Marie-Magdalena Kochová selected for FUTURE FRAMES 2024

06 June 2024

Film Industry

Marie-Magdalena Kochová selected for FUTURE FRAMES 2024

Film Industry

Marie-Magdalena Kochová selected for FUTURE FRAMES 2024


This year's line-up of the FUTURE FRAMES – Generation NEXT of European Cinema program, a collaboration between European Film Promotion and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), offering the selection of the most outstanding emerging directors across Europe, once again features a Czech filmmaker – director Marie-Magdalena Kochová with her latest short 
3 MWh, a Helium Film production, which saw its world premiere at 53th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Kochová, who will also see a world premiere of her documentary feature debut The Other One at KVIFF (more here), is the seventh Czech young director selected for the FUTURE FRAMES program since its original inception.

The ten film students and graduates, with Czech director Marie-Magdalena Kochová among them, selected for this year's FUTURE FRAMES program will screen their films at the upcoming edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), running from 28 June to 6 July, and participate in a tailor-made promotion and networking program. The filmmakers were nominated by their countries' national film promotion institutes, with the final selection being undertaken by KVIFF’s artistic director Karel Och and his team.

This year’s group includes three award winners such as Lucía G. Romero who won the Best Short Film Crystal Bear for Cura Sana at the Berlin International Film Festival (Generation 14plus). Hilke Rönnfeldt from Germany received the Golden Leopard - Best International Short Film for A Study of Empathy at the Locarno Film Festival in 2023 while Emanuela Muzzupappa’s Love’s Servant received a Special Mention at the 2024 Triest Film Festival. Three of the directors celebrated their film premieres at important festivals. Marie-Magdalena Kochová’s 3 MWh was screened at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (read more about the Czech presence at Rotterdam HERE), Baldilocks by Marthe Peters was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Shorts 2024), and A Good Mind Grows in Thorny Places by Katarína Gramatová celebrated its world premiere at the Krakow Film Festival.

The selected directors will be offered a two-part schedule, starting with an online pre-program including pitching training and industry meetings. During the festival the directors and their films will be introduced to the public, film industry and press. The three-day on-site event running from 30 June will be rounded off by a master class.

EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema, in collaboration with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), is made possible thanks to the support of Creative Europe - the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Allwyn, a leading multi-national lottery operator, as well as the participating national film promotion institutes, EFP’s member organizations: Austrian Films, Cinecittà (Italy), Czech Film Center, Danish Film Institute, Flanders Image (Belgium), German Films, Icelandic Film Centre, Romanian Film Development, Slovak Film Institute, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain), The main media partner is Variety, with Cineuropa and Fred Film Radio as additional media partners.

Find out more about FUTURE FRAMES here.

Past Czech participants in the program:
2023: Anna Wowra – Stuck Together
2022: Martin Kuba – Vinland
2020: Adam Martinec – Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon
2019: Lun Sevnik – Playing
2017: Damián Vondrášek – Imprisoned
2015: Ondřej Hudeček – Peacock

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