A double interview with the executive director of the Karlovy Vary film festival, Kryštof Mucha, and Rockaway investment partner Jan Jírovec about the upcoming 55th festival, the future, and the connection between…
This year, in addition to its usual activities, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is creating the KVIFF.TV film platform. It will feature fresh content from the festival, and in the future will feature art films. It was launched on June 2 at the start of the Pragueshorts Film Festival.
The KVIFF.TV film platform project is the first result of the festival’s collaboration with the Rockaway Capital group, which in February became a strategic investor. During the festival, KVIFF.TV will feature its own exclusive informational and journalistic content, and in the future will also feature a year-round art film programme.
Although the KVIFF doesn’t take place until August, film fans can already download and enjoy the platform now. Its first featured activity is the 16th Pragueshorts Film Festival, which began on June 2 and will run until June 27. This year the event will take on a combined form, and will present the most interesting latest new short films from around the world.
Prior to the start of the August festival, KVIFF.TV will feature KVIFF Sweethearts, a selection of the best films to have competed in Karlovy Vary in past years. During the festival, viewers will then be able to look forward to live broadcasts from the town, where it will present the festival’s unique atmosphere even to those who aren’t yet familiar with it. KVIFF.TV will also be working with Aerofilms to present additional high-quality content.
“We realized that many film producers are now thinking about a film platform as an alternative to traditional distribution channels. That’s why KVIFF.TV makes sense to us,” says Rockaway investment partner Jan Jírovec, who is in charge of the film festival for the investment group.