At the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson will receive the festival’s highest award for his contribution to international cinema.
His contribution has been recognized through two Oscars, a Golden Globe, and nearly three dozen other important prizes and nominations, says KVIFF.
Gibson will use the occasion to present his most recent work as director, the mystical drama Apocalypto.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is stated to be the most important film event in Central and Eastern Europe, a region of 18 countries with a population of nearly 190 million people.
The basic concept of KVIFF comes out of the Czech Republic’s advantageous geopolitical location at the crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe, says KVIFF.
It introduces film community from all around the world to the newest local productions, and presents new quality films from the rest of the world to Central and Eastern Europe’s own film industry.
According to KVIFF, Mel Gibson will present a special screening of his film Apocalypto. The festival will take place from July 4 to 12, 2014 in the Czech Republic.
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