<I>Variety</I> honors filmmakers at Karlovy

Annual selection honors emerging hopefuls

KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — Variety’s party celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Critics’ Choice:Europe Now! event at the Karlovy Vary film fest on July 2 proved one of the fest’s hottest tickets. Held in concert with European Film Promotion, this annual selection honors 10 emerging filmmakers from around the continent. “Factory Girl”‘s Meredith Ostrom celebrated with the Festival Band, made up of three fest directors who all happen to be named Stefan.

The next day, the fest saw its most packed press conference, as Cybill Shepherd, Bud Cort and cult helmer Monte Hellman joined Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart and executive editor of features Steven Gaydos for a discussionof Hollywood’s renaissance in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The panel was followed by screenings of the 1971 pics “Harold and Maude,” “The Last Picture Show” and “Two-Lane Blacktop,” a viewing first for Czech auds.

The state of the world was also on the minds of fest attendees, who turned out for the eco doc, “11th Hour,” presented by Irmelin DiCaprio and pro-ducer Castleberry at their screening on June 30.

A day earlier, Renee Zellweger arrived in the spa town to present the Crystal Globe to Czech animation legend Bretislav Pojar.

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