Why We Support the Festival

Dear friends, dear fans of cinema,

Although the pandemic has, over the past two years, shaken even such unshakable certainties as Karlovy Vary’s hosting a film festival every year at the start of July, I am firmly convinced that we will meet for this year’s 56th edition at its traditional time and that we will be able to let ourselves be carried away by exceptional cinematic experiences.

Just as inside the cinemas, the festival’s inimitable atmosphere will fill the streets of Karlovy Vary, which will be overflowing with events from the festival’s diverse accompanying program. This year as in the past, we will endeavor for one of the festival’s films to be screened at cinemas in other towns in the region, so that the festival may, if only for a moment, come into the lives of people throughout the region.

We are proud that the Karlovy Vary Region is one of the festival’s main partners. This status obliges us to be a good host and to satisfy the needs of film fans and all those responsible for every last organizational detail. We welcome die-hard fans of film as well as people hunting for snapshots and impressions – in short, everyone for whom summer isn’t summer without the Karlovy Vary film festival.

I personally will express my bold wish that you take home not only the emotions that flow from the big screen and get under the audience’s skin – I would also like for your hearts to retain the image of a city and region capable of providing a spectacular and captivating backdrop for this unforgettable festival, a place that you want to visit again.

Petr Kulhánek
Governor of the Karlovy Vary Region


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