M-Films producer Marija Razgutė joins the jury of Karlovy Vary’s Proxima competition!
Karlovy Vary’s Proxima competition returns for its second year, having replaced the long-running East of the West competition. Open to features from around the world, it is billed as a section for bold works by young filmmakers and experienced auteurs. This year’s selection includes films by Swiss auteur Thomas Imbach, Poland’s Olga Chajdas, Cyprus-born Kyros Papavassiliou, French filmmaker Émilie Brisavoine and Romanian documentarist Alexandru Solomon.
UK director Naqqash Khalid, a Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2020, comes with his feature debut In Camera, about an aspiring actor who – after a series of bizarre and humiliating auditions – makes a radical move to find a role he wants to play.
The Proxima section comprises 10 world premieres and two international premieres, of which nine are fiction features and three are documentaries. The Proxima jury includes Dutch film critic Dana Linssen, Lithuanian producer Marija Razgutė, Czech director Šimon Šafránek, Berlinale Forum head Barbara Wurm, and Rediance founder Meng Xie.