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Future Frames 2022

Cineuropa covers European Film Promotion's Karlovy Vary showcase of short films by ten young filmmakers with reviews and interviews

Future Frames 2022

The 2022 Future Frames participants with KVIFF festival director Karel Och (from left to right): Angelika Abramovitch (Sweden), Lukas Kacinauskas (Lithuania), Brenda Lien (Germany), Martin Kuba (Czech Republic), Karel Och, Magdalena Chmielewska (Austria), Nicolai G.H. Johansen (Denmark), Max Ovaska (Finland) Alica Bednáriková (Slovak Republic)); not pictured: Carmen Pedrero (Spain) (© KVIFF)

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10 articles available in total starting from 04/07/2022. Last article published on 08/07/2022.

Maciej Jankowski • Director of Fruits and Vegetables

Interview: Maciej Jankowski • Director of Fruits and Vegetables

“Obesity gave us an excuse to explore the destructive power of shame”

The Polish director talks to us about his tender story of a mother and son, screening as part of EFP’s Future Frames  

08/07 | Future Frames 2022

Magdalena Chmielewska • Director of Lullaby

Interview: Magdalena Chmielewska • Director of Lullaby

“It’s always a question of how to compose the images and sounds so that, in between, I can get closer to the mystery of life”

After winning the Max Ophüls Preis for her film, the Vienna-based director talks to us as it screens at EFP’s Future Frames  

08/07 | Future Frames 2022

Brenda Lien • Director of First Work, Then Play

Interview: Brenda Lien • Director of First Work, Then Play

"I'm not sure people will ever fully understand that being an artist isn't all fun and games"

The German filmmaker talks creative burnout and modern culture as her film is about to screen at EFP's Future Frames  

07/07 | Future Frames 2022

Nicolai GH Johansen • Director of If You Knew

Interview: Nicolai GH Johansen • Director of If You Knew

"When we talk about mental illness in general, we are often too quick to reduce people to diagnoses"

We chat to the Danish director as his raw and intense piece about mental illness screens as part of EFP’s Future Frames  

06/07 | Future Frames 2022

Lukas Kacinauskas • Director of I Was Max

Interview: Lukas Kacinauskas • Director of I Was Max

"Cinematic is what’s real, engaging and meaningful"

After some success on the festival circuit with his movie, we talk to the Lithuanian director as he travels with the film to EFP’s Future Frames  

05/07 | Future Frames 2022

Carmen Pedrero • Director of Winds of Springtime

Interview: Carmen Pedrero • Director of Winds of Springtime

"I believe that patience and hard work are always good companions, as well as passion"

The Spanish director spoke to us as her tender coming-of-age story prepares to take part in EFP's Future Frames  

05/07 | Future Frames 2022

Angelika Abramovitch • Director of Catcave Hysteria

Interview: Angelika Abramovitch • Director of Catcave Hysteria

"There is no place like the ladies' bathroom - that was something we wanted to capture in making this film. It was an utter joy"

In her Future Frames-selected film, the Swedish director opens the door of a women’s bathroom, and shows life, love and sorrow all play out between the cubicles  

05/07 | Future Frames 2022

Martin Kuba • Director of Vinland

Interview: Martin Kuba • Director of Vinland

"We'd all love to do the 'right' things, but what if it's not clear what is right and wrong any more, or if all the choices are in some respect bad?"

The Czech director's film is a timely and intense story of migrant workers that blends the political and the personal, soon to screen in EFP’s Future Frames  

04/07 | Future Frames 2022

Max Ovaska • Director of Carrier

Interview: Max Ovaska • Director of Carrier

"It's a story about fear and a reluctance to let go of a phase in life, and entering another that is new and unknown"

As he prepares to take part in EFP's Future Frames and screen his film, we talk to the Finnish director about filming on ferries and breaking stereotypes about pregnant women  

04/07 | Future Frames 2022

Alica Bednáriková • Director of Liquid Bread

Interview: Alica Bednáriková • Director of Liquid Bread

“In general, I strongly believe that films should always surprise you”

Cineuropa talks to the Slovak director as she prepares for her film to screen as part of EFP's Future Frames  

04/07 | Future Frames 2022

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