Nineteen Emerson students studying in the Prague Summer Film Program attended the opening weekend of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, viewing films from all over the world, many of which were premieres, and soaking in the old world ambiance of Karlovy Vary, a spa town known for its mineral springs.
Students traveled 70 miles west of Prague with Jim Lane, executive director of the Los Angeles Program, to attend the KVIFF.
“Travel is a meaningful part of the educational experience in this program,” said Lane. “In addition to travelling to Karlovy Vary, students will also visit the village of Terezin, once the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the medieval town of Litoměřice,” Lane added.
The KVIFF is one of the oldest film festivals in Europe, and ranks alongside Venice and Cannes.
Lane has led students on this program for more than 15 years.