Karlovy Vary Announces Competition Lineup

, Festivals Editor


One of Europe's all around coolest film festivals and the premiere Czech fest, Karlovy Vary International Film Fest today announced their full competition lineup. The main competition for the Crystal Globe prize includes 12 films, eight of them world premieres. An East of the West competition focuses on first and second films by filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe while a separate Forum for Independents competition awards the Independent Camera prize (in conjunction with Czech Television) to the section's best indie. Finally, both short and feature length docus compete in the Documentary Film competition. The full lineup of these competitions is below. Non-competition films will be announced soon.


Official Competition Selection


The Almost Man / Mer eller mindre mann

Director: Martin Lund

Norway, 2012, 80 min


Boy Eating the Bird's Food / To agori troi to fagito tou pouliou

Director: Ektoras Lygizos

Greece, 2012, 85 min



Director: Rafaël Ouellet

Canada, 2012, 95 min


Hay Road / Estrada de Palha

Director: Rodrigo Areias

Portugal, Finland, 2012, 95 min


Kamihate Store / Kamihate shoten

Director: Tatsuya Yamamoto

Japan, 2012, 104 min


 La lapidation de Saint Etienne

Director: Pere Vilá Barceló

Spain, 2012, 84 min


The Last Step / Peleh akhar

(Pictured Above)

Director: Ali Mosaffa

Iran, 2012, 88 min


Nos Vemos Papa

Director: Lucia Carreras

Mexico, 2011, 89 min


Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy / Romanzo di una strage

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

Italy, 2012, 122 min


 Polski film

Director: Marek Najbrt

Czech Republic, Poland, 2012, 113 min


To Kill a Beaver / Zabić bobra

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski

Poland, 2012, 99 min


Your Beauty Is Worth Nothing... / Deine Schönheit ist nichts wert...

Director: Hüseyin Tabak

Austria, 2012, 81 min


East of the West Competition


The Exam / A vizsga

Director: Petér Bergendy

Hungary, 2011, 89 min


Dear Betrayed Friends / Drága besúgott barátaim

Director: Sára Cserhalmi

Hungary, Germany, 2012, 93 min


Flower Buds / Poupata

Director: Zdeněk Jiráský

Czech Republic, 2011, 93 min


House with a Turret / Dom s bashenkoy

Director: Eva Neymann

Ukraine, 2011, 81 min


Made in Ash / Až do mesta Aš

Director: Iveta Grófová

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2012, 84 min


Mushrooming / Seenelkäik

Director: Toomas Hussar

Estonia, 2012, 93 min


People Out There / Ljudi tam

Director: Aik Karapetian

Latvia, 2012, 90 min


Practical Guide to Belgrade With Singing and Crying / Praktični vodič kroz Beograd sa pevanjem i plakanjem

Director: Bojan Vuletić

Serbia, Germany, France, Hungary, Croatia, 2011, 87 min


Shameless / Bez wstydu

Director: Filip Marczewski

Poland, 2012, 80 min


Somewhere in Palilula / Undeva la Palilula

Director: Silviu Purcărete

Romania, 2012, 141 min



Director: Piotr Mularuk

Poland, Czech Republic, 2012, 105 min


Forum of Independents


Death of a Man in the Balkans / Smrt čoveka na Balkanu

Director: Miroslav Momčilović

Serbia, 2012, 80 min


Fair Sex / Les manèges humains

Director: Martin Laroche

Canada, 2012, 89 min


In a Bedroom / W sypialni

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski

Poland, 2012, 76 min


Inside / Vast

Director: Rolf van Eijk

Netherlands, 2011, 50 min


Leave Me Like You Found Me

Director: Adele Romanski

USA, 2011, 80 min


 Love Me Not

Director: Gilitte Pik Chi Leung

Hong Kong, 2011, 92 min


The Miscreants / Les Mécréants

Director: Mohcine Besri

Morocco, Switzerland, 2012, 88 min



Director: Cagla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti

France, Pakistan, 2012, 79 min



Director: Aleksey Igudesman

Austria, 2012, 82 min


Oh Boy!

Director: Jan Ole Gerster

Germany, 2012, 83 min



Director: Giorgio Cugno

Italy, 2012, 94 min


Wherever You Go / Lean She'at Nosaat

Director: Rony Sasson

Israel, 2011, 40 min


Documentary Film Competition


Barbers / Barbeiros

Director: Luiz Ferraz, Guilherme Aguilar

Brazil, 2012, 16 min


The Bella Vista / El Bella Vista

Director: Alicia Cano

Uruguay, Germany, 2012, 73 min


For You Naked / För dig naken

Director: Sara Broos

Sweden, 2012, 74 min


Hard To Be God / Dur d'etre dieu

Director: Pavel Kostomarov, Antoine Cattin

Switzerland, Russia, 2012, 67 min


I'm Leaving on Wednesday

Director: Clara Bodén

Sweden, Norway, 2012, 10 min



Director: Jagoda Szelc

Poland, 2011, 14 min


The Little Team / L' equip petit

Director: Roger Gómez, Dani Resines

Spain, 2011, 10 min


Our Days, Absolutely, Have to Be Enlightened / Nos jours, absolument, doivent etre illumines

Director: Jean-Gabriel Périot

France, 2012, 22 min


Polish Illusions

Director: Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner

Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, 2012, 82 min


Private Universe / Soukromý vesmír

Director: Helena Třeštíková

Czech Republic, 2012, 83 min


The Queen of Versailles

Director: Lauren Greenfield

USA, 2012, 100 min


Sofia's Last Ambulance / Poslednata lineika na Sofia

Director: Ilian Metev

Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, 2012, 75 min


A Story for the Modlins

Director: Sergio Oksman

Spain, 2012, 26 min


This Ain't California

Director: Marten Persiel

Germany, 2011, 90 min


Trains of Thoughts

Director: Timo Novotny

Austria, 2012, 85 min


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