Five Takeaways From Karlovy Vary With Industry Head Hugo Rosak

  • Variety
Karlovy Vary Film Festival industry head Hugo Rosak has worked hard in recent years to beef up Eastern Promises, the event’s industry program. A packed slate of pitches, panels and industry mixers this year suggested those efforts are bearing fruit, reinforcing Karlovy Vary’s status as the leading industry confab for Eastern and Central Europe, and the de facto launching pad for upcoming projects from the region.

With 38 works-in-progress presented to industry professionals and competing for various prizes, Rosak tells Variety that the evolution in Karlovy Vary’s industry program is evident. “It’s really nice to see how the quality has been improving,” he says. “And we can only say that by observing where these projects end up.” Five Wip presented in Eastern Promises last year were selected to premiere in Berlin and Cannes this year, while a growing number of established sales agents are making the annual
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