Classic BRIT Awards ESPY Awards DATE Mid June 2019 LOCATION London WEBSITE classicbrits.co.uk DATE Mid July 2019 LOCATION Los Angeles WEBSITE espn.com/espys The Classic BRIT Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the United King- dom covering aspects of classical and cross- over music, and are the equivalent of pop music’s Brit Awards. The awards are orga- nized by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and were inaugurated in 2000 “in recognition of the achievements of classical musicians and the growth of classical music sales in the UK.” ESPY Awards (short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award) are considered the equivalent of Academy Awards for sports and are an accolade , to recognize individual and team athlet- ic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival DATE Late June 2019 LOCATION Karlovy Vary WEBSITE kviff.com The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. The Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event. The extensive informative pwrogram features both distribution pre-pre- miers and films awarded at other festivals. But it also includes discoveries of artistic creations by independent directors, productions coming out of little known film industries, retrospec- tives, and an overview of Czech film output during the past year.