Ten emerging directors participated in the 2017 Future Frames program, which is a showcase event that platforms select European filmmakers. Held from July 2 to 5, the career development initiative is a partnership between the European Film Promotion (EFP) and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Participants have the opportunity screen films as well as meet industry mentors.
The filmmakers that were selected this year included Finnish director Kirsikka Saari, who has already earned an Oscar nomination for her 2013 comedy short Do I Have to Take Care of Everything.
All up, the Future Frames class represented countries including Finland, Czech Republic, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
The Future Frames initiative is supported by Creative Europe’s Media Programme as well as the film bodies of the ten participating countries.
Future Frames Class of 2017:
Damián Vondrášek (Czech Republic) Imprisoned
Kirsikka Saari (Finland) After The Reunion
Giorgi Mukhadze (Georgia) Waiting For Ana
Elsa María Jakobsdóttir (Iceland) Atelier
Liene Linde (Latvia) Seven Awkward Sex Scenes. Part One
Joren Molter (The Netherlands) Greetings From Kropsdam
Matei Lucaci-Grunberg (Romania) Bones For Otto
Michal Blaško (Slovakia) Atlantis, 2003
Katarina Morano (Slovenia) Ljubljana-München 15:27
Maria Eriksson (Sweden) Schoolyard Blues