EFP to launch Future Frames 2015 at Karlovy Vary
- The Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow initiative will introduce ten selected new directors to the film industry
Ten film students and graduates have been chosen to take part in European Film Promotion’s (EFP) new programme Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic (3–11 July 2015). Working in close cooperation with the festival, EFP will introduce the young directors and their films – all Czech premieres – to the public, film industry and press during the three-day event running from 5–7 July. “Since Europe’s young directors are playing an increasingly significant role in the ongoing revitalisation of European cinema, we have a strong interest in supporting them”, says Martin Schweighofer, EFP Vice President and Managing Director at Austrian Film Commission.
The participants have been nominated by the EFP member organisations according to artistic quality, content and international appeal, with the final selection being made by KVIFF. This new initiative, aimed at creating a greater awareness for new, ground breaking European cinema and the promising directing talent behind it, is supported by the Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union and the respective EFP member organisations.
The selected directors will present their films during the busiest days of the festival. Networking events with the attending producers, distributors and sales agents, a master class headed by a renowned filmmaker and a panel discussion with the involvement of film school representatives will provide opportunities for establishing valuable international business contacts.
Films presented by their directors in Future Frames:
Patrick Vollrath - Everything Will Be Okay (Filmakademie Wien, Austrian Film Commission, Austria)
Raphaël Crombez - Perdition County (LUCA School of Arts, Flanders Image, Belgium)
Ondřej Hudeček – Peacock (FAMU – Film and TV School of Performing Arts, Czech Film Center, Czech Republic)
Konstantina Kotzamani - Washingtonia (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greek Film Centre, Greece)
Mátyás Szabó - Border (Budapest University of Drama and Film, Magyar Filmunió, Hungary)
James Fitzgerald - Skunky Dog (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Irish Film Board, Ireland)
Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel - Bird Hearts (Westerdals, Film and TV, Norwegian Film Institute, Norway)
Martina Buchelová - Green Line (Film and TV Faculty - Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, Slovak Film Institute, Slovak Republic)
Jerry Carlsson - All We Share (Akademin Valand Göteborg University, Swedish Film Institute, Sweden)
Moïra Pitteloud - The Offer (Filmschule HEAD Genève, Swiss Films, Switzerland)
Find more information on the initiative here.