International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF)



Location: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Founding year: 1946
Contact:, + 420 221 411 011 or 22

The KVIFF is a film festival held annually in July. The basic concept of the Karlovy Vary IFF comes out of the Czech Republicí»s advantageous geopolitical location at the crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. The core of the program is the feature film competition; in accordance with FIAPF regulations only those films which have not been shown in competition at any other international festivals can be included. The documentary competition is another important festival event.
Since the very beginning the Grand Prize has been the Crystal Globe - although its form has often changed.