From 30th June to 8th July, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) will take place for the 52nd time. Due to its strong accent on Central and Eastern European cinema, the renowned A-Festival in the North Bohemian health resort belongs to the most important research and networking events in Cottbus’ festival calendar. In co-operation the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and connecting cottbus, the FilmFestival Cottbus invites for an East European BBQ at the 3rd July – that lunch almost became a traditional meeting point for the European film industry during the KVIFF Industry Days, where 41 new film projects will be shown in the “works-in-progress” section. The list of guests of honour of this year's KVIFF include the actor and musician Jeremy Renner, the actress Uma Thurman and Michael Showalter, whose unconventional romantic comedy THE BIG SICK opens the festival. The Georgian directress Rusudan Glurjidze, whose HOUSE OF OTHERS was awarded the DIALOG Prize for Intercultural Communication at the FilmFestival Cottbus in 2016, belongs to the jury of the "East of the West" competition, as well as Karla Stojaková, the Czech co-producer of CORN ISLAND, which won the audience award in Cottbus in 2014. KHIBULA, the new film by its director Giorgi Ovashvili, is part of the competition in Karlovy Vary.
The FilmFestival Cottbus will be represented at the KVIFF by Susann Trzewik (head of the short film competition, programme coordinator), Carolin Bloch (press spokeswoman) and Bernd Buder (programme director).
More information: http://www.kviff.com/en