Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
The festival started 1946 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Its first two years were non-competitive showcases. The competition was started in 1948 and with the exceptions of 1953 and 1955 the festival was held annually until 1958. From 1960 on to 1992 the festival alternated years with the Moscow Film Festival. Finally in 1994 the festival began being celebrated annually again.