TRT Award for Two Films at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival!

Two film projects competing in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, were given the “TRT Award”.

At the 55th film festival, which will be held between August 20-28 this year, the film project “Victim” in the “Work in Progress” category and the film project “A Piece from the Sky” in the “First Cut +” category were given the “TRT Award”.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is the biggest film festival in the Czech Republic, one of the oldest film festivals in the world and one of the leading film events in Central and Eastern Europe, will be held for the 55th time this year between 20 – 28 August.

TRT-Karlovy Vary International Film Festival cooperation in its second year

TRT not only supports international film festivals in Turkey, but also continues to support the most important film festivals in the world. The cooperation that TRT started last year with Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, continues this year as well. Within the framework of this cooperation, two projects in which film projects in the editing phase competed in the festival’s industry section “Eastern Promises” were given the “TRT Award”.

Projects selected in the First Cut+ category will participate in workshops on marketing, sales, promotion and Work in Progress and compete for awards that support the post-production phase.

In the Workin Progresscompetition, the TRT Award was given to the Slovak-Czech-Germany film“Victim”

The industry section of Karlovy Vary Film Festival, “EasternPromises”, is one of the largest film markets in Europe. “TRT Award” in the “Work in Progress” category, where successful and talented directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Former Soviet Countries, the Middle East and North Africa competed in the editing phase of new film projects, went for the Slovak-Czech-Germany co-production “Victim”. The film was directed by Michal Blaško and produced by Jakub Viktorín and Pavla Janoušková Kubečková. The director’s debut feature is supported by major film funds such as Eurimages and Creative Europe.

The plot of the Film

Irina, a Ukrainian, lives with her son Igor in a small town in the Czech Republic. One day Igor gets attacked and has a close brush with death. Irina tries to raise public awareness in order to seek justice for this attack on her son.

The TRT Awardin the First Cut+ competition was for theSwiss-German film “A Piece from the Sky

Director Michael Koch and producer ChristofNeracher won the “TRT Award” in the First Cut + category with the Swiss-German co-production project “A Piece of Sky”. The “First Cut +” competition, which includes film projects in the fiction stage that attract international attention, is also a platform where films are given workshops on marketing, festival strategy and distribution.

The film ”A Piece from the Sky” is the second feature film of director Michael Koch. The director’s first film competed in the main competition section at the Locarno Film Festival, held in 2016, and also won awards from major festivals.

The plot of the film

Anna and her husband Marco live in a remote and small village in Switzerland. As Marco becomes increasingly ill due to a brain tumor, Anna tries to make the love affection permanent on a way that leads to death.