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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival presents eight Canadian films, including two in competition

17 June 2013

Montreal, June 17, 2013 – Telefilm Canada is delighted by the large selection of Canadian films this year at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in the Czech Republic. The eight chosen titles will include premieres of two films in competition, Finissant(e)s by Rafaël Ouellet and The Manor by Shawney Cohen, as well as recently acclaimed films such as Le Démantèlement by Sébastien Pilote, Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley, Whitewash by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais and Vic+Flo ont vu un ours by Denis Côté.

Celebrating its 48th edition, the Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the world. Over the years, numerous Canadian films have really taken off on the international circuit here.

Forum of Independents (international competition of independent films)
Finissant(e)s (Class of ’09) – Rafaël Ouellet (Estfilmindustri / Urbansounds, Montreal) – International premiere

Documentary Films – Competition
The Manor– directed by Shawney Cohen (Six Island Productions, Toronto) – International premiere

Official Selection – Out of Competition
Whitewash – Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais (micro_scope, Montreal) – European premiere*

Documentary Films – Out of Competition
Stories We Tell – Sarah Polley (National Film Board of Canada, Toronto)

Vic+Flo ont vu un ours (Vic+Flo Saw a Bear) – Denis Côté (La Maison de Prod / Metafilms, Montreal)*

Another View
Le Démantèlement – Sébastien Pilote (ACPAV, Montreal)*

Midnight Screenings
V/H/S/2 – Jason Eisener (Halifax director of Hobo with a Shotgun), Gareth Huw Evans, Eduardo Sanchez, Simon Barrett, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard (United States, Canada, Indonesia) – European premiere

Focus on Kurdish Film
The First Movie – Marc Cousins (Connect Film, United Kingdom; Screen Sirens Pictures, Canada)

* Supported by the Canada Feature Film Fund of Telefilm Canada.