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Allwyn has announced a partnership with Future Frames program, a part of the annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Under the three-year partnership, Allwyn will sponsor a new month-long scholarship to Los Angeles in California for one emerging European director each year.
The program, run in collaboration with Future Frames, will provide mentoring, shadowing, and training. Allwyn will also introduce an awards ceremony during the festival that will celebrate the work of all ten selected directors.
Launched in 2015, Future Frames has been enabling European directors to launch their careers in the film industry by showcasing their work, receiving tailored mentorship and training, and building relationships.
The Karlovy Vary IFF, one of the oldest film festivals in Europe, will hold this year's edition from June 30 to July 8.
Allwyn's Chief Officer of Global Brand, Corporate Communication and CSR, Pavel Turek, said, "We’re passionate about changing lives for the better and this extends beyond those who buy a lottery ticket; it means supporting those who strive to achieve greatness in society, including in the arts."
Kryštof Mucha, Executive Director of Karlovy Vary IFF, added, "Thanks to our new partner, Allwyn, and our close collaboration with talent agency UTA and management company Range Media Partners, we can provide promising European directors with a vital opportunity to kick-start their careers and further their creative development."