EP Industries and internet shopping site Mall.cz, connected with Czech businessman Daniel Křetinský, will be the general partner of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) for 2018. The news was reported by IHNED.cz on Monday. According to reports, the firms will provide 15 million crowns each in funding annually. Neither firm has commented.
Earlier this year, energy giant ČEZ announced it was withdrawing as the festival’s main sponsor. The annual budget for the festival is around 135 million crowns.