MONTREAL, June 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is pleased to
announce that it will be an exceptional year for Canadian cinema at the
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held annually in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic (June 29 to
July 7). Ten Canadian films will be screening, including three world
premieres from Quebec's emerging talent. In addition, Quebec actor François Papineau (Route 132, Une Vie qui commence) will sit on the Festival's Grand International Jury, which presents
the awards prizes in the Official Competition. Established in 1946, the
Karlovy Vary film festival is one of the oldest in the world.
"In a year that started with a Silver Bear win for Rebelle at Berlin, followed by two Foreign Language Film Oscar finalist
nominations (Monsieur Lazhar and In Darkness), then one of the strongest Canadian contingents at Cannes in recent
memory, and now a phenomenal participation at Karlovy Vary, 2012 is
proving to be an extraordinary year for Canada on the international
scene," said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm's Executive Director. "We are also delighted that François
Papineau, a talented Canadian actor whose work deserves international
recognition, has accepted to be a member of the Grand Jury this year."
Ivana Novotna, Senior Programmer, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, added: "Over the years,
Karlovy Vary has built a solid collaboration with Telefilm Canada in
scouting Canadian talent. I am proud that that this year's strong
showing includes films by the country's world renowned filmmakers Guy
Maddin and David Cronenberg alongside three remarkable films by
promising young directors that will be presented as world premieres:
Rafaël Ouellet is returning to Karlovy Vary with Camion in Official Competition, Martin Laroche's Les manèges humains will be screened in the competitive Forum of Independents (last year's
winner Sunflower Hour by Aaron Houston became a festival fave) and Martin Villeneuve's
futuristic sci-fi Mars et Avril."
Official Selection - Competition
Camion - directed by Rafaël Ouellet (Coop Vidéo, Montreal) - World Premiere*
Forum of Independents (international competition of independent films)
Horizons (the best of the current season's film production from around the world,
including award-winning films from major festivals and local
distributors´ advance premieres)
Cosmopolis - David Cronenberg (Prospero Pictures, Canada; Alfama Films, France)*
Another View (films displaying an unusual artistic approach in both form and
Keyhole - Guy Maddin (Cinema Atelier Tovar, Winnipeg)*
Hors les murs (Beyond The Walls) - David Lambert (Frakas Productions, Belgium; Boréal Films, Canada;
Productions Balthazar, France)
Mars et Avril - Martin Villeneuve (EMAfilms, Montreal) - World Premiere*
Midnight Screenings (shocking and hilarious films from the current season)
A Musical Odyssey
Inni - Vincent Morisset (Canada/Iceland/United Kingdom)
The Reach of Resonance - Steve Elkins (USA/Slovak Republic/Palestine/France/Czech
As part of its industry promotion mandate, Telefilm hosts screenings of
Canadian productions for international festival programmers for their
film selection process.
* Funded by Telefilm's Canada Feature Film Fund.
About Telefilm Canada
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promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides
financial support to the private sector to create distinctively
Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international
audiences. Telefilm also administers the Canada Media Fund's programs.
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