Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has awarded the 2017 Works in Progress@KVIFF grants to 8 projects, helping the filmmakers with much-needed post production services as well as the extra publicity that comes with the prize.
Of the 8 films, Censor (Cenzorka) from Slovakian director Peter Kerekes won the main prize with the Jury stating the project was awarded for “its original and vivid human portrait of a lonely woman.” Peter is a highly awarded filmmaker who has scored prizes at major European festivals in the past 10 years including Berlin, Karlovy and Viennale.
The winners were selected from a total of 77 submissions from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Greece and post-Soviet territories. The 2017 award, with a total value of EUR 100,000, includes post-production services at UPP and Soundsquare and a EUR 10,000 cash award from Barrandov Studio.
The selected projects for Works in Progress@KVIFF were as follows:
Brighton 4 – Levan Koguashvili (Georgia/Bulgaria)
Producers: Levan Koguashvili, Olena Yershova, Irakli Rodonaya (Kino Iberica/Tato Film)
Censor – Peter Kerekes (Slovakia)
Producer: Peter Kerekes (Peter Kerekes Film/Hypermarket Film)
For Ever – Györgi Pálfi (Hungary)
Producer: Ferenc Pusztai (KMH Film Kft)
The Man with the Magic Box – Bodo Kox (Poland)
Producers: Izabela Igel, Roman Jarosz (Alter Ego Pictures)
Pause – Tonia Mishiali (Cyprus/Greece)
Producers: Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali, Andros Achilleos (AB Seahorse Film Productions/Sould Productions)
Co-producer: Ioanna Soultani
Out of competition
The River: Aslan and His Brothers – Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan)
Producers: Emir Baigazin, Aigerim Satybaldiyeva (Emir Baigazin Production)
Tower. A Bright Day – Jagoda Szelc (Poland)
Producer: Marcin Malatynski (Indeks Film Studio)
Volcano – Roman Bondarchuk (Ukraine/Germany)
Producer: Olena Yeshova (Tato Film/elemag pictures GmbH)
Witness to Murder – Dmitry Mamuliya (Georgia/Russia)
Producers: Suliko Tsulukidze, Mikhail Karasev, Tamara Nikishina (Kinokult Ltd/Milimeter Films)