 2008
Docu Talents from the East is a guide to the outstanding upcoming creative documentaries from
Central and Eastern Europe. Directors and producers of nine selected projects presented their
film to festival organizers, distributors, buyers and journalist. The event was organized in
collaboration with the Institute of Documentary Film and Jihlava International Documentary
Film Festival.
Oscar Competition Workshop
Moderated by Steven Gaydos / Executive Editor of Variety magazine
The participants had a chance to learn how successfully navigate the eligibility rules and
submission process and handle the promotional campaign for the foreign language, documentary,
animated, and live action short film categories to compete for Academy Awards.
The awards coordinator from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Torene Svitil,
and a foreign language film publicist, Tatiana Detlofson, were on hand to answer all the
questions.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MEDIA PRESENT AT THE FESTIVAL
DAILIES
Adevarul - Romania, Al Akhbar - Egypt, Al-Hayat - Lebanon, An-Nahar - Lebanon, Corriere
Canadese - Canada, Deníky Bohemia - Czech Republic, Denník SME - Slovak Republic,
Diena - Latvia, Eesti Ekspress - Estonia, El Mundo - Spain, Eleftherotypia Daily Paper -
Greece, Evening Standard - United Kingdom, Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland, Helsingin
Sanomat - Finland, Hospodárske noviny - Slovak Republic, Hospodářské noviny - Czech
Republic, Irish Examiner - Ireland, Kommersant - Russia, Komsomolskaya Pravda - Russia,
L'Humanité - France, Lidové noviny - Czech Republic, Magyár Nemzet - Hungary, MF Dnes
- Czech Republic, National Post - Canada, Népszabadság - Hungary, Népszava - Hungary,
NRA - Latvia, Politika - Serbia, Pravda - Slovak Republic, Právo - Czech Republic,
Sächsische Zeitung - Germany, Sangbad pratidin - India, Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany,
The Boston Phoenix - USA, The Hollywood Reporter - USA, The Independent - United
Kingdom, Trud - Bulgaria, ÚJ SZÓ - Hungary, Utrinski Vesnik Daily - Macedonia, Večernje
novosti - Serbia, Večernji list - Croatia, Vjesnik - Daily News - Croatia, Vremya Novostey –
Russia
MAGAZINES
Argumenty nedely - Russia, Cahiers du cinéma - France, Cinema - Czech Republic,
Cinematheque Magazine - Israel, Cinepur - Czech Republic, Delo - Polet - Slovenia, Elle -
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Czech Republic, Empire - United Kingdom, Euro-Movies International - Spain, Film & TV
Kamera - Poland, Film a doba - Czech Republic, Film a doba - Czech Republic, Film
International - Iran, Film Monthly - Iran, filmkultura.hu - Hungary, Filmmagie - Belgium,
Filmový přehled - Czech Republic, Filmtett - Hungary, Instinkt - Czech Republic, Iskusstvo
kino - Russia, Kalam El Nass Magazine - Egypt, Kino - Poland, Květy - Czech Republic,
KULTURA - Russia, Le Film Français - France, Literární noviny - Czech Republic,
Literárny Týždenník - Slovak Republic, Marianne - Czech Republic, Moving Pictures
Magazine - USA, Opinion Liberale - Switzerland, Panorama TV - Russia, Panoramiche -
Italy, Prashad Patrika - India, Premiere - Czech Republic, Quaderni di Cinemasud - Italy,
Reflex - Czech Republic, Respekt - Czech Republic, Rush Print - Norway, Russian Reporter -
Russia, Screen International - United Kingdom, Serra d´Or - Spain, Schnitt - das
Filmmagazin - Germany, Sight and Sound - United Kingdom, Skrien - Netherlands, Telecity -
Ukraine, Time In - Czech Republic, Time Out London magazine - United Kingdom, TV
Revue - Czech Republic, TV Star - Czech Republic, Týden - Czech Republic, Týdeník
Rozhlas - Czech Republic, Tygodnik Powszechny - Poland, Variety London - United
Kingdom, Variety Los Angeles - USA, VOX Mozimagazin - Hungary, Xantypa - Czech
Republic
RADIO
Al Funun - Radio Cairo - Egypt, BBC World Service Radio - United Kingdom, Český
rozhlas - Czech Republic, Český Rozhlas - Regina - Czech Republic, Český Rozhlas 1 - Czech
Republic, Český Rozhlas 4 – Radio Wave - Czech Republic, Magyar Rádió - Hungary, Radio
1 - Czech Republic, Radio Beograd - Serbia, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty - Czech
Republic, RFI Radio France Internationale - France, Slovenský rozhlas - Slovak Republic,
SVERIGES RADIO AB - Sweden, TV and Radio Riga – Latvia
TELEVISION
Arte Deutschland - Germany, Česká televize / Czech Television - Czech Republic, Deutsche
Welle - Germany, Duna TV - Hungary, EuroChannel - USA, HRT Croatian TV - Croatia,
Kinobox - Czech Republic, Reuters TV - Czech Republic, TV Cultura - Brazil, TV Nova -
Czech Republic, TV ZDF - Germany, VOT TV Channel - Russia, Prima TV - Czech Republic,
Stream TV - Czech Republic, TV Markíza - Slovakia, Slovenská televízia - Slovakia, Z1
-Czech Republic, TV Vřídlo - Czech Republic
INTERNET
aktualne.centrum.cz - Czech Republic, cinemaeteatro.com - Italy, Film New Europe -
Poland, Film Scouts - USA, Film.sk - Slovak Republic, Greencine - USA, iDNES.cz - Czech
Republic, iForum - Czech Republic, ihned.cz - Czech Republic, novinky.cz - Czech Republic,
sentieriselvaggi.it - Italy, VanityFair.com - USA, www.scena.cz - Czech Republic, tyden.cz -
Czech Republic
NEWS AGENCIES
AFP Czech Republic - Czech Republic, Agencia EFE - Spain, Associated Press - USA, ČTK
- Czech Republic, Hollywood Foreign Press Association - USA, Isifa - Czech Republic,
Mediafax - Czech Republic, Rompres - Romania, Reuters TV - UK
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THE 43rd KARLOVY VARY IFF WAS HELD WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
General Partner: Skupina ČEZ
Main Partners: Vodafone Czech Republic a.s., RWE Transgas, a.s., UNIPETROL, a.s., and The
Town of Karlovy Vary
Partners: AXA Financial Group, Kapsch, Stavby silnic a železnic, a.s., Budweiser Budvar
Official Car: Audi
Supported by: UniCredit Bank Czech Republic, a.s., Karlovy Vary Region
Official Carrier: Czech Airlines
Official Shipping Partner: DHL Express (Czech Republic), s.r.o
Official Drink: Karlovarská Korunní
Official Notebook: ASUS
Main Media Partners: Česká televize, ČRo1 – Radiožurnál, Novinky.cz, PRÁVO
Media Partners: JCDecaux, Instinkt magazine, TV Star magazine
Information System by: Microsoft
Suppliers: Sony Czech s.r.o., Fotolab, a.s., Moser, a.s
Hotel Partner: Mandarin Hotel, Prague
Sponsor of the project No Barriers: RWE Transgas, a.s.
We would like to thank the following for helping to create the trailer for the 43rd KVIFF:
Stillking Films, s.r.o., Universal Production Partners, a.s., Soundsquare, Česká televise, Vantage
Film Prague, s.r.o., Panther Rental Prag, s.r.o.
Special thanks for their financial support: Government of the Czech Republic, Ministry of
Culture of the Czech Republic
All information about the 43rd KVIFF, including the complete catalogue, can be found on the
official festival website: www.kviff.com.
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