Festival cooperation with charity organisations

The Karlovy Vary IFF offers charity organizations and foundations opportunities to take part in an attractive media environment and avail themselves of the large numbers of festival visitors to present their community service programmes and projects on a major scale.

Festival cooperation with charity organisations

After the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a new long-term project was born – "The People Next Door", organized in collaboration with our partner, the Sirius Foundation. The project is focused on movies that address issues related to disabled people, which is one area in which the Sirius Foundation has been active for many years. The first year featured films about people with mobility impairments, 2017 focused on visual impairments, the year after that on hearing impairments, and the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF showed films on the subject of mobility, visual, and hearing impairments.This year’s official non-profit festival partner in 2019 was the Patron of Children (Patron dětí) project, a charitable project by the Sirius Foundation aimed at helping handicapped and socially disadvantaged children and their families in the Czech Republic.

Festival cooperation with charity organisations

Each year, one organisation acquires “festival status”, for example “The Foundation of the 50th KVIFF“. The Karlovy Vary festival then supports the selected organisation by providing space for presentations, ads, and acquiring financing during the festival. The selected organisation has the opportunity to present their focus and projects at the festival and to organise a collection among festival attendees, sell items for charity drives, etc.

The selected organisation is then asked to cooperate with the KVIFF, primarily with regards to organising the public cultural events that make up the important accompanying events (such as organising concerts, etc.). All of the organisation’s activities at the KVIFF as well as any sponsorship events must be consulted and approved by KVIFF representatives. Each year, the organisers accept project offers for the upcoming festival between August and October. For more information write to: [email protected]

In previous years we have supported:

  • The Alliance of Women with Breast Cancer
  • Jedlička Institute Foundation
  • DebRA ČR
  • Helping Paws n.g.o.
  • Firefly Project of the Czech Radio Endowment
  • Barriers Account Project
  • Charter 77 Foundation
  • Drop of Hope fund
  • Centrum Paraple
  • Pomozte dětem – Help the Children
  • Amnesty International
  • The Taťána Kuchařová Foundation – Beauty of Help

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