Karlovy Vary International Film Festival @ Karlovy Vary

If you're a film buff and your stay in the Czech Republic is longer than two days, then the roughly two-hour drive from Prague to Karlovy Vary is definitely worth it!

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the most prestigious film festival in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, San Sebastian, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists,

Every year, the festival presents some 200 films from around the world, and regularly hosts famous and important filmmakers. The Karlovy Vary festival is intended for both film professionals and the general public, and offers visitors a carefully designed programme, excellent facilities and a broad range of other services.

On a side note, the festival is not only famous for its films but also for a very special festival atmosphere with lots and lots of bars and parties. Karlovy Vary itself is a beautiful Spa town, also worth visiting.

More information here!