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Karlovy Vary 2019 Awards

The 54 th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a non-specialized festival with three competitive categories, took place from June 28 th to July 6 th this year. It was organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a.s., with Jiří Bartoška as president of the festival and Karel Och as an artistic director. The 55 th Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from July 3 rd to July 11th 2020. On July 6 th 2019, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 54 th Karlovy Vary IFF.

OFFICIAL SELECTION –

COMPETITION GRAND JURY Štěpán Hulík, Czech Republic Annemarie Jacir, State of Palestine Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine Angeliki Papoulia, Greece Charles Tesson, France

GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (25 000 USD) The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film. The Father / Bashtata Directed by: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgaria, Greece, 2019 SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (15 000 USD) The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film. Lara / Lara Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster Germany, 2019

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD Tim Mielants for the film Patrick / De Patrick Belgium, 2019

BEST ACTRESS AWARD Corinna Harfouch for her role in the film Lara / Lara Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster Germany, 2019 www.kviff.com BEST ACTOR AWARD Milan Ondrík for his role in the film Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo Directed by: Marko Škop Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2019

SPECIAL JURY MENTION The August Virgin / La virgen de agosto Directed by: Jonás Trueba Spain, 2019

SPECIAL JURY MENTION Promissing new talent Antonia Giesen for her role in the film The Man of the Future / El hombre del futuro Directed by: Felipe Ríos Chile, Argentina, 2019

 

EAST OF THE WEST – COMPETITION

EAST OF THE WEST JURY Denis Ivanov, Ukraine Juho Kuosmanen, Finland Tomáš Pavlíček, Czech Republic Ioanna Stais, Greece Dagnė Vildžiūnaite, Lithuania

EAST OF THE WEST GRAND PRIX (15 000 USD) The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film. The Bull / Byk Directed by: Boris Akopov Russia, 2019

EAST OF THE WEST SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (10 000 USD) The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film. My Thoughts Are Silent / Moi dumki tikhi Directed by: Antonio Lukich Ukraine, 2019

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS – COMPETITION

DOCUMENTARY FILMS JURY Andreas Horvath, Austria Aline Schmid, Switzerland Gastón Solnicki, Argentina

GRAND PRIX FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (5 000 USD) The financial award goes to the director of the award-winning film. Immortal / Surematu Directed by: Ksenia Okhapkina Estonia, Latvia, 2019

DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY PRIZE Confucian Dream / Kongzi meng Directed by: Mijie Li China, 2019 PRÁVO AUDIENCE AWARD Jiří Suchý – Tackling Life with Ease / Jiří Suchý – Lehce s životem se prát Directed by: Olga Sommerová Czech Republic, 2019 

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA Julianne Moore, USA CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA Patricia Clarkson, USA

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO CZECH CINEMATOGRAPHY Vladimír Smutný, Czech Republic

NON-STATUTORY AWARDS AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS Awarded by The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). FIPRESCI JURY Hugo Emmerzael, Netherlands Viktor Palák, Czech Republic Ana Sturm, Slovenia The August Virgin / La virgen de agosto Directed by: Jonás Trueba Spain, 2019 THE ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD THE ECUMENICAL JURY Alyda Faber, Canada Martin Horálek, Czech Republic Peter Sheehan, Australia Lara / Lara Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster Germany, 2019 Ecumenical Jury Commendation Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo Diected by: Marko Škop Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2019 FEDEORA AWARD Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean for the best film from East of the West – Competition section. FEDEORA JURY Maja Bogojević, Monte Negro Pavlina Jeleva, Bulgaria Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi, Italy Passed by Censor / Görülmüştür Directed by: Serhat Karaaslan Turkey, Germany, France, 2018 FEDEORA JURY Special Mention Aga's House / Shpia e Agës Directed by: Lendita Zeqiraj Cosovo, Croatia, France, Albania, 2018 www.kviff.com EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL AWARD For the best European film in the Official Selection – Competition and in the East of the West – Competition. EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL JURY Maarten Alexandera, Belgium Carinzia Camilleri, Malta Éva Demeter, Hungary Denis Samardžić, Bosnia and Herzegovina Scandinavian Silence / Skandinaavia vaikus Directed by: Martti Helde Estonia, France, Belgium, 2019 www.kviff.com KVIFF EASTERN PROMISES WINNERS: WORKS IN PROGRESS, DOCS IN PROGRESS, EURIMAGES LAB PROJECT AWARD AND KVIFF & MIDPOINT DEVELOPMENT AWARD AT KARLOVY VARY IFF 2019 WORKS IN PROGRESS (100,000 Euro) JURY Khalil Benkirane, Qatar Aija Berzina, Latvia Virginie Devesa, France Works in Progress is a platform for feature films in progress from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, ex-USSR countries, the Middle East and newly also North Africa, which will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF. This year, 9 projects were pitched. The winner was awarded a prize of a total value of 100,000 EUR, consisting of postproduction services from UPP (60,000 EUR) and Soundsquare (30,000 EUR) and 10,000 EUR in cash from Barrandov Studio. Pigeon’s Milk / Moloko Ptitsy Directed by: Eugen Maryan Producers: Roman Borisevich, Alexander Kushaev, Anna Shalashina Russia, Moldova DOCS IN PROGRESS (5,000 EUR) JURY Pierre-Alexis Chevit, France Lejla Dedić, Bosnia and Herzegovina Patricia Drati, Denmark Docs in Progress a platform for documentary films in progress from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, ex-USSR countries, the Middle East and newly also North Africa, that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF. This year, 8 projects were pitched. The winner was awarded a prize of 5,000 EUR. The Silhouettes / Saayeha Directed by: Afsaneh Salari Producers: Afsaneh Salari, Jewel Maranan Iran, Philippines www.kviff.com EURIMAGES LAB PROJECT AWARD (50 000 EUR) JURY Majlinda Tafa, Albania Tereza Nvotová, Slovak Republic / Czech Republic Frank Peijnenburg, Netherlands The Karlovy Vary IFF is the first of 4 European film festivals of the festival season to award the Eurimages award. The prize in the value of 50,000 EUR is dedicated to films in the production or postproduction stage that cross traditional forms of cinematographic expressions and are produced in international collaborations. This year's KVIFF saw 8 project pitches from the Eurimages fund member countries. Bottled Songs Directed by: Kevin B. Lee, Chloé Galibert-Laîné Producers: Kevin B. Lee, Chloé Galibert-Laîné Germany, France, USA, Finland KVIFF & MIDPOINT DEVELOPMENT AWARD (10 000 EUR) For the first time this year, the Karlovy Vary IFF in collaboration with MIDPOINT script and pro

 

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