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The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is beginning this friday.



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The most significant event of Karlovy Vary, the 50th International Film Festival, begins this Friday already. From 3 July to 11 July, Karlovy Vary will immerse itself into the festive atmosphere of the IFF. The main centre of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival will be Hotel Thermal, and accompanying events will take place all around Karlovy Vary.

Films from around the world are competing at the Karlovy Vary IFF in several categories; films are judged by a jury of experts, as well as by the audience itself. Thus, the Karlovy Vary IFF is unique in its category for being one of the few festivals open to the non-professional public. The best film is awarded the Crystal Globe at the final closing ceremony. Awards are also given for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor, and many more. Each year, many famous celebrities walk down the red carpet.  

The biggest cinematic celebrity of this year’s festival in Karlovy Vary will be American actor Richard Gere, who will accept the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.

A guide to all chosen films of this year’s festival, as well as the cinema programme, can be found at


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