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Calendar of Events

Below is a list of Czech Republic events and festivals in chronological order.

41st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

June 30 - July 8, 2006
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One of the most prestigious international film festivals in Europe.  Classified as a "Category A" festival, which puts it in the same class as festivals in such cities as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Tokyo.  The festival presents 220 feature films and up to 40 short films from all over the world each year.  The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema will be presented to Czech cinematic legend Jan Němec.  Czech actor Karel Roden will be a member of the Grand Jury.

Mělník Wine Harvest Festival

September 2006
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16th Prague Autumn (Pražský podzim) International Music Festival

September 12 - October 1, 2006
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During the last 15 years, there have been performances by 79 orchestras, 110 conductors, 131 singers, 61 pianists, 35 violin players, 25 cellists, 18 choirs, 6 chamber ensembles, and 26 other instrumentalists. The number of attendees has reached almost 270,000.  In the last year, the overall attendance of the festival reached 87%, with some of the concerts sold out three months beforehand.

Znojmo Wine Harvest Festival

September 15 - 16, 2006
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The Znojmo Wine Harvest Festival (Znojemské vinobraní) has been going on since 1966 and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the country each year. The rich program will start with an evening procession of hundreds of people dressed in period costumes and end with fireworks on Saturday. Visitors will be able to watch a knights' tournament, enjoy medieval music, dances and theatre performances, visit a historical market, and celebrate wine and the semi-fermented young wine called burčák.

41st International Music Festival Brno - Moravian Autumn

September 22 - October 7, 2006
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The theme of the forty-first annual Moravian Autumn Festival is Three Giants, dedicated to the music of the three composers whose anniversaries are celebrated this year: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (two hundred and fifty years since his birth), Robert Schumann (one hundred fifty years since his death in 1856), and Dmitry Shostakovich (one hundred years since his birth in 1906).

Karlštejn Wine Harvest Festival

September 30 - October 1, 2006
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14th Days of European Film Festival

Prague - January/February 2007
Brno - Janaury/February 2007

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The festival presents contemporary European films. The festival draws over 20,000 moviegoers.

14th Febiofest - International Film, Video, and TV Festival

2007 March/April
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Febiofest is the biggest audiovisual showcase in Central Europe. It began as a small event in two Prague movie theatres. This year, its programme will fill 14 theatres. As is the case every year, the main part of the festival takes place in Prague, where at least 400 feature films, short films, documentaries, experimental and animated films will be shown during the week of the festival. After the Prague part of the festival ends, a selection from the Febiofest programme will also visit several other Czech cities (Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice, Liberec and Pardubice).

62nd Prague Spring (Pražské jaro) International Music Festival

May/June 2007
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The Prague Spring International Music Festival is a permanent showcase for outstanding performing artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles of the world. The festival commemorates important musical anniversaries by including works by the composers concerned on its programs, and presents Czech as well as world premieres of compositions by contemporary authors.

     
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