KVIFF Distribution was launched in 2015 by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in collaboration with Czech Television and Aerofilms distribution company. KVIFF Distribution presents remarkable films of world cinema in Czech distribution throughout the year while Czech Television selects the best television films and offers them for special screenings in cinemas. We aim to introduce original films of high artistic value in local distribution which would otherwise hardly reach audiences in standard distribution ways.
The first film presented by KVIFF Distribution was Youth by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino which entered Czech cinemas on 8 October 2015 with great public acclaim.
In 2016, the label broadened the scope of its activities by launching Vary at Your Cinema. The event aims to bring a piece of the festival atmosphere to towns across the Czech Republic and introduce the diverse programme of Karlovy Vary IFF in cinemas. Each year, representatives of KVIFF Distribution handpick remarkable films of the current festival edition and bring them to all cinemas immediately after the end of the festival.
The films presented by KVIFF Distribution have brought over 160.000 viewers to Czech cinemas.